Saturday, June 23, 2012

War is not a form of emancipation

The Obama administration, Pentagon, & their counterparts in the other predator countries first touted the Afghanistan war as a fight to get Osama bin-Laden hiding out in a mountain cave (with his dialysis equipment, no less). Turns out he was living in comfort in Pakistan. They also peddle the war as a crusade to emancipate Afghan women. Turns out millions of them took their families & fled to Pakistan also--but not to comfort. This little Afghan girl is one of the millions of refugees from the war living in squalor near Islamabad. Here refugees siphon water used for cooking, laundry, bathing, from a clearly unhygienic well. War is not a form of emancipation & women in Afghanistan don’t need US-NATO marines to free them. Those who support women’s rights in Afghanistan should demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all US-NATO troops. Btw, this photo was taken on UN-sponsored World Refugee Day--& still the UN hasn’t condemned the war or called for its cessation!?  (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

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