This video is about the civilian death toll growing in Afghanistan as more troops arrive.
With Obama’s Afghanistan surge now up to full strength, casualties among both US troops and Afghan civilians are rising sharply. New revelations of corruption and CIA payoffs raise the inescapable question: What are they dying for? Here.
Some Afghan Men Form Sexual Relationships With Young Boys: here.
Afghan bankers resign amid corruption allegations: here.
Karzai in panic as graft probe closes in: here.
Interview with Ex-CIA Agent Michael Scheuer: ‘Only the Taliban Are Not Corrupt’: here.
The coalition’s offensive in Kandahar, touted as the centrepiece of the “surge” in Afghanistan announced by US President Obama last December, is now well underway. With barely any coverage in the media internationally, as many 50,000 foreign and Afghan Army troops have deployed in and around the city: here.
US deaths in Afghanistan hit record in 2010: AFP: here.
No silver lining to the war in Afghanistan; bring the troops home! Here.
Britain: Military families write to MPs calling for vote to bring the troops home from Afghanistan: here.
Poland Says It Can’t Afford To Be In Afghanistan: here.
A hundred refugees from war-torn Afghanistan have staged a breakout from the remote detention camp in northern Australia where they had been locked up for months in a bid to draw attention to their plight: here.
Australia: It has been a dramatic week at Villawood detention centre, with a suicide sparking off a spate of rooftop protests. These events highlight the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and the need to get rid of mandatory detention: here.
Guess Who Paid For Karzai Coteries’ Mansions? Here.