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Afghan Villagers Take Revenge for Civilian Casualties

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Since American news organizations have utterly abdicated their responsibility to show the true face of war, it is left to the Internet to fill in the gaps. That, and of course, the BBC. If Obama escalates in Afghanistan, be ready to tune in to this diary for your real news dose, as a regular feature. Be ready to see a lot more of this.

Who would have guessed that someday real newsmen and women, and a free press, would be replaced by...Youtube.

In this BBC Nightly News report, young American soldiers react to casualties after being hunted by locals in revenge for civilian casualties sustained in an air-strike. Featuring remarks by journalist Sebastian Junger.

Now a majority of Americans oppose more troops in Afghanistan.

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Mr. Obama, please use your speech on Tuesday night to show the American people you have heard them, not the military-industrial complex. We want our soldiers home. Stop this madness RIGHT NOW. We, the People, demand it.

202-456-1111 (You must call between 9 and 5 Monday through Friday for the comment line. The richest nation in the world, and we can't afford weekend voicemail. If you want to make a call right now, call your congress member to block funding for any escalation of troops, "co-sponsor Rep. Barbara Lee's HR 3699". Congress after-hours switchboard and message services: 202-224-3121.)

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Ralph Lopez majored in Economics and Political Science at Yale University. He writes for Truth Out, Alternet, Consortium News, Op-Ed News, and other Internet media. He reported from Afghanistan in 2009 and produced a short documentary film on the (more...)

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