Negotiations in Afghanistan on a long-term military agreement are breaking down because of resistance to night raids by US forces and US-run prisons. There’s also the fact that Afghans and Pakistanis, like most people I assume, don’t particularly like it when you kill their citizens and desecrate their most sacred rituals. Just recently, t he US and NATO apologized for inadvertently burning Korans at one of their air bases
|By: David Dayen Friday April 1, 2011 1:25 pm|
Aside from actions having consequences, this is a powerful example of the dangers of foreign occupation. Provocations can lead the local populations to turn on not only the occupiers, but the NGOs and UN officials trying to keep the peace and help the villagers.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 7, 2010 8:20 am|
While Petraeus is merely saying to the American Taliban (see what I did there) that riling up their parishioners by deliberately antagonizing the entire Muslim world will put American lives at risk, his daring to suggest such a thing has conservatives up in arms. . . .
|By: Jim White Thursday September 2, 2010 4:30 pm|
Clergy of many faiths came together in Gainesville, Florida today to speak out about the planned burning of the Quran. A press conference was held on the steps of City Hall at noon. Rev. Larry Reimer of United Church of Gainesville opened the press conference and then representatives of various faith communities came forward to [...]
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 3, 2010 5:00 pm|
Laura Poitras’ intense, powerful documentary The Oath takes us inside the minds of two ex-jihadists, Abu Jandal Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Abu Jandal left bin Laden’s before the attacks on the USS Cole and was [...]