Daily Archives: 08/17/2021

USA: Biden Could Still Be Proved Right in Afghanistan – OPINION

Aug. 16, 2021 – New York Times – By Thomas L. Friedman is the foreign affairs Op-Ed columnist

Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times

For years, U.S. officials used a shorthand phrase to describe America’s mission in Afghanistan. It always bothered me: We are there to train the Afghan Army to fight for its own government.

That turned out to be shorthand for everything that was wrong with our mission — the idea that Afghans didn’t know how to fight and that just one more course in counterinsurgency would do the trick. Really?

Thinking you need to train Afghans how to fight is like thinking you need to train Pacific Islanders how to fish. Afghan men know how to fight. They’ve been fighting one another, the British, the Soviets or the Americans for a long, long time.      Continue reading

Guyanese in NY hold massive protest against alleged racism in homeland – Caribbean Life News Report

Guyanese at massive rally in Brooklyn on Sunday, Aug.15. 2021
Photo by Nelson A. King
In the first of what organizers say would be massive protests against the policies of the incumbent People’s Progressive Party (PPP)/Civic administration in Guyana, including alleged wanton racism, hundreds of Guyanese, other Caribbean nationals and “friends of Guyana” took to the streets of Brooklyn on Sunday demonstrating their fervent disapproval of the Guyana government’s policies.

Sunday’s march and rally in Brooklyn were organized by the newly-formed Guyanese Organizations Against Racism (GOAR), which comprises 25 groups in the New York tri-state area.

The Brooklyn-based group dubbed the march and rally “Guyanese Organizations Against PPP Apartheid Governance, Racism & Injustice.”     Continue reading

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