French soldiers kill Afghan civilians

This British armed forces video says about itself:

7 July 2011

It’s emerged that four Afghan civilians were killed and two wounded when an RAF drone targeting insurgent leaders fired on two trucks in Helmand province.


Three Afghan civilians were shot by French soldiers

Kabul : Afghanistan | Jul 27, 2011

French soldiers, part of the forces of the Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in Afghanistan, shot three civilians, a man, woman and child. The three people died. According to the French army the car they were traveling [in] failed to stop at a checkpoint. Three other civilians were injured in the incident in the northern province of Kapisa.The French ambassador apologized, but Afghan President Hamid Karzai said no apology could bring back the dead and called for NATO to protect civilians.

So, Karzai has one more time warned NATO “for the last time” about their atrocities; which then continue after Karzai’s umpteenth “last” warning. Very many people probably don’t take Karzai seriously any more.

Enough Afghan civilians have died. Enough United States, French, etc. soldiers have died.

Stop the Afghan war!

Afghan Sikhs and Hindus Face Discrimination at School: here.

Air Force Cites New Testament, Ex-Nazi, to Train Officers on Ethics of Launching Nuclear Weapons. Jason Leopold, Truthout: “The United States Air Force has been training young missile officers about the morals and ethics of launching nuclear weapons by citing passages from the New Testament and commentary from a former member of the Nazi Party, according to newly released documents. The mandatory Nuclear Ethics and Nuclear Warfare session, which includes a discussion on St. Augustine’s ‘Christian Just War Theory,’ is led by Air Force chaplains and takes place during a missile officer’s first week in training at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California”: here.

Air Force Pulls Christian-Themed Ethics Training for Nuclear Missile Officers After Publication of Truthout Report. Jason Leopold, Truthout: “The Air Force, in response to a report published by Truthout earlier this week, has pulled a Christian-themed training session that used a quote from an ex-Nazi SS officer and numerous passages from the New and Old Testament to teach missile officers about the morals and ethics of launching nuclear weapons… David Smith, chief of public affairs of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas… said the ethics training has been in place for ’20-plus years’ and the decision to remove it was made on Wednesday after Truthout’s report was published”: here.

War and the True Tragedy of the Commons. H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout: “The ‘Tragedy of the Commons,’ Garrett Hardin’s 1968 controversial essay published in Science, essentially targeted overpopulation (read: poor women) as the prime threat to sustainable life on our finite earth. Hardin, and many who consumed this thesis, failed to single out the very small, but politically powerful, population responsible for a mammoth environmental impact – the military. Per capita, the military complex (read: powerful men) is the most polluting human population”: here.

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  1. Publisher Drops Michael Hastings’ Afghanistan Book

    Agent Andrew Wylie is shopping it to other houses By Emma Bazilian

    July 27 2011
    The Press

    Publishing house Little, Brown has dropped Michael Hastings’ book on Afghanistan, reports the New York Post’s Keith Kelly. Titled “The Operators,” the book was to have been based on Hastings’ controversial Rolling Stone article, “The Runaway General,” about Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the war in Afghanistan.

    The Department of Defense launched an investigation into the article, which detailed serious high-level insubordination in the army and led to McChrystal’s firing, and said that it was unable to find people to corroborate certain details of Hastings’ story. Yesterday, a Rolling Stone spokesman said, “We absolutely stand by the reporting.”

    Hastings signed the book deal with Little, Brown shortly after his article was published in June 2010, supposedly grabbing a “high-six-figure advance.” With the book’s cancellation, Hastings could forfeit a big chunk of that advance, says Kelly.

    Amazon still has “The Operators” listed for a December 2011 release, published by Little, Brown. But sources said that literary agent Andrew Wylie has quietly begun offering the manuscript to other publishers this week.

    Michael Pietsch, the publisher and president of Little, Brown, wouldn’t provide any details as to why Hastings’ manuscript was rejected at the last minute. When reached by phone yesterday, he told Kelly, “I’m not going to talk about that,” and disconnected his phone.


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