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Civilian Death Toll Rises in the “Real” War – Afghanistan

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Over the course of the US Presidential campaign, Obama has asserted that the real war is in Afghanistan. The President elect has called for an increased US military presence in the region.  Tuesday brought yet another grisly example of what a US presence in Afghanistan looks like.  A wedding celebration in the Kandahar province was brought to a gruesome end when a US led air strike slaughtered over 35 celebrants and injured more than two dozen others.  Because of the severity of the injuries inflicted, the death toll is expected to rise.

More details on the air strike can be read at China View.

For information on the August 22nd massacare of possibly as many as 90 Afaghani civillians by US forces see, Eric Schmitt’s Oct. 8th report in the International Herald Tribune.

Written by Aaron Nee

November 5, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Name calling

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The Venezuelan publication El Universal noted that McCain and Palin have decided that Hugo Chaves is a dictator.  Given the U.S. history in the lower Americas, one must give pause to consider the foriegn policy implications of McCain’s statement.

Written by Aaron Nee

November 2, 2008 at 7:48 am