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Afghanistan – Pride & Prejudice – Part X

                      23 October 2014 “In the summer of 2006, some British forces in Afghanistan found themselves effectively stranded in a number of outposts in the north of Helmand province. Overstretched, under constant fire and heavily dependent on helicopters, soldiers ran dangerously low on food, water…

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Afghanistan – Pride & Prejudice – Part IX

Part IX of a ten-part series…                 31st December 2012 Emma Graham-Harrison in the Guardian: The only clue that a base that dominated Pashengar village for years had been abandoned for good was the midnight rumble of a convoy of trucks. In the morning, locals found guards gone,…

Afghanistan – Pride & Prejudice – Part VIII

Afghanistan met General Guthrie’s ‘just war’ criteria! Sir John Keegan, military historian, thought ‘orientals’ preferred treachery and deceit as the best ways to overcome an enemy! Veteran Catholic economist donning Neo-Con plummage, Michael Novak, rationalised “that a limited and carefully conducted war to bring about a change of regime in Afghanistan was morally obligatory.” Read…

Afghanistan -pride and prejudice Part III

Part III of a multi-part dossier ——————————————————— Adrian Hamilton, 30th April 2009, in The Independent: “It’s gang up on Pakistan time.The US Secretary of State, Mrs Clinton, has declared it ‘poses a mortal threat to the security and safety of our country and the world’ and now Gordon Brown has joined the party, flying to…

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Afghanistan – pride and prejudice Part II

Part II of a multi-part dossier Jason Burke in The Observer, 28th September 2008: “The Taliban have been engaged in secret talks about ending the conflict in Afghanistan in a wide-ranging ‘peace process’ sponsored by Saudi Arabia and supported by Britain, The Observer can reveal….This summer’s fighting season in Afghanistan has been the most violent…

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Afghanistan – pride and prejudice – Part I

  Part I of a multi-part dossier ——————————————————– Declan Walsh & Richard Norton Taylor in The Guardian, 29th Feb 2008:”After six years of US-led military support and billions of pounds in aid, security in Afghanistan is “deteriorating” and President Hamid Karzai’s government controls less than a third of the country, America’s top intelligence official has…

Afghanistan Museum Artifacts

Fancy that! Who is civilised?

Shock and horror on acts in Afghanistan, yet this is what every American needs to know… March 2001 1. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell describing the damage to ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan as a crime and a tragedy: “It’s horrible. It’s a tragedy. It’s a crime against humankind, and I deplore it”. 2.…