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Afghanistan Squeezed, From Bad to Bad: US and Allies’ Support of and Opposition to War Criminals

Malalai Joya, the youngest member of Afghanistan’s parliament, highlights her government’s murderous corruption. According to Joya, 700 children, and 50-70 women die daily in the country from lack of health services. Much of the cabinet and parliament is populated by warlords who run their own fiefs, and have private armies. The government recently passed a bill after which “no one can file a case or prosecute anyone for committing war crimes in the past 25 years,” thus immunizing themselves from legal prosecution. Many politicians and civil servants run drug operations, and Afghanistan is now the world’s leading supplier of opium.

The transcript of Malalai Joya’s speech at the University of Los Angeles is available at Znet.

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