[pjw] STREAMING VIDEO: Professor Wahab on US relations with Afghanistan

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Mon Nov 9 12:50:18 EST 2020

PJW supporters

In late September, I was able to edit the original 90-minute online forum 
that we organized in June into two half-hour segments for the weekly cable 
TV show the Flying Focus Video Bus, which I work on with the group Flying 
Focus Video Collective. The original event featuring Professor Zaher 
Wahab, introduced by and with audience questions relayed by Ani Raven 
Haines, is still streaming on the PJW YouTube page ( 
https://www.youtube.com/PeaceAndJusticeWorks ) where I also added the new 
version as a playlist.

I was able to streamline the show a bit, add more graphics, and with the 
Flying Focus online version, add chapter breaks so people can navigate 
directly to certain content if you have a particular interest.

Details are below on how to view the edited videos.

Sadly though it's been five months, many of the same issues remain in 
Afghanistan-- a peace process that doesn't involve all necessary parties, 
ongoing bombardment by US forces, and a US presence that helps destabilize 
the nation while seeking access to riches buried beneath Afghan soil.

Feel free to share...

--dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2020 16:43:48
From: Flying Focus Video Collective <ffvc at flyingfocus.org>
Subject: STREAMING VIDEO: Professor speaks about US relations with Afghanistan

Flying Focus supporters:

Thanks to the generosity of the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, our
two-part show featuring their June forum about Afghanistan is now streaming on
line. (Our program aired in late September/early October).

You can watch it on our site here:

or on YouTube at


Below is the description of the show including the chapter breaks we assigned to
each half.

--dan handelman
flying focus

Zaher Wahab: The US/Afghanistan Fateful Partnership

On June 29, 2020, Dr. Zaher Wahab gave a highly informative talk about the
social, political, economic and military situation in Afghanistan, and in
particular the US involvement there. An American who was originally from
Afghanistan, Wahab spent much of the past two decades in his country of origin,
including teaching at the American University there. He touched on what it was
like having to be shuttled to and from the school by armed guards, unable to
stop and get out. He talked about the history of both the US and Soviet
invasions and occupations of Afghanistan, the international interest in its
natural resources, ethnic tensions, and recipes for moving forward.

The event was coordinated by Peace and Justice Works (PJW) Iraq Affinity Group
as a livestream on Youtube. It was hosted by local radio personality Ani Raven
Haines. For this program, Flying Focus producer (and PJW member) Dan Handelman
cut the original 90 minute event down to a more digestible two half-hour

Streaming made possible by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group.

Part 1 (28:20):

For your information, the chapter breaks we assigned for this video are:

Part 1:

     0:00: Opening Credits
     1:15: Ani Raven Haines: Political context
     4:16: Zaher Wahab: Issues in Afghanistan --Ethnic Tensions
     8:43: --Warlords, the Taliban and split populace
     12:08: --Foreign meddling, corruption
     15:38: --The war is lost
     23:23: The Afghanistan Papers
     26:10: Special Inspector General / End Credits

You can use these times to find a particular section if you want to jump to a
certain portion of the show.

Part 2 (28:28):

For your information, the chapter breaks we assigned for this video are:

Part 2:

     0:00: Opening Credits
     1:15: Zaher Wahab: Afghanistan victim to geography and resources
     6:23: Peace talks and the US presence
     11:41: No peace in Afghanistan
     15:02: Costs of war/ mines and bombs
     18:00: "Contractors"
     20:15: Q&A: Can US nationals travel freely?
     22:27: Q&A: Discuss the "mother of all bombs"
     24:40: How US people can support Afghanistan
     26:02: US crimes / we must act /    End Credits

The whole show (VB #116.13/117.01) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS)
plus $4 postage and is streaming on line at our full shows You Tube channel (
https://www.youtube.com/FlyingFocusShows ).

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