Tag Archives: Afghanistan

The 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Everyone will doubtless be sharing their remembrances today.  I shan’t.  Oh it’s not that I don’t remember the day, I do.  It’s emblazoned on my memory as few things are.  Instead, I’ll be pondering what our country has accomplished since … Continue reading

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War Stinks to High Heaven

Following is a speech for Antikriegstag 2012 in Bremen, by Martin Warnecke, Pastor und Friedensbeauftragter der Bremischen Evangelischen Kirche. Liebe Friedensfreundinnen und Friedensfreunde, ein Song des US-amerikanischen Sängers Neil Young heißt „Living with war“. „Ich lebe mit Krieg jeden Tag“, singt … Continue reading

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Radical Islam’s Fanatical and Unbalanced, Hate Filled Misogyny

Some 125 girls and three teachers were admitted to an Afghanistan hospital on Wednesday after being poisoned in their classes with a type of spray, a Takhar provincial official said.  The incident occurred in the provincial capital of Talokhan, in … Continue reading

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10 More Years Worth of American Tax Dollars Will Be Flushed Down the Toilet Called Afghanistan

The US and Afghanistan have at last agreed on the broad contours of a strategic partnership agreement outlining their relationship after US troops leave in 2014. In it, the US pledges to continue providing support for the Afghan government for … Continue reading

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Even More Excruciating Details of the Staff Sergeant Who Went on a Killing Spree in Afghanistan

The AP has a number of eyewitness statements- including In Panjwai district on Sunday, grieving residents tried to make sense of why they were targeted.  “No Taliban were here. No gunbattle was going on,” cried out one woman, who said … Continue reading

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NPR has Further Details on the US Soldier Who Went on a Killing Spree in Afghanistan

What a horrid thing. American officials say that a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan walked off a base in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning and began shooting at civilians in their homes in the southern province of Kandahar.  …  As things … Continue reading

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That’s Mass Murder

A U.S. soldier went on a shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, bursting into the homes of civilians in villages near his base in the middle of the night and killing up to 16 people, an Afghan minister told … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Elsewhere…

Teen girls in Afghanistan who are forced to marry against their will are setting themselves on fire. Flayed by a fire she began herself, Aatifa’s childlike frame is painstakingly wrapped in thick bandages — her shrieks of “Allah” echoing around … Continue reading

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When Did Terry Jones Move to Afghanistan?

Afghans protest outside Bagram air base, saying Muslim holy books were burnt, as local chief appeals for calm. I thought Jones lived in Florida? How did he (or his insanity) manage to make it all the way to Afghanistan? The … Continue reading

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Afghani Barbarism

An Afghan militiaman strangled his wife for giving birth to a third daughter instead of a son, according to law enforcement authorities. The 28-year-old victim was killed in her home in the northern province of Kunduz by her husband and … Continue reading

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Why Are We In Barbarian-istan Again?

NZZ reports that a blast today in Kabul has killed 50. In der afghanischen Hauptstadt Kabul sind bei einem Selbstmordattentat vor einem schiitischen Heiligtum etwa 50 Menschen getötet worden. Ein Attentäter sprengte sich inmitten schiitischer Muslime in die Luft, die … Continue reading

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There Aren’t Any More Christian Churches in Afghanistan

Via Stuart There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.  This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime. … Continue reading

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10 Years of Pointlessness

And one person ‘in the know’ says that we’ve only done the job in Afghanistan half way… The United States and its allies are “little better than” halfway towards their goals in the war in Afghanistan, which they began with … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Can’t be Saved

The same primitive tribalism that existed before the Russians invaded still exists and as soon as US troops leave the country will devolve into civil war, again.  When the US leaves, Afghanistan will return to what it was before the … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Slopping at the American Taxpayer’s Trough

It’s no surprise that the Afghan government is dependent on foreign aid to function. But it’s striking to contemplate just how dependent it has become. According to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office, the United States and other … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: The Best Republican President Since Ronald Reagan

The Washington Post informs us that President Obama abruptly pulled back proposed new national smog standards Friday morning, overruling the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to compel states and communities nationwide to reduce local air pollution in the coming years or … Continue reading

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Widespread Wartime Waste

Waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan has cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $60 billion and the tally could grow, according to a government study released Wednesday. In its final report to Congress, the nonpartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting … Continue reading

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The Taliban are Servants of Satan

The Taliban has hanged an 8-year-old boy, in tragic retribution after the boy’s cop father refused to give militants a police vehicle, reports CNN. The child was kidnapped Friday in the southern province of Helmand, and killed at an unknown … Continue reading

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Christians in Afghanistan…

Are very worried. World Magazine reports “If U.S. troops are not in Afghanistan the Taliban will come to power,” said Obaid S. Christ, an Afghan Christian exiled to India who spoke to me Tuesday. “We will have the same situation … Continue reading

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Obama’s Brief Speech

Was actually sensible, reasoned, well put, and impressive.  Let’s hope it’s lived out now.

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