Will Griffin and Matthew Hoh: Fighting the Unwinnable War in Afghanistan, Parts 1-3

Stop the Wars! End The Afghan War Honk for Peace

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With Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
March 8, 2019

“For all these costs, particularly the bloody expenditure of lives, the war remains the same as it was in 2009: neither side can win and neither side will surrender. US proclamations of military success and “hard won gains” are specious and are just one of the ever present lies of war.” — Matthew Hoh

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Turning “a Blind Eye” to the Afghan Opium Problem by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Foreign Policy Journal
22 March, 2010

The New York Times has an illuminating article regarding the opium trade in Afghanistan. The title is “U.S. Turns a Blind Eye to Opium in Afghan Town“, and it begins (emphasis added):

The effort to win over Afghans on former Taliban turf in Marja has put American and NATO commanders in the unusual position of arguing against opium eradication, pitting them against some Afghan officials who are pushing to destroy the harvest.

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