Skip to comments.Deadly Attack at Kabul Restaurant Hints at Changing Climate for Foreigners
Posted on 01/18/2014 4:09:18 PM PST by robowombat
KABUL, Afghanistan As country director for the International Monetary Fund, Wabel Abdallah spent years navigating the shoals of scandal in Afghanistans financial sector. Vadim Nazarov, a top political officer at the United Nations, dedicated himself over the past nine years to looking for a peaceful solution to the Afghan war. Dhamender Singh Phangurha, a British candidate in the coming elections for the European Parliament, was here on a consulting contract.
All three happened to be dining Friday at a popular Lebanese restaurant in downtown Kabul, where they were among 21 people killed in an attack for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. Among the foreigners here, now roughly a few thousand, the attack underscored a shifting reality as the war winds down: life for international workers may be becoming more dangerous and circumscribed.
For years, foreigners have enjoyed relatively unrestricted activity in the capital, including access to a handful of Western-style restaurants and weekly parties brimming with music and alcohol. Though attacks were common enough, they rarely targeted Western civilians, and the danger could be ignored as the presence of the Western military coalition persevered and even expanded.
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Another Obama foreign policy failure in progress, I guess.
the danger could be ignored as the presence of the Western military coalition persevered and even expanded.
Well, we know who to thank for that turnaround.
Yeah I’m sure the Kabul nightlife has always been a tourism magnet.
Most lives in a decade...so will this get headline status in the MSM?
I notice the NYT put it on the "Asia Pacific" page...I guess they feel it doesn't rate as vital news like Chris Christie.
Lets just leave. Period.
What vapour filled room do these people live in?
The Taliban can have its cake and eat it too.
RoE guarantees that.. and a corrupt administration .. here and there.
The MSM couldn’t care less about the tripling of American military deaths since the brown clown took the helm.
Any foreigner that willingly goes anywhere inside Afghanistan, it just plain stupid.
Gee, I guess that Climate Change stuff IS deadly
I think anyone who goes to Afghanistan in the first place, is stupid, let alone anyone who goes anywhere inside, unless that is exactly what you meant.
Well yes, that is what I meant. I guess my sentence wasn’t entirely understandable.
The “news” has its panties in a wad over the “elite” dieing? Just where have been the daily pictures in the papers of American dead soldiers we used to get for our “information”? Clown Prince nobnama and his commie minions can do no wrong and “know nothing”.
These foreigners are profiting from the suffering everyone else, military and Afghani citizens, have suffered for this war. Why are we still there? It would make more sense to not let Afghanis leave their third world cesspool.
“Why are we still there?”
One of the tactics being used to bring down America is endless entanglements in foreign wars.
Roger that. I am sure it is the arm pit of the world. I will never go there.