Sujet: (SOTT) about afghans killed, moved or * DUed*- --
De: béate
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 16:14:50 -0400 (EDT)

searching *afghans*  in SOTT :
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 05:33 EDT
Afghan and US-led troops killed more than 60 Taliban rebels in two days of fierce fighting, while six NATO soldiers died in separate clashes, officials said Monday.
Comment: Have you noticed something?
Yes, now NATO no longer kill civilians. They just consider all Afghans to be Taliban rebels .   2007 july24
Afghan villagers in the eastern province of Kunar say 35 civilians have been killed in separate air attacks by international forces.
It can no longer be believed that it is a rare occurrence or one that is caused by mistake. It therefore clear that it is the policy to kill indiscriminately.
2007 july 7
Ferocious attacks on civilians, be these by ill-trained troops or brave warriors of the skies who bomb and rocket houses occupied by women and children, are serving to hasten the spread of distrust and loathing. The opposition, whether 'Taliban', double-dealing warlords, drug thugs, or ordinary tribesmen who hate all foreigners, is by its nature disorganized and incapable of mounting major attacks. But it doesn't need to. The war in Afghanistan is being lost because the foreign occupiers are killing Afghan civilians.
june 29
The governor of eastern Nangarhar province told reporters meanwhile that authorities were holding two men who had confessed to being would-be suicide bombers who had been trained in Pakistan.
"They have confessed that I was their target," governor Gul Agha Shirzay said.
Comment: Wonder how they got that 'confession'!
Read more about enhanced interrogation techniques   ................    june 21
Tehran (IRAN) has said it wanted one million Afghans repatriated by next March. The 70 000 who have been sent back started returning from April 21.
((  may 22  ))
The head of the Red Cross in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, said all sides involved in the conflict were "legally obliged to distinguish at all times between legitimate military objectives and the civilian population and civilian objects."
They must weigh up the possible incidental loss of civilian life and damage against the expected military outcome of an attack, Stocker said ....   a-t-w ...  may 19
Particularly disheartening is the fact that not far away, the medical unit at Kandahar airfield base has stacks of soon-to-expire pediatric kits. A staffer who didn't want to be identified admits it's just too unsafe now for their mobile medical team to venture into these camps and administer healthcare to the sick and dying.  Even the NGOs have pulled out.   a-t-w .... may 11
But the local residents said that civilians were killed in the bombardment and that some drowned in the river as they fled...
uk-news   april 30
"Those folks were innocent . . . We were unable to find evidence that those were fighters."  april 16 ...a-o-e
The failure of Nato forces to deliver security and development and rising civilian casualties inflicted by Western forces in clashes with the Taliban have led to a loss of support in Kandahar. "How can we forgive the Americans?" asked Mr Karigar, who like most people here does not distinguish among the different elements in Nato. "I will fight them any way I can."  a-o-e  april 8
John Sifton, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, which is based in New York, also expressed concern about the level of force. "That is heavy firepower to respond to two men, even if they have Kalashnikovs," he said in a telephone interview. "If that version of events bears up, it would strongly suggest that the attack was disproportionate." Mr. Sifton said insurgents also regularly violated the rules of war by using force near civilian areas.
m-e-m   march 5
Comment: by The Insider: The US regime wants to create highly realistic scenes depicting everyday life in Iraq and Afghanistan on giant artificial film-sets at a secret location in Eastern Europe.
Actors and extras will play the part of grateful liberated civilians, on set 24-hours a day, while real American soldiers are cast as the stars of the show, and everything will be recorded by carefully positioned CCTV cameras.  
                us-news     ...march 5
More than a half dozen Afghans recuperating from bullet wounds told The Associated Press that the U.S. forces fired indiscriminately along at least a six-mile stretch of one of eastern Afghanistan's busiest highways - a route often filled not only with cars and trucks but Afghans on foot and bicycles.
The freelance photographer, Rahmat Gul, said he took photos of a four-wheel drive vehicle where three Afghans had been shot to death inside.
An American soldier then took Gul's camera and deleted the photos.   m-e-m..
 march4 2007
To understand the failure -- and fraud -- of reconstruction in Afghanistan, you have to take a look at the peculiar system of U.S. aid for international development. During the past five years, the United States and many other donor nations pledged billions of dollars to Afghanistan, yet Afghans keep asking: "Where did the money go?" American taxpayers should be asking the same question.
(( dec 11 2006..a-o-e ))
KABUL, Afghanistan - NATO's top commander in Afghanistan warned on Sunday that a majority of Afghans would likely switch their allegiance to resurgent Taliban militants if their lives show no visible improvements in the next six months. (OCTOBER 2006)   oct 9     m-e-m
Comment: What a coincidence! The US comes and "liberates" Afghanistan and within a few years the previously almost non-existent opium production skyrockets while the previously plentiful harvest of staple foods plummets.   sept 12-2006    ...m-e-m the area, saying that if they don't want to die, they had better leave Pashmul.
Coalition forces have been trying to take control of the area, which is about 25 kilometres west of Kandahar. It is the site where several Canadians have been killed and wounded.  august31  m-e-m
The pictures were taken by an Afghan passer-by on 29 May in Khair Kane, a district of north Kabul. The 20 photographs appear to show a group of unarmed Afghan civilians being killed by gunfire from an American Humvee.  aug 9  m-e-m
The Canadian who was killed, identified as Mike Frastacky, was found in the house of an Afghan national in northern Baghlan province on Monday, said Mohammad Halam Rask, the province's governor.
Frastacky, who suffered three bullet wounds to the chest, was reportedly an independent aid worker helping to build a school in the area
july 26 2006  m-e-m
 More than 600 people, mainly militants, have been killed since May.
But Karzai, who has previously scorned large-scale anti-militant campaigns, rejected the continued spilling of Afghan blood in military operations. "It is not acceptable for us that in all this fighting, Afghans are dying." Even "if they are Taliban, they are sons of this land."  june 24 2006   m-e-m
Between 3,000 and 4,000 foreign civilians are believed to be working in Afghanistan alongside 23,000 American troops and 9,000 members of a NATO-led multinational force, mostly from western countries.
may 31 a-t-w
"These traitors killed at least 10 people. Death to them," a protestor named Ahmadullah said told an AFP reporter, referring to the American troops.
Another said: "These cowards opened fire into the crowd and killed them like sheep. First they drove into the people's cars, destroyed them and then fired onto the people who were only throwing stones at them.
"They are not brave soldiers. They are just backstreet, bad-driving thugs. They think Afghanistan is a playground where they can practise shooting," he said, without giving his name.  may 29 2006  m-e-m
The U.S. military has said it takes "extraordinary measures" to protect Afghan civilians, but that Taliban rebels were firing on coalition forces from inside the villagers' homes, and that troops had the right to return fire in defence.    may26-2006   m-e-m
Afghans' uranium levels spark alert
Other researchers suggest new types of radioactive weapons may have been used in Afghanistan.
The scientist is Dr Asaf Durakovic, of the Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC), based in Canada.
Dr Durakovic, a former US army adviser who is now a professor of medicine, said in 2000 he had found "significant" DU levels in two-thirds of the 17 Gulf veterans he had tested.    may 23-2006   m-e-m
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