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Are We to Blame for Afghanistan? By Chalmers Johnson

 

"Asked whether he in any way regretted these actions,

 

Brzezinski replied:

 

Regret what? The secret operation was an excellent idea. It drew the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? On the day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, saying, in essence: 'We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam War.'  

 

Nouvel Observateur: "And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?"

 

Brzezinski: "What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?"

 

http://hnn.us/articles/8438.html

 

Are We to Blame for Afghanistan? By Chalmers Johnson

 

Mr. Johnson's latest books are Blowback (Metropolitan, 2000) and The Sorrows of Empire (Metropolitan, 2004), the first two volumes in a trilogy on American imperial policies. The final volume is now being written. From 1967 to 1973, Johnson served as a consultant to the CIA's Office of National Estimates.

 

This article first appeared on www.tomdispatch.com,  a weblog of the Nation Institute, which offers a steady flow of alternate sources, news and opinion from Tom Engelhardt, a long time editor in publishing, the author of The End of Victory Culture, and a fellow of the Nation Institute.

 

http://hnn.us/articles/8438.html

 

Copyright C2004 Chalmers Johnson

 

Subverting young minds by Zulfiqar Ali

 

IN 1980s, the Americans poured in mega bucks to glorify jihad in Afghanistan as it served their purpose and was required to drive out communism. Americans spent more than 50 million dollars on publishing text books to teach children the importance of jihad against communism. Once again, they are producing school books at the cost of millions of dollars. But, the motive is different this time around.

 

June 2, 2002

 

http://www.dawn.com/weekly/dmag/archive/020602/dmag10.htm

 

INDEPTH: AFGHANISTAN Back to school in Afghanistan CBC News Online | January 27, 2004 The National | Airdate: May 6, 2002 Reporter: Carol Off | Producer: Heather Abbott |Editor: Catherine McIsaac

 

When 1.5 million children went back in school in Afghanistan in the spring of 2002, a tough lesson was waiting for them. While the country welcomed some semblance of peace for the first time in years, war remained very much a part of its classrooms. Afghanistan' s teachers tried to erase war images from the textbooks, images that got there in the first place due in large part to Cold War policies in the United States.

 

Textbooks are full of guns, swords and other images of war

 

At a public school in Kabul, students and teachers are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Some children bring their own chairs to school, if they have them. The school was almost destroyed by war. There's no electricity. It's colder inside than out. The cement floor is freezing.

 

But the students don't mind. The young women and girls at this school are back in the classroom after five years of banishment by the Taliban.

 

Women in their 20s have returned to Grade 11. But they're not bitter, they're happy.

 

"All the people in Afghanistan are hungry for peace, especially the younger generation," says Homa Yousef. "They have lots of enthusiasm to learn. That's why we must work hard to ensure the textbooks match their level of understanding so that they can become useful to society."

 

The pleasures of childhood are so simple. A kite to fly, a friend to share your dreams with, maybe a good storybook. In Afghanistan, a child's pleasure is simply an end to 23 years of war.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/afghanistan/schools.html

 

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