Thursday, June 21, 2007

Flashpoints and Parenti on Afghanistan

Flashpoints Radio's Dennis Bernstein conducted an informative interview with journalist Christian Parenti on Tuesday. There's no explicit reference to Canada (or NATO), but you can fill in the blanks as Parenti provides context generally not found in the predominantly embedded Canadian reporting from Afghanistan. Listen here (the interview begins at around the 18:00 mark).

A couple of interesting quotes right off the top:

Parenti: "The Taliban now control the Southern half of Afghanistan."

Bernstein: "...What was most striking in your most recent trip...that we're not hearing about here in this country...?"

Parenti: "I think one of the most...shocking things is just the geographic extent the Taliban control..."

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