Harry Belafonte: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Are “Immoral, Unconscionable and Unwinnable”

Harry Belafonte: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Are “Immoral, Unconscionable and Unwinnable”

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/10/04/harry-belafonte-iraq-and-afghanistan-wars-are-immoral-unconscionable-and-unwinnable/

VIDEO: “Kill Team” whistleblower exposes the depravity at the heart of the US occupation of Afghanistan: http://bit.ly/9VKMV0

More on the Afghan quagmire

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/09/23/press-tv-talks-to-james-morris-about-afghan-quagmire/

6 Responses to “Harry Belafonte: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Are “Immoral, Unconscionable and Unwinnable””

  • Patriot says:

    ‘Taliban infiltrated Afghan forces: Sleeper cells awaiting instructions to strike’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1317519/Taliban-infiltrated-Afghan-forces-Sleeper-cells-awaiting-instructions-strike.html

    The 10th Year: Afghanistan Veterans Speak Out

    http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/10/08-0

    AFGHANISTAN-US
    Report Shows Drones Strikes Based on Scant Evidence

    http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53194

    DEBORCHGRAVE: New World Disorder:

    http://tinyurl.com/DeborchgraveNewWorldDisorder

    MISSION CREEP IN AFPAK (by Eric Margolis)

    http://www.ericmargolis.com/political_commentaries/mission-creep-in-afpak.aspx

    After reading above article by Margolis the mention of the neocon ‘divide and conquer’ plan for Pakistan is most interesting because Dr. Stephen Sniegoski discussed such for Iraq in his ‘The Transparent Cabal’ book (see http://tinyurl.com/thetransparentcabal & http://tinyurl.com/fragmentationofiraqforIsrael as well). Now take a look at the following URL to see who has been advising General Petraeus:

    Neocons Resurfacing under Obama

    http://tinyurl.com/neoconsresurfacingunderobama

    Invading Pakistan

    http://america-hijacked.com/2010/09/30/invading-pakistan/

    War on Terror (by Paul Craig Roberts)

    http://america-hijacked.com/2010/10/16/the-war-on-terror/

    Pakistan’s Convoy Halt Forces US to Reduce Tensions

    http://tinyurl.com/PakistanreducesUStensions

    US says sorry for Pakistan deaths – Central & South Asia – Al Jazeera English

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/2010106174837211351.html

    Nato supply route remains closed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjrfdWCcI_I&feature=sub

    Pakistan keeps border crossing shut: Pakistan decides not to reopen border crossing used by Nato for supplies to Afghanistan:

    http://aje.me/ajBZ00

    One War in Pakistan and Afghanistan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOxDvdx4tg&feature=sub

    No end in sight to Afghan quagmire as it enters 10th year

    http://america-hijacked.com/2010/10/07/no-end-in-sight-to-afghan-quagmire-as-it-enters-10th-year/

    Six More Years (by Philip Giraldi)

    http://america-hijacked.com/2010/10/07/six-more-years/

    When the Taliban calls, pick up (by friend Danny Schechter)

    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2010/10/201010112283730582.html

    Obama’s Men (by Ray McGovern)

    http://www.counterpunch.org/mcgovern10012010.html

  • Patriot says:

    Following from Stop the War Coalition in the UK:

    AFGHANISTAN’S WORST YEAR: IT’S TIME TO GO

    The number of deaths of Nato forces in Afghanistan during 2010
    has now exceeded those killed in the whole of 2009, making this
    the bloodiest year for Nato forces since the war began nine years
    ago. Afghan civilian casualties are also at record levels.

    The central problem for the anti-war movement is how we bridge
    the gap between the bulk of public opinion which opposes the war
    and wants the troops out, and the failure of the political
    establishment to reflect this opinion, as demonstrated by the
    recent vote in parliament when only 16 MPs voted against the
    continuation of the war.

    This is why the national Time To Go demonstration in London on
    Saturday 20 November, called by Stop the War, CND and the British
    Muslim Initiative, is so important.

    It takes place on the same day as the Nato summit in Lisbon and
    it needs to reflect the scale of majority opinion opposing the
    war — consistently polling at over 70 per cent.

    The mainstream media is not going to do us any favours when it
    comes to publicising the demonstration. We have to ensure that we
    activate all available networks to ensure that no one can say
    after 20 November that they were not on the demonstration because
    they didn’t know about it.

    The recent moblilisation against Tony Blair’s book signing
    events, and the emergency demonstrations called following
    Israel’s barbaric attack on the Gaza aid flotilla in May, showed
    how effective the anti-war movement can be in publicising and
    building support for its activities.

    Stop the War is encouraging all its supporters to publicise the
    Time To Go demonstration wherever they can — through friends and
    work colleagues, trade unions, mosques, churches, community
    groups, college and school student organisations, peace groups,
    Afghan groups, aid and refugee groups etc.

    Updates on the demonstration will be posted regularly on the Stop
    the War website: http://bit.ly/FeWuS

  • Patriot says:

    The bomber (mentioned in AP article below) was driven to attack US in Times Sq (NYC) because of the drone attacks in Pakistan (think about how many more Muslims will want to attack US after Obama has US invade Pakistan):

    Invading Pakistan

    http://america-hijacked.com/2010/09/30/invading-pakistan/

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    Times Sq. bomber sentenced, warns of more attacks
    By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writers Tom Hays And Larry Neumeister, Associated Press Writers
    23 mins ago

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101005/ap_on_re_us/us_times_square_car_bomb

    NEW YORK – The Pakistani immigrant who tried to detonate a car bomb on a busy Saturday night in Times Square accepted a life sentence with a smirk Tuesday and warned that Americans can expect more bloodshed at the hands of Muslims.

    “Brace yourselves, because the war with Muslims has just begun,” 31-year-old Faisal Shahzad told a federal judge. “Consider me the first droplet of the blood that will follow.”

    His punishment for building the propane-and-gasoline bomb and driving it into the heart of the city in an SUV last May was a foregone conclusion, since the charges to which he pleaded guilty carried a mandatory life sentence, which under federal rules will keep him behind bars until he dies.

    But the former budget analyst from Connecticut used the courtroom appearance to rail against the U.S., saying the country will continue to pay for occupying Muslim countries.

    “We are only Muslims trying to defend our religion, people, homes and land, but if you call us terrorists, then we are proud terrorists and we will keep on terrorizing you until you leave our lands and people at peace,” he told U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum.

    Shahzad — brought into the courtroom in handcuffs, and wearing a long beard and white skullcap — had instructed his attorney not to speak, and Cedarbaum told prosecutors she didn’t need to hear from them.

    That left the two free to spar over his reasoning for giving up his comfortable life in America to train in Pakistan and carry out an attack authorities say could have killed an untold number of pedestrians.

    “You appear to be someone who was capable of education and I do hope you will spend some of the time in prison thinking carefully about whether the Quran wants you to kill lots of people,” Cedarbaum said.

    Shahzad responded that the “Quran gives us the right to defend. And that’s all I’m doing.”

    The judge cut him off at one point to ask if he had sworn allegiance to the U.S. when he became a citizen last year.

    “I did swear, but I did not mean it,” Shahzad said.

    In his address to the court, he said Osama bin Laden “will be known as no less than Saladin of the 21st-century crusade” — a reference to the Muslim hero of the Crusades. He also said: “If I’m given 1,000 lives, I will sacrifice them all.”

    Shahzad smirked when the judge imposed the sentence. Asked if he had any final words, he said, “I’m happy with the deal that God has given me.”

    Afterward, the head of the FBI’s New York office, Janice K. Fedarcyk, cited evidence that Shahzad hoped to strike more than once.

    “Shahzad built a mobile weapon of mass destruction and hoped and intended that it would kill large numbers of innocent people and planned to do it again two weeks later,” Fedarcyk said in a statement. “The sentence imposed today means Shahzad will never pose that threat again.”

    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called Shahzad a “remorseless terrorist who betrayed his adopted country.”

    “We have to be concerned about homegrown terrorists given recent events. We’re working as hard as we can to make sure we don’t have another event like that,” Bharara said.

    Calling himself a Muslim soldier, Shahzad pleaded guilty in June to 10 terrorism and weapons counts. He said the Pakistan Taliban provided him with more than $15,000 and five days of explosives training late last year and early this year, months after he became a U.S. citizen.

    For greatest impact, he chose a crowded a section of Times Square by studying an online streaming video of the so-called Crossroads of the World, prosecutors said.

    On May 1, he lit the fuse of his crude bomb packed in a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder, then walked away, pausing to listen for the explosion that never came, court papers said. A street vendor spotted smoke coming from the SUV and alerted police, who quickly cleared the area.

    The bomb attempt set off an intense investigation that culminated two days later with investigators plucking Shahzad off a Dubai-bound plane at a New York airport.

    Prosecutors introduced a dramatic videotape of an FBI-staged explosion in a Pennsylvania field that they said demonstrated how deadly Shahzad’s bomb could have been.

    The FBI’s car bomb — a 1993 Pathfinder fitted with 250 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and diesel fuel, three 25-pound propane tanks and two five-gallon gasoline canisters — blew up with a force that ripped the sport utility vehicle in half.

    The explosion caused a giant fireball that overturned and shredded four other cars parked nearby, obliterated about a dozen dummies and shot fiery debris hundreds of feet in all directions.

  • abubaqar says:

    nematallah shah wali was a muslim saint of the 11th century and he foresaw the demise of the american empire in this period of time resulting in its total destruction under the zionist jew control starting from afghanistan!

    all interested readers should google his name and read his prophecys which have come true in time period,names, dates and empires concerned but most of all ALL have come true exactly as he stated!!!!

    it is plain to see to all the evil,war crimes and injustice being committed by zionist jew led westerners, do you really believe that there is not an higher authority in charge of the planet?????

    “THE UNBELIEVERS PLOT AND PLAN AND ALLAH IS THE BEST OF PLANNERS”

  • Times Square False Flag Blooper

    Prosecutors introduced a dramatic videotape of an FBI-staged explosion in a Pennsylvania field that they said demonstrated how deadly Shahzad’s bomb could {should} have been. *If he had followed the instructions they gave him as “Taliban” *.

    The FBI’s car bomb — a 1993 Pathfinder fitted with 250 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and diesel fuel, three 25-pound propane tanks and two five-gallon gasoline canisters — blew up with a force that ripped the sport utility vehicle in half.

    The explosion caused a giant fireball that overturned and shredded four other cars parked nearby, obliterated about a dozen dummies and shot fiery debris hundreds of feet in all directions.

    Obviously the FBI, and ‘prosecutors’ were more upset that Shahzad had turned out to be such an incompetent fool. Well, they were the ones who chose this imbecile for their false flag party. They are the ones who ‘blew it’.

    \\ll//

  • j r says:

    Of course these wars are unwinable. Why would the US want to win and stop the profits flowing to the defense contractors? When was the last time the US fought a war to win? Around the time they realized there’s more profit in not winning.

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