The collective punishment of Afghans is hideously wrong -- and the Biden administration can ease it with the stroke of a pen.
What Biden is doing, said Askaryar "is not justice for 9/11 families," but rather the "theft of public funds from an impoverished nation already on the brink of famine and starvation brought on by the United States' disastrous withdraw" in 2021.
"[Biden] says they'll ask a judge to establish a fund for part of the money to be used for humanitarian purposes in Afghanistan—at some point. But the problem is that more than 22 million Afghans are facing starvation today."
This article is adapted from the new edition of Norman Solomon’s book “Made Love, Got War,” just published as a free e-book.
Global South nations struggling with the effects of colonialism are ticking time bombs. Global North control creates simmering resentments and resistance.
Afghan citizens have been plunged into a humanitarian crisis due in no small part to U.S. sanctions, but where is the outrage?
Afghan civilians have always disproportionately experienced the effects of war and they will now also disproportionately experience what may be an even worse peace — if one can even call it that.
The Taliban are going back on their promise to respect women’s rights.