February 14, 2008

The new Face of Terror in Afghanistan

#59 (September 2006) "The New Face of Terror in Afghanistan:
How so-called 'Democracy' Empowered our Allies -- the Fundamentalists, Warlords and Drug Barons"

Click here, or on the cover (at right) to view a PDF file of this issue. (10 mgs)

A phoney democracy – dominated by warlords, drug barons, oil industry representatives and World Bank administrators – has now been successfully imposed upon Afghanistan by the world's major military and economic powers, including Canada. The current issue of Press for Conversion! outlines the key steps in the supposedly “democratic process" that brought this government to power. The process began very soon after 9/11, which offered a convenient pretext needed for U.S. air strikes that began on October 6, 2006. Some 3,000-3,400 innocent civilians were killed during the first six months of that U.S. bombardment alone. Thanks to the subsequent military, financial and diplomatic efforts of American, Canadian and other NATO-member states, many of Afghanistan’s most violent and dreaded terrorists are now back in power, running the country's government. There has been an appalling litany of scandals surrounding this supposedly "democratic process" that aided and abetted the return to power of our closest allies in Afghanistan, the notoriously-brutal, fundamentalist "Northern Alliance" warlords.

Related Event: Fearless Afghan Women MP, Malalai Joya, spoke to a crowd of 450 in Ottawa on September 13, 2006, and COAT's coordinator, Richard Sanders, had the honour of introducing her. (Click here for more information.)

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