(Warning. Image on the left is graphic. Clicking on it will show a larger version of it. Seeing it has made me sick to my stomach.) The U.N. reported in 2009 346 Afghan children were killed and more than half were killed by NATO, mostly through air strikes. Just in the beginning of this month, nine Afghan children were killed by U.S./NATO helicopter attack in Kunar … [Read more...] about FAIR: “How Many Afghan Kids Need to Die to Make the News?”
(Letter from pug_ster) China’s 4 billion Investment in Afghanistan: Nation building?
http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/10/14/2098654.aspx It looks China's investment policy toward many African countries is taking root in Afghanistan. It is the usual kind of investment; building roads, schools, railway, hospitals, telecoms, etc... in exchange for copper in Aynak mines. Given the poverty rate in Afghanistan, this is something badly needed there. In … [Read more...] about (Letter from pug_ster) China’s 4 billion Investment in Afghanistan: Nation building?