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US kills children in Afghanistan, labels them potential threats

 

The US admits killing innocent children in Afghanistan. Rather than accept responsibility and insure it never happens again, they’ve simply re-labelled all children as potential threats. Those weren’t kids digging holes in the dirt, they were possible wannabe terrorists. This is what passes for rational thinking in the military now. Sure, some Afghan kids are hostile, just like the drug cartels have 15 year old assassins. But it is sickening and deranged for our military to assume all children are after they killed some of them accidentally. And the deliberately clinical and antiseptic language simply heightens their derangement.

It kind of opens our aperture,” said Army Lt. Col. Marion “Ced” Carrington, whose unit, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, was assisting the Afghan police. “In addition to looking for military-age males, it’s looking for children with potential hostile intent.”

And it’s 1,2,3
what are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn
Next stop is Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan murders. Up close & personal

The 16 civilians murdered in Afghanistan allegedly by a US sergeant happened in one of the few areas of the planet with a concentration of my very very rare Y-Chromosome DNA Haplogroup/Subclade, “G2c.”

So, as I ponder the insanity of these killings it’s not some sort of abstraction that happened to faceless people in a faraway part of the world. Some of the people who were killed may very well have been my relatives.

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Polizeros Radio. Peasants with pitchforks, Obama, debt ceiling, Afghanistan

We had a wide-ranging show last night, with Keith Boyea joining Steve Hynd and myself.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio or on iTunes.

Topics:

Both parties are quite willing to fund-raise off the debt ceiling kabuki, oblivious and uncaring of the consequences, which could include a government shutdown, mortgage rates spiking, and a downgrade of US debt. What accounts for such madness in DC? They are out of touch, remote, and unconcerned with the public. And the peasants with pitchforks are getting increasingly restless.

With the recent assassinations, Afghanistan moves even closer to civil war. The US stomps about with no clear objectives or definable goals. Libya is even worse, what with the rebel leader being killed by an apparent splinter group. Keith, who lives in DC, says foreign policy wonks debate about what our stance should be towards Mongolia, resolute in their belief that the funding will always be there. As to why we need a policy towards Mongolia, they’ve no clue, much less why we continually have wars.

Obama is the American Tony Blair, says Steve. He has the ability to make people think he believes what they do. But in reality, Obama is neither left nor right. He is a corporatist and resolutely champions their interests as well as those of the war machine. He didn’t sell out the left because he never was part of it to begin with.

Perry is now second to Romney in the polls. we all agreed what is needed is some serious third-party challenges because if the next president is Obama, Romney, or Perry, the endless wars will continue and civil liberties will continue to be shredded.

Me, I think we need millions of people in the streets. Further, I think it could happen and be across the board politically too. People are fuming, Congress and the White House are losing their legitimacy as we all see how inept, insular, and compromised they are. Something will crack. Real dissent is coming, I think.

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Polizeros Radio podcast returns tonight

Tonight Steve Hynd and I welcome our new co-host, Keith Boyea, who blogs about national security, veterans issues, and current affairs. (Josh Mull, who had the original idea for the podcast had to drop out due to work commitments. Big thanks to Josh for getting this started and rolling!)

Show topics tonight

  • Steve says, “Bush was America’s Thatcher, Obama is America’s Tony Blair.” Has Obama betrayed liberals and progressives or, more likely, was he never one to begin with?
  • The assassination of the mayor of Kandahar, is there a possibility of civil war there?
  • The debt ceiling train wreck.

Listen to the show live at Polizeros Radio on BlogTalkRadio. You can also listening by calling 626-414-3492. The show is tonight at 8:30 PM PT (9:30 PM MT, 10:30 PM CT, 11:30 PM ET.)

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