December 10, 2013
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Salem-News.com (Dec-09-2013 15:09)
Three Arrested Dec 9 Trying to Deliver an Order of Protection to the 174th Reaper Drone Attack Wing at Hancock Air BaseDave Swanson Special to Salem-News.com
This afternoon, December 9, 2013, two Yale Divinity School students and a Catholic Worker were arrested as they attempted to deliver an Order of Protection on behalf of Afghan children and their families at the Hancock Air Base main entrance on East Molloy Rd. near Syracuse, NY.
Since October 25, 2012, over 50 citizens have been arrested – and issued Orders of Protection – for protesting the killing of children by Reaper drones piloted from Hancock Air Base.
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 15:58)
Open Our EyesSalem-News.com
A golden rule for all of us: welcome every idea, however strange it seems, as long as it doesn’t claim to be the absolute good, and as long as it doesn’t refuse differences, and let go of every idea that shuts the door for creation and progress.
While catching up with each other over the challenges facing ordinary Afghans and Egyptians, Sherif Sameer and I talked about how ‘opening our eyes’ could go a long way toward building a better world. We decided to co-write this piece, from Ismailia, Egypt and Kabul, Afghanistan.
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 12:36)
The Beat Goes on and the Anger GrowsJoe Clifford Salem-News.com
In this murderous drone bombing, 14 civilians were killed, including a baby and women. Baby killing does not elicit love and compassion from destroyed families; it promotes an intense hatred of the US government.
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Three events occurred this week explain the ever growing worldwide anger towards the US. The first is the continued murder of innocents by US drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 14:47)
Taliban Shadow District Governor Killed in Herat ProvinceArticle by Ghanizada Khaama Press
Adraskan district chief Haji Lal Mohammad Omarzai confirmed that the shadow governor and deputy governor of the Taliban group in Shindand were killed during the operations.
According to local authorities in western Herat province of Afghanistan, Taliban shadow district governor for Shindand was killed during a military operation by Afghan special forces.
Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 12:49)
Taliban Militants Lay Down Arms in N. AfghanistanSalem-News.com
More than 4,000 militants, according to Afghan officials, have laid down arms and joined the government-backed peace process over the past one year, a claim rejected by Taliban outfit as baseless.
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Fourteen members of the Taliban insurgent group laid down arms and surrendered in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan Province on Saturday, provincial police chief Aminullah Omarkhil said.
Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 01:24)
Sharif In Kabul Pledges Support For Peace TalksSalem-News.com
Relations between the two countries have been marked by tensions, with Afghanistan often accusing Pakistan of aiding Taliban leaders sheltering across the border.
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During a visit to Kabul, Pakistan's prime minister has said he supports Afghan efforts to seek peace with the Taliban. Nawaz Sharif was speaking after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on November 30. He said the recent release of a senior Taliban leader shows he is committed to helping bring peace to Afghanistan.
Salem-News.com (Nov-29-2013 01:45)
AFGHANISTAN: The Duvet Project (Winter 2013-14)Salem-News.com
Scores of people, including children, have frozen to death over the past few winters in Kabul.
In late 2012 and early 2013, many of you were part of a crucial project that helped many hundreds of people in Kabul, Afghanistan survive winter’s freezing temperatures.
Salem-News.com (Nov-26-2013 14:26)
10 More Years in AfghanistanDave Swanson Special to Salem-News.com
The U.S. public has been telling pollsters we want all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan "as soon as possible" for years and years.
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When Barack Obama became president, there were 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He escalated to over 100,000 troops, plus contractors. Now there are 47,000 troops these five years later.
Salem-News.com (Nov-26-2013 02:31)
Don`t Cry For Me, KarzaiNicholas Burgin Salem-News.com
With Karzai not playing nice anymore and following the same pattern all these setup leaders did, he probably won't last much longer.
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Who is Hamid Karzai? What offer is he waiting for from the US? Is this to be another Noriega situation?
Salem-News.com (Nov-23-2013 23:16)
Afghan Elders Support Immediate Signing of US Security DealSharon Behn VOA
Karzai shocked Washington by saying that he would not sign the pact until after the April 2015 presidential elections.
Even as tribal elders discuss the details of a 10-year security pact with the United States, controversy is swirling over the Afghan president’s announcement that he would delay signing the deal for several months.
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