Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: Afghanistan

Latest US War Crime is the Murderous Destruction of a Hospital...

The best statement President Obama could come up with after the U.S. bombed and destroyed a hospital in Afghanistan, killing innocent civilians and volunteer doctors from Doctors Without Borders, was “We’re sorry”? This is why the rest of the world hates the U.S.

VIDEO: War Crime in Afghanistan?: Outrage After US Airstrike on Hospital...

One group is demanding an independent international inquiry into a U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital over the weekend. What's the real reason behind the air strike that hit the Doctors Without Borders hospital?

US Soldiers Punished for Reporting Sexual Abuse by Afghan Allies

While the U.S. military is trying to punish soldiers for reporting rape and physical abuse in Afghanistan, it continues to turn a blind eye to the rampant cruelty. Why do we allow these atrocities to continue?

Searching for Rojava

Rojava’s experiment is no more than a radical democracy, which grew out of a cult of personality. So why is an experiment in direct democracy under siege the best-kept secret in the Middle East?

US Still Seeks Jail for ‘Fighter’ Captured at 15 in Afghanistan

While a Canadian judge honored the release of Omar Khadr, who was captured by the U.S. as a child soldier in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo illegally, the U.S. is still after him when really we should be apologizing for his years of torture and confinement without charge.

President Obama’s Biggest Mideast Policy Challenges in 2015

President Obama had aspirations to get the U.S. out of Afghanistan and Iraq, but he has failed so far at living up to the expectations he has promised. We will hopefully see some more positive changes this year.

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A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.