Back to the old days

Prior to 2001, the Taliban government of Afghanistan regularly persecuted Shiite Muslims and treated them as lesser human beings. Those in the western hemisphere who have nominally paid attention to the region and the Shia of Afghanistan might remember their suffering in the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, as well as the movie … More Back to the old days

America finally gets its priorities in order

America is cash-strapped right now…as the situation deteriorates, demands are being made that we end our involvement overseas and “stop spending money that we don’t have”. President Obama even declared that it is time for the US to focus on nation building here at home. Yes…the women of Afghanistan who risk falling back into medieval … More America finally gets its priorities in order

Through Afghan Eyes

What success should mean for Afghans and not only Americans The future of Afghanistan and what the United States can do to help that nation are in jeopardy right now. I’m sure this statement is of no surprise to anyone, which is unfortunate. We have been in Afghanistan for over 7 years now and at … More Through Afghan Eyes

Paradise lost…

After a lengthy battle, Pakistan has agreed to allow the Taliban to introduce Sharia law, a deranged way of life backward enough to inflict punishment on rape victims, as my most last post pointed out. By all means, Pakistan is surrendering to the Taliban. If the Pakistani Army does pull out and the Taliban moves … More Paradise lost…

Fedayeen Assault

I don’t want to post back-to-back depressing news stories, but I thought this was very important to mention. Afghan police in Kabul, outside the scene of the attack The Taliban attacked government offices in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Wednesday using coordinated “Fedayeen” assaults, the same tactic that was used during the Mumbai attacks last … More Fedayeen Assault

The real threat…

There’s been a lot of debate going on ever since the news was disclosed that the Government has at times listened in on phone conversations to try and identify suspected terrorists. Many questions are still being asked: is it legal? Is it constitutional? Should those involved be prosecuted? Unfortunately, those who continue to prolong this … More The real threat…