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WikiLeaks and War Crimes and the Afghan Women

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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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An interesting WikiLeaks-related article from Jeremy Scahill, the investigative journalist who brought us Blackwater.

WikiLeaks and War Crimes


www.thenation.com... Wikileaks and War Crimes

The CIA report describes a crisis in European support for the Afghanistan war, noting that 80 percent of German and French citizens are against increasing their countries' military involvement. The report suggests that "Afghan women could serve as ideal messengers in humanizing the [International Security Assistance Force] role in combating the Taliban because of women's ability to speak personally and credibly about their experiences under the Taliban, their aspirations for the future, and their fears of a Taliban victory."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Does this speak to the propaganda many called out on the Afghan woman cover on Time? You decide.

Here's someone who thinks it might...Women, the Taliban and That 'Time' Cover , saying it's, "...part and parcel of a campaign, by some well-meaning people and some not so well-meaning, to justify America’s failing counterinsurgency policy..."




posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Surprised more people here aren't interested that a CIA report suggests using the Afghan women as propaganda, a topic that's come up many times in debates as a possibility.

Also see: Afghan Women Fear Their Fate Amid Taliban Negotiations



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