"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake." -Jeanette Rankin
Background and History on U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan:
The War In Afghanistan: 47 Questions and Answers - by Michael Albert and Stephen R. Shalom
The US Does Shady, Underhanded Business
Pentagon Buys Up All Satellite Pictures After Reports of Civilian Casualties - by Duncan Campbell
Countering War Rhetoric Myths
ARTICLES ON WAR MYTHS IN GENERAL
MYTH #1: IF YOU OPPOSE MILITARY ACTION, THEN YOU SUPPORT TERRORISM.
MYTH #2: THIS WAR IS FOR JUSTICE.
Reality: No Glory in Unjust War on the Weak - by Barbara Kingsolver
MYTH #3: BOMBING WILL SOLVE PROBLEMS OF TERRORISM; IT'S SELF-DEFENSE.
Reality: We Are All Victims Nowby Gary Younge
MYTH #4: THERE ARE NO ALTERNATIVES TO WAR.Reality: An Alternative to War - by Tariq Ali
Reality: Tough Talk Won't Solve Terrorism Problems - by Rahul Mahajan and Robert Jensen
MYTH #5: EVERYBODY SUPPORTS THE WAR.
Reality: An international Gallup poll (offsite) showed that 32 out of 35 countries (the US, Israel and India in opposition) favored a criminal justice response, rather than military action, in response to the terrorist attacks. 67%-88% in NATO/Western countries and 83%-94% in Latin America favored a non-military approach. Despite the mainstream American media's portrait of total American support for war, fully 30% of US respondents also supported a non-military approach.
MYTH #6: WE'RE KILLING THE 'BAD GUYS', NOT INNOCENTS.Reality: Afghan Villagers Ask Why The US Unleashed Its Wrath On Them - AFP
Reality: US Bombs Red Cross - AFP
MYTH #7: WE'RE HUMANITARIANS. WE'RE HELPING AFGHANISTAN.Reality: Killing Them Softly - Starvation and Dollar Bills for Afghan Kids - by Norman Solomon
Why I Will Not Rally Around the President - by Robert Jensen
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