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18 Aug

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

NYT: War Without End, Read Article>>

In the Viet Nam era, stories like this and television reporting on the war contributed to the end of the Viet Nam War in a time frame of much less than 17 years.

As deployment of the last 17 years only came to a sub set of young people, and TV and news rarely covered the searing violence of war, eschewing such content for minor content (Kardashians, Tweets, outrageous behavior), the daily violence and futility went “off stage”.

One is invited to read the daily post, “United States Wars, News and Casualties” and then watch the daily news on the U.S. TV Media.

The absence of U.S. War News is atrocious.

We need this daily report of our wars in our face………..Daily.

The McGlynn

Damn The War Criminals,Bush,Cheney,Rice,Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell and Blair from England.

How many Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion 15 years ago? Some credible estimates put the number at more than one million. You can read that sentence again.

The invasion of Iraq is often spoken of in our country as a “blunder,” or even a “colossal mistake.” It was a crime.

Those who perpetrated it are still at large. Some of them have even been rehabilitated thanks to the horrors of a mostly amnesiac citizenry.

We condemned children to death, some after many days of writhing in pain on bloodstained mats, without pain relievers. Some died quickly, wasted by missing arms and legs, crushed heads. As the fluids ran out of their bodies, they appeared like withered, spoiled fruits. They could have lived, certainly should have lived – and laughed and danced, and run and played- but instead they were brutally murdered. Yes, murdered!

The war ended for those children, but it has never ended for survivors who carry memories of them. Likewise, the effects of the U.S. bombings continue, immeasurably and indefensibly.

The McGlynn

Consultations on Eid ceasefire underway, confirms President Ghani’s spokesman

Presidential spokesperson Haroon Chakhansuri confirmed that consultations are underway regarding the declaration of ceasefire with the Taliban during Eid Al-Adha.

“Consultation meetings on ceasefire continue today. Government will announce its decision upon the completion of consultations with all stakeholders,” Chakhansuri said in a statement.

This comes as the High Peace Council and Ulemas (Religious Scholars) Council on Saturday urged the Taliban group and the Afghan government to declare ceasefire during the upcoming Eid Al-Adha.

The High Peace Council Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili said they expect that the two sides would declare a ceasefire for a longer period of time.

Some senior Taliban officials had earlier said that group is considering a four day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.

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High Peace Council, Ulemas Council urges Taliban, government to declare ceasefire

The High Peace Council and Ulemas (Religious Scholars) Council on Saturday urged the Taliban group and the Afghan government to declare ceasefire during the upcoming Eid Al-Adha.

The High Peace Council Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili said they expect that the two sides would declare a ceasefire for a longer period of time.

This comes as some senior Taliban officials had earlier said that group is considering a four day ceasefire on the occassion of Eid Al-Adha.

“Our friends are advising us that we should announce a four-day ceasefire for the upcoming Eid-al Azha so that the people of Afghanistan can peacefully celebrate their Eid like they did two months ago,” a Taliban official told Reuters last week.

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