Posts Tagged ‘ISAF’

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The Afghanistan Study Group outlined and refuted the myths misguiding the ‘Afghan debate’.

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Prof. Chomsky writes the WikiLeaked Afghanistan War Logs “may contribute to the unfortunate and prevailing doctrine that wars are wrong only if they aren’t successful—rather like the Nazis felt after Stalingrad”.

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The massive dump of U.S. military records relating to the war in Afghanistan confirms prior knowledge in some areas and shines light to other grim realities of aggressive war and occupation.

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Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsburg and Nic Robertson discussed “The Afghanistan War Logs” leak, Monday evening.

Part One (7:16):

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WikiLeaks, in coordination with The New York Times and Der Spiegel, released over 90,000 records relating to the U.S.-led forced occupation of Afghanistan detailing civilian deaths, extrajudicial assassination, covert  murder-or-kidnap operations and blowback. The London Guardian has been granted access to the documents and posted an exclusive interview with the founder of the whistleblower website Julian Assange, who told them why he published the documents (4:38):

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The recently-resigned U.S. top commander in Afghanistan told ISAF allies the local insurgency was enhanced since the Obama-led surge. Karzai’s best option is negotiating with leaders of opposing militant factions.

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The controversial article which led to today’s resignation by the top commander in Afghanistan and David Petraeus as his replacement is discussed as if it was a celebrity gossip column. It actually makes the substantive case that the occupation of Afghanistan is regressively destructive.

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A study confirms Pakistan intelligence is pulling the strings of the primary resistance networks in Afghanistan as an internal Pentagon document states it could be the “Saudi Arabia of lithium”, as a geological survey ‘conservatively’ estimates over $908bn in untapped resources.

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“When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,” General Stanley McChrystal, commander of the U.S.-led occupation in Afghanistan, said in a briefing, the Daily Mail reports.

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Leading into a massive assault on the Kandahar province of Afghanistan, the Obama Administration is ‘winning hearts and minds’ in Afghanistan and Pakistan with increased drone strikes and night raids.

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