Friday, February 23, 2007

News of Afghanistan ۴۸

Heh. Overslept a bit, here it is a bit late.

Photo: IRIN
Men such as former warlords (l-r) General Atta Mohammad, Ismail Khan and General Abdul Rashid Dustum may be granted immunity for alleged war crimes
Wolsei Jirga (lower chamber) already said "yes", now the Meshrano Jirga (upper chamber) gives it a thumbs to President Karzai's desk.

Photo: Ozra Ahmadi/IRIN
Children recently displaced from Musa Qala in Lashkar Gah, provincial capital of Helmand province

We want...information.

Photo: IRIN
Increasing harrassment in Helmand could force women such as this doctor from giving up their professions altogether

This is what the enemy in Afghanistan is all about. Where is the outrage?

Former mujahedeen rally inside the national football stadium in Kabul on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. Tens of thousands of former mujahedeen, including top government figures, rallied Friday to show support for a proposed amnesty for Afghans suspected of war crimes and some called for the death of those demanding prosecution of warlords who were involved in a quarter-century of fighting. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

I knew this was going to be devisive. I wish they had gone more with the South African Truth Commission model...

Probably not the most popular place, for many Afghans that is.

How about a bit of good news? OK!

photo: DoD / Joshua Gipe

"More diggers coming!"

This little piece of news is dedicated to anyone bitching about the British in Iraq. Knock it off. See also.

I hope in emphasising Iran's interests and activities in Afghanistan, I haven't understated India's. India is quietly helping Afghanistan, and has quietly been a place where many Afghans look - for education, medical care and culturally. Good. Double Plus Good.


A little more good news.

Oops - I hope this doesn't mean they may need the above...

WTF? Is this their version of the WCTU??

Hey, if you are in New York at the time, check it out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything Major John.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

You are quite welcome

10:28 PM  
Blogger haji-o-matic said...

Linky Linky from Castle AAArgh!

1:26 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Haji - indeed, and an Instalink too. My lucky posting day.

You are in the home stretch now, aren't you?

7:49 AM  
Blogger haji-o-matic said...

Leave in APR...then a short stretch back here-(taxation ya know)-then...???

You were in KS when I passed thru O'Hare in Jan....otherwise I would have buzzed.

4:34 AM  

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