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Is it viral? Video and Barbarianism

Lawyers protest by storming into a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan, a country previously climbing the ladder of development at a snail’s pace, is now progressing very quickly with an increase in the literacy rate, a decrease in terrorist activity, and perhaps a better standard of living for some social classes. Additionally, the number of people in the country using the internet is now at a massive 35.1 million, and 25 million Facebook users. 

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Security Theater: Safety is But a Feeling

Safety and security is a commodity that is highly valued in society, you’re often surrounded by large groups of strangers, travelling in large numbers in small machines, like aeroplanes, trains and buses. But are the safety measures in place keeping you safe? Or is it just showmanship, better known as security theater?
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Inside Terrorism: The Wealth and Influence of Terror

Terrorism can be a very complicated and controversial topic to discuss as it is merely an umbrella term for many concepts. Concepts ranging from political, financial, to religious causes. Almost all groups who are accused of terrorism deny using terrorism as a military tactic to achieve their goals. There also lacks an international consensus on a legal definition of terrorism. As it is said, ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.’ The sheer diversity of these causes makes it very difficult to recognize and label an organization or group as a ‘terrorist group.’
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Kunduz Massacre: Ploy To Grab Afghanistan’s Mineral Riches?

They say that the smallest coffins are the heaviest. Before you decide to deny this, imagine how you would feel in the shoes of those who have had to bury their young before themselves. Every parent wants to wake up and send their child to school early in the morning for something as special as a Graduation Day. Sounds pretty special, doesn’t it? Every parents dreams of the day their child graduates from middle school or high school but never in their wildest dreams do they picture their child coming home in pieces.

Where is Kunduz?

Kunduz is located close to the Afghan Border that connects to Tajikistan. This city widely became famous once it was overtook by the Taliban in September of 2015 once NATO’s ISAF was led by the US. Since 2015, Kunduz has seen many dark days but it was only in April of 2018 that it saw the darkest day that it had ever seen.

Graduation or Funeral?

On April 12th, Kunduz Province in Afghanistan suffered through a deadly school massacre that killed and injured many innocent young souls. This school was an education center to many kids under the age of 10. It was graduation day in this school in Dasht-e-Archi District of Kunduz Province when the United States bombed not only the school but also the homes of several innocent civilians which ended up killing over 250 Afghan/Pashtun kids, teachers, parents and villagers. This is nothing new for the people living in these villages as war crimes like the Kunduz massacre have become a dangerous norm for them.

On February 24th of 2018, U.S forces bombed yet another school and civilian homes in the village of Bala Baluk in the Farah Province of Afghanistan killing over 10 civilians and children. And before that on November 20th of 2017, several Afghani villagers reported 21 students including children massacred by the United States Special Ops in alliance with the Afghan Puppet Administration from the Maidan Wardak Province.

REEs More Important Than Innocent Children

United States General Nicholson tells the media that these airstrikes taking place in Afghanistan are targeted towards drug labs and has more to do with controlling REEs than terrorism. But if the complete facts of the case remain hidden from the general populace, how much of it can we really believe?

Afghanistan’s lands holds many treasures along with copper, iron, cobalt, sulfur, lead, barite, silver, zinc and niobium. But what really matters to the United States government is that Afghanistan’s land holds 1.4 million tons of REEs which is short for rare-earth elements. These deposits are vast and potentially untapped which explains why foreign governments are so attracted to it. These are situated near the Helmand Province in Afghanistan among other places and that is precisely why the U.S government cannot leave it alone.

Media Turns a Blind Eye to the Kunduz Massacre

Whatever happens in Afghanistan goes vastly unnoticed by the media eye and that is why most people never find out about chemical attacks and such. The attack that took place on April 12th in Kunduz that is now being referred to as the Kunduz Massacre was only one in a list of many things the Afghan Pushtuns have had to suffer through.

Wouldn’t You Do The Same?

Why the Afghan Pushtuns, you ask? They are the sole barrier standing in the way of Trump and the richness of Afghanistan’s lands. They are fiercely fighting to protect their land. So the theory so far is that the United States government is bombing their villages to get rid of their road blocks, so to speak.

We Condemn It

But at what cost, I ask? These innocent souls, what was their fault that they had to die this way? These illegal attacks must stop. The people who are responsible for committing attacks like the Kunduz massacre should be legally tried for their actions. If in a court of law, they can prove themselves, only then should they walk free. But anyone who harms innocent children, should not be considered one of us and most certainly should not be in a position of authority.

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Sylvi Listhaug: The Day Norway’s Government Almost Collapsed

The immigration topic is popular all around the world, not just in the United States. Particularly in Europe, where jihadist terrorism has left permanent scars, the humanitarian entrance of Middle East immigrants has triggered quite a debate on every country’s security measures and sleeping terrorist cells. This time, the debate reached Norway, a country known for its people’s happiness and, more recently, for an almost collapsing government. How did this happen? Let’s just say it has something to do with a Facebook comment by Sylvi Listhaug and a political party.
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Banana Republic: Chiquita Funded Terrorism in Colombia

Business is business. That means that business decisions have only one thing in mind – the company and their profits. It’s a nice code of honor to shield yourself from the emotional consequences of decisions made out of greed. The prime example of this is banana company Chiquita, which has been found guilty and reached settlements over their business decision to fund terrorist groups in Colombia for their personal gain, causing the death and suffering of thousands.
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Haqqani Network: Truth About Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Record

On New Year’s Day, President Trump published a tweet in which he accused Pakistan of trickery for taking $33 billion from the US in the name of aid while providing shelter to Taliban terrorists that the United States is fighting against in Afghanistan. The White House declared that most security assistance that was given to Pakistan would be suspended. This suspension of hundreds of millions of dollars of aid is basically meant to pressure Pakistan into taking action against these Taliban and militant groups. As with previous statements, Pakistan is accused of harbouring terrorists from the Haqqani Network and of upholding relationships with the Afghani Taliban.
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Boko Haram

Boko Haram: The Face of Religious Extremism

The Boko Haram insurgency came to global attention in 2014 when over 200 school girls were reported to be kidnapped by the terrorists. The girls who were in school preparing for a test were attacked at midnight by armed militia who then forced them on to trucks and ferried them away into their forest hideouts. A great public outcry followed with many pointing fingers at the government’s incompetence in providing security.
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Odds of Dying: Terrorists & Serial Killers Shouldn’t Concern You

Death is perhaps the most certain part of everyone’s life. It’s a given constant, while the only variable is the time of its occurrence. Thanks to mass media and the internet, news about death and dying seems to travel quickly these days, spreading hysteria and fear.
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