Murder in Afghanistan, the Coverup Begins (updates)

12 March 2012 — Veterans Today

Sixteen Dead, Nameless “Lone Gunman,” We Have Heard It All Before

 by  Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

The village is Balandi, outside Kandahar in Afghanistan.  Thus far the dead are 16, shot in their homes, not just said to be “women and children” but actually infants murdered in their mother’s arms and set afire.

The US claims the perpetrator to be an unnamed “Army Staff Sergeant who has turned himself in.” There are inconsistencies.

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Stop NATO News: February 10, 2012: NATO Air Strike Killed Eight Afghan Children: Karzai

10 February 2012Stop NATO news

  • NATO Air Strike Killed Eight Afghan Children: Karzai
  • Another U.S. Drone Strike Kills Three In Pakistan
  • Pentagon Budget To Fund First NATO Global Hawk Drones
  • Argentina Appeals To UN Over British Military Buildup In South Atlantic
  • Leading U.S. Officials Flock To Bulgaria Amid Mideast War Threats
  • Defense Ministry: Russian Military Closely Monitoring Situation In Syria
  • St. Petersburg: Russia Activates New Radar Against NATO Missile System
  • Japan Scrambles Fighters To Intercept Russian Bombers
  • Belgrade: Change of Command Ceremony at Military Liaison Office
  • NATO’s UN Liaison Officer Addresses West Point Cadets

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Information Clearing House Newsletter July 14, 2011: US Attack Kills 50 People In Yemen

July 14, 2011 — Information Clearing House

300 Somali Children Left for Dead in Drought
Andrew Wander, a spokesman for Save the Children, said his agency provides care to more than 300 unaccompanied children who were found on roadsides after their parents died or abandoned them. 

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Wikileaks Newslinks 13 July 2011: WikiLeaks’ Founder Julian Assange in U.K. Court for Extradition Appeal

13 July 2011 —

Assange Presses Appeal to Head Off Extradition
Wall Street Journal
By JEANNE WHALEN LONDON—WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange unveiled a narrower set of legal arguments in a UK court on Tuesday as he continued his fight to avoid extradition to Sweden to face a sexual-assault investigation. Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated …

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Ahmad Karzai: From dishwasher to drug kingpin BY Eric Walberg

13 July 2011 — Eric Walberg

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s younger half-brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, was killed in Kandahar on 12 July during a gathering in his house, according to Kandahar’s Canadian Governor Tooryali Wesa. He was shot in the head and chest with a AK-47 fired by Sardar Mohammad, a former bodyguard to another Karzai brother Qayyoum.

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Wikileaks News Roundup 2-6 December, 2010

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 3 December, 2010: This Website Supports The Work Of Wikileaks and Julian Assange

3 December, 2010 — Information Clearing House

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WikiLeaks: Experts Explain America’s Role In Afghanistan Corruption
By Braden Holly
President Hamid Karzai’s half-brother, is getting paid by the CIA and that thousands of other officials are being paid off. That, in my mind, is corruption,” said Pratap Chatterjee, an author and columnist for the Guardian. “A lot of the biggest money in Afghanistan is U.S. military and State Department contracts.”

US Takes Cut of Donations by Allies to Afghanistan
By Ian Traynor
THE US military has been charging its allies a 15 per cent handling fee on hundreds of millions of dollars raised internationally to build up the Afghan army, according to US diplomatic cables.

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Wikileaks News Roundup 2-3 December, 2010

3 December, 2010 —

3 December, 2010

As I predicted, the heat is on Julian Assange.

2 December, 2010

US is devil in Afghanistan– writer – RT

7 October, 2010 — RT

It can be said that the US plays a devil’s role in Afghanistan, said journalist and author Ann Jones.

’I think you could say that in a way, because we are supporting an administration that is not only corrupt but, of course, as fundamentalist in many ways as the Taliban, not just the executive branch and the cabinet, but parliament as well,’ she said. ‘They are all controlled by former Mujahideen, Islamic extremists that the Bush administration put in power.’

’So, we are on the one hand talking about spreading democracy and equal rights for women and all of those nice things and on the other hand, in many ways there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the government we are supporting and the Taliban we are fighting against,’ Jones added.

‘Now, of course, we keep talking about having negotiations. Karzai wanted to negotiate for years and the US opposed it, but now it seems to be supporting it as a way out, but you can be sure that if these negotiations go forward with the Taliban and the Karzai government, it is Afghan women and minorities who are going to suffer in the long run,’ Jones maintains.

Ann Jones observed that it is mainly war contractors who benefit from this war.

’A lot of money is being made of the war – the armament suppliers, the contractors who are supposedly providing security for the people who supposedly are developing the country,’ she said. ‘There are many reports of the US paying the Taliban so the Taliban would shoot at their convoys so that they can supply their troops, so they can go out and battle against the Taliban.’


1 July, 2010 — MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media

The sacking of the head of NATO’s military command in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, caused a surge in coverage of the man described by political analyst James Petras as “Cheney’s chief assassin”.

In May 2009, Petras sampled from McChrystal’s CV. The general had played a central role in directing units involved in “extrajudicial assassinations, systematic torture, bombing of civilian communities and search and destroy missions”. He was “the very embodiment of the brutality and gore that accompanies military-driven empire building”. (’s_chief_assassin_is_now_obama’s_commander_in_afghanistan/?page=1)

Between September 2003 and August 2008, McChrystal commanded the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations (JSOC), tasked to set up death squads and paramilitary forces to terrorise communities and movements opposing the US and its allies in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. JSOC’s Major General William Mayville described the operation in Iraq: “JSOC was a killing machine.”

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