Afghanistan

Sunday, 12. September 2010

How Much "Success" Can Afghans Stand?

Nick Turse, TomDispatch: "Almost a decade after the US invasion, life for Afghan civilians is not a subject Americans care much about and so, not surprisingly, it plays little role in Washington's discussions of 'success.' Have a significant number of Afghans found the years of occupation and war 'successful'? Has there been a payoff in everyday life for the indignities of the American years - the cars stopped or sometimes shot up at road checkpoints, the American patrols trooping through fields and searching homes, the terrifying night raids, the imprisonments without trial, or the way so many Afghans continue to be treated like foreigners, if not criminal suspects, in their own country? For years, American leaders have hailed the way Afghans are supposedly benefiting from the US role in their country. But are they?"

//www.truth-out.org/how-much-success-can-afghans-stand63182

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NATO chief says forces to stay in Afghanistan to finish job

"Defeat is not an option, we will win. The Taliban will never win, nor will they return to power. Never will we allow Al-Qaeda to have refuge Afghanistan," the newspaper ABC quoted Rasmussen as saying in its Spanish translation.

//news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100912/wl_sthasia_afp/usafghanistannatoalqaeda


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Friday, 10. September 2010

Why America Cannot Win In Afghanistan

By Guns and Butter

Interview with Pakistani General Hamid Gul.
//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26333.htm



Soldiers' families call for pullout from 'unwinnable' war in Afghanistan

Relatives of those who have died or who are serving to present letter to parliament before MPs debate on conflict's future.

//www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/sep/08/families-letter-troop-pullout-afghanistan



Fruit Flies in a Bottle

By Ernest Partridge

What are we doing, or failing to do, that might prompt future generations to ask the question of us: How could they not have seen what was in store for them?

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26331.htm


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US Soldiers Killed Afghan Civilians for Sport

//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/09/09

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US-led troops kill Afghan protester

US-led troops used live ammunition to disperse Afghan protesters in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan Province, killing one person and injuring several others. The death toll is expected to rise as some of the wounded are said to be in critical condition.

//www.presstv.ir/detail/141978.html


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Thursday, 9. September 2010

Calls for Change of US Strategy in Afghanistan Grow Louder

Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service: "In a new report released here Wednesday, a bipartisan group of some three dozen former senior officials, academics, and policy analysts argued that the administration's ambitious 'nation-building' efforts in Afghanistan are costing too much in U.S. blood and treasure and that, in any event, '(p)rospects for success are dim.'"

//www.truth-out.org/calls-change-us-strategy-afghanistan-grow-louder63097



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Wednesday, 8. September 2010

US to Spend $6B a Year on Afghan Troops

The United States expects to spend about $6 billion a year training and supporting Afghan troops and police after it begins pulling out its own combat troops in "2011", The Associated Press has learned.

//bit.ly/aEbNzd


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Tuesday, 7. September 2010

Brandenburg steigt aus Polizeiausbildung für Afghanistan aus

Andere Länder könnten folgen.
//www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/148321



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Monday, 6. September 2010

Afghanistan: Karzai says airstrike killed civilians

09/02/10

NATO said an airstrike in northern Afghanistan on Thursday killed about a dozen insurgents, but President Hamid Karzai said the victims were campaign workers seeking votes in this month’s parliamentary elections. NATO said its airstrike on a car in northern Takhar province’s normally quiet Rustaq district killed or wounded as many as 12 insurgents, including a Taliban commander and a local head of an allied insurgent group, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, responsible for attacks in Kabul and elsewhere...

//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/02/AR2010090200407.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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MPs to vote on strategy for Afghan withdrawal

The British Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, will this week face calls to set out a detailed timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan in the first major House of Commons vote since the war began almost nine years ago.

//www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10671336


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Saturday, 4. September 2010

Finanzkrise am Hindukusch

Die Kabuler Bank-Krise zeigt, wie fragwürdig der Einsatz des Westens für eine Regierung ist, die unauflöslich mit korrupten Netzwerken verwoben ist.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/33/33253/1.html



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Friday, 3. September 2010

Gates Says U.S. Forces in Afghanistan for 'Years' to Come

Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, described the U.S. mission there as "a long-term proposition."

//www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/02/gates-start-afghanistan-troop-pullout-debate/


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