Afghanistan Justice - 9/11 Retribution - Civilians pay!

"It’s a long discussion on whether we should be in Afghanistan - whether anyone should be in Afghanistan. But since we are and since we’ve come this far, I don’t think it’s appropriate to leave.." Bruce Cockburn

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And they call it 9/11 Retribution

KABUL, March 6, 2011 (AFP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday told General David Petraeus, the commander of US-led troops in Afghanistan, that his apology after nine children were killed in a NATO air strike was "not enough".
"President Karzai said that David Petraeus’s apology is not enough," a statement from the Afghan presidency said. Karzai made the comments during a cabinet meeting at which Petraeus was present. "The civilian casualties are a main cause of worsening the relationships between Afghanistan and the US," the statement quoted Karzai as saying. "The people are tired of these things and apologies and condemnations are not healing any pain.
"On behalf of the people of Afghanistan I want you to stop the killings of civilians." The nine children were killed on Tuesday in an air raid carried out by coalition helicopters in the eastern province of Kunar. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the children were mistaken for rebels. Vancouver Sun

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The 9/11 War of Retribution Continues in Afghanistan Today!
A newly-released United Nations report says civilian casualties in Afghanistan have risen by 20 percent in the first ten months of 2010.The UN says civilian casualties have also been caused by what it describes as pro-government forces, including US-led foreign troops as well as the Afghan army and police."Civilians continued to bear the brunt of intensified armed conflict as civilian casualties, including deaths and injuries, increased by 20 percent in the first 10 months of 2010," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in the report comparing the figures with the same period last year.The report blames over half of the Afghan civilian casualties on what it calls anti-government elements constituting of the Taliban and other militants.Related:

War of 9/11 Retribution Continues Today

UN: Afghan civilian deaths on the rise

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Canuck folk icon feels the spirit

the man who attacked reagan-spawned atrocities in Central America in anthems of righteous indignation like If I Had A Rocket Launcher and Yanqui Go Home has never shied away from criticizing U.S foreign policy. So where was Bruce Cockburn after 9/11?

"I was just struck dumb," admits Cockburn before a gig in Chicago. "I felt a kind of pathetic impotence, like writing a song was the stupidest reaction to a horror like that. Of course I don’t believe that now, because good songs can give people a rallying point. All the songs that came out immediately after were crap. The emotion in them seemed suspect." What triggered his eventual response wasn’t the event itself but the reactionary fallout. Late one night, Cockburn watched fundamentalist Jerry Falwell on TV blaming the fall of the Twin Towers on "gays and lesbians and people who’ve had abortions." "All I could think was, ’Man, you self-serving son of a bitch!’" Cockburn rants. "After reflecting, I realized that, by wanting to attack him, I was falling into his trap. So I wrote the song Put It In Your Heart instead." - Complete Story

EDMONTON - Canada is fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in "retribution" for the 9/11 attacks that killed at least 3,000 people, including 25 Canadians, Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor said yesterday. By The Ottawa Citizen January 21, 2007- Complete Story

Re tri bu tion
1. Something justly deserved; recompense.
2. Something given or demanded in repayment, especially punishment.

1. the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury
2. punishment or vengeance