Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Riot is an Ugly Thing...

A crash and suddenly a "riot", similar to the "spontaneous protests" regarding the Mohammed cartoons, develops. Bah. One interesting note - the "protestors" seem to have a beef with the former King, of all people, as well as President Karzai.

"A riot is an ugly thing...and I think it's just about time we had one!"

UPDATE: OK, so others have been thinking about this too. And doing a better job of it to boot. [see especially the Bill Roggio link]

UPDATE II: OK, this is getting suspicious. The deputy (a colorful character in his own right)to the Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga says a motion was passed asking to prosecute the US servicemembers involved. Nothing about the "rioters" who killed dozens, looted NGO offices, etc. The Speaker - Younus Qanoni [Party: New Afghanistan Party (Hezb-e-Afghanistan-e-Naween)] is no friend of Karzai's (see this paper - an excellent anaysis of the past election).


Blogger CSMBones said...

Prosecute the drivers ??? I'm glad we never started a riot on one of our runs to OMC-A, Pheonix,Sutter, airport, ETC. They have learned how to play to the media real fast and how to manipulate the emotions of the unwashed and unemployed.

1:47 PM  
Blogger LTC John said...

The only traffic incident I ever had in Kabul was that one dude ramming into the LMTV... he got a broke up door and sideview mirror, and we had nice adrenalin rush.

2:23 PM  

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