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Veterans for Peace White House Civil Disobedience to End War

December 19, 2010 Leave a comment
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Remembering Richard Holbrooke’s Overlooked Diplomatic Record in East Timor, Iraq, and Balkans

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Mosaic News 12/14/10: World News From The Middle East

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Peter Dale Scott – Afghanistan: Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

From Voltairenet:

Afghanistan: Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration

Is US Triumph in Drug-Addicted War possible?
Afghanistan: Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration

by Peter Dale Scott | Focus | According to Peter Dale Scott, there is no point in deploring the expansion of drug production in Afghanistan and the heroin epidemic gripping great parts of the world. Conclusions must be drawn from the established facts: the Taliban eradicated poppy cultivation; NATO promoted it; drug money corrupted the Karzai government but it is especially inside U.S. institutions that drug corruption is rife. Therefore, the solution does not lie with Kabul but with Washington.

AMERICAblog – WikiLeaks: US taxpayer money used for child sex slavery in Afghanistan

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

From AMERICAblog:

WikiLeaks: US taxpayer money used for child sex slavery in Afghanistan

by Chris in Paris on 12/11/2010 09:30:00 PM

And it’s not important for American taxpayers to discover this horrible news because…why? What kind of person in Washington hides this information? Even worse, what kind of person believes this should be protected data? As we have witnessed with the ongoing child rape story within the Catholic Church, covering up problems like this are immoral, but also a crime. Are those suggesting legal action or death to Julian Assange really interested in a similar cover up?

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Laurence Lewis – War in Afghanistan Reaches New Heights of Absurdity

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

From AlterNet:

War in Afghanistan Reaches New Heights of Absurdity

Earlier this month, it was reported that one of the largest U.S. government contractors in Afghanistan was being fined nearly $70 million for having “knowingly and systematically overcharged the U.S. government.” But just two months after a whistleblower revealed the Louis Berger Group’s deliberate and systematic overcharging, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded the company a new joint contract worth $1.4 billion. That seemingly large fine turned out to be but a minor business expense.

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By Laurence Lewis | Daily Kos
Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 04:20 PM

ICN – Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

November 25, 2010 Leave a comment

From Information Clearing House:

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,421,933”
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,745
http://www.icasualties.org/Iraq/index.aspx

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan: 2,230

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan: $1,112,387,667,896
http://www.costofwar.com/

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