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Body Counts | Counterpunch

The Human Cost of the War on Terror by M. REZA PIRBHAI In the early days of the ‘War on Terror,’ US General Tommy Franks declared, “We don’t do body counts.” He was referring, of course, to the dead of Afghanistan. That the names of 9/11 victims have been appropriately written in stone, only makes it doubly striking that the ...

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Abu Yahya al-Libi and this perpetually self-defeating ‘war on terror’ | Moazzam Begg, guardian.co.uk

Behind the killing by drone strike of al-Qaida’s No 2 lies a story of the senseless brutality by which the US makes its enemies by Moazzam Begg Killing with drones may have the short-term effect of eliminating a few obscure enemies. But with all the civilian casualties, the strategy is generating still more hostility, at a time when everyone admits ...

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War on terror: Closing a legal loophole | latimes.com

Can a U.S. citizen arrested in this country on terrorism charges be detained without trial? As with other aspects of the war on terror, the answer isn’t clear. Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. has proposed important legislation that would end the ambiguity and explicitly prohibit indefinite detention in such cases. For more on this story, visit: War on terror: Closing a ...

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How to Spin a Plot: U.S. Officials Peddle False Intel to Support Terror Plot Claims | Counterpunch

Officials of the Barack Obama administration have aggressively leaked information supposedly based on classified intelligence in recent days to bolster its allegation that two higher-ranking officials from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in Washington, D.C. The media stories generated by the leaks helped divert press attention from the fact ...

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Fiascos of American Foreign Policy: How to Create More Terrorists Than You Kill | Counterpunch

U.S. President Barack Obama is piling up foreign policy disasters. In at least three areas, crucial for world peace and American interests — Arab-Israel, Afghanistan-Pakistan and Yemen-Somalia — he is pursuing a course which can only be described as foolhardy. The anger and hate towards the United States which he is generating could take a generation to dispel. His abject ...

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Save the Date, Oct 6, 2011

October 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the United States invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. Join VFP and other organizations as they plan to occupy Freedom Plaza in Washington DC beginning Oct 6th to call for: Ending the Wars and Bringing the Troops Home Ending Corporate Welfare Putting Workers Before Profits Health Care ...

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Are the Taliban Winning? Targeting Kabul | Counterpunch

Gen. David Petraeus wrote in his 2006 counterinsurgency manual that the U.S. command headquarters should establish a “narrative” for the counterinsurgency war – a simple storyline that provides a framework for understanding events, both for the population of the country in question and for international audiences. But this week’s Taliban attacks on multiple targets in Kabul, including the U.S. Embassy ...

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