Tag: afghanistan

The US must leave Afghanistan: The work of ox in the field

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on April 28, 2011 0 Comments
The US must leave Afghanistan: The work of ox in the field

The US military will not succeed where the Russians failed. The war against the Taliban is not a winnable war. Events lately only confirm this: An escape tunnel was dug to free 480 prisoners, an Afghan pilot shot and killed 8 US soldiers and a contractor out of anger. The US must leave both Afghanistan and […]

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Master diplomat Holbrooke dies: Death is a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later you must ride the camel

Filed in Current affairs, Tragedy, US foreign policy by on December 15, 2010 0 Comments
Master diplomat Holbrooke dies: Death is a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later you must ride the camel

The death of high profile diplomat Richard Holbrooke is big news. Some faces symbolize America internationally. Richard was one of those faces. Holbrooke achieved a lot for peace in Kosovo and was very critical of Hamid Karzai’s government involvement in corruption. Holbrooke and Karzai did not like each other very much. For sure, he served his country with […]

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$600M bill to secure US-Mexico border passes: It’s the tortoise’s shell, ugly and hard that protects its life long journey on earth

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on August 13, 2010 1 Comment
$600M bill to secure US-Mexico border passes: It’s the tortoise’s shell, ugly and hard that protects its life long journey on earth

It is very rare to see Democrats and Republicans agree on the same thing. US lawmakers have passed an emergency fund of $600 million to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. Facing the epidemic of each state wanting to find its own solution to illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and violence — where the federal government has […]

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Taliban slays aid workers: Excuses are always mixed with lies

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 9, 2010 0 Comments
Taliban slays aid workers: Excuses are always mixed with lies

The Taliban justified the slaying of ten aid workers in Afghanistan, accusing them of teaching Christianity. There is no excuse for such brutality. This crime reminds us of the irrationality of the Taliban and the danger Westerners in Islamic countries are in. Behind all these killings is a secret religious war. Unfortunately, as in Iraq, Christian evangelical missionaries […]

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The Media is Our Own Worst Enemy: If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.

Filed in Current affairs, US foreign policy by on July 27, 2010 0 Comments
The Media is Our Own Worst Enemy:  If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.

Leaking US military secrets is unpatriotic. America’s worst enemy is its own media. The person who leaked the information is as guilty as the media who published the document online. For years, the media has been the source of information for America’s enemies. While the media — such as CNN — is an instrument of the […]

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Precious Minerals Found in Afghanistan: A wealthy man will always have followers.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 15, 2010 0 Comments
Precious Minerals Found in Afghanistan: A wealthy man will always have followers.

The discovery of valuable mineral resources by US geologists in Afghanistan has been received like a bomb. Afghanistan, seen for many years as a source of opium, a country of wars, and place of poverty is seen now as a country of interest. It is not a secret that under the cover of war, there […]

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Karzai Seen as Puppet: To him who puts a cord around his neck, God will supply someone to pull it.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 17, 2010 1 Comment
Karzai Seen as Puppet: To him who puts a cord around his neck, God will supply someone to pull it.

President Karzai, the Afghan president, has left the US after three days of talks. Mr. Karzai has been in the news for controversial statements made by him against the US.  He certainly needs to explain himself on many issues such as corruption, drugs, and his dangerous liason with Iran. President Karzai is trapped between the West […]

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Hamid Karzai Threatens To Join Taliban: It is not by watching a newly wed wife that she is going to become pregnant.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 6, 2010 1 Comment
Hamid Karzai Threatens To Join Taliban: It is not by watching a newly wed wife that she is going to become pregnant.

Hamid Karzai has lost his mind. First, he was accused of committing election fraud. Now, he is threatening to join the Taliban if the US and the West keep pressuring him about fighting corruption and making reforms. Hamid Karzai certainly is putting himself in a vulnerable position. In old times, the CIA “took care” of a […]

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Hamid Karzai Accuses The West of Fraud: Do not tell the man who is carrying you that he stinks.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 3, 2010 0 Comments
Hamid Karzai Accuses The West of Fraud: Do not tell the man who is carrying you that he stinks.

Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan and ex-CIA agent, has accused the West of committed fraud during the last Afghan presidential elections. These accusations took almost everybody who follows foreign affairs by surprise. This xenophobic message is not the message that a leader who is supposed to bring stability in his country should say. The world knows […]

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Don’t ask, don’t tell: Languages differ but coughs are the same.

Filed in Current affairs by on February 4, 2010 1 Comment
Don’t ask, don’t tell: Languages differ but coughs are the same.

Discrimination is wrong! Discrimination against gays and lesbians in the US military is even worse. In the face of danger, a gay or lesbian service member faces the same danger as a straight service member. A bullet does not discriminate. I have never seen a casket of a dead soldier from Iraq or Afghanistan labeled […]

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