Obama’s Potemkin Afghanistan

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

03/10/10

Marjah, by all accounts appearing in the US media, is supposed to have been a city, or at least a major town. Described as containing some 80,000 inhabitants — and a bustling center of insurgent activity, a Taliban stronghold that had to be taken — Marjah was depicted as a rather large target, and our glorious ‘victory’ was therefore portrayed as a major triumph. The only problem with this narrative is that it bears no relation to reality. … this mighty offensive was launched, not against the Taliban, or al-Qaeda, but against the natural skepticism of the American people...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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US Forces Hold Afghans Back to 'Prove' Town Safe for Gates Visit

By Ron Brynaert

The picture of Marja presented by military officials and obediently reported by major news media is one of the clearest and most dramatic pieces of misinformation of the entire war, apparently aimed at hyping the offensive as a historic turning point in the conflict.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24954.htm



More Afghan Civilians Killed By US, NATO Forces Than Insurgents During Operation Moshtarak

According to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, U.S. and Allied forces have killed and injured more civilians than have the insurgents during Operation Moshtarak. Incredibly, the Pentagon continues to insist that this operation "protects the people."

//rethinkafghanistan.com/hp/us-allies-responsible-for-most-marjah-civilian-casualties/



Patrick Kennedy: Media Doing "Despicable" Job Covering Afghanistan

"There's two press people in this gallery," Kennedy yelled during a debate over an anti-war resolution. "We're talking about Eric Massa 24-7 on the TV, we're talking about war and peace, $3 billion, 1,000 lives and no press? No press."

//www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20000251-503544.html


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