Thursday, January 07, 2010

NATOs Afghanistan Mission An Unwinnable Mess-President Kharzai Says NATO More Dangerous Than Taliban ?

"They're all murdered now .So An apology is bullshit" Afghan survivor of Australian/NATO attack on his home.

First an update from Rachel Maddow on connections between CIA & Blackwater/Xe Services & Targeted Assassinations in Afghanistan

Rachel Maddow-Discerning the CIAs role in Afghanistan

also see:

Qaeda says CIA attack 'revenge' for drone killings: SITE Jan.7,2009 AFP

KABUL — Al-Qaeda said the suicide bombing at a US base in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA agents was "revenge" for the deaths of militants in US drone strikes in Pakistan, the US monitoring group SITE said on Thursday.

A Jordanian identified as Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi who was said to be a triple agent blew himself up at the base in Khost on December 30 in the deadliest attack against the CIA since 1983.

The attack also killed two contractors with XE, the controversial private security firm once known as Blackwater, US media reported.

The two apprently were among seven CIA operative and a Jordanian intelligence officer killed in the December 30 attack, reportedly by a Jordanian double agent who blew himself up inside Forward Operating Base Chapman. Related article: Blackwater staff among CIA-base victims: reports

Their deaths were reported by local newspapers in Washington state and Virginia.

The News Tribune, from the Pacific state of Washington, said 46-year-old local man Dane Clak Paresi, a Xe contractor and retired soldier, was killed in the blast.

His wife, MindyLou Paresi, told the paper she was informed her husband was nearest to the bomber when he detonated his device.

"All of the agents are national heroes because they were there to do a job, a very large job. What it was I do not know exactly, but they were heroes fighting the war against terror," she said.

The Virginia-Pilot, a newspaper near Xe's base in North Carolina, said Jeremy Wise, also a contractor and a former Navy SEAL, was killed as well.

The reports point to a continued close relationship between the CIA and Blackwater.

The firm is believed to have participated in programs to kill top Al-Qaeda terrorists in 2004, and CIA "snatch and grab" missions to capture or kill insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But the CIA had appeared to distance itself from the firm in recent years, particularly after five Blackwater employees were charged with killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians and wounding 18 others during an unprovoked attack at a busy Baghdad roundabout using guns and grenades in 2007.

President Karzai of Afghanistan Criticizes US & NATO Activities in Afghanistan.
AlJazeeraEnglish January 05, 2010

Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, has accused NATO and US forces of taking the fight against the Taliban dangerously close to the Afghan population.

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Karzai said a growing civilian backlash is fast becoming a bigger risk to stability than the Taliban itself.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the capital, Kabul.

"Mystery Surrounds Contractors' Role at CIA Base:
Paresi and Wise, Killed by CIA Suicide Bomber, Worked For Company Once Known as Blackwater"

Another American Massacre on Civilians-Afghanistan

So it is not just American troops who are being accused of reckless behavior and possibly committing war crimes. in this report Australian troops are alleged to have murdered a few civilians. And Canada has been accused of handing over POWs to Afghans or Americans who then mistreat, abuse and torture POWs/ "detainees". Canada's Prime Minister Harper shut down parliament in part to avoid questions dealing with POWs or the Afghanistan Mission.

"They're all murdered now .So An apology is bullshit" Afghan survivor of Australian attack on his home
"Australian Soldiers Kill Afghan Children SBS Dateline Reporter Sophie McNeil, January 04, 2010

stopkillinginnocents at YouTube
January 02, 2010

Australian Soldiers Kill Afghan Children (Part 2)

David Kilcullen responds to Dateline's piece on the 5 children killed by Australian soldiers.

David Kilcullen, Ph.D. (born 1967) is a contemporary practitioner and theorist of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism. A former Australian Army officer, he left that army as a lieutenant colonel in 2005 and now works for the United States State Department. He is currently the special adviser for counterinsurgency to the United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. During 2007 he served in Iraq as Senior Counterinsurgency Adviser, Multi-National Force - Iraq, a civilian position on the personal staff of U.S. Army General David Howell Petraeus, responsible for planning and executing the 2007-8 Joint Campaign Plan, which drove the Iraq War troop surge of 2007.

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