Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's deja vu all over again in Afghanistan

"After First Denying Involvement, US Forces Admit Killing Two Pregnant Afghan Women & Teenager"- http://www.democracynow.org/2010/4/6/after_first_denying_involvement_us_forces

"Afghanistan's My Lai Massacre" - http://www.truthout.org/where-are-this-wars-hejavascript:void(0)roes-military-and-journalistic57406

Here are two SEPARATE stories of U.S. / U.S.-led actions in Afghanistan. Sadly they are only two stories out of many other, similar stories. Speaking personally, as a Christian, I believe God's heart is deeply, deeply, deeply grieved at what America is doing in Afghanistan.

But I don't think one needs to be a person of religious faith to have a reason to object to U.S. behavior in Afghanistan. If you are an American citizen who cares about what your government is doing in your name with your tax dollars, these sorts of reports will, I hope, cause you to question your government and contact your legislators in Washington.

My own research and reading makes me fear that these reports reveal just the tip of the iceberg. For me --a person old enough to remember the My Lai Massacre being reported on the news-- U.S. behavior in Afghanistan is chilling.

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