In addition to Antiwar.com, I recommend this site for Afghanistan coverage. The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) appears to have an all-round all-sides coverage of the death, atrocities and lack of freedom in Afghanistan.
This page, however, should be of particular interest to Candians, Americans and Brits. I singled out the US-NATO tag because I’m Canadian and I know how concerned Canadians should be about the brutal atrocities being committed by the U.S. and its NATO allies – including Canada – week after week.
Week after week, month after month, year after year, airstrikes on villages, weddings, etc, on and on, forever, systematic death, systematic – unintended? – accidental? – death. And the more deaths, the more recruits for the other side, the more civilian deaths caused by both sides, the more Canada becomes the bad guy. Are we still angry at them over 911? It’s time to wrap it up.
As a Canadian, I’m angry at this war that’s going on in my name and fed up with how the pro-war people always like to identify with the big stick, so they have the guilt and the guilt-trip to dump on their fellow Canadians about their version of patriotism (”love America” I guess) and loyalty (to Bush I guess, and Obama who supports this war). And “support the troops” just means blind support for government policy and letting more young people suffer terrible injuries and death. It’s all very “politically correct” if you ask me, to be so afraid of criticizing the Canadian government, so “politically correct” to refuse to see the evil – death, injustice and torture – being done in our name.
Our government just does whatever it’s told to do by foreigners and doesn’t listen to vast numbers of reluctant Canadians (http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/more_canadians_oppose_afghanistan_extension/) who it taxes to pay for this war in the middle of Asia. We should sort out things at home in Canada – more freedom and independence for Canadians – instead of sending soldiers to countries we know nothing about.
August 25th, 2008