In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

Killing each Taliban soldier costs $50 Million

October 06 2010 The Pentagon will not tell the public what it costs to locate, target and kill a single Taliban soldier because the price-tag is so scandalously high that it makes the Taliban appear to be Super-Soldiers. As set out in this article, the estimated cost to kill each Taliban is as high as $100 million, with a conservative estimate being $50 million. A public discussion should be taking place in the United States regarding whether the Taliban have become too expensive an enemy to defeat. Each month the Pentagon generates a ream of dubious statistics designed to create the illusion of progress in Afghanistan. In response this author decided to compile his own statistics. As the...

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Anwar al-Awlaki

Can the US assassinate an American citizen living in Yemen?

Sept 30 2010 Last month, civil liberties groups and the family of Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki filed suit to stop the US government from killing Mr. Awlaki – an American citizen living abroad in Yemen. The government, which is trying to have the case dismissed, labels Mr. Awlaki a threat for alleged involvement in terror plots and inspiring anti-American jihadists. Awlaki is believed to be a target for extrajudicial killing. The suit raises a fundamental question: When, if ever, is it lawful for government to assassinate? While a private individual has no right to kill except in self-defense, the right of those acting under color of law, such as police officers, soldiers, or the CIA, is...

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Dr Aafia Siddiqui

There are too many holes in the case against Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Sept 26 2010 No word would be too strong to condemn the shocking verdict handed down to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Despite the nightmarish ordeal that the MIT-trained, Pakistani neuroscientist has been through over the past seven years and the spectacular mockery of justice that her trial has been, nothing could have prepared anyone for this.  Eighty-six years for a crime that she did not commit and for which no evidence exists except the spurious claims of the prosecution and white lies of US authorities. Such a sentence would be unjust even if she had killed the men she has been accused of shooting at. Interestingly, it turns out, none of the heavily armed US officials were hurt in the assault...

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