US atrocities in Afghanistan - can we call a sensible behaviour if we ransack a house, enslave the residents, deprive them of all their liberty and human rights, shatter their dreams and then expect from them the finest values and traditions of peace and tranquility? - Rawa News (2012/04/22)
Pakistan battles militants from Afghanistan - militants from Afghanistan have attacked anti-Taliban militiamen in Pakistan for the 3rd straight day; Pakistan has criticized Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces for not doing enough to stop the rising number of cross-border attacks by Pakistani Taliban militants hiding in Afghan provinces; the U.S. and Afghan governments, on the contrary, have long criticized Pakistan for failing to prevent militants using sanctuaries inside the country from attacking targets inside Afghanistan - NY Daily (2012/08/26)
US in Afghanistan: who's the "savage"? - How on earth could the US judicial system or the US military deem anything their own killing machines do to be illegal if the whole war and occupation of Afghanistan is in and of itself illegal to begin with? - Rawa News (2012/08/28)
Afghanistan after 9/11: A mission unaccomplished - while the U.S. has spent at least half a trillion dollars on the war and lost more than 2,000 of its soldiers, the gains made – the liberation of much of the country from tyrannical Taliban orthodoxy – could yet be reversed, given the resilience of the Taliban - Time Magazine (2012/09/11)
Why it matters: Afghanistan - if U.S. and allied forces were to leave before the Afghans can defend themselves, the Taliban would regain power; and if they were in charge, then al-Qaida, with a repeat of the 9/11 attacks, would not be far behind - Mercury News (2012/09/11)
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