29.4.10

Naturally.

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South Asia should solve its problems itself: Jaswant Singh

By Qasim A. Moini Dawn newspaper.

Former Indian external affairs minister Jaswant Singh minced no words when criticising western presence in the region, arguing that the nations of South Asia should solve their problems themselves rather than depending on western help.

(The BJP grandee speaks supreme wisdom.......history teaches us that South Asia can only solve its problems through dialogue in a constructive manner that leads to constructive clear subsequent results from the initial dialogue WITH INDIA LEADING THE WAY in a non-dictatorial way, bilaterally or via SAARC. It would also greatly help if such nations did not so heavily rely on external aid...military and economic. Practically speaking the huge Western external aid given to Pakistan determines its foreign, military and even economic policies, thus undercutting any real chance of PAKISTAN taking bold steps towards compromise and coexistence with neighbor India, which simple logic states Pakistan must ultimately seek. Sooner the better. )

Mr Singh said this on Tuesday while talking to the media in Karachi. The senior politician and former central leader of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party was in Pakistan to promote his book Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence, which had raised a furore when it was released in India last year and led to his expulsion from the BJP due to its positive portrayal of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

(The strange combination of wisdom coupled with the courage of conviction to speak the truth comes to us at various stages of our lives; usually later, usually when one is out of power in the case of politicians...and Mr. Singh has clearly discovered his. I hope he continues his role of ambassador for regional peace, hope and co-existence for many years to come. THIS IS WHAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN SOUTH ASIA WANT.

As to Jinnah, I myself don't have such a noble perspective of the man, and have clearly stated that he was in all probability an agent of the Raj, who directly caused the death of millions......and the subsequent divisive politics of South with 4 wars between India and Pakistan. Nobody in Pakistan gained from the creation of the country, except a section of the elite of the Punjab. Partition should not have taken place)


Jaswant Singh, who also served as finance and defence minister, called for greater efforts to promote peace in South Asia as well as a relaxation of the Byzantine visa regime existing between Pakistan and India.

(Lets have visa waivers between India and Pakistan for all businessmen)


In reply to a question about the Afghan situation, he said he had “a serious problem” with the ‘Af-Pak’ neologism. “Who came up with it?” he asked, speaking to the local media in a mix of English, Urdu and Hindi.

While addressing the United States he said “you live 8,500km away. We live eight-and-a-half minutes away from each other. Afghanistan, Pakistan and India need to solve their own problems.

“Nato stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. What has the North Atlantic got to do with the Pamirs?”

Ofcourse............

Mr Singh said that if countries of the region kept looking to the West as saviours they risked losing their independence. (especially in Pakistan's case) He said that though he was on a literary tour of Pakistan and was not here on a political mission, “politics inevitably intrudes on our lives. Issues demand attention.”

He said the reception his latest book has received both in India and Pakistan was “very gratifying. As an author I am satisfied in the interest.”

With reference to the mini-firestorm the book caused in India, including book burnings and banning of the book in parts of that country, the senior Indian politician said: “A book is like a child for the author. When books are burnt it feels like a child has been burnt. But that is part of life.”

Answering a question, he said that Indian reviews were mostly positive but a “small section (of the population) had a problem with it.”

He said the solution to the Kashmir issue lay in dialogue, adding that “excellent relations are the wish of the people. Without excellent relations we shall be devoured by poverty and there can be no peace. The people should take the first step. Peace is our first priority”.

Regarding the problems faced by common citizens in getting visa for the other country, he said “the visa issues of the poor” should be resolved in order to “reduce the distances. We should revert to the pre-1965 situation. Break down this Berlin Wall. This is the voice of the people”.

Mr Singh added that when he was foreign minister he had suggested that city-specific visas be abolished for certain categories. However, he claimed that officials from the Pakistani side did not warm up to the idea.

He said the media of both countries should continue to play a positive role as they were “part of the constituency of peace.”

Coming to the issue of terrorism, which has poisoned relations between the two states, he said that “without reining in terrorism we both get hurt. It is very important that questions raised by the (2008) Mumbai (attacks) are answered”.

He quoted John F. Kennedy to bring home his point: Never negotiate out of fear; but let us never fear to negotiate.

Mr Singh noted that it was the responsibility of both the state and civil society in the two countries to work together against terrorism.

Recalling the Kargil episode of 1999, he said the ink had not dried on the Lahore Agreement when the incident took place, which resulted in a limited conflict between Pakistan and India.

Asked what he felt was the major stumbling block in Pakistan-India peace, Mr Singh replied that it was “the shadow of history.”

20.4.10

Is America a banana Republic?

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Is the USA a banana republic? An useful question that many must ask both within the USA, and outside. Back in 2005, a retired UK professional confided to me that he thought America was being run like a banana republic. That does not of course mean that the USA is actually a fully fledged banana republic...... yet.

After all aren't banana republics suppose to be weak Third World nations.

However the USA's foreign policy; its endless grubby based wars, and subsequent war crimes......and of course domestic policies sometimes to many smack of banana republicanism. And banana republics do exist solely for the benefit of a few within, and at the mercy of and orders of a foreign power without....in this case Israel.

Great nations rise, great nations fall.........the classic Roman Empire starting out in BC 800, and eventually collapsing around 500 AD. A monumental 1000 years, with a substantial period of civilisational exception/excellence to contrast with the rest of the world.

Yet with America the civilisational epoch and interlude between the rise and fall has been sadly a little short. What timeline shall we give this epoch post 1945------40 years? 50 years? Ah the dangers of having the largest Jew population in the world.........9 million of them.....the wrecker of nations; The Polish empire; The German empire; The French empire; The British empire; The Russian empire; The Hapsburg empire; The Ottoman Empire.......and now with a bit of luck and prayer the American empire.

Looking at the tea leafs what does this Jew systematised time honoured end game for America mean. The article below gives us a clue, but does not dwell on the all important political architecture of America in the future..........but it can be observed and summarized in a historical context of gradually shifting towards banana republicanism, eventual despotism, and permanent war in a nation where the political class is WHOLLY detached emotionally and in many other respects from the needs and desires of ordinary Americans.

Nations often have the capacity and subsequently do correct themselves, but I cannot see this with America at present.

In that respect crypto-Jewess Sarah Palin and her shallow politics and easy answers for the most complicated nation on earth seems to be the ideal candidate for such a country in such a juncture of its history.

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The Financial Terrorists Who Destroyed Our Economy Will Pay Zero in Taxes and Get $33 Billion in Refunds

You and I are working our asses off, paying 30% of our limited income in taxes. Not the banks that triggered the financial crisis.

By David McGraw at Information Clearing House.

Journalist David DeGraw has put together a devastating report detailing how Wall Street continues to pillage the economy with the government's help. "The staggering level of theft continues unabated," writes DeGraw. "Our future is going up in flames and our government isn’t even making the slightest effort to put out the fire. In fact, they are purposely pouring gasoline all over it."

DeGraw's
investigation is a follow up to his previous report The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America "Amped Status" -- The first thing people need to understand is that the economic crash wasn’t a crash for the people who caused it. In fact, these financial terrorists are now doing better than ever. In a recent report, titled “Social Inequality in America: Widening Income Disparities,” more evidence of the unprecedented transfer of wealth was revealed: "As late 2009, the number of billionaires soared from 793 to 1,011, and their total fortunes from $2.4 trillion to $3.6 trillion…. Despite the crisis, the list of billionaires has grown by 218 people and their aggregate capital has expanded by 50%. This may seem paradoxical, but only at first glance. This result was predictable, if we recall how governments all over the world have dealt with the economic crisis.”

The inequality of wealth in the United States between the economic top 0.5% and the remaining 99.5% of the population is
now at an all-time high. The economic top 1% of the population now controls a record 70% of all financial assets. The point here is that while the economic crisis has been devastating for 99% of America, the Wall Street elite are awash in record breaking profits. The most profitable firm in Wall Street history, Goldman Sachs, just had their most profitable quarter in their 140-year history and Wall Street firms issued an all-time record breaking amount in bonuses. All of this is occurring after giving these firms $14 TRILLION in taxpayer support - that works out to be $46,662 of your hard-earned money. That’s $46,662 for every man, woman and child in this country.

If you have a family of four, sorry, your future just got robbed and you and your children just lost $186,648!
So what are all these firms doing with these record-breaking profits? Are they returning them into the tax system in which they came from, the tax system that was looted just to keep their scam running? No! Let’s start with Wells Fargo. After being bailed out with our money in 2008, their top five executives DOUBLED their compensation and each one of them made over $11 million in 2009.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf made off with a cool
$21.3 million last year. And now comes news that Bank of America and Wells Fargo will pay zero, yes ZERO in federal taxes for 2009. Bank of America will net a $3.6 BILLION benefit from the federal government in 2009. Wells Fargo, after $8 BILLION in earnings for 2009, will net $4 BILLION from the federal government. So you and I are working our asses off just to make ends meet, paying 30% of our limited income in taxes, and gizillionaire John Stumpf’s company is paying ZERO in taxes so that he can personally swipe another $21.3 million of tax payer funds.

Al Capone is a dime store thief compared to this guy!


Well, to be fair, Mr. Stumpf is just a small-timer himself in this all-time greatest heist.


JP Morgan Chase made $12 BILLION in profit in 2009, as a direct result of our tax money - yes, I need to keep repeating this fact. These are profits that would not exist if it weren’t for our tax dollars.
It’s also important to point out that this is just the level of theft that has already occurred.

However, as I also can’t stress enough, the theft still continues without any let-up.
Now comes news that JP Morgan is on the verge of getting a $1.4 BILLION tax refund! Yes, you heard me right, a $1.4 BILLION TAX REFUND. But JP is not alone in this latest theft. In total, the financial terrorists are due to receive $33 BILLION IN TAX REFUNDS! Do you comprehend how depraved it is to give these people another $33 billion in tax refunds?

I assume that they’re thinking that after stealing $14 TRILLION, another $33 billion really isn’t all that much. After all, last year, Goldman Sachs, the most profitable firm Wall Street history, only paid 1% in taxes, so what’s another $33 billion kickback among friends?
Let’s be clear about this latest $33 billion of which the US tax system is being robbed. What could we do with $33 billion?

For one, we could put over one million unemployed people back to work and pay them the average national median wage for the next year. Add the record-breaking $150 billion in bonuses (our tax money) that Wall Street handed out this past year to the $33 billion and guess what? We can now put over six million people back to work making the average annual wage! Do you think that would stimulate the economy? Green shots galore.


But why do that? Jamie Dimon needs another new 40,000 square foot mansion and Goldman Sachs needs to upgrade their fleet of luxury jets filled with the finest wine, champagne, cigars and hot tubs.


Maybe we could use that $33 billion to save some of the hundreds of schools that are being forced to close this year due to devastating State budget deficits. Or maybe pay the thousands of teachers who just found out that their jobs have been cut.

How about using that money to feed the
50% of US children who need to use food stamps during their childhood to eat? How about using it to give a raise to the 15 million US workers who work 40 hours or more a week and still fall below the poverty line.

Wait, I know, how about helping the millions of Americans who have been foreclosed upon due to JP Morgan’s predatory lending schemes and illegal subprime “liar’s loans.”
And don’t even get me started again on how we can better use the $14 TRILLION that Wall Street made off with.

People of the United States to Obama: Hello! This is happening on your watch!
Change We Can Believe In! Oh, but wait… it gets even better. This just in from the Roosevelt Institute: De facto bailout for Freddie and Frannie Did the Fed and the Treasury orchestrate a de facto bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — at public expense and sans Congressional approval? John Hussman thinks so. He provides a detailed account of just how 1.5 trillion dollars got diverted to Freddie and Fannie — money that we can all kiss goodbye. American taxpayers, it seems, have gotten the middle finger once again. And then in comes this little known, highly underreported news item: U.S. Taxpayers on Hook for $5 Trillion of Fannie, Freddie Debt “After years of winks and nods, there’s no doubt that Fannie and Freddie now enjoy an explicit guarantee, according to most observers. The U.S. government placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship in September 2008: ‘This means that the U.S. Taxpayer now stands behind $5 trillion of GSE debt,’ according to the Congressional Research Service.” Hank “Pentagon-Sachs” Paulson’s right-hand man Tim Geithner, now Obama’s hand-picked Treasury Secretary and point man for the continued looting, recently assured his friends on the Financial Services Committee:


“We will do everything necessary to ensure these institutions have the capital they need to meet their commitments.”

Geithner then acknowledged that US taxpayers will take “very substantial” losses on this bailout.


Yep, Obama’s Chief-of-Theft, Rahm “Freddie Mac Daddy” Emanuel’s former company now has unlimited ability to rob taxpayer money and is making off with $5 TRILLION.

And I thought Cheney’s Halliburton was as bad as it could get.
Yes We Can… Get Robbed Even More!

But don’t worry, if you thought the past two years were bad, the history books will recall them as a walk in the park compared to what is coming our way. You don’t have trillions looted from the economy and continue to just keep going about your life business as usual. I wish I was wrong, and I wish this was just my opinion, but facts are facts and every societal and economic indicator says things are going to get worse, MUCH WORSE.

The fundamental Afghan problem: The Americans

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The Americans through their Pakistani gofers decided to give the Soviet Union its Vietnam from July 1979, by establishing the "Bear trap" in Afghanistan under Saint Jimmy and Brzezinski...by USING fringe extremist Islamic fundamentalists like Gulbuddin Hekmatyar amongst others to attack the Soviet backed Communist regime in Kabul....which was faltering by late 1979, and thus naturally a regime which would require rescuing by the Soviets.

The Americans with their Pakistani gofers, and by now in the mid 1980's fully involved the Israelis, decided to invite about 12,000 foreign pan Islamic jihadis to the Afghan insurgency. The 90,000 Afghan Islamists trained by the Americans, Pakis and Israelis were doing a fine job fighting for their country.........the 12,000 foreign pan Islamic fighters including American agent Tim Osman (aka Osama Bin Laden) were surplus to requirement, but the Americans thought the 12,000 pan Islamic additional fighters would add color to the insurgency.

The American national security adviser, Sandy Berger told the Paki gofers in 1993/94 that they should establish the Taliban with which to control Afghanistan, or else face being branded a terrorist state. The Paki gofers without filtering through comprehensively the strategic implications of such a policy said "acha sahib" and the rest is history.

The Americans more than probably pressed on their Paki gofers to allow Tim Osman, their agent to establish himself in Afghanistan, which would eventually allow the Jew media to establish the hologram of "al-Qaeda", the so called global menace, transferring with additional Iranian mullah assistance thousands of jihadis into the Balkan front, and still later the Kosovar front in the 1990's. The image of Jihadi armies on the loose is created,..............by America.

Israel does 9/11 with local American help, and America invades Afghanistan, easily defeating the Paki gofer propped Taliban armed with ak-47's.

America had planned this obviously, over many years, using Paki gofers military.

And now the Afghans into 9 years find themselves in servitude in their own country.....though the Tajiks foolishly think they are doing well, and winning.

The Americans are the problem.

The Paki gofer military are the problem.

Afghans must liberate themselves from these two entities if they are to live in some small measure of dignity and peace, into the future.

The type of leading American characters in Afghanistan and the MO of America in Afghanistan means that the Americans mean to wage permanent war against the Afghan people............even decent Americans realise this, AND so must ALL Afghans for their own sake and survival.

But the replacement of the Americans must NOT be the Taliban; they must never come back to power. The Jew Sandy Berger originally proposed them to the Paki military gofers.

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Heart of McDarkness

by Jeff Huber at Antiwar.com

The latest bunker mentality bunk to emanate from Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, is that he has too many civilian contractors hoofing around on his turf. Back in June 2009, a "civilian surge" was a key component of his strategy. What made him change his mind?

Maybe his attitude adjustment has something to do with the recent announcement that five former Blackwater employees, including former president Gary Jackson and former vice-presidents William M. Mathews Jr. and Ana Bundy, have been indicted on charges of illegally obtaining automatic weapons and then lying about it. Also indicted was former Blackwater general counsel Andrew Howell. Some general counsel he turned out to be: Your honor, my clients maintain that the weapons in question only become automatic after their triggers are held in the firing position for a specified interval, therefore…

Mercenary icon Blackwater has been in legal extremis for some time. The five Blackwater Barts who went to trial in a U.S. district court for slaughtering Iraqi civilians in a 2007 incident recently got off, but only on a technicality; the prosecutor, Kenneth Kohl, did a header from the high board into the canvas by basing his case on evidence he knew would be thrown out.

Blackwater’s Afghanistan rap sheet is equally abysmal. As reported in March by Tim McGlone of the Tidewater Virginian Pilot, recently released documents show the company’s employees and their supervisors in Afghanistan are "running amok – drinking heavily, using weapons without permission, and ignoring Army protocol. " This dysfunctional environment led to the shooting deaths of two Afghan civilians by a pair of Blackwater "workers" who, prior to becoming freelance gunslingers, received other-than-honorable discharges from the U.S. military (which answers the eternal question "where do we find such men?").

Blackwater co-founder Erik Prince is a one-man rogues’ gallery. A born again self-styled soldier of fortune and son of a wealthy and influential Republican, Prince has become the G. Gordon Liddy of his generation. He has redefined "conflict of interest," acting as a participant in a CIA assassination program even as his company provided the CIA with rent-a-goons to pull jobs too dirty for even the CIA to touch.

Former Blackwater employees have filed sworn statements in federal court alleging Prince’s involvement in a host of other sinfulness: money laundering, tax evasion, using his private airplanes to run illegal guns, deceiving the State Department and other federal agencies, destroying evidence, involvement with murdering Blackwater employees who planned to provide authorities with incriminating evidence against him, and making threats of death and violence against anyone else who might be thinking about ratting him out. The affidavits assert that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life." Allegations also include Prince of running wife-swapping and child-prostitution rings. That Blackwater is accused of bribing Iraqi officials hardly seems worth mentioning.

It is worth noting that Blackwater is hardly the only mercenary outfit knocking down a piece of our woebegone war on -ism, although the company has scammed so many government contracts through paper subsidiaries that it’s difficult to tell which Murder Inc. is attached to Blackwater and which isn’t.

Blackwater’s importance is that it has been at the center of an off-the-books, outside-the-chain-of-command, and outright illegal slaughter-for-dollars operation. What’s more vital to understand, though, is that McChrystal, who now acts shocked, shocked to discover we have so many civilian contractors in his theater of operations, has been thick as a tick with all of them for a long freaking time. He was freaking commander of the freaking Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008, for five freaking years, and he didn’t just bump into the freaking mercenary hooligans from time to time, he was in freaking charge of them, and he used them to blow people away on the say-so of Dick Freaking Cheney. McChrystal is Joseph Conrad’s Col. Kurtz come to life and promoted to a four-star level of monstrosity.

McChrystal has also recently cried another river of crocodile tears about those poor Afghan and Pakistani kids and their moms who keep getting collaterally damaged by all the air strikes and ninja raids he’s been ordering. McChrystal has been blowing the "measure of effectiveness is civilians protected" ditty out his kazoo since his Senate confirmation hearing in June 2009, yet the most visible thing he’s done as commander in AfPak is kill civilians. Despite Pentagon rhetoric that says the key to success in Afghanistan is winning the hearts and minds of the locals, the number of Afghan civilians killed by NATO troops has doubled this year (that’s according to NATO’s own statistics, by the way).

Every time civilian casualty counts spike, McChrystal makes a Muppet show of doing something about it. He says he’s going to throttle back on the air strikes but really doesn’t, then he says he’s going to clamp down on the night raids but really doesn’t do that either. Now, he says he’s going to "review" the rules of engagement, which won’t do a pig’s moo worth of good. No matter how thoroughly he reviews the ROE, he can’t change the part that not only allows but demands that our troops defend themselves, and when the other guys start shooting, the only way for our guys to defend themselves is to shoot back.

I keep wondering how long McChrystal is going to get away with talking out both sides of his mouth, and then I remember: he’s the handpicked general of the current war president and the protégé of "King David" Petraeus, the handpicked general of the previous war president. Then I flash on Bill Murray as "Big Ernie" McCracken at the end of the film Kingpin as he maniacally shrieks, "I can do anything I want… Big Ern is above the law… what do I care?"

Lamentably, fellow citizens, the war in Afghanistan is the center of gravity of U.S. foreign policy and will be for entirely too long. "Stan the Man" McChrystal is our national heart of darkness, and his vacant, gaunt smirk is the face – or rather the two faces – of America itself.

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Yes Afghans must keep a clear record of ALL American war crimes in their country for the future.

6.4.10

Afghan national sovereignty

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And so the American Mafia narco occupation of Afghanistan continues with daily tragedies into the 9th year of occupation. Military operations take place; civilians die, and the occupiers say these are mistakes......sorry have a few $ for the loss of your loved ones.

The Jew in America is confident of their power articulated eloquently through their document, "Project For A New American Century" 2000 which stated that hence forth with the decline of the Soviet Union American foreign policy would be dominated by military action against any and every nation on earth, denying rival powers to even come close as a super power.

In that overall mindset in Washington under Bush II since 2001, and continued under Obama with a smile and nicer words, Afghanistan thus becomes just another military base for the American empire out of the already 800 around the world. A vast base that will soon have 100,000 American troops and 180,000 private contractors, backed by NATO troops carrying out ops in Pakistan, Iran, and eventually Central Asia, Russia and China in the future in this long war.

America is not interested in Peace.

America is not interested in Democracy.

America is not interested in nation building and reconstruction in Afghanistan or Iraq; there hasn't been any despite spending $200 billion in Iraq, or $40 billion in Afghanistan.

America Jews want a global empire, conducting on going preferably low level insurgency wars against weak opponents............not full blown conventional wars against relative rival powers with real military punch.

In Germany and Japan after WWII the Americans instituted COMPETENT CIVILIAN GOVERNMENTS. Conrad Adenauer in Germany from 1949 under the CDU, and in Japan under the LDP, and the San Francisco Treaty of 1952. Both countries continued/continue to be colonies of America, with their troops stationed in Germany and Japan; American nuclear weapons stationed there over which the local government have no say or control..............and most significantly, the Americans fixing the political outcomes in BOTH countries for 60 years, in BOTH countries which do not adversely challenge American hegemony in their two new colonies. The military/security in these two American colonies are also for obvious reasons tightly controlled by the USA, either through NATO in Germany's case or through other bi-lateral means agreed upon soon after the end of WWII.

But we can say, that all things considered, even though Germans and the Japanese are not "free" in the pure sense, they are never the less happy and content.....Japan is a very rich successful country, the 2nd richest, where crime is very low, and overall social human satisfaction very high....and ditto Germany as officially the fourth largest economy on earth.

These were already successful countries prior to the American occupation in 1945.

But sadly this seems not to be the case in Afghanistan after nine years of American occupation. After spending $40 billion on development there seems to be very little to show for such extensive expenditure. $40 billion is a lot of money, so where has all the money gone?

Also America is not looking for "PEACE" in Afghanistan, whether its now or in the future......be it near future, medium future or the long term future. Instead America intends to use Afghanistan as a spring board for military operations against Pakistan, Iran, Central Asia, Russia and China. Within Afghanistan Americans keep talking about the rising threat of the Taliban, and more military operations against them in Marjah, Kandahar, and so forth.

With this American mindset, where 95% American expenditure in the country is for military security purposes, and where the Americans are seeking out more enemies in Afghanistan and outside Afghanistan in endless hopeless wars, AND finally where the Americans rely on well known local Afghan mafia to run the country..........then can Afghans, ......all Afghans.....Pashtuns, Tajik, Hazara, Persian, Uzbek can they achieve peace and development for their country in such a situation?

NO----NEVER, UNTIL AND UNLESS THE AMERICANS LEAVE AFGHANISTAN.

The American objectives have been, and are very different from their occupation of Germany and Japan, after WWII........and their occupation of Afghanistan now. In the case of Germany and Japan it was about consolidation of control through back channels.....puppet parties of America such as the CDU, LDP; extensive military bases; cultural domination......baseball in the case of Japan; the covert control of the security apparatus in these two countries.

In the case of Afghanistan, and to a lessor extent Iraq American occupation is overt, aggressive STILL INTO THE 9TH YEAR, indiscriminate, corrupt, and underlined by sheer American two faced duplicity......American politicians and military commanders say very rational reasonable things about how they should conduct themselves in these countries (presumably you are trying to win over the locals---a very logical objective in any military/post war scenario), but the actions on the ground by American forces starkly contradict these statements.

Why so?

Well a partial explanation has already been provided above, but this is not the full explanation. There are other obvious factors.

RELIGION: Christian fundamentalism is very strong in America; a unique phenomenon in a "modern" country. A good deal of the 36,000 professional officers in the USA military are influenced by Christian fundamentalism........where some even try to convert desperate Iraqis and Afghans, and other such actions which gives away their fundamentalist leanings. Then you have 9/11 conducted by Israel and thus naturally the animosity must have heightened to "get even" with the "Sand niggers", "Dune Coons" and "Towel Heads". We must thus assume that the very negative occupation by America of two Muslim countries, where in Iraq's case alone 1.3 million civilians have died, and 4-5 million turned into refugees.....and not a lot better in Afghanistan, that Christian fundamentalism within the American armed forces is blocking post war reconstruction and development in these two countries, after 9 years of occupation.

The only solution for Afghanistan and Iraq is for this Christian fundamentalist force of America to leave completely, and not even remain as back seat occupiers as in the case of Germany and Japan.

Racism in America has been very very strong historically to this day. This racism must affect the performance of the American armed forces. Racism affects your relationship and treatment of "others" naturally.....we may find various explanations to cover this act, but in the end it is about American racism. American racism is the reason why America dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan when the country was already in the process of considering surrender terms, and widely acknowledged as being close to near defeat, but not used against Germany----the so called killer of 6 million Jews.

American racism is the reason why America under Nixon bombed Cambodia, a neutral country in the Vietnam war, and which was already controlled by a military junta via an American backed coup. America's actions killed many Cambodian civilians, and was against International law. Many nations around the world have faced American institutional racism. Afghanistan is a brown country people----therefore naturally Afghans must be treated badly under American racism.

American materialism is also one of the main religions of the USA. In fact one could argue that it is the MAIN RELIGION. Per capita income in the USA is approaching $50,000 and Americans, average Americans aren't yet satisfied. How stupid inferior and worthless the average Afghans must seem to the Americans living in their mud huts, driving donkey carts as a dirt poor fourth world nation......How can rich Americans treat such a nation with respect? They must naturally have utter contempt and disdain for such a people.

Thus given this reality the only solution for ALL Afghans, if they desire peace and some reasonable development for the future in Afghanistan, is to drive out the American Christian fundamentalist, racist, materialistic armed oppressors from their country-------there is no other way. Afghans must live in dignity eventually. Tajiks who might see some advantage now under American occupation, must not believe falsely that they will forever enjoy their new position, once the Americans leave whenever in the future.






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Karzai's Defiant Stance Concerns U.S, Other Afghans

By Joshua Partlow

April 5, 2010 "Washington Post -- President Obama's visit to Kabul last week, intended in part to forge a closer working relationship with President Hamid Karzai, has helped produce the opposite: an angry Afghan leader now attacking the West for what he perceives as an effort to manipulate him and weaken his rule.

Karzai's relationship with his U.S. backers in the past week has taken a sharp turn for the worse after his two anti-Western speeches in three days, remarks that some officials see as a rehearsed, intentional move away from the United States.

In remarks to parliament members Saturday, Karzai said that if foreign interference in his government continues, the Taliban would become a legitimate resistance -- one that he might even join, according to lawmakers present.

"When I heard Karzai's remarks, it really shocked me. It scared me," a senior Afghan official who works closely with Karzai said. "We should not take this lightly. This is a golden opportunity to have the West here; we can't squander it."

Karzai's comments have angered U.S. officials and some of his prominent Afghan colleagues in the government, who fear he is jeopardizing international funding and military support because his pride has been injured.

"That guy's erratic, he's unpredictable. I don't get him," said a senior U.S. military official in Kabul.

Obama's visit was far from the only aggravation for Karzai in a partnership that has simmered with mistrust since the Afghan leader narrowly won reelection last year. But it helped propel him to his new antagonistic stance, according to Afghan and U.S. officials.

Karzai wanted Obama to publicly praise his plans for a "peace jirga," the planned meeting of tribal elders and political leaders to discuss reconciliation with insurgents, said the senior Afghan official, who requested anonymity in order to speak candidly. Karzai also wanted support for his views on how to reform the electoral law ahead of parliamentary elections in September.

What he got was Obama prodding him to perform. He pushed Karzai to keep two foreigners on an elections commission that investigates fraud; to appoint cabinet ministers based on merit rather than personal ties; and to fight corruption by giving more authority and independence to the corruption oversight agency, among other things. Karzai saw the visit less as a public show of partnership than the United States coming to scold an ineffectual leader, according to his supporters.

"Our most important ally is constantly criticizing us: 'You're corrupt. You need to do this and that,' " said Hekmat Karzai, director of the Center for Conflict and Peace Studies in Kabul, and a cousin of the president. "You cannot talk down to the Afghans like they're children or they don't understand."

This perceived slight of Obama's visit was compounded by the lower house of parliament's rejection of Karzai's decree that would reform the nation's elections law and give him more power over the commission that investigates voting fraud. The latter is a sore subject for him, since the panel ruled last year that widespread fraud of the presidential vote erased his first-round majority.

Karzai's first speech on Thursday harshly criticized foreigners and the United Nations for conspiring to weaken his government and accused foreign embassies of orchestrating the voting fraud. This caused a diplomatic uproar that was quelled only during Karzai's phone call to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton the next day, in which he expressed his commitment to their partnership.

But the next day, Karzai told a gathering of lawmakers that foreign interference fuels the insurgency. One lawmaker said Karzai made the point that if he is compelled to obey foreigners, "I'll join the Taliban."

"I know he's cooperating with the U.S., but he just wants to give us a wrong perception. He's trying to prove himself as a hero, a nationalist," the lawmaker said.

Some of the presidents' supporters said that people overreacted to the statements, and that Karzai is well aware of how reliant he is on the United States and other countries fighting in Afghanistan. The United States pours billions of dollars monthly into Afghanistan, and 30,000 new troops are arriving to fight the Taliban.

Speaking at a meeting of about 1,200 tribal leaders and local officials in the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday, Karzai again suggested that U.S. pressure is counterproductive.

"Afghanistan will be fixed when its people trust that their president is independent and not a puppet," he said. "We have to demonstrate our sovereignty. We have to demonstrate that we are standing up for our values."

Despite his displeasure with the U.S. government, Karzai made the trip to Kandahar to build public support for a top U.S. and NATO goal of combating the insurgency with a major military push this summer into the districts around Kandahar.

He asked attendees whether they are happy about the upcoming operation. A loud murmur echoed across the vast meeting room.

"Listen to me carefully: Until you're happy and satisfied, we will not conduct this operation," he said to loud applause.

Staff writer Rajiv Chandrasekaran in Kandahar contributed to this report.