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Obama’s “Killing Fields”

Posted by terres on September 25, 2009

5 More US Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan—Obama’s “Killing Fields”

Five more U.S. troops were killed in three separate attacks  in Afghanistan, Reuters quoted the military as saying on Friday.

Two were killed and a third died of wounds sustained from a roadside bomb attack, the military said in a statement. The fourth and fifth died of wounds sustained during insurgent attacks. All three attacks took place on Thursday.

Number of International occupation forces killed in Afghanistan : 1416

Currently, more than 100,000 Western troops occupy Afghanistan, about 70 percent of them American.

Their commander, U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, is expected to ask for thousands more in a request he will deliver to Washington this week. He has said that without additional forces, his mission is likely to fail.

According to General Stanley McChrystal more than 500,000 troops would be needed over five years to win the war.

This year has been the bloodiest year for the US forces in Afghanistan. Of the 849 US forces killed in Afghanistan in the last 8 years, 219 were killed this year, and the death toll is mounting.

How many more US and Coalition forces must die before the Trojan-War President calls it the day?

The “Afghan War” is unwinnable militarily. A sane congress would press for a non-military US policy in Afghanistan before the war escalates even further.

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Another US-NATO Massacre Bloodies Afghanistan

Posted by terres on September 4, 2009

Another Dark Day for War Criminal Obama

Another NATO air strike kills 90 people, mostly civilians

Another NATO air strike blew up two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in the northern province of Kunduz,  Afghanistan, killing 90 people, mostly civilians.

A spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) under NATO told AFP: “It was an ISAF airstrike.”

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A dead donkey, plastic oil cans and debris lie scattered around the burnt-out oil tankers. Picture: AFP/GETTY. Image may be subject to copyright.

The governor of Kunduz told reporters that at least two tankers carrying jet fuel had been hijacked.

According to Witnesses, scores of villagers scavenging for fuel were killed in the air strike.

The district police chief told AFP news agency that Taliban insurgents tried to drive away a fuel tanker that they had earlier  hijacked.

“The fuel tanker got stuck in the river. There were local civilians with them as well. They  were bombed,” the police chief said.

Dozens of seriously wounded people with extensive burns are crowding a hospital in Kunduz, AFP reported.

Spoils of War:  ‘Free Fuel’

Wounded people with extensive burns crowded a hospital in Kunduz, the capital of the northern province which lies on a main supply line for the more than 100,000 foreign troops based in Afghanistan, an AFP reporter said.

Around 200 to 250 villagers were believed to have gathered to take free fuel from the tankers which had been hijacked by the insurgents, said health ministry spokesman Farid Rahid in Kabul.

“Unfortunately a big number of civilians were killed and wounded. The provincial health director can confirm that 12 wounded and one dead person were admitted to the provincial hospital,” he told AFP.

A witness told AFP that the militants had been trying to transport the tankers across a river to villages in Angorbagh.

“They managed to take one of the tankers over the river. The second got stuck so they told villagers to come and take the diesel,” he said.

“Villagers rushed to the fuel tanker with any available container that they had, including water buckets and pots for cooking oil.

“There were 10 to 15 Taliban on top of the tanker. This was when they were bombed. Everyone around the fuel tanker died.”

“Nobody was in one piece. Hands, legs and body parts were scattered everywhere. Those who were away from the fuel tanker were badly burnt.”

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An injured person is carried into the main hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. A NATO airstrike Friday destroyed a fuel tanker hijacked by Taliban insurgents, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, officials and witnesses said. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

“America’s entire war on terror is an exercise in imperialism. This may come as a shock to Americans, who don’t like to think of their country as an empire. But what else can you call America’s legions of soldiers, spooks and special forces straddling the globe?” —Michael Ignatieff, New York Times, July 28, 2002

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