Wondering if your conscience is still anesthetized
A LITTLE TERRORIST: ENJOY YOUR HANDIWORK USA
I took this photo on the last day of my journey: one the triplets
Afghanistan is has become the disaster words could not describe, hence, I decided
to illustrate this disaster via these photos of babies born deformed.
On many occasions, I pointed out that we need funds to build a research institute
and the linked monitoring stations. Unfortunately, majority of you simply brushed
off my request. I wonder if these photos could elevate your humanity that has
been overwhelmed by your comfortable life and materials desires.
Again, it is up to you, to do whatever you think is human; that should not be
too difficult. The funds for the research institute are very small price you
have to pay after all your tax dollars have created this disaster. Whether you
like it, admit or deny it, it does not absolve you from the indirect complicity
in these war crimes.
If everyone visiting this web site pays the amount they spend on soft drinks
in a month, we would have the funds to build our research facility:
AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN ACTION-"FREEDOM IS ON THE MOVE" RIGHT? YOUR GOVERNMENT is CRIMINAL BUT YOU ARE equally RESPONSIBLE.
YOU MIGHT SAY, "THAT'S LIFE WHAT COULD I DO" PAY FOR THE RESEARCH FACILITY-A TOTAL COST OF FIVE MILLION DOLLARS-PEANUTS COMPARE TO THIS PAIN.
I HOPE YOU COULD EAT TONIGHT AND LOOK AT YOUR CHILDREN AND SAY IT IS OKAY TO REMAIN INDIFFERENT. I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED AFTER ALL IT IS OKAY-YOU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT, RIGHT? You had everything to do with it, your tax dollars paid for their misery!!!
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR CHILDREN WERE BORN LIKE THIS?
FROM THE AMERICAN GIFT (URANIUM MUNITIONS) THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
HORRORS UNLIMITED: MADE IN USA
The parents of this child do not give a damn about your freedom BS or some other garbage
OUR CHILDREN WOULD BE BORN THIS WAY FOR EVER THANKS TO THE URANIUM MUNITIONS USED BY YOUR ARMED FORCES PAID FOR BY YOUR TAX DOLLARS.
OH A FEW MINOR DETAILS ABOUT SITUATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN:
Due to the use of massive amount of uranium munitions used by the US forces
in the initial bombing and subsequently, massive amount of congenital deformities
occur all over Afghanistan. The rate of various cancers has gone up significantly.
Leukemia and esophageal cancers are very high among children. According to doctors
at maternity and children hospitals in Kabul, the rate of various congenital
deformities have increased by many folds since the US invasion. In fact, the
magnitude of man made isotopes was established by the Uranium Medical Research
Center after their investigators made to trips to Afghanistan and collected
urine and soil samples. They established that the rate of man made isotopes
was gone up 2000 times in some subjects located near the bombed areas.
Since uranium used in the weapons have a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the
US forces ensured that generations of Afghans suffer from cancers and deformities.
This is certainly not development. In fact, it is the biggest crime ever committed
by anyone in the history of humanity.
There has been a lot of talk of reconstruction and rebuilding, but this issue
could only be understood if one compares the substance against the rhetoric
and the large amount of money allocated for the so-called reconstruction. Of
all the whooplas made of reconstruction, the US and its client regime has only
inaugurated the truck route-highway-between Kabul and Kandahar. This hallmark
of achievement that the US brags about was completed 40 percent during the Taliban
government. While the highway is inaugurated, it still needs significantly additional
work to remain intact. The inauguration of the highway was a political ploy
aimed to convince the critiques that the reconstruction has been going smooth.
It is hardly so.
When I entered Afghanistan from Pakistan, the lack of achievement was evident.
For the past three years, there have been construction efforts underway to pave
the road from Torkham, the entry point from Pakistan to Afghanistan, to the
city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the Pakistani contractors
are more interested to have their tea breaks rather than to do any rebuilding.
I brought up this issue with the authorities in Kabul, but to avail.
After reaching Jalalabad, I was further surprised to see the roads in the city
with massive potholes, unpaved roads, hence, tremendous amount of dust blown
in every direction. The reason for the lack of work in Jalalabad, as is the
case almost every where in Afghanistan, corrupt officials eager to make money
than to worry about the welfare of the people.
If a Mayor is appointed to a town or city, the would be mayor has to pay $40,000
bribe since he would be making more than $400,000 in selling government land
to the highest bidder.
The magnitude of corruption is not limited to a province, but rather officials
in the central government in Kabul are equally complicit in massive corruption
and inefficiency which I would discuss shortly. Since the main road to Kabul
is under construction for the past three years-we had to take a mountain pass
called Lataband, which is a very rugged mountain terrain with huge rocks and
massive potholes widespread for miles on. Once I reached Kabul, I stopped complaining
about the Lataband road-after all Lataband is a mountain pass-Kabul the capital
city lacked paved roads with exception of very few. The government in Kabul
has not done anything of substance whether it pertains to infrastructure, housing,
sanitation or drinking water. These are the essential elements of survival in
any city. There are several reasons for the lack of progress. Some of the reasons
are fundamentally flawed while others are bureaucratic hurdles and corruption.
The fundamental flaws are situated in the free market approach superimposed
on Afghanistan. There are two aspects of the free market that impedes the reconstruction
of basic infrastructure in Kabul, one is the idea that money spent has to be
invested with a return in mind, second, basic development should be contracted
to private sector. Both of these issues have impeded the rebuilding of infrastructure.
In the first half of the 20th century, the Afghan government asked for a loan
from the US government to build basic infrastructure-paved roads in Kabul, the
government and the bank refused the loan on the ground that building roads in
Kabul is not profitable investment. The government in Kabul at that time, argued
that for any profitable enterprise to succeed basic infrastructure has to be
built. So there is very little amount allocated for rebuilding basic infrastructure.
It is worth noting that part of the blame goes to the international reconstruction
aid as it is dispersed in such a way that some amount is allocated to the government
in Kabul while the rest goes to the countless NGOs. Since the first problem,
namely investment with a profit in mind, does not materialize in the construction
of roads, efforts are made to resolve that problem through contracting out construction
of roads to private sector. Thus, contracting out roads to private sector would
mean money for contractors, hence, compensate for the lack of profitability
associated with paving roads. This created another problem.
Once a road is contracted out, the private contracting firm resort to delaying
tactics associated with feasibility study and other related issues in order
to fatten its return. This delayed tactic does not serve peoples' needs and
the roads remain unpaved. For example, the road from Kabul's airport to the
presidential palace was contracted out three years ago it was still not built.
This practice of contracting out projects adds to unemployment. Had the government
adopted a different method, perhaps by hiring local laborers and using machinery,
the chronic unemployment would be reduced, thus, people would have some food
on the table.
Three weeks ago, Karzai announced that the road in the Dasht-e-Barchi area repaired
and built. The allocated funding is $10,000000 ten million dollars. This is
an outrage. Ten million dollars could repair all the roads in the capital, Kabul
if only the function is taken over by the ministry of public works.
The Free Market Nonsense:
In order to please the US administration, the regime in Kabul advocated the
notion of 'free market' as if this would become a panacea for the national economy.
On the contrary, the so-called free market scheme had been tried in the past-the
1930s-- that resulted in fruitless consumerism of imported goods, which otherwise
would have been produced domestically. Moreover, the consumption of luxuries
received more priority than investment in productive sectors of the economy.
A handful of businessmen and investors became rich while the rest of the country
remained poor and destitute. Today, in the post-Taliban Afghanistan, the consumption
of goods such as television sets and satellite dishes are more important than
worrying about clean water and proper schooling. After all, as long as capitalism
had brought the culture of corruption and entertainment, other necessities become
secondary. Meanwhile, people with money import these goods, pocket their profits
and leave. The desire of the installed regime to collect custom duties contributes
to the perpetuation of underdevelopment.
Corruption also plays a significant role in the continuation of import than
investment in productive infrastructure. For example, for the past 2-3 years
over 100,000 tons of cement is imported while the construction plans of four
cement factories collect dust. The official reason is that the country does
not have a mining law. This year alone 380,000 tons of cement is imported this
year alone. The question is how long does it take to formulate a mining law;
it has been three years. The profit margin for dealers has skyrocketed while
the long-term development prospects have waned down with every imported bag
AMERICAN CRIMES AND ORGANIZED CRIMES
With the collapse of Taliban, a very profitable, yet nasty sector of the economy
has risen to new heights. Organized crime is an extension of what used to be
warlords and their armies of bandits. With the warlords and other officials
of the Northern Alliance occupying official positions, their former foot soldiers
are equipped with new weapons and Toyota trucks, Landcruisers, with only one
aim to kidnap people from diverse backgrounds for large sums of money. Once
the money is secured, the government officials, who are also leading these bandits,
keep 80 percent for themselves and 20 percent for their men.
The Italian aid worker, who was kidnapped in Kabul in broad daylight, was a
victim of these organized bandits. After she was released, the government claimed
that it secured the release of the aid worker through negotiation, but the truth
is otherwise. The kidnappers received 5 million dollars. Those poor souls that
can not afford paying ransoms end up dead.
Other groups of criminals kidnap children for money as well as for their organs.
This is an epidemic that people sought Talibans' assistance for in the mid-1990s,
however, it appears that this is no longer an issue for the US occupation force
and their puppets after all when it comes to crimes what could be more criminal
that using WMD against civilian population. The US forces have used uranium
weapons against the people of Afghanistan, and continue to commit crimes that
dwarf what the organized criminals are doing. The followings are some of the
examples of the brutality of the US forces in Afghanistan:
Rape and Murder by the US forces
In the Bagrami area of Kabul, the US forces assaulted a small enclave of nomads.
The US forces flew over this enclave and saw nomad women near their tents. They
landed their helicopter and kidnapped these women by gunpoint. Subsequently,
the US soldiers flew away with these women to some location, where these women
are gang-raped. After these women were raped and died in the process, the soldiers
flew them back to the community from where they were kidnapped. However, this
time the helicopter did not land, instead, the women were thrown down from the
helicopter. This is not unique for the US forces since they committed similar
crimes in Vietnam. American forces are too much of cowards to have landed because
they knew they would be shot in revenge.
Another incident occurred when a US helicopter spotted an old shepherd grazing
his animals. The shepherd was 70 years old but this did not appear to matter
to the US forces. The helicopter landed and raped the old man. His relatives
told me that on the one hand we are furious about the crime committed by these
beasts, but on the other hand we are curious "what kind of rotten people
In another incident, a truck driver was driving his truck north from the Kabul,
passing the US base in Bagram when the US patrol stopped him. In the passenger
seat of the truck a young boy was sitting. This young man wanted to learn driving
a truck, but tragically for him, the Americans noticed him and asked him to
step out. The young man stepped out and the soldiers took him away from the
truck and gang raped him. When the boy returned to the truck, he was crying
and furious. Later that day, he committed suicide. This is another gift of the
In the American military base Bagram, north of Kabul, 15 translators while working
for the US forces were gang raped by the very forces for which they worked.
Although I have no sympathy for those that work for the US forces, however,
no one should be subjected to such extreme cruelty. One of the translators said,
"Around 25 to 30 American soldiers enter the area where we were sleeping
and started raping us. I was conscious until to the third soldier started raping
me and then lost consciousness." (Hamid-translator for the US forces, June
In Badakhshan province, the US soldiers had taken forty (40) women and extracted
their teeth for oral sex. One member of the parliament, who is a close supporter
of Karzai, said:
"The issue of these women treated in such a miserable way was about to
get some publicity, however, the US officials made sure that this does not happen."
(Parliament member--I can not reveal his name)
In another incident, the US forces were searching local houses between JalaAbad
and Kabul, when they entered and tried to search the house, they came across
the woman of the house, since she was very beautiful, the soldiers decided to
take her to the US base. The husband was not at home. When he returned from
Peshawar, he went to get his wife. He told his wife,
"To me you are now my mother and sister, I can not touch you any more,
but tell me if they have violated your dignity? 'They raped me by force, I was
conscious for the first three men, then lost consciousness'." (The husband
whose name I can not reveal his name. He joined Taliban afterward and I do not
A young man committed suicide in the Laic-e-Mariam in KairKhana area after the
Americans in an NGO raped his sister.
These are some of the very few examples of the many crimes committed by the
US forces in Afghanistan, but unfortunately, the coward officials of the puppet
regime call it reconstruction. To add insult to injury, the two American soldiers,
who murdered two detainees at Bagram airbase, received only 2 and 3 months in
jail for crime ruled homicide by the US medical examiners. The two detainees
were beaten at their legs while hanging from the ceiling until their legs "pulverized".
The term "pulverized" was used by the medical examiner to articulate
the magnitude of the fatal injury and the inhumane way of murdering. When one
of the victims asked for water, the soldier poured water over his face; subsequently,
the poor man died. This is American reconstruction of Afghanistan.
Life for Ordinary People
There is absolutely no hope for the Afghans. The billions of dollars of development
aid did not benefit ordinary Afghans. Abject poverty is the rule of the day.
Orphans and widows roam the streets to make a living. The NGOs and foreign advisors
enjoy life to the fullest. They are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, enjoy
luxury vehicles and houses, while ordinary Afghans die from homelessness, hunger
In light of the London donor conference, which would amount to nothing considering
the legacy of so-called reconstruction in Afghanistan; it is prudent to make
It is a tragedy of immense proportion that no one even dare to address the abomination
that is called life with inevitable demise at every corner resulting from the
massive amount of uranium munitions used by the American forces and their allies.
Our so-called Afghans self-sold surrogates are more than happy to jump on the
bandwagon and express their gratitude for the token thrown at our people when
in fact their entire existence is put in question by the massive use of weapons
of mass destruction. Let the progress of the Bonn agreement tell the children
of Tora Bora and Shah-e-Kot suffering from Leukemia and Esophageal cancers,
or the massive number of sudden abortions occurring among women and animals
in those areas.
Another legacy is the corruption of bribery and sheer robbery by the officials
of this puppet regime eager to make dollars. Unfortunately, they do not even
accept Afghan currency but rather demand dollars. According to an Afghan commission,
the amount of bribes paid in Afghanistan ranges from 20 Afghani to 15,000000
Dollars. In a country where an experience medical technologist is paid $40/month,
the millions of dollars paid in bribe point to the magnitude of profit individuals
and companies expected to enjoy.
Abject poverty is every where and hopes of revival are no where. The billions
of dollars donated went into the pockets of NGOs and powerful government officials,
while the poor remains poor.
Another problem is Americanization of the system, namely whole sale firing of
professionals with decades of experience under the pretext of making hospitals
and offices efficient. The truth is the US wants to implement capitalism in
Afghanistan and bring open market when in fact no has food to eat or money to
pay for healthcare. The shortage of physicians and health technicians is ignored
for the sake of this garbage called free market. Now there are no private companies
to hire these professionals with decades of experience. It would have been nice
if other opportunities existed, but there are none.
Today in Afghanistan, there are a few very rich and the rest extremely poor
thanks to the United States of America.
Afghan Resistance and US losses:
The Afghan resistance fighters consist of Pashtuns, entirely. The East, Southeast,
South and Southwest, West and part of Central area of Afghanistan are the most
volatile. The US forces have lost a lot of soldiers there. In fact, ordinary
Afghans used to wondered about the US losses and started to believe a myth that
the soldiers that are killed in Afghanistan must come from orphanages in the
US, hence, their death is not missed by anyone. To the Afghans, it does not
make sense when so many soldiers lose their lives and yet there has not been
any outrage on the part of the families of those soldiers. Thus, ordinary Afghans
started this myth that the soldiers that are killed in Afghanistan are from
orphanages since this was the only rational explanation they could find.
Before going to Afghanistan, different sources claimed that American dead were
kept refrigerated on board ships in the Arabian Sea and at US bases in the Middle
East. When I went to Afghanistan, many people within the Afghan Ministry of
Defense told me similar stories that American dead are stored in refrigerated
containers on board ships and at the US bases in the Middle East. In fact, one
translator, who was working with the US forces, told me that he had seen refrigerated
containers filled with dead US soldiers. The following two incidents should
give a glimpse into the US losses and lies about those losses there.
Around June 12, 2005, an Afghan resistance fighter rammed an explosives laden
vehicle into the US military convey in Kandahar. The result was severe losses
for the US military. Initially, the media reported that five American soldiers
were killed, then later that figure was abandoned and replaced with only four
wounded. However, the truth was completely different. An eyewitness, Haji Habib
told us an entirely different account of the losses:
"A suicide bomber slammed his vehicle into the US convey. The vehicle must
have been full of powerful explosives because the explosion was really loud
and shattering. After the dust and smoked settled, I counted the charred bodies.
There were 39 charred bodies. The American cleanup team came with cranes and
picked the destroyed armored vehicles and dead bodies before anyone could take
photographs." (Haji Habib: June 14, 2005-my first trip)
In another incident around the 22nd of May 2005, the US forces lost 75 soldiers
along with three tanks and three armored vehicles in Helmand province in Southwestern
Afghanistan. This occurred when the US unit went to the province and arrested
a former Mujahideen commander. The eyewitness, a translator, who witnessed and
counted the dead bodies at Kandahar airport after being transported from Helmand
described the operation as follows:
"The Americans went to Helamd to arrest a former commander. When they arrested
him, his villagers and former Mujahideen fighters blocked the retreat of the
US forces. The US forces fired at the men standing in their way, killing six
of them. Since the rest of the fighters had already taken positions, the Americans
were bombarded with RPG-7 grenade-launchers and heavy machinegun fire. In the
firefight, the arrested commander was also martyred but also 75 American soldiers
were killed, three of their tanks and three armored vehicles were also destroyed.
When the American reinforcement arrived, all the Mujahideen fighters were long
gone. Instead, the US helicopters bombed civilian areas." (Abdul Ali-eyewitness
to the fight)
At the end of February 2006, in Uruzgan province an American convey was ambushed
and 29 American soldiers were killed, while officially they admitted only four.
These are just few of the many unreported losses of the US soldiers in Afghanistan.
For those of you who would make the argument that we were attacked by Bin Laden
and the Taliban refused to hand him over even though we refused to show his
involvement, here is a piece of information revealed by Vice President Cheney.
His answer to a question from the Tony Snow Show via telephone, and the link
below is that of the White House:
Q: I want to be clear because I've heard you say this, and
I've heard the President say it, but I want you to say it for my listeners,
which is that the White House has never argued that Saddam was directly involved
in September 11th, correct?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: That's correct. We had one report early
on from another intelligence service that suggested that the lead hijacker,
Mohamed Atta, had met with Iraqi intelligence officials in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
And that reporting waxed and waned where the degree of confidence in it, and
so forth, has been pretty well knocked down now at this stage, that that meeting
ever took place. So we've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow
Osama bin Laden [sic] was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never
been forthcoming. But there -- that's a separate proposition from the question
of whether or not there was some kind of a relationship between the Iraqi government,
Iraqi intelligence services and the al Qaeda organization.
So the US bombed Afghanistan and killed tens of thousands of people and turned
the country into a uranium hellhole on a hunch?
Obviously so, and that is why, they could never produce an ounce of proof of
his complicity in the attacks.
SEE IF YOU COULD EXPLAIN THAT TO HIS PARENTS
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Mohammed Daud Miraki, MA, MA, PhD
Director Afghan DU & Recovery Fund
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DEPLETED URANIUM - FAR WORSE THAN 9/11