(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
How many people in America are at all aware of this?
Afghans burn Obama effigy over civilian deaths
By Samoon Miakhail (AFP) – 3 days ago
JALALABAD, Afghanistan – Protesters took to the streets in Afghanistan on Wednesday, burning an effigy of the US president and shouting “death to Obama” to slam civilian deaths during Western military operations.
Hundreds of university students blocked main roads in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangahar province, to protest the alleged deaths of 10 civilians, mostly school children, in a Western military operation on Saturday.
“The government must prevent such unilateral operations otherwise we will take guns instead of pens and fight against them (foreign forces),” students from the University of Nangahar’s education faculty said in a statement.
Marching through the main street of Jalalabad, the students chanted “death to Obama” and “death to foreign forces”, witnesses said.
The protesters torched a US flag and an effigy of US President Barack Obama in a public square in central Jalalabad, before dispersing.
“Our demonstration is against those foreigners who have come to our country,” Safiullah Aminzai, a student organiser, told AFP.
“They have not brought democracy to Afghanistan but they are killing our religious scholars and children,” he added.
Man, these people have no appreciation whatsoever. We come to their country, spend trillions of dollars doing it, just trying to help them. If only these people would change, dude!
I really don’t see what they’ve got to be angry about.
US forces ‘kill 8 children’ in night raid on village in Afghanistan
UNITED States troops have been accused of dragging innocent Afghan civilians from their beds and shooting them at close range, in a night raid that left ten people dead.
Government investigators said eight schoolchildren had been killed and all but one of the victims was from the same family. Locals said some had been handcuffed before they were killed.
But western military sources insisted the dead were all part of an Afghan terrorist cell responsible for manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have claimed countless soldiers’ and civilians’ lives.
I am outraged, OUTRAGED, that the CIA should have to put up with a few deaths in their ranks, when they have recently been planning raids that kill Afghan children.
We kill eight of their children, they kill eight of our CIA guys.
And the CIA just can’t believe it happened.
Yes, how DARE they.
Meanwhile, Americans have absolutely no idea that any of this happened. Except for the CIA guys actually getting whacked. Just like in Iraq, when the Iraqis dragged those Blackwater guys from their car and burned them and hung their bodies from a bridge, Americans had NO IDEA that that was in response to Abu Ghraib. None. And they still don’t.
Meanwhile, CNN continues with its round the clock “TERRORGASM”.
Yeah, who’s the terrorist again? We are.
Happy New Year.
Sure hope it’s an improvement over 2009.
I really don’t get it. He’s SO charming.
this is just the reality of what happens at the frontiers of the Empire. Actually, this sort of terrorism was planned a long time ago by the neocons in writings in the 1990’s. The idea is that we should be feared not loved and killing and torture particularly if they seem rather random and insane were all thought to be a good thing since it inspires fear so that is the point. Fear and helplessness in the face of overwhelming might — that has been the goal of planners for some time.
to Iraq to interview combatants to build a case that weapons are coming in from Syria and Iran.
My reaction: fuck I don’t want to be building a case against Iran for nothing. Talk about a right winger’s wet dream. Is Obama that stupid? No I don’t want to hear the answer.
And it’s old stuff, Nobel Prize, old institutions that are all compromised.