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Rescuers struggle to help Afghans hit by landslide
| Amir Shah
Posted on 05/03/2014 12:57:55 PM PDT by mgist
Edited on 05/03/2014 1:04:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator.
As the departure date for U.S. forces in Afghanistan draws near, the number of high-profile attacks by insurgents has skyrocketed, according to a Pentagon report released Wednesday.
A former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Wednesday that corruption, not the Taliban, is the worst threat to the future of the war-torn country.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; heroin
Opium Production in Afghanistan has gone through the roof. There are reports that the US is protecting the opium fields. There are reports that Obama is supporting the Taliban etc.
posted on 05/03/2014 12:57:55 PM PDT
This is an anti-Taliban district formerly controlled by the Northern Alliance’s late Ahmad Shah Massoud.
posted on 05/03/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT
by Zhang Fei
(Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
the U.S. is not protecting the fields, just the people who own the fields who may in fact be Taliban linked but with our present rules of engagement are free to grow whatever they want. They used to arrest those with the processed goods. I will say that our military would love to blow up the fields.
Why should we Infidels care? Let Allah help the Afghans out of their problems. If not, it's the will of Allah. Who are we infidels to interfere with Allah's will?
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