Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another day, another dozen lies about Afghanistan

US-NATO propagandist-liars portray the Afghanistan war as a military crusade led by Clinton to emancipate women through bombing. This photo, worth a thousand lies, belies that despicable deceit by exposing not the barbarous but the grinding humiliations of racist occupation. The entirely male leadership of US-NATO forces (ISAF) corralled Afghan women (undoubtedly many relatives of colluding Afghan officials) to a “Strength in Unity” conference in Kabul yesterday. There are no media reports on the content of this gathering because that would open it up to ridicule. Female US soldiers guarding the perimeters of the conference with rifles feign respect for the hijab by mocking it & manage to degrade democracy at the same time. Did the Afghan women being lectured by men about women’s rights & the problems with their culture get a rifle in their face if they got up to pee or raised a hand to ask a question or tell the conference to stuff it, or get up to leave? Or did they just snooze through the whole damn thing? If the US soldiers could have understood a word of the lecture, they would wonder why Afghan culture is being raked for the very problems they face in the US military. We don’t have to just cringe in solidarity with the Afghan women; we can join with others in demanding the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all US-NATO troops from Afghanistan. (Photo by Musadeq Sadeq/AP)

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