Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Chris Hedges: Confronting the Terrorist Within

December 2, 2008

Those who externalize evil and seek to eradicate that evil through violence lose touch with their own humanity and the humanity of others. […] We will never free ourselves from the self-delusion of the “war on terror” until we first vanquish the terrorist within. [article]

Chris Hedges writes in Truthdig on Mondays. He used to be Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.

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Dramatic Increase in Air Strikes Not Reported

December 28, 2007

image - air strikes chart - based on CSIS reportThe dramatic year-on-year increase in air strikes in Afghanistan and in Iraq, but particularly in Afghanistan, has not been widely reported.

The number of air strikes has greatly increased in both countries, and from fewer than half as many in Afghanistan as in Iraq in 2005 to more than twice as many in 2007. [The initials OEF and OIF stand for Operation Enduring Freedom (for Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.] Read the rest of this entry »