Getting back into the Friday routine... Let us go to the News, shall we?
It's getting hot
down South - for the bad guys.
More bravery and noble
resistance from the Taliban. C'mon, drive by shooting at a girl's school. There is your "resurgent" Taliban for ya.
Oh boy, the resolution of this
is going to be something to see. I should have known that patronage would be lurking in the background of this one.
photo: US Army file/SSG Kyle Davis
So the vaunted Taliban "Spring Offensive" didn't
pan out, eh? Also note where "Taliban fighters" are often poppy farmers reacting to perceived threats to their crop.
CSM Bones and I might end up having a part in this
, someday down the road. 'nuff said.
A blast of pessimism
from the Independent.
Photo: Freshta Dunya/UNAMA
UN to Afghanistan: "say, could you get some of that 'lawlessness' under control?" I don't know whether to laugh or cry at that one...
See also. I remember how highly sought our trainers were... The Germans do a good job, but at a glacial pace. Sounds like they need a Task Force Phoenix for the police, as well as the Army.
Photo: Ali Mohammad Khushal/IRIN
Hamdullah, a government vaccinator, was beaten up by the Taliban who threatened to kill him if continued to vaccinate children against polio
A new bank - 20+ branches to serve you.
I was quite happy to see my friend Dr. Qasim has a better facility to help get the job done!
In sport related news - hiking. Training in the Italian Alps. OK, I am jealous here.
A check up on media in Afghanistan - I love the talk radio format beinga puzzler, initially.