Malalai Joya: Afghan Parliamentarian and Karzai target

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from the JULY 2010 Gwangju News, photos and Story by Doug Stuber

For readers still wondering if Gwangju could possibly be effected by world events, the return of Malalai Joya (a former Gwangju Human Rights Award winner) to this year’s Human Rights Forum, hosted by the 518 Foundation, provided a first-hand account about the chaos and human disaster unfolding in Afghanistan. “Before the US arrived to inflict ‘democracy,’ Afghanistan lived under fear of a brutal Taliban regime.

Now, with democracy there are three human rights offenders:  the US Army, Karzai and his drug lord friends, and the Taliban.  The situation for women is terrible, but the US used the Taliban’s forced wearing of Burqa’s and women’s issues to gain support for a war that has made our situation much worse,” Joya said as she first sat down to lunch at the Kim Dae Jeong Convention Center,  four years after winning the Gwangju Human Rights Award.

Joya, who was a duly elected member of Afghanistan’s Parliament before being expelled, has survived five assassination attempts, the wrath of senior Islamic officials, and is a polarizing figure in Afghanistan, as the seated government of Hamid Karzai have attempted to mute Joya perhaps because she repeatedly points out that the Karzai government was founded on war, and is aiding the United States in continuing a war that has killed thousands of civilians. If antagonism, armed attacks and provocations continue between North and South Korea, there is little doubt that the Unites States would be involved if war ever broke out on this peninsula.

The ROK Armed forces are still under the control of the US Army, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been straightforward in her warnings to North Korean President Kim Jung-Il since the sinking of the ROK Navy corvette Cheonan in March. The US Navy, in the form of an aircraft carrier and six support ships arrived at the border waters in very short order, providing those who had forgotten,  immediate evidence that a large portion of the US Navy is floating around China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Though seemingly over-worked in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, the US armed forces bear observing in our neighborhood too. While wearing a “U.S. Out of Afghanistan” button, Joya returned to the podium this year full of heart-wrenching stories.

“There is no hope for human rights, womens’ rights or democracy when Afghanistan is occupied by the United States.  After 911 the US has made a war against the people of Afghanistan.  It is a war of propaganda in which a ‘good job’ means a day in which civilians died,” Joya said.  “Foreigners have given the tools of government to famous drug traffickers.  We live in a hell three-quarters infected by fundamentalists.

The government has released from jail key members of the Taliban recently.” Since winning the 2006 Prize, Joya has continually used her knowledge of the May 18th struggle for democracy in Gwangju to motivate those seeking true democracy in Afghanistan. “You motivate me to fight with the same determination and steadfastness against enemies of humanity in my ill-fated country which was demonstrated by the freedom-loving people in Korea and Gwangju.

The cycle of violence is not over under US domination, and cluster bombs and depleted uranium bombs have been used against innocent people.  Widespread abuse and restrictions on freedom continue, where women are attacked with acids if they are seen not fully covered (by Burqas), where laws still suppress women, and a country as the UN put it, becoming a “Narco-State” under the Northern Alliance drug mafia. If Joya’s contention is correct, that Karzai and others in the parliament and cabinet of Afghanistan are, in fact, drug lords, the chances to untangle Afghanistan and make it safe for peaceful freedom-loving families can not be solved militarily.

“Democracy never came by the bomb,” Joya continued from stage.  “The imposed war has been an obstacle to true democratic movements, our education system and the road toward human rights in Afghanistan.” Joya moves from one place to the other at all times these days.  She can use the hated Burqa as a way to stay unknown.  She has a group of supporters and a well-knit movement is building to change the fate of Afghanistan, she said. “The silence of good people is as bad as the bad acting bad.” She implores people to learn more at Here in contemporary Korea, the Lee government wisely downplayed the Cheonan sinking, at great risk to his personal standing as a politician.

This allowed cooler heads to prevail, as the ROK armed forces never overreacted, nor headed calls in the western media for immediate counter attacks.  This greatly reduces the risk of any armed conflict here. Whether in Joya’s Afghanistan or among western English teaches and Koreans, “citizen diplomacy” in which people become friends personally, and a long way away from what their governments are doing, goes a long way to build communities that can work together to solve problems, be they large or small.  Gwangju remains a place that both symbolizes great movements in the past, and welcomes a continually swelling number of students and workers from overseas via the GIC and international events like the World Music Festival coming up August 27-29, and the Gwangju Biennale set for September 3 to November 11th.

Again, to learn more about Afghanistan’s current events than you might got on CNN, Click to:

This is what Ukrainians did in Volyn, Poland in 1943. This is the type of people Obama is supporting now. You do the math.

US Fascism began in 1980 in earnest, and has not abated since.  Wake up folks.  92 countries attacked since World War II, and for what?  Profit, that’s for what.

Here’s what the Ukrainians who were supporting the Stepan Bandera Fascist government are capable of.  Not all Ukrainians supported that government.  But the new 2014  “government” smells a lot alike.  This type of thing was repeated in Odessa May 2, 2014 with support of the USA.

And here is how one of the Kiev  Junta leadership Yatsenuk was “greeted” in Germany.  Yet the USA insists on backing these brutal thugs.  If ethnic cleansing of Russians continues in Eastern Ukraine, Putin may react.  If he reacts, what has amounted to a creeping World War Three may break out in earnest.  Oh NOOOOOOOOOO!

ВИДЕО Жители Германии встретили Яценюка криками «Террорист и убийца»

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Americans just don’t quite understand the level of brutality of the people President Obama is backing these days.  Add the Ukraine thugs to being on the WRONG side in Syria, and expanding Bush’s war into Pakistan, increasing Drone air strikes by thousands of percents, and you have a man who was lying to us when he said he was going to bring the troops home.
Should Putin react to the wholesale ethnic cleansing of Russians in Odessa, Crimea, etc. in eastern Ukraine, then Obama has committed to backing the rebelious Junta that stole power in Kiev.
Of course Russian Natural Gas MUST FLOW THROUGH western Ukraine in order to reach Europe, which gets 40% of its natural gas from Russia.  Should any disruption in this flow occur, Russia is poorer (hence in a fighting mood) and Europe is well nigh obliterated by super hi natural gas prices.  The USA which is clearly overstocked with natural gas will also see prices fly sky high.  And, Like in Iraq, JP Morgan and others will jack the price of natural gas on the NY Merchantile exchange for their own profits, while melting down what remains of the USA middle class via escalating fuel and heating costs.  Note the USA doe NOT count oil and other feuls along with FOOD prices in their tally of the annual inflation rate.  Now how absurd is that?  How many Americans get by with no car and no heat?

Anyone who thinks that Kiev burning DURING the Sochi Winter Olympics was a mere coincidence doesn’t follow the CIA very well,  Nor Nato Secret Services.  Plenty of evidence suggests outside players are continuing the bloodshed in Kiev, while genuine bloodthirsty Ukrainians (not all Ukrainians are nuts, let’s separate the sinners from the innocent here) are maurading, and murdering in Odessa, Crimea, and other parts of eastern Ukraine that are Russian enclaves.  It’s Genocide in slow motion just as Slobo Milosovic’s attacks on Muslims were meant to be complete.  But in many ways he was also goaded and forced to react in a war that was ALSO cooked up by western spies.  The evidence for this is overwhelming.  30,000+ died in NATO and USA air strikes in Belgrade, and how many of those were “enemy combatants?”  We also coated bombs with uranium and bombed Serbia’s once-rich agricultural lands so that food from that region is no longer acceptable, and uh, Serbia had once fed all of Yugoslavia, and beyond.

OK the Slavic world has had a lot of things brewing for centuries, this is true, but with the natural gas pipeline in play, and the USA clearly backing the Junta (Remember when Bush and Condy Rize also Backed Pervez Musharraf, AFTER HE LOST A DEMOCRATIC ELECTION to Asif Ali Zardari  the replacement for Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in a bombing on 27 December 2007.  Even though Musharraf could not beat a last-minute replacement, He seized power and Bush and Rice BACKED HIM.  Wow how undemocratic can you get?   Muneer Malick, of the Supreme Court Legal society in Pakistan used to stand on top of buildings with a Nullhorn shouting down Musharraf, until he was poisoned.  At that he still sent out YOUTUBE videos while deathly ill.  He survived.  Long may you live, friend.

Well let’s See, how about selecting known Drug lord Hamid Karzai as president of Afghanistan?  Parliamentarian Malali Joya stood repeatedly to read charges against Karzai until she was thrown out of Parliament illegally and had at least 5 assassination attempts on her life.  Karzai is such a puppet he recently did this:

NEW DELHI: Even as India has stopped short of blaming any Pakistan-based terrorist group for the attack on its consulate in Heart last Friday, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has blamed the Lashkar-e-Taiba for the strike that was foiled by Afghan security forces and Indian paramilitary forces. Karzai, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday, claimed that the Afghanistan government had received information from a Western intelligence agency that the attackers belonged to the LeT.

Remember, Obama pledged to bring the troops home before the 2008 election?  HA, all they did was move over to Pakistan, where, Ostensibly, the last part of the Afghan oil pipeline must run to circumvent Iran and deliver to tankers in the Indian Ocean.  WAKE UP FOLKS!

All in favor of fracking and the Keystone Pipeline please take a bus home and sell your car(s).