We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism … Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children…
Robert Bowman, former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force
Posted 1 year ago on Monday, October 8, 2012, 2:03pm
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Posted 2 years ago on Sunday, December 4, 2011, 1:32pm 378 notes
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Afghanistan

Posted 2 years ago on Friday, December 2, 2011, 12:18am 2 notes
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Two Afghan refugee sisters and a Pakistani girl  attend a daily class to learn how to read verses of the Koran, at a  mosque in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad. (Muhammed  Muheisen/Associated Press)
I wonder where she got that sweatshirt

Two Afghan refugee sisters and a Pakistani girl attend a daily class to learn how to read verses of the Koran, at a mosque in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

I wonder where she got that sweatshirt

Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 3:57pm 22 notes
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