Saturday, May 9, 2009

The "Terrorist" Creating Machine

To those who disregard the contention that our actions in Afghanistan and Iraq do little except to create more "terrorists", I ask you: if another country bombed your village and killed 147 of your friends, family, and neighbors, would you not want revenge? Would you not become a "terrorist"?

Most won't bother to ponder that question, because it shatters their "patriotic" worldview, but will attack me for asking it.

    Afghans riot over air-strike atrocity

    Witnesses say deaths of 147 people in three villages came after a sustained bombardment by American aircraft.

    Shouting "Death to America" and "Death to the Government", thousands of Afghan villagers hurled stones at police yesterday as they vented their fury at American air strikes that local officials claim killed 147 civilians.

    The riot started when people from three villages struck by US bombers in the early hours of Tuesday, brought 15 newly-discovered bodies in a truck to the house of the provincial governor. As the crowd pressed forward in Farah, police opened fire, wounding four protesters. Traders in the rest of Farah city, the capital of the province of the same name where the bombing took place, closed their shops, vowing they would not reopen them until there is an investigation.

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