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March 23, 2009 4:16 AM   Subscribe

Rethink Afghanistan: Robert Greenwald is releasing his latest documentary online. Parts one and two are already available.
posted by anotherpanacea (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

This is pretty good. Interesting that no one has posted in 4 hours or so .. war burnout I guess. But this really does have the potential for nuclear terrorism/war (unlike the BS sold on Iraq). Pakistan is the key to it all and they have dozens of weapons and an unstable government.
posted by stbalbach at 8:01 AM on March 23, 2009

Thanks for this. Interesting Articles page as well. Here are the disparities referred to at the beginning of the first video: The Audacity of War, by Maps and Population.
posted by adamvasco at 1:20 PM on March 23, 2009

US will appoint Afghan 'prime minister' to bypass Hamid Karzai: White House plans new executive role to challenge corrupt government in Kabul
posted by homunculus at 2:17 PM on March 23, 2009

"Since Aug. 31, the CIA has carried out at least 38 Predator strikes in northwest Pakistan, compared with 10 reported attacks in 2006 and 2007 combined, in what has become the CIA's most expansive targeted killing program since the Vietnam War.

Because of its success, the Obama administration is set to continue the accelerated campaign despite civilian casualties that have fueled anti-U.S. sentiment and prompted protests from the Pakistani government.
posted by various at 4:36 PM on March 23, 2009

CT or COIN? Obama must choose this week between two radically different Afghanistan policies.
posted by homunculus at 10:29 PM on March 24, 2009

Afghan Strikes by Taliban Get Pakistan Help, U.S. Aides Say
posted by homunculus at 4:47 PM on March 26, 2009

Obama's domino theory: The president sounds like he's channeling Cheney or McCain -- or a Cold War hawk afraid of international communism -- when he talks about the war in Afghanistan.
posted by homunculus at 4:54 PM on March 30, 2009

Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which "legalises" rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn. Critics claim the president helped rush the bill through parliament in a bid to appease Islamic fundamentalists ahead of elections in August.
posted by homunculus at 11:53 AM on March 31, 2009

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