Kabul Attacks: Later, she turned pale + Photos of Soldiers With Afghan Corpses

by Hakim
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://ourjourneytosmile.com
April 19, 2012

Enough! Stand for Peace and Justice!

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

This video was filmed as we kept each other company nearby the attacks on the Afghan Parliament building, the Parliament being one of seven separate locations in Kabul where the ‘Taliban’ launched 18 hours of co-ordinated attacks on the 15th of April 2012.

In the video as it was in our hearts that day, the senseless sounds of the fighting could be ‘felt’.

Most of us could not sleep through that night, especially in the early hours of the next morning, when the U.S./NATO-backed Afghan forces with their helicopters moved in for their kill, human beings killing fellow human beings, or in the ironic but human ‘affection’ of President Karzai, ‘our Taliban brothers’.

This ‘human pallor’ needs to end.

Apr 18, 2012 by

Turning ordinarily pale in the Kabul attacks

Transcript of video

He whipped everyone. Those who were whipped had marks here & there on going home.

That was the first time I saw the Taliban & then not till now. Thanks be to God!

How long before the new government came? ( sound of firing )

About 4 or 5 months…( sound of rocket blast )

No teacher, this ( firing ) doesn’t affect people very much.

I’m in the room.

Yes, I can hear you. Are you fine?

Is the bullet or the pen better? The pen, teacher!

Were they firing? Yes, there were blasts and firing.

We left ( school ) immediately and ran.

They’re really near! ( sound of blast )

Let’s go! Let’s go!

At such a time, they are playing M&M rap on the radio. Farhad Darya? No, M&M.

At school, everyone was worried.

The female teacher initially said,’ Be calm.’ Later, she turned pale.

You’re also perspiring. Yes, I was nervous.

Dear, do you know why we all came to this room?

Yes, teacher. In the other room, if a rocket strikes, we may all die. Here, at least one of us will survive.

Yes, I understand now.

The Taliban has come, okay?

Yes, I thought that a bullet had passed close by this way.

Yes, I definitely heard the bullet myself…shoosh….I knew that the ( curse ) had passed by.

Hey boy, they’ll be worried. Call them.

No, they know that if anything happens, I’ll go to my uncle’s house nearby.

A woman under a burqa was crying, helpless.

Boys, wear your turbans…

Peace on earth!

Where is the peace? There’s fighting now.

Things are getting worse. From fear, I’m tying my turban now.

If they come, I’ll say, “I’m an Afghan ( in Pashto )”

God be your refuge.

No to all armed groups and militaries.

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Photos of Soldiers With Afghan Corpses the Latest Outrage for U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan

Apr 19, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – We get reaction to two photographs published by the Los Angeles Times that show U.S. soldiers posing with the corpses and body parts of dead Afghans. “If we don’t address the agreements that the U.S. and Australian governments and other governments are making for long-term war strategy in Afghanistan, we are heading for an increase in violence in this part of the world … more serious than the Kabul attacks,” says Hakim, Coordinator for Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Meanwhile, several NATO allies have promised to underwrite Afghanistan’s armed forces after foreign troops depart. The United States and other nations plan to retreat from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and hand the security issue over to Afghan security forces.

Photos of Soldiers With Afghan Corpses the Latest Outrage for U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan

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Journalist Anand Gopal on LA Times Photos of US Soldiers Posing With Afghan Corpses

democracynow.org – We get reaction to two photographs published by the Los Angeles Times that show U.S. soldiers posing with the corpses and body parts of dead Afghans. “I think (the photos) shock us actually more than they shock Afghans,” says Anand Gopal, long-time Afghan war reporter. “From the Afghan perspective, we’ve had troops urinating on corpses, a massacre of 17 civilians, air strikes, night raids, troops cutting off fingers for sport, and so for Afghans this is part and parcel of the experience of being in war. … They keep talking about rotten apples,” Gopal says of the Pentagon’s attempts to distance itself from the images. “But you have to wonder how many rotten apples you have to see before you realize that the tree itself is a problem.” Meanwhile, several NATO allies have promised to underwrite Afghanistan’s armed forces after foreign troops depart. The United States and other nations plan to retreat from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and hand the security issue over to Afghan security forces.

see

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould: Afghanistan and Mystical Imperialism

The Real Colombia Scandal: When Bedding Prostitutes Is Worse Than Crimes Against Humanity by Finian Cunningham

NATO Summit: Obama To Fete 50-Nation Expeditionary Military Force by Rick Rozoff

Protesting NATO in Chicago will be too late for Afghanistan by Hakim

No One Can Stop Us!

6 responses to “Kabul Attacks: Later, she turned pale + Photos of Soldiers With Afghan Corpses

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  6. I agree with you and that’s one of the reasons I started blogging. Thanks for the link. Everyone should have to see the real war crimes perpetrated by “our” soldiers.

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