Mittwoch, 24. April 2013

Der Krieg geht weiter. Abzug aus Afghanistan? Das war gestern

Aus: LabourNet, 24. April 2013

Montag, 8. April 2013

11 Afghan Children Among Dead in Latest US/NATO Bombing

A Legacy of Rogues in Afghanistan

Afghan Voices Tell the Tales of Human Lives Cut Short by US War


''A One Sided Slaughter of Helpless People''


David Swanson on Killing of Afghan Children.

15 killed in NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, Probe team

Head of the Afghan delegation- confirmed at least 11 children and 4 women were killed during raid.

Two Obamas, Two Classes of Children

By Ralph Nader

Even if households far from war zones are often destroyed in clear violation of the laws of war, the president is not deterred.

The Brutal Face of Neocolonialism in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken

The same day that Anne Smedinghoff lost her life, a US airstrike killed at least 18 people, including 11 children ranging from a few months to eight years old.

CIA responsible for killing of 10 Afghan Children: President Karzai

President Hamid Karzai is determined to curb CIA operations in Afghanistan after the death of a US agent and 10 Afghan children in a battle he believes was fought by an illegal militia working for the US spy agency.

After Airstrike, Afghan Points to C.I.A. and Secret Militias

The spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that the C.I.A. was responsible for calling in an airstrike on April 7 that left 17 Afghan civilians dead, 12 of them children, and that the secret Afghan militias that the agency controls behaved as if they were ''responsible to no one.''

Pentagon claims $757 million overbilling by contractor in Afghanistan

The Pentagon allowed a private firm providing food and water to U.S. troops in Afghanistan to overbill taxpayers $757 million and awarded the company no-bid contract extensions worth more than $4 billion over three years, according to the Pentagon s chief internal watchdog and congressional investigators.

How MI6, CIA Spend Tax Money on Propping Up Drug Production

By Annie Machon

The UN estimates that acreage under poppy growth in Afghanistan has tripled over the last 7 years.

Out Of Afghanistan: By Rep. Walter Jones

When you hear about the CIA sending cash money for 10 years, millions and millions and millions of dollars to Karzai so that he can take care of the warlords over in Afghanistan and give a little bit of money to the Taliban so they can buy weapons to kill Americans. - Where is the outrage in Congress?

A Shocking, Eye-Opening Look At Afghanistan

Video Documentary

''All the fighting has been to introduce a hated and feared government, who in some areas make the Taliban look like the good guys.''

Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?

By David Ray Griffin

This question has thus far been considered off-limits, not to be raised in polite company, and certainly not in the mainstream media.

From Information Clearing House

Mittwoch, 3. April 2013

How the Pentagon Corrupted Afghanistan

Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch: Washington denounces corruption in Afghanistan but conveniently avoids an explanation of how American nation-building failed there.


Afghanistan: NATO airstrike kill 4 police, 2 civilians in Ghazni province

District governor Fazal Ahmad said, ''A number of the Afghan local police officers were patrolling when they were attacked by NATO aircrafts, killing four police officers along with two civilians.''

How many occupation force troops will the US keep in Afghanistan after 2014?

''I am not in any particular hurry'' to come up with a number for what the U.S. military calls an ''enduring presence'' in Afghanistan, Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview.

Afghanistan, Slush Funds and Sleaze

By Stephen M. Walt

''The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan,'' one American official said, ''was the United States.''

From Information Clearing House

Donnerstag, 21. März 2013

''Fremde, die sich nicht aus Afghanistan zurückziehen wollen''

Aus dem afghanischen Präsidentpalast gibt es Kritik am Nato-Einsatz am Hindukusch, der als ziellos und töricht bezeichnet wird.


Sonntag, 17. März 2013

UK: Ministry of Defence admits campaign in Afghanistan is 'an unwinnable war'

British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to ''impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people'' and was ''unwinnable in military terms'', according to a damning report by the Ministry of Defence.

US Will Not Leave Afghanistan: Karzai

''The US is not leaving. They will not leave and we should ask them all our demands,'' Karzai said in response to the question of whether the US will withdraw completely.

US troops will continue occupation of Afghanistan

Speaking in Washington, General Allen said he had never been asked to produce a report on the so-called ''zero option'', the suggestion that no American troops would remain after the 2014 deadline, floated by one White House adviser in January.

Occupation forces kill four children in Afghanistan, police

Reuters television footage taken in the village, Sejewand, showed the bodies of at least three children.

Two children among 11 killed by NATO occupation forces in Afghanistan

The civilians were riding in two vehicles near the Taliban post when the attack took place, Mohammad Hassan Hadil, the deputy police chief of the province, said.

From Information Clearing House


US Never Planned to Pull Out Troops in Afghanistan by 2014, Says Top Commander

Freitag, 15. März 2013

Afghanistan s Karzai on collision course with US

''Those bombs that went off in Kabul and Khost were not a show of force to America. They were in service of America. It was in the service of the 2014 slogan to warn us if they (Americans) are not here then Taliban will come," Karzai said just hours before a meeting with the top US defense official, Chuck Hagel.

Karzai speech 'put Nato forces at risk', commander warns

International troops in Afghanistan have been put at risk after an ''inflammatory speech'' by President Hamid Karzai, Nato s commander warned.

US troops forced out of Afghan province by abuse claims

It was a symbolic victory for President Karzai, who has long complained that the special operations forces were outside his control. It is also expected to speed the handover of security in the troubled province.

Afghan government hits back at NATO chief, says war aimless

''As they question why after a decade, this war in their country has failed to achieve its stated goals, but rather has resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives and destruction of their homes", Aimal Faizi said in a statement.

CIA-funded corruption: Top Afghan officials on secret US payroll-report

Top Afghan officials have been on the CIA s payroll for over a decade, often paid in cash in US dollars. The clandestine financial support was provided to key Afghan officials and even insurgent warlords in return for opposing the Taliban.

From Information Clearing House

Donnerstag, 14. März 2013

US-Militär setzt Kamikaze-Drohnen in Afghanistan ein

Angeblich seien sie sehr effizient, aber das Pentagon würde die Drohnen lieber als normale Munition bezeichnen.är

Montag, 11. März 2013

US Air Force no longer releasing data on Afghan drone strikes

In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Air Force said late Friday that it will no longer disclose the number of drone strikes it launches in Afghanistan. In addition, data regarding drone strikes was removed from reports from prior months that had been posted to the Air Force website.

Erased US data shows 1 in 4 missiles in Afghan airstrikes now fired by drone

The US military has stopped publishing data on drone use in Afghanistan, claiming missions that include drone strikes are 'the exception', just 3% of all drone flights. However, the figures themselves demonstrate the increasingly important role played by drones in airstrikes by the US and its allies in Afghanistan.

US drones spread fear to Afghan villages


Every civilian that US drones kill by mistake is another victory for the Taliban s recruitment campaign.

From Information Clearing House

Montag, 25. Februar 2013

Karzai, Citing Abuse, Orders US Units Out of Afghan Province

Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, McClatchy Tribune Agency: New allegations from Afghan President Hamid Karzai accuse US troops of torturing and abducting civilians.

We Are Those Two Afghan Children, Killed by NATO While Tending Their Cattle

Staff, Voices for Creative Nonviolence: Two young Afghan boys herding cattle in Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan were mistakenly killed by NATO forces on March 2nd. They were seven and eight years old.

SOF Troops Still in Wardak as Joint US-Afghan Probe Continues

Shah Noori and Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service: Two weeks after Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded the withdrawal of all US. Special Operations Forces, American military presence is still active.


Afghan governor details alleged abuse by U.S. Special Operations forces

Karzai on Sunday stunned the International Security Assistance Force, as the coalition of foreign forces is known, by ordering all U.S. Special Operations forces to leave Wardak in two weeks, based on allegations that they had been involved in the torture and murder of ''innocent people.''

Afghans demand inquiry into US special forces


The US special forces, and Afghans working with them, have been accused of torture, theft and even murder in the province directly west of Kabul.

US ordered to hand over Afghan militia

President Hamid Karzai yesterday gave US-led foreign forces three months to transfer control over armed Afghan militias to his government, following allegations of abuses by the militiamen.

General Says 20,000 Troops Should Continue Afghan Occupation

Gen. James N. Mattis of the Central Command, revealed his recommendation during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he also said that a NATO contribution to an ''enduring mission'' in Afghanistan could equal half of the American deployment.

Karzai accuses US and Taliban of double speak

The bombings, which the Taliban claimed responsibility for, ''were not to show [Taliban] prowess to the United States. They were in the service of the United States. They were in the service of the rhetoric of '2014'. It was meant to scare us, [to show] if they [foreign forces] are not here, 'we will not leave you alone''', Karzai said.

US dismisses Karzai s accusations of Taliban terror collusion

The US has denied that it is collaborating with Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan to prolong the stay of its forces beyond next year, refuting an accusation made by President Hamid Karzai in the wake of a series of suicide bombings.

Afghan villagers threaten uprising if US special forces don t leave

Despite Karzai s orders, the American special operations forces remain in the province where dozens of villagers accuse them and their Afghan partners of intimidation through unprovoked beatings, mass arrests and forced detentions.

Massive Afghan rally demands US troops withdrawal from Wardak province


Hundreds of Afghans have marched to the parliament complex in Kabul demanding the withdrawal of US special troops from the eastern province of Wardak. The demonstrators were infuriated by reports of civilians being tortured and killed.

From Information Clearing House


Freitag, 8. Februar 2013

Hundreds of Afghan Children Killed in US Attacks

By Human Rights Watch

The committee said it was ''alarmed'' at reports of the deaths of hundreds of children from US attacks and air strikes in Afghanistan since the committee last reviewed US practices in 2008.

UN body ''alarmed'' by US killings of Afghan children

A UN committee has expressed ''alarm'' over reports that hundreds of children have been killed by US military forces in Afghanistan in the past five years.

Senator Feinstein: Why did the US kill two 16 year-olds?

Join us and send a letter to Senator Feinstein, urging her to start with two cases: 16-year-old U.S. citizen Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki, killed by a drone strike in Yemen, and 16-year-old Tariq Aziz, killed by a drone strike in Pakistan.

Afghanistan confirms UN report on child killings by US-led troops

''We agree with the UN report and confirm that innocent kids have been killed during coalition forces operations specifically US troops operations during the past ten years,'' Aimal Faizi, a spokesman for the Afghan government, said Saturday.

12 Afghans killed in US-led forces attack

Witnesses say there six civilians were among those killed in the Monday night attack in Tagab district of Kapisa province.

US strike kills 10 civilians as Obama touts end of Afghan occupation

By Bill Van Auken

Obama reiterated that Washington intends to maintain a military force in Afghanistan well past the formal date for the US-NATO withdrawal at the end of 2014

Karzai summon NATO commander over civilian deaths

''Pointing to a commitment Gen. Allen had previously made not to conduct any air strike or bombing in residential areas, President Karzai reminded that such incidents must strictly be avoided in future and any recurrence is not acceptable.''

Karzai to ban Afghan forces from requesting NATO airstrikes

''I will issue a decree tomorrow that no Afghan security forces in any circumstances can ask for the foreigners' planes for carrying out operations on our homes and villages,'' Karzai said during a speech at the Afghan National Military Academy in Kabul on Saturday.

US To Continue Afghan Occupation: Will station up to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan, says German official

The US defence secretary has told Nato allies the US will leave between 8,000 and 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when combat ends, according to a senior government official.

Kabul orders US forces out of two Afghan provinces

Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded Sunday the withdrawal of US special forces from Wardak and Logar within two weeks, accusing them of fuelling ''insecurity and instability'' in the volatile provinces neighbouring the capital Kabul.

From Information Clearing House


Afghan Civilians Bear Brunt of Death, Injury as US War Continues


Why the Awlakis Were Killed

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