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There is no good in much of their secret conferences save (in) whosoever enjoineth charity and fairness and peace-making among the people and whoso doeth that, seeking the good pleasure of God, We shall bestow on him a vast reward. (Al-Nisa, 4:114).


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Veterans take action to demand immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan

Emergency response to civilian massacre:
 March Forward! members hold emergency press conference and rally in
response to civilian massacre in Afghanistan. (Photo: Mike Chickey)

In response to the horrible civilian massacre in Afghanistan, March Forward! members held an emergency rally and press conference demanding an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

The Obama administration and Pentagon command have issued empty apologies for the atrocity on one hand, while vowing to maintain the conditions which make these atrocities inevitable on the other.

With the rhetoric around the incident attempting to characterize it as an isolated incident by "bad apples," we understand the reality that the death of innocent civilians is an everyday occurrence in Afghanistan. We understand that atrocities like these are the natural outgrowth of a brutal, colonial-type occupation, combined with racist indoctrination within the military and the complete failure of the U.S. government to address the crisis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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US troops to be targeted after Afghan massacre?

Uploaded by RTAmerica on Mar 13, 2012 - Anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan has reached new heights. Over the weekend another horrific episode played out where a US soldier slaughtered 16 innocent Afghans including women and children. Initial reports claim the soldier acted alone, but according to witness there were a group of individuals. Although US officials have expressed their apologies, the backlash for the murdering of women and children is yet to come. Kevin Baker, a US Iraq veteran, gives us his take on what should happen next.