Posts Tagged ‘Taliban’

US Funding Taliban

Filed under: Asia | Terrorism | War — by Will Kirkland 11/12/2009 @ 10:46:39 AM
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In a block buster of a story in The Nation, Aram Roston unravels the grotesque threads by which the U.S. is strangling its own efforts in Afghanistan.
Welcome to the wartime … [Keep reading >>]

Taliban Negotiations?

Filed under: Asia — by Will Kirkland 06/17/2009 @ 8:20:57 PM
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The Global Post, a new digital news source with a professional cast of founders and board of advisors, has some interesting, detailed news about Afghan-Taliban-US “framework” talks.

Moderate leaders of the … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistani Army In Control of Swat?

Filed under: Asia | Terrorism | War — by Will Kirkland 05/30/2009 @ 1:21:33 PM
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From Al Jazeera:

Imran Khan, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Islamabad, said: “Our producer has been the only international news journalist to get access to the town of Mindora, and what he … [Keep reading >>]

Major Fighting in Swat; Major Exodus Over 1 Million

Filed under: Asia | War — by Will Kirkland 05/12/2009 @ 4:18:02 PM
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“Army commandos launched aggressive new search-and-destroy operations in the Swat Valley and several surrounding districts in the Taliban-plagued northwest Tuesday, Pakistani military officials said.

“On the fifth day of a major … [Keep reading >>]

More Mayhem in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Filed under: Asia | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 01/24/2009 @ 3:10:46 PM
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We hope President Obama gets his Afghanistan-Pakistan team in order FAST. Not only are these predator strikes bad moral policy they are increasingly bad tactics, undermining the broad strategy … [Keep reading >>]

Bush / Patraeus: Talk to the Taliban?

Filed under: Afghanistan | War — by Will Kirkland 10/28/2008 @ 9:34:34 PM
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McCain and Palin will soon be spinning in their electoral grave….

The U.S. is actively considering talks with elements of the Taliban, the armed Islamist group that once ruled … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, by Max Blumenthal.

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