Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence

Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence

Bleeding Afghanistan Washington Warlords and the Propaganda of Silence Through in depth research and detailed historical context Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls report on the injustice of U S policies in Afghanistan historically and in the post era Drawing from

  • Title: Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence
  • Author: Sonali Kolhatkar James Ingalls David Barsamian
  • ISBN: 9781583227312
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Through in depth research and detailed historical context, Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls report on the injustice of U.S policies in Afghanistan historically and in the post 9 11 era Drawing from declassified government documents and on the ground interviews with Afghan activists, journalists, lawyers, refugees, and students, Bleeding Afghanistan examines the connectThrough in depth research and detailed historical context, Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls report on the injustice of U.S policies in Afghanistan historically and in the post 9 11 era Drawing from declassified government documents and on the ground interviews with Afghan activists, journalists, lawyers, refugees, and students, Bleeding Afghanistan examines the connections between the U.S training and arming of Mujahideen commanders and the subversion of Afghan democracy today Bleeding Afghanistan boldly critiques the exploitation of Afghan women to justify war by both conservatives and liberals, analyzes uncritical media coverage of U.S policies, and examines the ways in which the U.S benefits from being in Afghanistan.

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    218 Comment

    after reading Steve Coll's Ghost Wars, I was on high alert when reading this book, constantly checking its footnotes (most of which are relatively reliable) and comparing it with Ghost Wars's "reference frame". this book feels like a huge journal, quoting from hundreds of different texts and quoting a random line out of context might not be my favorite way of looking at things. I still can't make up my mind how I think of it. it's definitely a very opinionated book but has plenty of good points [...]

    The book is an interesting overview into the Afghanistan invasion. Its primary focus is the US role in the country, from Jimmy Carter to the present. It uses declassified files and planning documents to make the case. The authors reside in America but raise funds and awareness for RAWA, a women's organisation, and so provide an interesting analysis of the role of women during the Afghan War. They visit Afghanistan and conduct some interviews, while criticising other journalists who take a simila [...]

    This is a fairly good overview of the history of Afghanistan and the impact of U.S. involvement. However, I would have liked a bit more human interest in it. The best part was near the end, when it discusses the misuse of the burka as a symbol of women's oppression.

    This book is nothing more than an ill-researched rant. Don't waste your time reading it, and certainly don't waste your money buying it.

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