Half of World’s Refugees are Running From US Wars

(TheEconomist) America’s wars continue to account for many of the world’s refugees: 4.7m originate from Iraq and Afghanistan, almost half the world’s total, according to the UNHCR’s annual report. Read more

Shhh, don’t tell the guys over at the APP. It might spoil their fun only focusing on the effects rather than also the cause.

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Australians want the government to get our troops out of Afghanistan

(News.com.au) NEARLY two in three Australians want the Government to pull our troops out of Afghanistan. As the Australian death toll mounts, only a third of voters agree with the existing bipartisan policy of remaining in the war-torn country “for as long as necessary”. Read more

One of the real reasons for being in Afghanistan is the $1+ trillion dollars in lithium under ground. Anyone truely think bird cage liner Juliar (sic) and her fabian puppet masters are going to walk away from their cut in that stolen commodity paid for with Australian and Afghan blood?

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Almost 500 Taliban prisoners tunnel to freedom

(SMH) Almost 500 Taliban prisoners have escaped from Kandahar prison in southern Afghanistan through a tunnel hundreds of metres long, officials say. The Taliban said it was behind the huge jail break and that all of those who escaped were members of the militant Islamist organisation. “A tunnel hundreds of metres long was dug from the south of the prison into the prison and 476 political prisoners escaped last night,” said prison director General Ghulam Dastageer Mayar. read more

This was last week–now this week Osama bin Laden is dead? Keep those Hollywood scripts coming, Pentagon director.

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Afghans risk life and limb traveling dangerous oceans in unsafe boats because….?

* Their homes, livelihoods and families were bombed to hell by our allied troops. * They got sick of watching our allied troops turn a blind eye to the heroin poppy fields flourishing after 2001. * They wanted to move into Indonesia with their loving Muslim brothers and sisters, but they were kicked out. * Front door immigration queues behind Indian, Kiwi and Chinese immigrates is too long. * To plot "terror attacks" on Australia. * They learnt from WW2 european Jews that illegally immigrating into foreign countries is OK. […]