This video from the USA is called Glenn Greenwald: Afghanistan Is A Hopeless Cause.
From Robert Greenwald in the USA:
Tonight, we learned that a CIA operation in Pakistan killed Osama bin Laden.
After 10 years of war and the death of Osama Bin Laden, it’s time to bring the troops home from Afghanistan. We will hear a lot of reasons this week from war supporters why the ongoing war must continue, but with al-Qaeda driven from the country and Bin Laden now dead, the rationale for war has evaporated. It’s time to stop now.
Please sign this petition immediately to the White House to begin a swift withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Then, invite others to sign it on Facebook and email.
Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New Foundation team
Petition for ending the Afghan war is here.
Nadia Prupis, Truthout: “Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) co-chairs on Wednesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for the reduction of US troops in Afghanistan following Osama bin Laden’s death. Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) and CPC Peace & Security Task Force co-chairs Mike Honda (D-California), Barbara Lee (D-California), Maxine Waters (D-California) and Lynn Woolsey (D-California) wrote that Bin Laden’s death offered the US a new opportunity to end their involvement in the war in Afghanistan”: here.
James Russell, Truthout: “On the phone from Chicago, Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of the peace group Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV), paused and breathed deeply before answering the question about her initial thoughts on Bin Laden’s death. After a few reflective moments, she said she wondered if his death, ‘will signal the end of warfare in Afghanistan.’ Her hope soon faded as President Obama made his announcement about Bin Laden’s death on Sunday night. To Kelly, the disappointment came when Obama did not use his announcement as ‘a teachable moment.’ Instead of invoking the pacifism and restraint urged during the Vietnam War by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Obama presented the death as a victory for American exceptionalism,’ she said”: here.
Robert Naiman, Truthout: “We got our man. Wave the flag, kiss a nurse (or a sailor) and start packing the equipment. It’s time to plan to bring all our boys and girls home from Afghanistan. When the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks rolls around, let the world see that we are on a clear path to bringing home our troops from Afghanistan and handing back sovereignty to the Afghan people”: here.
Chris Hedges, Truthdig: “I spent a year of my life covering al-Qaida for The New York Times. It was the work in which I, and other investigative reporters, won the Pulitzer Prize. And I spent seven years of my life in the Middle East. I was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. I’m an Arabic speaker. And when someone came over and told Jean and me the news, my stomach sank. I’m not in any way naive about what al-Qaida is. It’s an organization that terrifies me. I know it intimately. But I’m also intimately familiar with the collective humiliation that we have imposed on the Muslim world”: here.
Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies: “In the midst of the Arab Spring, which directly rejects al-Qaeda-style small-group violence in favor of mass-based, society-wide mobilization and non-violent protest to challenge dictatorship and corruption, does the killing of Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the ‘unfinished business’ of 9/11?” Here.
Michael Moore doubled down on his criticism of the killing of Osama bin Laden, telling CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday that, while he is glad bin Laden is gone, America “lost something of [its] soul” in killing him without putting him on trial: here.
White House Revises Account Of Bin Laden’s Final Moments: here.
Administration Backs Off Tale of Osama bin Laden Using Wife as Human Shield: here.
What Has Bin Laden’s Killing Wrought? Here.
There has been little sign that Bin Laden’s killing has evoked among the broad mass of the American people anything approaching the wild enthusiasm of the media: here.
US football player targeted for criticizing celebration of Bin Laden killing: here.
Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post Writers’ Group: “It wasn’t torture that revealed Osama bin Laden’s hiding place. Finding and killing the world’s most-wanted terrorist took years of patient intelligence gathering and dogged detective work, plus a little luck. Once again, it appears, we’re supposed to be having a ‘debate’ about torture – excuse me, I mean the ‘enhanced interrogation techniques,’ including waterboarding, that were authorized and practiced during the Bush administration. In fact, there’s nothing debatable about torture”: here.
Jeremy Scahill | “Sort of like Murder, Inc.”: Behind the Forces Who Took Down bin Laden, Jeremy Scahill, The Nation: “The team of US Special Operations Forces who killed Osama bin Laden in a pre-dawn raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, were led by elite Navy SEALS from the Joint Special Operations Command. Operators from SEAL Team Six, also known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or just DevGru, are widely considered to be the most elite warriors in the US national security apparatus. Col. W. Patrick Lang, a retired Special Forces officer with extensive operational experience throughout the Muslim world, described JSOC’s forces as ‘sort of like Murder, Incorporated.’ He told The Nation: ‘Their business is killing Al Qaeda personnel. That’s their business. They’re not in the business of converting anybody to our goals or anything like that'”: here.
Military Academics Block Degree for Author Criticizing Afghan War. Ramzy Baroud, Truthout: “Deepak Tripathi’s most recent book, ‘Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism’ (Potomac Books), raises several issues, both within and outside of its content. It is based on research for his doctoral dissertation, the qualification for which he never received. Tripathi, a former BBC producer, is immensely proud of his latest volume, even while it is associated with a tumultuous experience at the University of Sussex, a renowned British university. For a while, things had gone according to plan, and the future seemed promising. Tripathi was told to prepare for his graduation by his supervisor, Dr. Stephen Burman, dean of the School of Humanities”: here.
Rising number of coalition troop deaths coming at hands of Afghan security forces: here.
Wilmer J. Leon III, PhD, Truthout: “If conservatives want to give former president Bush the credit for the capture of bin Laden, they must also ensure that he take the responsibility for the misinformation and disinformation that led us into two protracted military misadventures. Every single excuse that Cheney/Bush provided to the American people for invading Afghanistan and Iraq proved to be false: The 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, not Afghanistan. No weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) were found in Iraq. No relationship between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden tied Hussein to 9/11. No attempt from Saddam to purchase ‘yellow cake’ uranium from Niger was ever documented”: here.
US has spent $3 trillion in fight against bin Laden: here.
Benjamin B. Ferencz the former chief prosecutor for the Nuremberg trials (1945-1949) against Nazi officials strongly criticized the United is States for killing Al Qaeda´s leader, Osama Bin Laden: here.