Afghanistan: A people fighting for peace!

From Christmas 1979, the former Soviet Army occupied that country and started a merciless war against the civilians which lasted ten years. More than a million inhabitants were killed, 2 million were mutilated, and more than six million had to flee the country, in the biggest exodus in human history. Now, to make that country's tragedy even more torturous, the US is planning to ship 12,000 to 15,000 extra troops to Afghanistan early next year. Ann Jones, who has spent much time as a humanitarian aid worker, the author of Kabul in Winter, has written a moving book about civilians dying there in startling numbers. A year and a half later, the horror of Afghanistan's civilian population, mostly consisting of women and children, are still struggling to survive under desperate circumstances. Born in Afghanistan, but raised in the United States, like many in the Afghan Diaspora, Manizha Naderi is devoted to helping her homeland. For years she worked with Women for Afghan Women, a New York based organization serving Afghan women wherever they might be. Last fall, she returned to the Afghan capital Kabul, to create a Family Guidance Center. Her goal is to rescue women and their families from home - made violence. Please click on my headline to see the rest of this important story.


William Pfaff: "When the 'Right? War' Goes Wrong"!!

Well, William is wrong again. The mess in Afghanistan isn't even the 'right war', and it never was, except for those legislators (and Obama), who never understood this war from the very beginning of this incredible mistake! As I indicated repeatedly in this blog, based on my combat experience in Vietnam, first as S-5 (Civil Affairs Officer), and later in desperate combat with our "enemy" at my tiny base next to Ngo Trang, North of Kontum, and finally in the heart of the "Iron Triangle" at Trung Lap, near Saigon, our top commanders in Vietnam REALLY screwed that 'military intervention' up so badly, that my advisory team and I were completely unable to compensate for the gross incompetence of our four star generals. And NO, I am not willing to volunteer for Afghanistan, since my wife would kill me, if I even mentioned that possibility to her. William Pfaff says that the 'increasingly dangerous Afghanistan situation is worth analysis at two levels, that of the war itself, the ultimately doomed attempt by the United States to conquer the Taliban insurrection and impose a pro-American government, and the domestic political effect of Barack Obama's misguided decision to replace 'Bush's ill-conceived war with 'Obama's war' in Afghanistan. Those of us who knew the score were sorely aware of the fiction that Sadam Hussein threatened the United States (and Israel) with 'weapons of mass destruction that did not exist, and that the Afghan intervention was being promoted by the yet more extravagant fantasy that America and the world were potentially threatened by Taliban-controlled Pakistani nuclear weapons.
Please read the rest of William Pfaff's story by clicking on my headline!


Get Ready for the End of our World NOW!!!

As Israel is about to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, Stratfor, a US based strategic intelligence company, has released a chart showing US naval power massing near Iranian waters. The USS Harry S Truman has been positioned in the north Indian Ocean, not far from the Straight of Hormuz, which leads into the Persian Gulf. The carrier joins the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which has already located in the area. Reports of mass movements of Israeli and US naval warships have been circulating through the media for weeks. World leaders "believe absolutely" that Israel may decide to take military action against Iran to prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Saturday, and Israel will probably react preemptively. The leaders of the G-8, the world's richest countries, including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Canada and the United States, devoted much of their two-day session to discussion of the contentious nuclear programs unfolding in North Korea and Iran. They issued a statement on Saturday calling on Iran to "respect the rule of law" and to hold a "transparent dialogue" over its nuclear ambitions.
Please click on my heading to this story for more information about the possible end of our human race, and don't forget the input of Fidel Castro of Cuba, about what he terms "the catastrophe" which is quickly zeroing in on humanity!!


End "Vietghanistan" This Week

Do you want peace? Can our greedy weapons manufacturers handle peace? Whatever they believe, we owe it to ourselves, and to our progeny to give peace a chance! The group "WarIsACrime.org urges you to contact your Congressman (or Woman), to give peace a chance. The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, David Obey, can single-handedly block funding to escalate the war in Afghanistan, and he is currently doing so by refusing to advance it unless schools and jobs are funded. Call him every day to thank him and ask him to reject war escalation funding even if jobs and teachers are funded. His phone number is (202)225-3365. Now is the moment, if you care about peace, to speak up for it in public, in the media, in the local office of your congressional representative. Your House member can be pressured to vote NO, especially if you make it crystal clear that otherwise you will work to un-elect him (or her).
Do it NOW, before our arms manufacturers put their greedy hands even deeper into your pocket!