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Afghanistan Will Not End Well

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1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

To me, the key to understanding geopolitical events and policies is what happens to the ordinary people. We have had a spate of articles about Afghanistan, but few that consider the viewpoint of the people involved in the killing, the suffering and the dying.
For once I would like to hear the officials speak in human terms, as Rep. Alan Grayson D-FL does on health reform. I want to read articles from people who have been on the ground. One Diary of a Mad Baghdad Housewife sheds more wisdom and light on Iraq than the entire North American blogosphere could in all the war years.
It doesn't take an ethical genius to figure out the UDHR definition of the Afghan War. It is a war crime with millions of perpetrators.
Supporting the perpetrators is a crime against humanity.

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Doki Entered the US in 1950 Disguised as the Red Menace

In 1950 I was confused. The Communist North Koreans had mercilessly invaded the south. Our WWII Marines were gathering at Pusan to repel the invaders. UN member troops united against the Communist aggressors.
We kids stocked up with Army Surplus and Red Ryder bb guns. Ski, Rothblatt, man your machine guns cried a popular comic book.
There was a problem. They called every decent American I knew a Communist. We ceased being a Republic.

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In the old and brilliant Japanese movie 'The Banners Of Samurai', the ruler of a kingdom hires a gruesome War Captain to extend his domain. When asked about the name of his new minister, the ruler replies, 'His name is Yamamoto Kanske, Doki which means The Devil of War.'

Mark Sashine, OEN

Dumping Obama Begins the Problems

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Americans love wars until we lose them.
Few of them ever mention the 7.2 millions slaughtered in Asia. They weren't white. Many connect wars with jobs and prosperity. Even with the recession 83% have jobs and 85% retain their homes.
The voters must suffer a great deal more before they will elect a Progressive. Republicans would be happy to unite with Progressives in any plan to derail Obama or his programs. This is a quick way for the USA to become even more of a dictatorship.

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Born a month before Pearl Harbor, I attended world events from an early age. My first words included Mussolini, Patton, Sahara and Patton. At age three I was a regular listener to Lowell Thomas. My mom was an industrial nurse a member of the (more...)
 

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