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Afghans ask ”Where is humanity in Obama’s 83 billion+ American war?‎”‎
April 13, 2009, 7:51 am
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Please watch Afghan youth as they ask questions about Obama’s wish for US$83 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Afghans ask ”Where is humanity in Obama’s 83 billion+ American war?‎”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyHjugYBoDU&feature=channel_page

The youth were filmed as they volunteered to plant trees at Bamiyan Peace Park, Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

Below is a text of their questions.

peace-park

My name is Najib. People in Bamiyan call me Najib Ekhloqi.

I am a citizen of Afghanistan.

You see that we have come here to start work at this place named Bamiyan Peace Park.

This park is located at a place near the historical City of Gholghola ( ‘Dying Screams’ conquered by Genghis Khan )….

and at its north-east lie the Bamiyan Buddha statues ( destroyed by the Taliban )

We have come to build this Peace Park, peace for humanity.

Today, having come to the Peace Park, we’d like to ask, as the youth of Afghanistan,

Why peace? Peace for who?

When they are deciding in the American congress on 83 billion dollars for the war in Afghanistan

We have some questions..

Can anyone answer us?

Where is humanity in this 83 billion+ American war?

Where is compassion and kindness in this 83 billion+ American war?

Where is peace in this 83 billion+ American war?

Where are Iraqi, Afghan and American mothers in this 83 billion+ American war?

Where is human dignity in this 83 billion+ American war?

Where is progress in civilization in this 83 billion+ American war?

Where are those who struggle against violence, like Martin Luther King, in this 83 billion + American war?

Where are all the world’s religious leaders and intellectuals in this 83 billion+ American war?

My father was killed by war…Where is peace in this 83 billion+ American war?

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