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 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Steve Fournier, David Model (read), Malalai Joya; Kenneth Dowst
 Kenneth Dowst  
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Why are at war in Afghanistan? Four figures (including me) explore. STEVE FOURNIER questions why H. Clinton calls suicide bombers "cowards" while the US is bombarding wedding parties by remote control. DAVID MODEL (read) lucidly explains the real reason for this war. In a brilliant speech, Afghan activist MALALAI JOYA denounces the cruelty and hypocrisy of Bush, Obama, Karzai, NATO, and the Taliban.
This program was previously broadcast (as NWN #93) in December 2009. Alas, hardly a word needs to be changed! A couple names are now different--e.g., the president of Afghanistan is now named Ohani, not Karzai. (Afghani proverb: "Same donkey, new saddle.")

Steve Fournier's jeremiad recorded exclusively for New World Notes. Read Steve's "Curent Invective" at

David Model's essay, "NATO's Chimerical Enemy in Afghanistan," from CounterPunch, condensed & edited for radio by K.D.

Malalai Joya's speech in Vancouver (of November 14, 2009) was recorded by Alex See also Joya's speech edited by KD. For the whole shebang, see program #37338 on this archive.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for imprimatur") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.

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