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  • Dershowitz: Doctors Without Borders Really Is ‘Doctors Without Morals’

    11/12/2015 6:48:10 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/2015 | Photo of Richard Pollock
    International law experts are blasting Doctors Without Borders for forcibly removing civilian patients from the aid group’s Kunduz, Afghanistan, hospital and replacing them with wounded Taliban fighters when the city fell to the rebel control in late September. Alan Dershowitz, an acclaimed Harvard constitutional lawyer and authority in international law, said that he was not surprised that the group, known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, favored Taliban fighters over civilian patients, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview that he regards Doctors Without Borders as “Doctors Without Morals.” Dershowitz charged the group with having a long history of anti-Western...
  • Is the Pentagon Telling the Truth About Afghanistan?

    10/13/2015 8:13:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Oct 2015 | Editorial
    New data from the United Nations on the military advances by a resurgent Taliban is alarming for what it says about the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and what it suggests about the American militarys honesty about what is happening there.The fall of Kunduz two weeks ago was a startling sign of how the Taliban has reasserted itself, wresting a northern city from the control of the NATO-trained Afghan Security Forces, who are not doing a great job of showing they are up to defending their country. The United Nations data, reported by The Times on Monday and backed...
  • Doctors Without Borders Ignored Geneva Rules Before U.S. Air Attack

    10/11/2015 8:50:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2015 | Richard Pollock
    Doctors Without Borders flew no internationally-recognized medical insignia on the rooftop of its Kunduz, Afghanistan, hospital that was mistakenly attacked October 3 by U.S. military aircraft, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.The relief group also known as Medecins Sans Frontiers failed to display a Red Cross, Red Crescent or Red Lion and Sun, the universally recognized medical emblems since 1949 that identify buildings that must be protected to attacking aircraft during wartime under Article 38 of the Geneva Accords.Doctors Without Borders marked the roof of the building in the week prior to the Oct. 3 airstrikes,...
  • State Dept confronted over Israel criticism in light of Afghan bombing

    10/06/2015 11:11:51 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 6 replies | October 6, 2015 | UNWatch
    Matt Lee questions Mark Toner on the parallels between the Kunduz bombing and the Israeli shelling of a UNRWA school.
  • US: Afghan forces called in strike on Kunduz that hit medical facility

    10/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Critics have begun using the words “war crime” to describe a US airstrike in Kunduz that hit a Doctors Without Borders facility, killing 22 people, including children. The US pushed back against the allegations, claiming that they were responding to a call for close air support from Afghan forces and did not know of any civilian medical facilities in the area: Afghan forces called for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before a hospital was struck, killing 22 people, the U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday. …“We have now learned that on...
  • Greenfield: It's Time to Treat Doctors Without Borders as a Terrorist Organization

    10/04/2015 12:17:43 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    FrontPage ^ | October 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's Time to Treat Doctors Without Borders as a Terrorist Organization End non-profit status for them and for any organization that funds them October 4, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Doctors Without Borders has a long history of collaborating with and defending terrorists. And even being terrorists. The issue came up just last month in relation to Hamas. Its current attacks on America and collaboration with the Taliban are completely unacceptable. Doctors Without Borders' personnel are once again lying through their teeth, denying the facts put forward by US and Afghan personnel and covering up the use of medical facilities...
  • Death Toll Rises in Doctors Without Borders Hospital Airstrike (Obama's fault)

    10/04/2015 10:46:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies (Chicago) ^ | 10/04/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    The death toll has climbed to 22 following an airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders Saturday. Ten of those killed were patients, including three children, according to Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF). The other 12 were staff members, said MSF. In a statement, the coalition in Afghanistan acknowledged that U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Kunduz early Saturday at 2:15 a.m. local time "against insurgents who were directly firing upon U.S. service members advising and assisting Afghan Security Forces in the city of Kunduz. The strike was conducted in the vicinity of...
  • Taliban Seizes Kunduz Fortress Despite NATO Intervention

    09/30/2015 4:55:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    The Taliban have seized the Bala Hisar fortress in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The fighters achieved the victory, despite NATO airstrikes and government efforts. More than 40 people died and 330 were injured in the fighting, including civilians. Many others have fled from the provincial capital. This is the biggest coup for the Taliban since 2001, led by the groups new leader Mullah Mansour. They have emptied safe deposit boxes at banks, seized weapons and vehicles, and released prisoners. It was also a public relations victory. Kunduz is one of Afghanistans richest cities. It is also a key...
  • Taliban capture key Afghan provincial capital Kunduz

    09/28/2015 12:31:02 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 September 2015 | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    The Taliban have captured Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, taking government buildings and the citys central prison in one of the biggest military victories for the movement since 2001. It is the most serious invasion of a provincial capital in 14 years.
  • R2PAQ (Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • Afghan girls hit again by suspected gas attack (Religion Of Peace Alert)

    05/11/2010 3:52:56 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies · 292+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/11/2010 | Hamid Shalizi and Mohammad Hamed/Reuters
    Dozens of schoolgirls in Afghanistan were admitted to hospital on Tuesday after two suspected poisonous gas attacks on schools, officials said, the latest in a spate of similar incidents. Thirty schoolgirls in the northern city of Kunduz and six in Kabul were admitted to hospital, health officials and the interior ministry said. "Others are also coming in. We don't know the exact number of girls affected, it could be many. It's a similar incident to what happened in Kabul and Kunduz last week," said Homayun Khamosh, head of the Kunduz city hospital where girls were admitted.
  • Afghanistan: Girls' school attacked with toxic chemicals

    04/22/2010 5:04:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 385+ views
    (ADNKRONOS INTERNATIONAL - AKI, April 21, 2010) via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Marisol on April 22, 2010 5:19 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Kabul, 21 April (AKI) - At least 12 female students were hospitalised in Afghanistan on Wednesday after inhaling a poisonous substance sprayed at a school in northern Afghanistan. The 12 students of the Fatima Zahra Girl School, and a teacher and an assistant were mysteriously poisoned, Hamayon Khamush, director of the hospital in Kunduz city, was quoted as saying by Xinhua." SNIPPET: "To defend their ideology, Taliban militants have attacked girl students with gas and acid." SNIPPET: "In May last year 90 girls were hospitalised in Kapisa province, north-east of the capital, after someone sprayed toxic chemicals in the...
  • NATO, Afghans claim to kill 130 Taliban in Kunduz (including eight Taliban commanders)

    11/09/2009 7:59:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 516+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/9/09 | Peter Graff, Hamid Shalizi, Mohammad Hamed
    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) NATO and Afghan officials claimed on Monday their forces had killed at least 130 Taliban fighters in a major operation over the past week in an area of Afghanistan's north where militant activity has surged. A combined force of 700 Afghan troops and 50 NATO soldiers cleared villages of fighters, killing more than 130 insurgents including eight Taliban commanders during a five-day operation, NATO spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Todd Vician said. Kunduz province governor Mohammad Omar told Reuters the combined force had killed 133 fighters during the operation, which took place in and around Kunduz's Char Dara...
  • In Afghanistan, let U.S. troops be warriors

    09/24/2009 8:56:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 747+ views
    The Examiner ^ | September 25, 2009 | Byron York
    There was an international uproar when, on Sept. 4, in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, an American fighter jet under NATO command bombed a group of Taliban fighters who had hijacked two fuel tanker trucks. The trucks exploded, the fighters were killed, and so were a still-undetermined number of Afghan civilians. When McChrystal met with local leaders in Kunduz, a few days after the bombing, he got an earful -- but not what he expected. McChrystal began the meeting with a show of sympathy for those who had been killed or wounded. The general didn't get very far before he was interrupted...
  • Bomb Kills Four People in Afghan Convoy

    06/16/2004 8:58:57 AM PDT · by TexKat · 144+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/16/04 | AMIR SHAH,
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A remote-controlled bomb hit a convoy of German peacekeepers in northern Afghanistan Wednesday, killing an Afghan driver and three civilians, officials said. The attack came added to deteriorating security ahead of September elections, and just a week after 11 Chinese workers were shot in their beds in the same province. Mutaleb Beg, the provincial police chief, said the roadside bomb exploded in Kunduz, 150 miles north of Kabul. "The convoy was passing through the Gandum Bazaar market when a mine was detonated on the edge of the road by remote control," Beg told The Associated Press. He...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 10/25/03-Kabul,Kandahar,Kunduz

    10/24/2003 11:31:59 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 50 replies · 3,799+ views
    NASA, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 10/25/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 10/25/03 - Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, Manila BREAKING: Kabul - FREED BY AMERICA BREAKING: Kunduz, Afghanistan - Weapons flow to the UN QFN ==== QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS ========= Kabul ========= FREED BY AMERICA, AFGHANI GIRLS RECEIVE AN EDUCATION In Kabul, at the Zarghona High School. Why are their hands raised?. They were asked how many want to go to college. FREED BY AMERICA, HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN and CHILDREN In Kabul, vitamins and polio vaccinations [for ~5.9 million children throughout the country]. FREED BY AMERICA, AFGHANI MUSIC AND DANCING In Kabul, at a wedding....
  • A soldier's life in Afghanistan

    02/26/2003 6:51:57 PM PST · by Dubya · 13 replies · 288+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 27, 2003 | David Buchbinder
    The more than 9,000 US troops in Afghanistan are Americans whose lives were changed more than most by Sept. 11. They have been airlifted to a country wracked by war for 30 years, with the weighty responsibility of ensuring it cannot again become a base of operations for radical Islamic terrorists. But the work is dangerous. Forty American soldiers have died in Afghanistan, and hundreds more have been injured. In recent weeks, US forces have engaged in the fiercest battles in more than a year. Highly trained Special Operations troops, who can identify themselves by first name only, have borne...
  • Tale of an American Taliban

    12/02/2001 4:39:21 AM PST · by Mahone · 27 replies · 439+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/2/01 | Colin Soloway
    Tale of an American Taliban In an exclusive, a U.S. citizen on the horror at Kala Jangi By Colin Soloway NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE Dec. 1 Abdul Hamid is tall, thin and barefoot in a filthy black tunic. A prisoner of the Northern Alliance, he sits with his elbows bound behind his back with a strip of cloth, his right leg and left foot bandaged for gunshot wounds. Hamids face is almost entirely covered in dirt and black soot, but it is quickly apparent that he is not just another beaten and frightened Taliban warrior. Abdul Hamid, age 20, ...
  • American Taliban Fighter Says Followed His Heart

    12/03/2001 10:55:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-03-01
    <p>KABUL (Reuters) - A 20-year-old American who fought for the Taliban and survived a bloody prison uprising in northern Afghanistan said his heart drew him to the hard-line Islamic movement.</p> <p>A Pentagon official said on Monday U.S. military forces had in their control a man who claimed to be an American who came into their possession in the Mazar-i-Sharif area, near where the prison uprising took place.</p>
  • Taliban troops surrender in Konduz

    11/24/2001 2:19:33 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 192+ views
    CNN ^ | Saturday, November 24, 2001 | CNN staff (with commentary by "JohnHuang2")
    <p>KONDUZ, Afghanistan (CNN) --Several hundred Taliban fighters from the besieged city of Kunduz have surrendered to the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance.</p> <p>At least four trucks loaded with local Taliban fighters crossed the Bangi Bridge out of Konduz Saturday morning, driving east towards Northern Alliance-held territory in Takhar province and surrendering.</p>