War in Afghanistan, Pakistan

And this video says about itself:

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir criticizes President Obama for continuing unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas, a policy started under the Bush administration. Mir claims that the drones have killed many women and children, but no top al-Qaeda or Taliban leaders.

CIA drone missiles attacks claimed the lives of 123 civilians last month alone in Pakistan, while on the other side of the border, US Special Forces have launched an assassination campaign against alleged leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban movement: here.

Drone Pilots Are War Criminals: Law Profs: here.

Last week London hosted a huge terrorist fundraising meeting. At the London Afghan Conference the British, US, Spanish and Japanese governments promised to give £80 million to the Taliban: here.

Death of US soldiers in Pakistan exposes their military presence: here.

Expanding the war in Pakistan, by Jeremy Scahill: here.

The overall amount of money invested in soldiers, weapons and war has been largely unaffected by the global economic downturn, a top think tank has said: here.

U.N. official to call for halt of C.I.A. drone strikes in Pakistan: here.

8 thoughts on “War in Afghanistan, Pakistan

  1. Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,

    This year, 30,000 additional American troops will be deployed to Afghanistan – despite the fact that the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan expressly opposed troop escalation in two strongly worded cables sent to the White House in 2009.

    As shown in our latest video, Ambassador Eikenberry is a retired general who previously led the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan. In his cables, Eikenberry stated that “the proposed troop increase will bring vastly increased costs and an indefinite, large-scale U.S. military role in Afghanistan…in a mission that most agree cannot be won solely by military means.”

    The White House ignored Eikenberry’s warnings and sent troops anyway.

    Sign our Act.ly petition urging House Armed Services Committee Members to to read the Eikenberry cables.

    Today, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) members are meeting to begin writing a 2011 budget for the Afghanistan war. It’s absolutely essential that they read the Eikenberry memos before they authorize more troops and funds for a war that will cost the U.S. a fortune when we can least afford it and that is not making us safer.

    Let’s make sure HASC members hear Eikenberry’s warning before they compound the mistake of sending more troops into a bloody, expensive war in Afghanistan.


    Derrick Crowe
    Political Associate

    P.S. Add a Twibbon to your Twitter profile to show your opposition to the war in Afghanistan.


  2. Afghanistan documents fight makes a ‘mockery’ of Parliament: legal experts

    Wed Feb 3, 11:50 AM

    By The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – A legal expert says the Harper government’s refusal to hand over uncensored documents related to the possible torture of prisoners in Afghanistan is unconstitutional and makes a mockery of Parliament.

    Errol Mendes, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, told an ad-hoc committee of opposition MPs they have a duty to hold the Conservative government to account, especially on questions as serious as possible war crimes.

    Last fall, Liberal, NDP and Bloc Quebecois members of the special Commons committee on Afghanistan demanded to see uncensored records from the Defence and Foreign Affairs departments.

    The Tory government has refused, saying the documents contain sensitive and classified information that can’t be shared with MPs without secret clearance.

    Retired colonel Michel Drapeau, a military legal expert, says the government has been obstructionist and there are ways opposition members can view the records without violating national security.

    The Afghanistan committee was officially dissolved when Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament, but opposition parties elected to continue the investigation on their own.


  3. Wargames on the beach for Seoul

    Thailand: More than 800 US, Thai and South Korean soldiers have stormed a beach with Seoul joining the annual Cobra Goldwar games for the first time.

    US army Pacific commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Nixon said that the three-week exercise, which also involves Singaporean, Japanese and Indonesian troops, “sends a message that the US will have a continued presence in the Asia-Pacific region and the military is one aspect of that presence.”



  4. UN appeals for help for displaced

    Pakistan: The UN has appealed for nearly $538 million over the next six months to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the US-backed counterinsurgency campaign in the country’s northwest.

    An estimated one million Pakistanis remain displaced following last year’s army offensive in the Swat Valley and surrounding districts.

    Despite Islamabad’s claim that the operation effectively restored its writ in the semiautonomous tribal belt, officials acknowledge that security in the region is deteriorating, leading to new internal refugees.



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