Friday, November 03, 2006

News of Afghanistan ۲۸

This week's installment was created at a much more relaxed pace. Why? The World's Greatest Military Contractor™ made sure I have a mug of Alokozay Tea at hand...


So let us get to it!

The morning round up.

Solatia payments made. The worst experience I ever had was one of these...

President Hamid Karzai, right, gestures with an Afghan elder shopkeeper on a main road after laying the foundation stone of the Jamhuriat Hospital in Kabul, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. The modern ten-story hospital funded by China, will be well equipped with 350 beds, and will cost an estimated U.S.$20 million. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

The refugee problem just hangs around.

NATO, put up or go away.

photo: U.S. Army by Sgt. 1st Class Dexter D. Clouden

Looonnngggg term talks?

The business of Afghanistan should be business!

Kandahar - you figure it out. All I know is the airport there is mighty important (i.e. lots of pilgrims making the Hajj go through there) and it is a natural center for good times and bad.

China pitches in. Their interests are not as strong as the Iranian ones, but they do care what happens in Afghanistan.

I always wondered where I could get some Afghan music!

"It is much better to have a corrupt businessman than a dangerous warlord"

War? In Afghanistan?! Huh. I guess it is a good thing exhibits like this are around.

e-Ariana's latest editorial cartoon. Oooh, that one hurts.

Thanks, but if I remember corresctly, the US and Japan gave more...

A sniper from the Jalalabad Provincial Reconstruction Team looks for enemy activity along the hilltops near Dur Baba, Afghanistan. Photo by Cpl. Bertha Flores.

This week's Source of Afghan Information might be the best yet...heh heh...

"Hey, it's my website!"


Blogger SgtHook said...

Looked as if Karzai was trying to get a discount.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Hey, you know you always have to barter - no matter who you are...

3:59 PM  
Blogger CSMBones said...

The Chinese have always been involved. Remember they constructed the huge irrigation systems around Bagram back in the 60's. It always about trade on the old silk road to Iran. Pakistani Truck Mafias baby....

3:15 PM  

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