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Torture a Kabul Speciality
Ottawa's deal to inspect prisoners shows it hasn't learned from war history in Afghanistan
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War on Terrorism going Badly, US Admits
THE US State Department yesterday urged that "non-military" strategies be used to fight terrorism as it admitted that more than 20,000 people died in terrorist attacks last year, up 40 per cent on 2005. The big rise in deaths, injuries and terrorist incidents was almost entirely due to...
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Afghanistan: Coalition Killings Spark Furious Street Protests
KABUL - Angry protests have erupted in two Afghan provinces against killings of civilians in military operations by coalition troops on Taliban targets.On Monday, thousands of furious people took to the streets to denounce a "cold blooded massacre" of dozens of civilians by coalition troops in...
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Let Canada Lead Peace Drive in Afghanistan
Ottawa Should Propose A Regional Conference To Explore Ways to End Conflict
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Afghanistan Fight Will Only Get Tougher
The death last Sunday of six Canadian soldiers in southern Afghanistan reminds us of Santayana's famous maxim that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. The soldiers were killed near Maiwand, a name meaning nothing to most Westerners. But there, on July 27, 1880, during the...
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The US has Returned Fundamentalism to Afghanistan
The following is a transcript of the speech given by Malalai Joya, member of the Afghan Parliament, given at the University of Los Angeles on Tuesday April, 10th: In the name of Democracy and Peace - Dear friends, first of all I extend my deep regards and thanks to the friends in the University of...
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Taliban Deploy Thousands of Suicide Bombers: Commander
SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan - Thousands of Taliban suicide bombers have been deployed across Afghanistan to attack Western troops and the government, the group's military chief said on Monday.Following last year's violence, the worst since the Taliban's ouster in 2001, this year is regarded as the...
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Afghan War May Be Lost: Experts
Taliban are back in force, MPS hear. Contradicting military chief's optimism
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Afghanistan Proves It
What I often find most astonishing about the scorched earth tactics the regressive right uses to sell its policies is how utterly lame they are. Utterly, and embarrassingly lame. If you just stop to think for a moment about most of them, they are transparently foolish on their surface, and often...
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The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War
George W. Bush, who proudly claimed the mantle of “war president,” was keenly rebuked in the recent mid-term election. The event was notable, but it merely continued the surreal politics of premeditated war—a politics that has dominated the last six bizarre, hideous years of our nation’s history...
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