AFGHANS ARE HUMAN BEINGS July 21, 2010Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
There is a real problem with these murderous wars waged supposedly to stop terrorism, but in their enactment using the methods of terrorism. It is so much easier to kill people if they are first dehumanized. So every story is important.
In this video from Brave New Films, via Rethink Afghanistan, Zaitullah Ghiasi Wardak describes the murder of his 92 year old father:
The human response is more important that feeling of revenge or assumptions of domination and superiority because the latter evoke further the spiral of violence. It might be worth remembering that Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries. If we were decent human beings we would helping them, not killing them.
With such vacuous positioning statements as “moving forward” there is no debate about the participation in the Afghanistan occupation, or about the role of our elected representatives taking personal and moral responsibility for military deployment to other countries.