The “public relations” accompanying wars has become wearily predictable. Whenever one of its governments or allies conducts a military action, there is a near certainty that the European Union will host or participate in a “donors’ conference”.  

One of these grotesque events has been dedicated to Afghanistan each year since it was invaded by the US in 2001.  After Gaza was bombed for three weeks in late 2008 and early 2009, the EU rushed...

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