Rumple Oxbridge: “The More War Sonnet for Afghanistan”

By Rumple Oxbridge, liberal lyricist   Trump has a plan to fix Afghanistan: more war will do what war has not before. It is a plan not hard to understand his "war cabinet" advises--War fails? Try more. Eventually this war will have to end but stopping war before we win is like un-masculine and feminist. … Continue reading Rumple Oxbridge: “The More War Sonnet for Afghanistan”

In the Aftermath of Dropping the “MOAB” Bomb on Afghanistan

By John Frederick Kaufman So the United States suddenly felt the need to give our MOAB ("mother of all bombs")--more officially known as GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast--a try on Thursday in the desert of Eastern Afghanistan. Though the bomb has been around for awhile, neither Presidents George W. Bush nor Barack Obama cared to actually … Continue reading In the Aftermath of Dropping the “MOAB” Bomb on Afghanistan

“Killing Blindly in the Endless War” by Kathy Kelly

"These are people who had been working hard for months, non-stop for the past week. They had not gone home, they had not seen their families, they had just been working in the hospital to help people... and now they are dead. These people are friends, close friends. I have no words to express this. … Continue reading “Killing Blindly in the Endless War” by Kathy Kelly

Bombing Hospitals All in a Day’s Work

 [From the Institute of Policy Studies via Common Dreams] By Phyllis Bennis The destruction of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, with 22 dead so far, including doctors, other staff and patients, capped a week that also saw the bombing of​ another hospital in Afghanistan, plus the U.S.-backed Saudi Arabian bombing of a … Continue reading Bombing Hospitals All in a Day’s Work

More perpetual war: Afghanistan again

Speaking of perpetual war, the NY Times is reporting that the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which, despite a major withdrawal of troops, was never entirely over, has erupted again as the U.S. launched airstrikes and deployed Special Forces troops after the Taliban captured the city of Kunduz. Though the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was, after much … Continue reading More perpetual war: Afghanistan again

“Do More to Prevent War” by David Swanson

(From the PeaceVoice website) “Polls showed a large percentage of us in this country supporting the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and even — though somewhat reduced — the invasion of Iraq in 2003. But not long after, and ever since, a majority of us have said those were mistakes.”-- David Swanson Author: David Swanson … Continue reading “Do More to Prevent War” by David Swanson