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Where’s That Olympic Truce?

by Open-Publishing - Thursday 18 February 2010

Canada-Québec Sports

Where’s That Olympic Truce?
by Derrick OKeefe

"The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were boycotted in protest of the Soviet Union’s invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Then - US president Jimmy Carter announced the boycott in February 1980, and Canada and dozens of other countries soon followed suit. Thirty years later it is the United States, Canada and other NATO countries that are occupying Afghanistan...

It’s now fair to speculate that the Games have been used even more cynically—as cover for a massive new NATO offensive in Afghanistan that has already claimed many Afghan civilian lives.

Operation Moshtarak, with Canadian Forces participation, was launched on February 12, the day of the opening ceremonies in Vancouver..."