Friday, October 06, 2006

News of Afghanistan ۲۴

As the great American philospher Tön Löc once said, "Lets do it"!

Hmmm, today seems like an anniversary or something...

Gee, write off Afghanistan's Soviet-era debt. How very noble of Russia.

(photo: ISAF file) So how many of who - where?

Taliban = fools on a hill?

Princess Anne meets medical troops in Afghanistan's Helman province.

People had better keep paying attention to Japan.

Good for them, and I hope they succeed.

President Bush shakes hands with President Hamid Karzai, right, as Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, left, looks on at the Rose Garden of the White House Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006. AP Photo

A boy rides a donkey past a destroyed Soviet-made tank in Bamyan. An insurgency, raging in the south and in eastern provinces along the Pakistan border, has begun to creep into provinces that had been considered secure: Wardak, Kunduz, Ghazni, Balk. In the past two weeks, suicide bombers have struck Herat, a center of Persian culture in western Afghanistan, and Kabul, seat of the Afghan government and headquarters of the NATO force deployed to Afghanistan to establish security. (USA Today/AP Photo)

Fortune (the magazine) looks at Afghanistan and making money.

Follow this link, and the one in the story too. I don't put it past Iran to cause trouble - but their primary interest in Afghanistan is economic. They want a place next door that doesn't flood them with refugees, and that they can make a little money with. I would suspect that both stories are true - Iran isn't seeking to destabilize Afghanistan, as a whole, but they are sending aid for attacks on US and NATO forces specifically.

Who visited? Look here.

It's goin' on in the Inner Prop's old neck of the woods.

Take a look at these photos.

It's a start...

If you make it to Kabul, please consider staying here.


Blogger SgtHook said...

Great round up and outstanding photos. Thanks.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Hook - the photo library at Pahjwak is terrific. The rise of an independent - and web savvy Afghan media is a wonderful thing!

8:57 AM  
Blogger haji-o-matic said...

I think I'll need more per deim to stay at the Safi Landmark.
My digs in Kabul weren't nearly that posh.....

11:21 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

I did like how they were catering to the NGO and international community types...

11:37 PM  
Blogger Muslihoon said...

I wanted to ask: have you heard of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan? Are they good? Are they Socialist?

11:03 AM  

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