- Facebook: afghanistan
- 2010-08-01 [Talk|Index] Julian Assange, monk of the online age who thrives on intellectual battle § “By last Wednesday, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan had branded Assange "irresponsible". And by Friday, the US defence secretary, Robert Gates, had accused him of "having blood on his hands". Their charge was that WikiLeaks has disclosed the names of Afghan collaborators who may now be subject to reprisals...”
- 2010-01-03 [Talk|Index] We Must be Insane § “The same President who opted for escalation of a "war of absurdity" has now given us an Orwellian Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in which he sought to bring the ongoing wars of choice in Afghanistan and Iraq within the concept of "just wars" and war as a "last resort."”
- 2009-12-13 [Talk|Index] Making Afghanistan Safe for Heroin § “The "conspiracy theory" accusation comes up any time a journalist or a whistleblower points out that U.S. officials and agencies have been complicit in the global drug trade. ... It just can’t be true that America would support drug lords, can it? ... YES, IT CAN.”
- 2008-12-24 [Talk|Index] NATO Commanders Reluctant to Launch Anti-Drug Operations § NATO military commanders are reluctant to escalate the war on drugs in Afghanistan, concerned that it will make the situation worse.
- 2008-12-12 [Talk|Index] Shocking video of Evangelical Christian missionaries embedded with American combat troops in Afghanistan § “...the missionaries were completely embedded and, thus, actually permitted to stay on U.S. military bases, travel with a public affairs unit, and accompany and film troops on patrols, all for the purpose of evangelizing Afghanis and producing a television show promoting the Christian religion.”
- 2008-03-27 [Talk|Index] Supplier Under Scrutiny on Aging Arms for Afghans § “ Since 2006, when the insurgency in Afghanistan sharply intensified, the Afghan government has been dependent on American logistics and military support in the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. .. But to arm the Afghan forces that it hopes will lead this fight, the American military has relied since early last year on a fledgling company led by a 22-year-old man whose vice president was a licensed masseur. .. With the award last January of a federal contract worth as much as nearly $300 million, the company, AEY Inc., which operates out of an unmarked office in Miami Beach, became the main supplier of munitions to Afghanistanâ€™s army and police forces. .. Since then, the company has provided ammunition that is more than 40 years old and in decomposing packaging...”
- 2007-06-29 Afghan Ladies Driving School: After the Taleban (BBC report): "a new sense of freedom, and fragile democracy, are re-emerging in Afghanistan. The last time I was here, the Taliban was in power, and music and television were banned for being "un-Islamic". Girls and women were barred from going to school, and women were forced out of their professions -- held virtual prisoner in their own homes. Now, 4 years after the US invasion, and the collapse of the Taliban regime, life has returned to the streets of Kabul." Life seems to be returning to pre-Taliban levels of freedom since the invasion, at least in Kabul.