The Secrets of Obama's Surge

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Obama’s surge

Asia Times
by Pepe Escobar

04/01/09

President Barack Obama is selling the US’s military surge in Afghanistan and Pakistan as nation-building based on trust. A hard sell if there ever was one - as Washington cannot trust the Pakistani government or security forces, while the Pakistanis don’t trust Washington. Can nation-building be done by Predator drones? Will this become Obama’s Vietnam? Whatever it is, it’s not about “terrorists”. Not really...

//www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KD02Df03.html



Surging further into the Afghan abyss

CounterPunch
by Chris Floyd

04/01/09

The political class has failed us. At every level, they have failed us. Republican and Democrat, they have failed us. Liberal, conservative and centrist, they have failed us. They have lived on lies, and lived by lies, for so long that they no longer know how to comprehend the truth, much less communicate it or – God forbid – act on it. And so they plow on deeper into the darkness, in zombified pursuit of pointless goals, heedless of the signposts warning of danger, like some demented wagon train dragging a load of dead mules toward the edge of a cliff...

//counterpunch.org/floyd04012009.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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