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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ravaged by foreigners’ wars a people rise and resist

Afghans (as Iraqi) never forget their attackers, occupiers, contemptuous “liberators”
Editing, brief comment by Carolyn Bennett

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier [today] opened fire on U.S. soldiers in a military training camp killing two on the spot; a third later died from the inflicted wounds.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, an Afghan official told Agence France-Presse (AFP) the incident happened during a training session in the insurgency-hit eastern province of Paktia.

The threat of ‘insider attacks’ has become so serious that foreign soldiers working with Afghan forces are regularly watched over by what has been coined ‘guardian angel’ troops to provide protection from their supposed allies.

insider or
green-on blue
attacks (AFP)
 SOVEREIGN PEOPLE RESIST foreigners’ occupying, committing acts of aggression against their land and people ─ to any sane person, this is self evident. Why don’t Western leaders take this
message to heart: get out; stop committing atrocities; stop sending young (and not so young) men and women to their death?

In 2010: 711 United States-led military personnel died in the occupation and aggression against Afghanistan

In 2012: 402 U.S.-led soldiers died.

So far in 2013, an estimated 125 (including 98 American) U.S.-led soldiers (27 in the month of June alone) died in the aggression/occupation of Afghanistan.

In April of this year, the Taliban vowed publicly to “use ‘every possible tactic’ (insider attacks, bomb attacks) to inflict casualties on both Afghan and United States-led forces.”

Sovereign people suffer

fghan deaths in a single year equal or exceed the estimated total number of foreign deaths in twelve years of foreign occupation and aggression. Reports from AFP- Kabul said this week Wednesday an estimated “3,000 Afghan police and soldiers died in the last 12 months ─ nearly the same as the number of NATO deaths in Afghanistan in the last 11 years of war.

In statistics marking the end of the lunar year in Afghanistan, the country’s interior and defense ministries reported 2,983 security personnel—1,800 police and 1,183 soldiers—lost their lives from March 2012 to March 2013.

Innocents suffer most

ivilian deaths at the hands of foreign troops are rising rapidly as is resistance in a country ravaged by foreigners’ war.

In the first six months of year, according to United Nations data, more than 1,000 Afghan civilians died and 2,000 others suffered severe injuries.

Sources and notes

“Three U.S.-led troopers killed in green-on-blue attack ─ Afghan policeman kills three foreign soldiers serving with the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the eastern part of the country,” September 21, 2013, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325231/afghan-policeman-kills-3-usled-troops/

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still gripped by insecurity.

“Afghans’ one-year death toll equals NATO’s for 11 years,” March 21, 2013 (from the Newspaper), http://beta.dawn.com/news/796917/afghans-one-year-death-toll-equals-natos-for-11-years

“‘Insider attack’ kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan,” September 21, 2013, http://beta.dawn.com/news/1044460/insider-attack-kills-three-nato-soldiers-in-afghanistan

KABUL: A man wearing Afghan security forces uniform shot dead three NATO-led soldiers on Saturday in the eastern part of the war-torn country, the coalition said.

So-called ‘insider attacks’, in which Afghan forces turn their guns on their foreign partners, have killed scores of foreign troops in Afghanistan

AFP via Dawn dot com: IMAGE “The threat of ‘insider attacks’ has become so serious that foreign soldiers working with Afghan forces are regularly watched over by so-called ‘guardian angel’ troops to provide protection from their supposed allies.—AFP/File Photo

“Calls grow for withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan,” September 15, 2013, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/15/324162/calls-grow-for-withdrawal-of-usled-troops-from-afghanistan/

U.S. plans to set up permanent military bases here in Afghanistan. But Afghan political figures and public are strongly opposed.

Bismillah Shir is one of them. He is heading Afghan National Unity Party. Shir predicts a bleak future for his country in the presence of foreign troops. He wants them to leave.

Unspeakable cruelty
Almost 12 years ago U.S.-led forces invaded this country saying they want to dismantle al-Qaeda and oust the Taliban regime. At that time, some people believed that the presence of these forces would bring a big change in their lives.

That did not happen.

The Afghan public and politicians now want the foreign aggressors and occupiers to leave their country. They want to take the lead themselves. 


“U.S. assassination drone strikes kill 11 Afghans in 24 hours,” September 21, 2013, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325201/us-drone-attacks-kill-11-afghans/

Two separate U.S. assassination drone strikes have killed nearly a dozen people in different parts of Afghanistan in less than 24 hours, Press TV reports.

War not over
Local officials report a U.S. drone strike killed at least four people in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar on Friday evening.

In a separate incident on Friday, another U.S.-led terror drone strike claimed the lives of at least seven people and injured some others in the country’s central-eastern province of Maidan Wardak.

“The United Nations says the U.S.-operated drone strikes pose a growing challenge to the international rule of law.”

Iraq today in the wake of foreign war ─ endless though pronounced ended; ruins and occupiers remain

“50 killed in car bomb attack in Iraqi capital,” September 21, 2013, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325255/car-bomb-kills-50-in-baghdad/

Women and children were among those who died this Saturday when “an explosive-laden car struck a funeral procession in Baghdad’s Sadr City.” Total dead estimated at 50.

The United Nations reports that so far this year more than 5,000 people have been killed in acts of violence in Iraq; 800 of them in August alone, with Baghdad Province the worst hit.

July was Iraq’s deadliest month in five years: attacks killed 1,057 people, injured 2,326.

TALIBAN in brief

The Taliban movement traces its origin to the Pakistani-trained mujahideen in northern Pakistan, during the Soviet war in Afghanistan.  After the fall of Soviet-backed regime of Mohammad Najibullah in 1992, several Afghan political parties agreed on a peace and power-sharing agreement, the Peshawar Accord. The accord created the Islamic State of Afghanistan and appointed an interim government for a transitional period. … The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان‎ ṭālibān ‘students’, alternative spelling Taleban) is an Islamic political movement in Afghanistan, which spread into Afghanistan and formed a government, ruling as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (September 1996-December 2001) with Kandahar as the capital. It gained diplomatic recognition from three states: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Since 1994, Mohammed Omar has served as the spiritual leader of the Taliban. Wikipedia note, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban


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