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Famine in Afghanistan
By Sarah Meyer
Global Research, May 03, 2008
3 May 2008
Url of this article:
https://www.globalresearch.ca/famine-in-afghanistan/8883

There was a terrible winter disaster in Afghanistan. NATO paid little heed. The lives of Afghan people are untenable. Afghanistan is one of the 11 hunger-prone countries heading towards a “food emergency.”

The world food crisis has been caused by the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO, The Pentagon, PNACers and corporate sharks.

Free Trade” is a misnomer and ‘globalisation’ does not work. Wheat and rice are becoming as precious and sought-after as oil. (cont. below)

The famine in Afghanistan is mirrored by the famine within the US-NATO mindset. The White House and US-NATO suffer from a poverty of imagination. The recent NATO conference was a disaster for Afghanistan’s needs. Did any NATO members read the 17 reports on Afghanistan? NATO faffed around with money-making missile shield discussions and memberships. They passed a “three fold” “Strategic Vision:”

• through leadership of the UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), an international force of some 47,000 troops (including National Support Elements) that assists the Afghan authorities in extending and exercising its authority and influence across the country, creating the conditions for stabilisation and reconstruction;

• a Senior Civilian Representative, responsible for advancing the political-military aspects of the Alliance’s commitment to the country, who works closely with ISAF, liaises with the Afghan government and other international organisations, and maintains contacts with neighbouring countries.

• a substantial programme of cooperation with Afghanistan, concentrating on defence reform, defence institution-building and the military aspects of security sector reform.

Bush gave an overused 9/11 propaganda speech : “If we do not defeat the terrorists in Afghanistan, we will face them on our soil” – not to be compared with speeches of Martin Luther King.

The U.S. government repetitive phrases and words need examining. World governments and the international media have been infected by White House propaganda since 9/11:

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