Aieee! They are on the attack, again!
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"Those who remain have serious obstacles to return."
This qualifies, I think, as a trickle.
The weekly summary.
Steal? From one of these trucks?! Hmmm. A very small first step, I can tell you with authority.
I wonder what the Dari or Pashto word for "posse" would be?
A petition drive.
In case you missed it... Ramadan Mubarak
First Taraweeh on September 22 and First Fast on Saturday, September 23 and Eid ul Fitr on Monday October 23, InshaAllah. [Sabawoon.com]
Man, I love e-Ariana.com!
I am not sure I agree with the author's contention that Iran would actively seek to undermine Afghanistan - but he is spot on about the economic impact. Brrrr.
Hey, they are working on it!
Now back to the War...
Bet you didn't hear a word about this.
"He's right you know."
Bridging the gap - ha, I crack me up!
If you had told me back when I enlisted in 1985, that someday US soldiers would be repairing Kalishnikov rifles as part of their duties, I would have assumed that the Soviet Union had conquered us. I guess not.
Ah, the old newsletter. Sigh.
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Daily summary for the huried.Inability to move decisively in the Legislature? I knew the Afghans were alot like us!
"Maybe this much more money?"
Speaking of money - wanna see what theirs looks like? Go here.
What is the Enemy like in Afghanistan? Read this and know them by their works.
"Okay, I want you to go to your corners and come out..er, no, that's not right. Knock off the squabbling and cooperate with each other, dang it!"
Wow - I for one am shocked!
O Canada! I think you understand.Excellent! Now if they start pimping Lamaze...
If you weren't wise, intelligent and clever, you wouldn't be reading this blog, right? So how about it - can you float me some ideas?
"Evil, evil, evil!" So says Europe.
Think a bit on how you would go about hamstringing your own economy... Saddle it with a large layer of bureaucracy, check; Foster mistrust of anything necessary for modern life, check; try to sell it as "health savings" to the populace; check.
Can Europe pull this off? Certainly they are making a REACH for it...
"Who? Me, bad?!"
If the HIG folds up, this will be a significant relief to the Afghan government. They will really be able to concentrate all their efforts in the South and the Southeast.
Also, since the HIG were/are bastards, it is just a good thing to have their leader in irons.
I'm off to hoist a drink or three.
This is the "before" picture. There is no after as nothing was left over.Darndest thing too...while we we there, 190 North was filming a segment. I gather it will be in an upcoming episode. I'll try to give you a heads up when it is going to air.
Remember if you want a quick summary of news and events, read this.
Personally, I'd be careful making predictions.
Afghan Culture Days over at Afgha.com - check them out all week.
Uh, OK. I guess we'll see, won't we?
"You'll never take me alive, coppers!"
Iran keeps expanding economic ties with Afghanistan. I can only imagine what the people living along this route must think.
Japan continues to help. I don't think too many people realize how much Japan has, very quietly, assisted with rebuilding Afghanistan.
If this one gets done, it would be a big help. Badakhshan is in a pivotal location for roads. I am sure the Chinese, as well as the Tajiks are happy about this one.
Afghan school girls walk towards the Mollia Girls School ahead of the inauguration ceremony of Mollia Girls School in the Ghorband disticut of northern Parwan province Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. The girls' school of Mollia is centrally located to service five village communities comprised of approximately 350 school-age girls and the construction of the school cost a total of US$120,000. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
A sad, but enlightening story from an Afghan ex-pat, here in the US. By the way, she is spot on.
This isn't very good, either.
A sign that the Afghan Parliament (Wolesi Jirga) is becoming more sophisticated.
It is difficult to understate this station's importance. Good thing to hear they are fixing it up.
News Source of the Week: Yahoo News