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  • Thanks babatim for the update. We are hearing things are heating up in Kandahar as well. Personally, I don’t think our president or the American people have the fortitude to see this through, even if they believed in the cause. Time will tell. Another wasted opportunity for the Afghani people.

  • sayke

    i was very sorry to hear about dr. abdulluh – he was one of the good guys, and if we had more like him we’d be sorted.

    why slag on obama, though? so far he’s done everything quite reasonably. he’s appointed a general who looks set to actually start doing stuff we should have been doing years and years ago, and so far is not backing down from this one bit, in spite of the grumblings from the less-informed parts of his base.

    if the american people aren’t convinced about the necessity of this, let’s convince em. we don’t want central asia to become like west africa + takfiri fanatics + nukes. we can’t afford to let that happen. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and if you think the ounce is expensive, wait till you see the pound…

  • The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 09/03/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  • We have to live vicariously through you, Amy and Shembot right now. Yes, you’re right. It’s getting more and more interesting, but also the violence seems to be on the rise.

    As far as the girls go, their learning to use computers and education is crucial for the future of the country. However, the extreme factions will always fight against this using violence. Sadly, I think many more will die, be maimed or humiliated into submission before things get safer. Their struggle isn’t going to be over this decade. In many ways, they are the bravest of the bunch.

    As far as Obama goes, I agree. My fear is that he will do a lot of posturing, and in the end, his supporters will prevail because he’s doesn’t have the guts to move. While I think he may placate them by saying lots of frilly words, they do nothing to secure the safety of anyone a world away.

    FYI, I’ll be at Blog World Expo looking for editing work. Next year, the FabLab should consider letting me set up a booth for them there and drumming up some donations.
    As usual, excellent post.

  • Siddiq

    The bad guys (Taliban) are getting stronger, and their activities are gathering momentum, and shouldn’t they? For the last few months legally talking Afghanistan has no legitimate Government, corruption is sky high, innocent people are dying in Air strikes and so on…
    The so called elections were no elections, the process should be called “impositions”, and sometimes it makes me wonder if the Zimbabwean history is repeating itself here in Afghanistan. The process will be hijacked, (with a lot of delays so people can calm down and other contestants are fed up waiting) then few month down the line, with increase in corruption, insecurity and pressure from the West will have Karzai include some of his rival in the government, just like Mugabe did in Zimbabwe. but then it that going to help, is that government going to be able to revive the country? I think the answer is NO. Afghanistan is sliding fast downhill; few people are getting richer and the rest poorer. Karzai and his gang from the north needs to go, otherwise Afghanistan will become the hub of Al-Qaida and Taliban operations.

  • Siddiq

    The bad guys (Taliban) are getting stronger, and their activities are gathering momentum, and shouldn’t they? For the last few months legally talking Afghanistan has no legitimate Government, corruption is sky high, innocent people are dying in Air strikes and so on…
    The so called elections were no elections, the process should be called “impositions”, and sometimes it makes me wonder if the Zimbabwean history is repeating itself here in Afghanistan. The process will be hijacked, (with a lot of delays so people can calm down and other contestants are fed up waiting) then few month down the line, with increase in corruption, insecurity and pressure from the West will have Karzai include some of his rival in the government, just like Mugabe did in Zimbabwe. but then it that going to help, is that government going to be able to revive the country? I think the answer is NO. Afghanistan is sliding fast downhill; few people are getting richer and the rest poorer. Karzai and his gang from the north needs to go, otherwise Afghanistan will become the hub for Al-Qaida and Taliban operations.

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