The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington
#1 in amorality and flexible tolerance for injustice & human suffering!
tw violence, murder, dismemberment
An 8 year old girl describes the night Robert Bales killed 17 civilians. Watch the video here [x]
Today marks the one year anniversary of the Panjwayi massacre in Afghanistan in which a US soldier, Robert Bales, left his military base and murdered 16 innocent civilians (9 children, 3 women) in two separate villages, cut off their limbs and set them on fire.
This would be U.S. imperialism for you.
Look at her eyes.
IMAGINE! China Invades America! [A must watch]
I really like the message sent to Americans..
can they Imagine what they/their government does in the rest of the world?
[M]any nations of the third world are described as ‘underdeveloped’. These less wealthy nations are generally those that suffered under colonialism and neo-colonialism. The ‘developed’ nations are those that exploited their resources and wealth. Therefore, rather than referring to these countries as ‘underdeveloped’, a more appropriate and meaningful designation might be ‘over exploited’. Again, transpose this term next time you read about the ‘underdeveloped nations’ and note the different meaning that results.
Life Inside Little America in Afghanistan.
Photos from a time when tiki bars and afternoons at the pool dominated the lives of Americans in Afghanistan.
In the early 50s, a group of Americans built a town for themselves in Afghanistan that felt like a bit of America dropped into the Afghan desert. Flush with money from the export of furs, the royal government in Kabul had hired American engineers to construct two dams and a vast network of canals in Helmand and Kandahar provinces, with the hope of transforming barren desert into verdant farmland. The homes there had front lawns, not fortified walls. The community pool and high school were co-ed. The clubhouse bar served gin and tonics. The Americans called the town by its proper name — Lashkar Gah. But the Afghans soon came up with their own name: Little America. By the early 1950s, the American engineers had built a model town from scratch. Although the town began as an oasis for the American engineers and their U.S.-educated Afghan partners, it also was supposed to serve as an example of a modern community, one that village dwellers would seek to replicate.
Scores of Americans engineers worked in southern Afghanistan from the late 1940s to the late 1970s to build two large dams and a canal network. Encouraged by a cadre of progressive Afghans who had attended American universities, the development project soon became a vast experiment in social engineering. New villages were constructed, with schools and health clinics. Nomads were resettled. Families from different tribes were made to live next to each other. A new, modern society was to rise from the desert.
The streets were lined with trees. The brick and white-stucco homes with green front lawns resembled subdivisions in the American southwest. The residents lived as they would have in any American town at the time. By the mid-60s, men dressed in coats and ties. Women wore knee-length skirts. They had dinner parties and picnics, where alcohol flowed freely.
"It was an enchanting time," remembered Rebecca Pettys, who lived there for six years starting in 1958, when she was 12 years old. Her father, an Afghan who received a doctorate from the University of Chicago and married a Finnish-American woman he met in Illinois, moved his family to Helmand so he could participate in the development effort. "We had parties and danced," Pettys said. "Everything about our lives was American."
The vast development project did not achieve many of its original goals, largely because the soil was too saline and drainage canals had not been properly built. The social-engineering experiment also failed. Life within the 16 square blocks of Little America might have been modern and fun, but the farmers of southern Afghanistan did not have the money to build similar towns for themselves. And they had little desire for swimming pools, clubhouses with alcohol, and other trappings of Western life.
Above the last picture, Kajaki dam as it appears today. Despite the many failures of the project, the dam survives.
Gen. David Petraeus: We Can’t Leave Afghanistan Now, They Have Trillions of Dollars of Minerals
"If Afghanistan can become the central Asian ‘roundabout,’ to use President Karzai’s term, to where it can be the new Silk Road, think of the implications for that, recalling that, of course, Afghanistan is blessed with the presence of what are trillions, with an ‘S’ on the end, trillions of dollars worth of minerals if, and only if, you can get the extractive technology, the human capital operated, the lines of communication to enable you to get it out of the country and all the rest of that. Very big ‘if.’ And of course, there’s a foundation of security that would be necessary on, on which to build all of that. But, again, the prospects are very significant if you can achieve objectives." — Gen. David Petraeus, Meet the Press, Sunday, August 15th, 2010
America’s Not the Greatest Country Any Longer.
Beginning scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom explaining why America’s Not the Greatest Country Any Longer… But It Can Be. The most honest three and a half minutes of television.
Do you believe these weapons are created to impose Democracy to the world???
This is they way they are trained to kill no heart no feelings there is no humanity left any more they are animals and this inhuman call us terrorist huhdanceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:
How war make man’s heart to stone. Real world example!
This makes me feel sick.
One of my friends brother said something similiar to this. My friends said he needed to get some of his “aggressions off”. He said he wouldn’t care who he shot, civillian or not. This guy is openly racist & he doesn’t care about it. Immigrants must leave “his country”.
Why do they send racists to foreign countries? Why?
Such people are sent to Afghanistan (mostly). I have seen thousands of similar posts from soldiers over the past years. And when they do kill civilians, they didn’t mean it, it was accident, they were mentally ill. Do they even know the ” towel” they call it, is Afghanistan’s traditional men attire?. Everyone wears that, all the civilians.
Good Ol’ American journalism.
A demonstrator protests against Guantanamo Bay prison during a Stop the War rally in Trafalgar Square.
Many people have heard about Guantanamo Bay, but unfortunately they know very little or nothing about it. It’s heartbreaking that various forms of torture are being used against innocent human beings in the 21st century & people know nothing about it!
But instead of being pissed off because of that, I’ll try to inform you about it; Please read Questions & Answers: Guantánamo Bay. Read the story of a guard in Guantanamo here & a detainee here. It’s important to know that 158 innocent men were held at the Bay, but there is probably many more…
What I think, the most important thing of all to know about this hideous place is: “Not a single detainee has yet received what any democratic country would consider a proper trial, and the vast majority have received no charge or trial at all.”
Check out all the things I have posted about it (so far), here.