Friday, 6 May 2016

Afghanistan: Bombing the Land of the Snow Leopard

“If we greens don’t broaden our thinking to tackle war, we may save some wilderness, but lose the world.”
David Brower
News alert! Despite what you may have heard, the war in Afghanistan is still raging. Nearly 10,000 US troops remain, and since 2014 the Obama administration has carried out almost 2,000 airstrikes on whatever they damn well please in the country. No question the mounting Afghan death toll and the bombing of hospitals and civilian infrastructure ought to infuriate the few remaining antiwar activists out there; but the toll the Afghanistan war is having on the environment should also force nature lovers into the streets in protest.

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