More war in Afghanistan

This video says about itself:

President Obama has decided to send more than 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan, at a cost of more than $100 billion/year. But America cannot afford a war that does not make us safer, and Congress has the power to stop the escalation. Vote NO on any spending bill that would send more troops to Afghanistan.”

Three days after Obama’s surge announcement, US Marines have begun an operation that will culminate in an assault on a large city, Marja, modelled on the US destruction of Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004: here.

President Obama’s Secret: Only 100 Al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan: here.

In the media coverage of Barack Obama’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan, one question goes unasked and unanswered: how many thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of Afghan civilians will die as a result of US military aggression? Here.

USA: ANTIWAR ACTIVISTS in dozens of cities responded with protests to President Barack Obama’s speech December 1 announcing that the U.S. will send 30,000 more troops to fight in Afghanistan: here.

In last Thursday’s parliamentary debate on a continuation of the German military intervention in Afghanistan, the German defence minister continued to defend the Kunduz massacre: here.

50 years ago: President Eisenhower visits Afghanistan: here.

5 thoughts on “More war in Afghanistan

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    AAPSO Statement on US New Afghan Policy

    The Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organisation (AAPSO) has criticized the much-awaited Afghan Policy recently announced by President Barak Obama of the US for its lack of political vision, will and courage. It appears to be nothing more than the continuation of the policy espoused by his predecessor George W. Bush involving both the US and NATO forces.

    The major plank of the Obama election campaign was that he would reverse the policies adopted by President Bush. The peace-loving people all over the world, more so the war-tired ordinary men and women in that country believed it and invested great hopes in him, but their hopes have been belied by the presidential announcement of committing 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. An American President has once again chosen to accept and adopt a foreign policy espoused by the military establishment, rather than seeking political solution for a problem, which in case is its own creation.

    What Afghanistan needs today is credible political machinery and corruption-free efficient governance that are well-equipped to introduce and implement programmes aimed at poverty alleviation and all-round development of the country. This alone can bring some sense of stability in the shorter course, but at the end leading to creation of an atmosphere of permanent peace and security. However, the recent decision of President Obama to deploy more forces falls way out of this goal. This will make happy only the corrupt bureaucracy and politician in Afghanistan and the war machinery in the US, but no relief to the people of that devastated country. Rather, it will expose them to further risk of life, as they are sandwiched between the armed forces and the resistance groups.

    AAPSO strongly feels that the United States should not go ahead with this policy. AAPSO further calls upon the world-wide forces of peace to join their heads to evolve an alternate framework that may establish proper political process in Afghanistan.

    Nouri Abdul Razzak Ahmed Hamrouch

    Secretary – General President


  2. Congress can stop
    the escalation.

    President Obama announced plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Tell Congress to vote NO on any spending bill that would fund this escalation.

    Don’t buy this war.

    Dear Activist,

    On December 1, President Obama announced that he’s escalating the war in Afghanistan, bringing the number of U.S. troops in that country to 100,000 or more.

    It’s the wrong decision, but it’s not too late to change things. That is why we’re joining with CREDO Action and other allies to fight back.

    To complete the escalation, Congress needs to sign-off on the plans and the funding for extra troops and equipment — a staggering $1 trillion or more.

    On December 1, Congress heard from the President. Now they need to hear from you. Can you sign this petition opposing the escalation in Afghanistan? It says:

    “President Obama has decided to send more than 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan, at a cost of more than $100 billion/year. But America cannot afford more war that does not make us safer, and Congress has the power to stop the escalation. Please vote NO on any spending bill that would send more troops to Afghanistan.”

    Some pundits are saying there’s no need to worry because Obama also promised to begin bringing troops home in 2011. But even if that is true, it would only be the beginning of the end of the war, with no guarantee when everyone will come home or when the war will end.

    All this while the President’s own National Security Advisor has reported that there are fewer than 100 Al Qaeda operatives in all of Afghanistan with no ability to launch attacks on either the United States or our allies.

    Now Congress must decide if spending $100 billion a year to have 100,000 troops chasing 100 terrorists in the most remote mountains of our planet is worth it.

    You know the answer already. Tell Congress that it’s time to stop sending troops to Afghanistan and develop a plan to bring everyone home.

    Thank you for working to build a better world.

    Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
    CREDO Action from Working Assets


  3. 06.12.2009 20:37

    Turkey says no more troops for Afghanistan

    Turkey has firmly objected to scaling up its Afghanistan-based contingent, shortly after a call by the US for substantial troop contributions, Press TV reported.

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said, “Turkey has already done what it can do by boosting its contingent of soldiers there to 1,750 from around 700 without being asked,” Reuters reported.

    Erdogan made the comments before leaving for a meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington.

    The announcement marked a reversal on the part of Ankara, which has cooperated with the US-led war efforts by deploying non-combatant troops to Afghanistan since 2001 when the United States led and invasion into the violence-torn country.

    Turkey has also began going further against Washington and its allies by denouncing the US-backed Israeli carnage of the Palestinians and in its attempts at strengthening relations with other Muslim countries in the region.

    Obama has promised to reinforce the roughly 110,000-strong US-led forces in Afghanistan by 30,000 extra American troops. NATO has, meanwhile, also vowed to commit 7,000 more soldiers to the war.

    Afghanistan is currently grappling with unprecedented violence despite the current troop levels.


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