This video says about itself:
(Mosaic Intelligence Report: October 23, 2009) Afghanistan’s recent election was hailed as an example of “democracy.” But more than one million ballots were discounted due to fraud. Why isn’t Karzai being held responsible for this blatant act of election fraud? And is Afghanistan the “good” war?
Saturday’s parliamentary election in Afghanistan was a predictable debacle, characterized by widespread fraud and violence, and largely boycotted by the Afghan population. Officials of the US-dominated government of President Hamid Karzai said 3.6 million people cast ballots, far below the 6 million ballots claimed for last year’s presidential election, which was rigged to ensure Karzai’s reelection: here.
Afghanistan’s “Phony Elections”: here.
People pointing to Afghan election results as hopeful signs of progress are eroding their own credibility: here.
USA: Return troops face both physical and mental challenges: Women suffer from more conditions than men, study finds: here.
Military spending is causing huge deficits and wasting money needed for education, housing, healthcare, infrastructure, and developing clean, renewable energy. 14.9 million Americans are unemployed. 50.7 million Americans did not have health insurance and 43.6 million or 14.3% lived beneath the poverty level in 2009, according to the Census Bureau and the numbers are even higher now. Expenditures for our bloated war complex are about 55% of all discretionary spending. We have spent more than a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 and much more in bribes to government officials, and tribal chiefs and payments to corrupt private contractors: here.
KARA-TEPE, AFGHANISTAN – There is no pipeline. There probably won’t be one. Yet the pipeline-that-will-never-exist is one of the main reasons that hundreds of thousands of Afghans and two thousand American soldiers are dead: here.
Pakistan will push hard for quick implementation of a long-delayed trans-regional gas pipeline from Turkmenistan in a bid to ease its mounting energy crisis, the petroleum minister said today: here.