Forty-five years after American troops murdered men, women and children in a village in Vietnam, LIFE.com bears witness to the horror by republishing the story of My Lai as it ran in LIFE 20 months later
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Not afghan related but,… We can relate.
In honour of “Veterans Day”, I felt that it was necessary to shine a light on all the good U.S./Nato have done, and continue to do, in Afghanistan. I wanted to recognise all those “soldiers” who have, in the past 11 years, exported peace into Afghanistan. I wanted to demonstrate my utmost appreciation to those who have transformed Afghanistan into the prosperous, peaceful, beacon of democracy it is today.
I wanted to recognise Bagram Prison, which has, since its inception, upheld human rights to an admirable degree. Truly, their torture techniques and prisoner detainee methods have successfully reformed and rehabilitated countless suspected militants.
I wanted to recognise the “Kill Team”; Andrew Holmes, Michael Wagnon, Jeremy Morlock and Adam Winfield, whose murder of civilians and subsequent documentation of their murderous endeavours and collection of human paraphernalia, was, no doubt, for the greater good of Afghanistan. I can say, without hesitation, that the murder of fifteen year old Gul Mudin truly won over the “Hearts and minds” of Afghans. Well done!
I wanted to recognise all the massacres committed by Nato, among them the Nangar Khel massacre of six civilians, including three children and a pregnant woman, by the Polish Army.
Lastly, I wanted to recognise Robert Bales, the ‘soldier’ responsible for the massacre of 17 civilians in Kandahar, including 9 children. Bales, the motherfucking coward that he is, first murdered then burned the bodies of his victims and has yet to be charged for his crimes despite the fact that over 8 months have passed since the incident.
These are just a few of the hundreds, if not thousands, of crimes committed by U.S/Nato personnel in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to recognise them all given the nature of impunity that characterises Nato efforts in Afghanistan.
Pay attention, you fucking fist full of assholes. If you’re going to remember ‘soldiers’, remember them all, including the countless murderers among their ranks. If you’re going to praise the ‘brave efforts’ of Nato armies, don’t forget to condemn their violations of human rights. If you’re going to recognise the ‘heroes’, recognise the thousands of cowards as well.
Now, get the fuck out of Afghanistan and the “Afghanistan” tag, you hypocritical pieces of shit.
I don’t even want to have their ugly mugs on my blog but I have to reblog this and bear with it. My hatred for the US government and it’s military knows no bound.
American soldier quibbling with me on Twitter for “not being angry over the deaths of American soldiers like you are about Afghan civilians.” Maybe that’s because common sense tells you to sympathize with the invaded, not the invader. What a dumbass.
Twelve Palestinians from one family killed in Israeli rocket attack
In the single deadliest attack of the Israeli operation so far, 12 civilians were killed in Sunday’s air attack on a four-storey house in northern Gaza City, health officials said.
Two or three missiles fired by F-16 fighter jets reduced the house in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood to rubble, witnesses said.
Five women, including one 80-year-old, and four small children were among the dead, spokesperson of the health ministry Ashraf al-Kidra said.
sorry but i have to reblog this..
Not sorry for reblogging this. This is what Israel does to Gazans. This what your media doesn’t show you.
This is for fellow country under oppression and attack from the real terrorists, Israel; behind whom stands and supports, the mother of all terrorists, USA gov.
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?
Funds for Afghan children School & winter supplies.
Please donate for Afghan children in need. Afghanistan’s population of 31 million consist of more than 50% of children under the age of 15. For almost 30 years Afghan children have been affected by conflict. Only half of children are in school today, many work in the streets or in fields and homes to support their families. Children in Afghanistan face one of the worst chances of survival of anywhere in the world. Most of the families are displaced to more safer places because of the war in their regions, so they live in tents which can not keep them warm in winters resulting in family members dieing in, specially the young children and the elderly. One in four children dies before their fifth birthday, most of them from preventable diseases and malnutrition.
Me and my team travel to Afghanistan every year for 3 to 4 months. I will personally make sure your donations reach the children of Afghanistan in form of Winter clothing from blankets to coats and shoes to keep them warm. As simple this might seam to you, The lack of these simple things such as blankets and coats or shoes are often the cause of death for more than 20 afghan children annually. The donations will also be used to provide them with school supplies to help give chances of better education to afghan children.
Most of the schools are free, Afghan children thus have a chance to go to school but a lot of Afghan children come from poor families, barely able to put food on the table 2 times a day. Buying school supplies is therefore not considered necessity as they cant even provide proper food for their children. The lack of Books, pens, bags and notebooks causes discouragement even if the education was free. Providing these to the Afghan children will help children study better with more enthusiasm and therefore be more successful. These young children are the future of this country. You can help build it even if you are far away. There is an afghan proverb that says, drop and drops forms a river.
The goal is to collect 5000$ to cover more than one city from Ghazni to Qarabagh so on. Basic School and Winter necessities will be bought and distributed to Children only.
School supplies include >
- Back packs and pencil box to keep their books and notebooks and stationery in.
- Necessary pen, pencils and colors, rubbers, sharpeners etc.
Winter supplies include >
- Sweaters jackets
- Shoes for girls and boys
- Socks and hand warmers
Even if you help just one child that is a great accomplishment.
So please click through the picture to donate, or click this link. Share and spread the news in your tumblrs, facebooks, twitters. This is also a form of help by letting people know about this.
Please help this great cause if you can. It is not getting as much attention as it deserves. If you can’t donate, please reblog or share with your friends so others that may be able to will see.
The Last Soviet In Afghanistan
An ex-Soviet soldier in Afghanistan hasn’t returned to the motherland in more than 25 years. He remembers 1983 like it was yesterday: It was the height of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the USSR had brought a communist regime to power in the country and provided it with economic and military supported. He fought on the Soviet side of the conflict, but was captured by the Mujahideen. The ex-soldier now lives in Afghanistan, and has a wife and four children. Is this man a traitor to his country, or simply a victim of circumstance?