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Big-Hearted or Small-Minded? Americans' Selective Sense of Compassion

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By Dave Lindorff

About that outpouring of heartfelt sympathy and aid for the poor people of Haiti following their earthquake.

Where is the same outpouring of sympathy and aid for the poor people of Afghanistan or Iraq?

Did you see the photos of the city of Fallujah, after the US Marines were through with the place in late 2004?


Fallujah after the US Marine assault in 2004

Building in Fallujah destroyed by US bombs

The whirlwind: US Marines march into Fallujah


Have you seen the photos of the US-caused devastation in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan: The Americans were here


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Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the (more...)
 

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