Sunday, October 4, 2009
US Push for More War in Afghanistan is Misperception -Based (Including implications in film "Charlie Wilson's War")
This item also discusses how an accurate grasp of history up until now in this part of the world is essential to what is decided about more war. Again, a more factual history is necessary for a more definitive understanding of the challenges facing stability in the region and for realistic and actual cooperation between US/Pakistan/Afghanistan. Finally, this history is compulsory for the well-being of the people of Pakistan along with the residents of Afganistan and for a meaningful trust in their most courageous leaders (in limelight or not) of justice and peace.
(This note was written by blogger here)
Why Afghanistan Really Fell Apart-By Bruce P. Cameron
Originally published/posted: September 30, 2009
Much of the U.S. conventional wisdom about how the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 led to the rise of the Taliban and the creation of al-Qaeda safe havens before 2001 comes from the popular movie, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” But that represents a dangerous misperception.
Robert Parry's site: here Robert Parry came to the limelight when he broke the news for Newsweek and other Media concerning "The Contra Affair" several decades ago. He has been an independent and unusually active journalist consistently since before the Bush "War on Terror".
Posted by CN at 10:28 AM