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4 Common Myths about the War on Terrorism

Posted by musliminsuffer on November 23, 2010

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4 Common Myths about the War on Terrorism

By Reese Erlich

November 19, 2010 —  I’m finishing up a 25-city book tour that took me from New York and Chicago to Elizabethtown, PA, and Spearfish, SD. I met with college students, farmers and laid-off workers. Most people in the US now oppose the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but I found a lot of confusion about the War on Terrorism.

Here are four of the more commonly asked questions:

1. Isn’t it true that while not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists are Muslims?

Well, just asking the question reveals a lot about how those in power have manipulated our concept of terrorism.

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92% of Afghans Never Heard of 9/11

Posted by musliminsuffer on November 23, 2010

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92% of Afghans Never Heard of 9/11

By Daniel Tence

November 20, 2010 “Truthdig” —  Fewer than one in 10 Afghans are aware of the 9/11 attacks and their precipitation of the war in Afghanistan, says a study from an international think tank.

A report (PDF) from the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) shows that 92 percent of those surveyed had never heard of the coordinated multiple attacks on US soil on September 11, 2001. It also shows that four in 10 Afghans believe the US is on their soil in order to “destroy Islam or occupy Afghanistan.”

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What If NATO Is Defeated In Afghanistan?

Posted by musliminsuffer on November 23, 2010

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What If NATO Is Defeated In Afghanistan?

By Eric S. Margolis

November 20, 2010Information Clearing House— Amazing as it sounds, NATO, the world’s most powerful military alliance, may be losing the only war the 61-year old pact every fought. All its soldiers, heavy bombers, tanks, helicopter gunships, armies of mercenaries, and electronic gear are being beaten by a bunch of lightly-armed Afghan farmers and mountain tribesmen.

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