Afghanistan & Pakistan

For More Than Ten Years the Richest Country in the World Has Been "At War" With the Poorest Country in the World

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Leaked Pakistani Report Confirms High Civilian Death Toll in CIA Drone Strikes

Chris Woods | July 22, 2013

A secret document obtained by the Bureau reveals for the first time the Pakistan government’s internal assessment of dozens of drone strikes, and shows scores of civilian casualties.

The United States has consistently claimed only a tiny number of non-combatants have been killed in drone attacks in Pakistan – despite research by the Bureau and others suggesting that over 400 civilians may have died in the nine-year campaign.

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The Message Sent by America's Invisible Victims

by Glenn Greenwald | March 27, 2013

Yesterday I had the privilege to watch Dirty Wars, an upcoming film directed by Richard Rowley that chronicles the investigations of journalist Jeremy Scahill into America's global covert war under President Obama and specifically his ever-growing kill lists. I will write comprehensively about this film closer to the date when it and the book by the same name will be released.

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NATO Helicopter Gunfire Kills Two Afghan Children: U.S. General Apologizes

by the Wall Street Journal  |  March 2, 2013

Two young brothers out gathering firewood died after being shot by weapons from a NATO helicopter, U.S. officials said Saturday.

The American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., issued an apology, saying the killings were an accident.

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Two Confounding Items in the News Regarding the Murdering of Children

by Dennis Loo

To the U.S. military, children are now legitimate targets in the “war on terror.”

First Item:

In response to the U.S. military killing three children, aged 12, 10, and 8, in an airstrike in Helmand, Afghanistan in early December, 2012, the Military Times in a December 3, 2012 article entitled “Some Afghan kids aren’t bystanders,” quotes a U.S. official justifying the killings:

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Flirtation is the Least of their Crimes

by Debra Sweet

One man is at the center of a story you can’t avoid in the media, since last Friday. General David Petraeus, architect of the U.S. “surge” in Iraq, pulled in to “save” Afghanistan, then bumped over to the CIA last year, was forced to resign because the FBI, we are told, found out about an affair he was having with a fawning biographer.

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Afghanistan: When is “Withdrawal” an “Enduring Presence"?

Dennis Loo | November 14, 2012

The “post-2014 enduring presence.”

In May of this year NATO leaders met in Chicago – after making sure that no demonstrators would be allowed to come anywhere remotely near their meeting place, after all, they were planning peace and you can't have protestors demanding an end to wars at a peace conference – and one of the, if not the, biggest announcements coming out of it was that NATO accepted Obama’s plan to withdraw NATO and US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

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Illusions, US imperialism and Islamic Fundamentalism

You are fooling yourself if you think that that the U.S. does not have the blood of this young girl and millions of other children like her on their hands.

by Emma Kaplan

I have been watching the coverage on Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who was targeted for assasination by the Taliban. If you are outraged by this, look at the situation in the world right now.

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Counting the Bodies in the Pakistani Drone Campaign

Report shows how three monitoring bodies reflected credible reports of civilian deaths for 2011by Alice K. Ross

The US government must release its estimates of how many people are being killed in CIA drone strikes, to end an over-reliance on often scanty media reports, a new study on drone casualties says.

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Peace March Against Drones in Pakistan Ends with Rally After Convoy Stopped by Army

by Kevin Gosztola dronemarch2

To show solidarity with the people of Waziristan in Pakistan, who have experienced and been victims of US drone strikes, thousands of Pakistanis marched in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan led the march. Thirty-one American peace activists affiliated with CODEPINK participated in the march as well.

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Seeing Afghanistan Differently than the Occupiers See It

bodies-of-afghan-womenby Debra Sweet

Plans by the U.S. to maintain a Special Forces occupation of Afghanistan until 2024 are being severely tested. But only press from other countries reports what the two main reasons why the people of Afghanistan demand that U.S. forces just leave are:

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Afghans Alarmed at U.S. Plans for Bagram Torture Center

from the International Justice Network Guantanamo Protest

New York, NY - On June 4, 2012, National Public Radio (NPR) reported on the growing alarm among Afghans over the unlawful implementation of an administrative detention regime by the Afghan government patterned on US detention operations commonly associated with Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

What is far less commonly known is that the US has been indefinitely detaining prisoners without charge or trial since 2002 in Afghanistan.  Today at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, the US has approximately 3,100+ Afghan prisoners and 50+ non-Afghan prisoners in its sole custody.

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