All Articles on Afghanistan

Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan on July, 26, 2018. (Photo: PTI Handout) Views
Terrorists Should Be Tried in Court; Bombing Civilians Will Only Lead to Further Atrocities
The world is heading towards disaster if the sole superpower behaves as judge, jury and executioner when dealing with global terrorism.
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TV News: A Militarized Zone
When the bombing of Afghanistan resumed Monday night [Oct. 8], retired generals showed no fatigue at their posts under hot lights at network studios. On CNN, former NATO supreme commander Wesley Clark teamed up with Maj. Gen. Don Shepperd to explain military strategies; they were sharing their...
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Afghanistan: A War of Lies
A war that is supposed to help feed the desperate people of Afghanistan will in fact help starve them. A war supposedly brought on by Taliban intransigence was actually provoked by our own government. A war that the majority of the American people believe is about their grief, anger and desire for...
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Let's End Terror of Killing Now, Before Its Too Late
The talking heads on television discuss the imminent use of doomsday devices like chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Our specie's only hope for survival is to stop the cycle of killing before it lurches further out-of- control. I experienced World War II and the Cold War, but this is the...
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Why I Opposed the Resolution to Authorize Force
ON SEPT. 11, terrorists attacked the United States in an unprecedented and brutal manner, killing thousands of innocent people, including the passengers and crews of four aircraft. Like everyone throughout our country, I am repulsed and angered by these attacks and believe all appropriate steps...
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Bush's Orwellian Address: Happy New Year! It's 1984
Seventeen years later than expected, 1984 has arrived. In his address to Congress Thursday, George Bush effectively declared permanent war -- war without temporal or geographic limits; war without clear goals; war against a vaguely defined and constantly shifting enemy. Today it's Al-Qaida;...
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Bomb Afghanistan to Stone Age? It's Been Done
SAN FRANCISCO -- Last week I heard a lot of talk about "bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age." Ronn Owens, on KGO Talk Radio, allowed that this would mean killing innocent people, but "we're at war, we have to accept collateral damage." Later I heard a TV pundit discussing whether we "have the...
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Violence Doesn't Work
The images on television have been heartbreaking. People on fire leaping to their deaths from a hundred stories up. People in panic and fear racing from the scene in clouds of dust and smoke. We knew that there must be thousands of human beings buried alive, but soon dead under a mountain of debris...
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Undated photo of the world's tallest statue of Bhudda measuring 53 meters (175 feet) in Bamiyan, 125 kilometers (90 miles) west of Kabul in Afghanistan. Supreme Commander of the Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar had ordered the destruction of all statues in Afghanistan, including the centuries-old Buddha in Bamiyan, and armed Taliban troops fanned out across the country Thursday to implement the supreme leader's order. (AP Photo) News
Afghan Taliban Begin Destruction of Ancient Buddha Statues
KABUL - Ignoring an international outcry, Afghanistan's puritanical Taliban Islamic militia began demolishing statues across the country on Thursday, including two towering ancient stone Buddhas. Taliban Minister of Information and Culture Qudratullah Jamal told AFP the destruction of scores of pre...
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The Bombs Of August
Near the end of the novel The English Patient there is a passage in which Kip, the Sikh defuser of mines, begins to speak bitterly to the burned, near-death patient about British and American imperialism: "You and then the Americans converted us. . . . You had wars like cricket. How did you fool us...
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