Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Wonderful Malalai Joya Says Stephen Harper is Deceiving Canadians About the War in Afghanistan

I've posted before about Malalai Joya, the Afghan woman who went from activist to politician, to try and help the poor people in her country. She has been called "The Bravest Woman in Afghanistan", and I couldn't agree more.

Malalai has spoken out often about the corruption and lies told by the governments of both the U.S. and Canada.

And she now says that Stephen Harper and Peter MacKay are not being honest about the reasons for this war.

Little solace for those of us who knew that from the get go.

This was a war for profit and we were lulled into a sense of complacency with yellow ribbons and bumper stickers.

Now Stephen Harper has turned his back on the veterans while plotting another money maker. We need to be more vigilant. We need to view this war through the eyes of the victims.

Today Stephen Harper and the Canadian government are trying to deceive the Canadian people about the war in Afghanistan.Harper is speaking out of both sides of his mouth. On one side, he is saying Canadian troops will leave Afghanistan in 2011. But on the other side Harper is saying to US and NATO, don't worry, Canada will stay with troops and help in different ways to occupy Afghanistan.And Harper is saying that Canada will stay to do "training" of troops of puppet Karzai regime.

We Afghan people don't need any more "training" from Canadian government after 2011.
We Afghans don't want any more bombing after 2011.
We Afghans don't want any more torture by NATO and Afghan puppet forces.
We Afghans don't want any more occupation by NATO.

Instead of staying after 2011, it is better that Canadian troops leave sooner, leave now.

And the latest Wiki-leaks confirm what this wonderful woman is saying are true. This was a state sanctioned bloodbath on an innocent people, for profit. Nothing more, nothing less. We were never there to help anyone except ourselves. We lost our soldiers for nothing. We killed for nothing. We should be ashamed.

Tom Walkom recently asked: What was point of the Afghan war?
With the U.S. committed to Afghan peace talks, the outlines of the end to this disastrous war are becoming clear. In one form or another, the Taliban are on their way back. Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed lukewarm support for the talks Friday. But for Canada, they raise an obvious question: Why did we bother getting so involved in this conflict? What was the point of spending all of that money and sacrificing, to date, 152 Canadian lives?
And let's not forget the environmental costs of war.

This is going to end badly.


  1. As many of us know, as Linda McQuaig explains in her It's the Crude Dude, the Afghan war is all about the pipeline from the Caspian basin, to keep it pointing in the right direction, towards America.
    The media has failed us most miserably, only serving its masters.

  2. You're right. Another good book of Linda McQuaig's is 'Holding the Bully's Coat'. Have you read that one?

  3. My husband is a retired teacher, a McGill graduate, an intelligent person who marched against racism in the 60s.
    Before the war in Afghanistan, when the Bushies were exclaiming about Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iran, I scoffed at the Bushies and said "It's all about oil." My intelligent husband said, "Oh, no, they really might have nuclear warheads!" Duh.
    When Canadian boys started dying in Afghanistan, I couldn't say anything, so I wept. My husband has lived in Alberta nearly three times as long as I have, and he has subconsciously bought into the bullshit. SO sad.