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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:14 AM

I Am Hurting Too - The hurt of militarized authoritarianism in Singapore, Afghanistan and the world

By Dr Hakim (Dr Teck Young, Wee )

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It’s hard for me, an ordinary citizen of Singapore, a medical doctor engaged in social enterprise work in Afghanistan and a human being wishing for a better world, to write this from Kabul.

But people are dying.

And children and women are feeling hopeless.


In the normal, logical world, it should inspire the doubt and curiosity of Singaporeans that while the U.S./NATO coalition was spending billions of dollars every week on the Afghan war (the U.S. alone was spending two billion dollars every week), Afghans have been perishing under one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world. At least 36% live below the poverty line and 35% of Afghan men do not have work . The UN calls the acute malnutrition of nearly one million children in the Afghan south ‘shocking’ . Almost three quarters of all Afghans do not have access to safe drinking water.


In the normal, logical world, it should at least matter to ‘result-orientated’ Singaporeans that the very expensive Afghan/U.S. coalition’s ‘war against terrorism’ has increased rather than decreased ‘terrorism’, with the Global Terrorism Index reporting that terrorist strikes in the region have increased four times since the start of the Iraq war in 2003.


Full Article: http://www.zcommunications.org/i-am-hurting-too-by-dr-hakim-dr-teck-young-wee

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:00 AM

1. " ‘war against terrorism’ has increased rather than decreased ‘terrorism’"

That's the whole point. How else can you ensure the Orwellian perpetual war for perpetual peace?

Boo hoo, boo hoo, why do they hate us?

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Response to Catherina (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:09 AM

2. Exactly.

The war against terrorism will have no end, even if every true terrorist or even potential terrorist ... ie. anyone who's objected to western military in their own country (which either happens to have valuable resources or convenient supply routes and is of stratagetic importance related to said resource-rich country) is vanished. The MIC isn't the only winner in these 'wars' / invasions / installing democracy, any of us who profit indirectly from controlling resources in these nations also do. It makes me sick.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:07 PM

4. "We intend to keep kicking this here hornet's nest"

"until the hateful little insects line up and sing God Bless America."

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:11 AM

3. So much for the "remember the women and children of Afghanistan" excuse for

continued U.S. involvement.

How can perpetual war be good for them?

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