Tag Archives: Afghans

Kathy Kelly/Buddy Bell | No Warlords Need Apply: A call for credible peacemaking in Afghanistan

Kelly: Recanting such threats and removing drones from the skies of Afghanistan during peace talks would inspire respect for the idea of peace processes. Rural populations — the “constituency” of the Taliban in Afghanistan– fear the drones and look for protection, making them vulnerable to recruitment by armed militias vowing to eject the foreign militaries.

Sonali Kolhatkar: We Have Failed Afghanistan Again and Again

Kolhatkar: In the 14 years it has occupied Afghanistan, America’s longest war has achieved mostly bloodshed. Despite spending billions of dollars—the U.S. offered its largest share of foreign aid to Afghans last year—there is little to show for it. Nearly $10 billion was spent on arming and training Afghan forces. But as the dismal state of the Afghan National Army shows, that money may as well have been poured down the drain.

Robert Dreyfus and Nick Turse: America’s Afghan Victims

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians. BY ROBERT DREYFUSS AND NICK TURSE  SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THE NATION See this story at its source » Afghans in Narang district mourn the death of civilians killed in Eastern Kunar, December 27, 2009.  RAWA/WIMIMEDIA COMMONS When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, […]

Afghans protest against long-term US pact> More than 1,000 students demonstrate

Afghans protest against long-term US pact  More than 1,000 students demonstrate against decision to back agreement that would allow US troops to remain after 2014. Last Modified: 20 Nov 2011 17:41  Al Jazeera English  The protesters blocked the road to the capital Kabul as they shouted ‘Death to America! Death to Karzai!’ [AFP] Hundreds of Afghan […]

Video: “Sometimes we may hurt like the Afghan dove”

Uploaded by ourjourneytosmile on Jul 4, 2011 Dear friends in an antagonistic world, In the face of a broken Afghan dove, what can the people ask for? In the face of possible ‘doom’, what can we ask for? Y Not listen? Y Not Converse? Have conversations between the People and world leaders become so impossible in these ‘democratic’ […]