Archive for ‘Taliban’

August 25, 2015

Khushal’s Story

by duncanr

two-faced git

two-faced git

sanctimonious, two-faced UK Prime Minister, and others of his ilk, who insist the UK is a christian country and like to bang on about ‘British Values’ see no contradiction in espousing those views while simultaneously describing folk desperately seeking safety and sanctuary in the UK, and the opportunity for a better life, as a ‘swarm’ who ‘threaten’ our way of life

those camped just outside Calais, in an area nicknamed ‘the Jungle’ – another pejorative term that serves to dehumanise them – are a mixed bunch

some are . . .

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January 21, 2014

Afghan Police Vandalise Cars

by duncanr

stock-vector-mascot-illustration-of-a-shocked-flat-tire-with-air-leaking-out-120662899Car bombs are a favourite weapon of the Taliban and their allies in Afghanistan but the Afghan police have a cunning plan to counter these attacks

There has been a mixed response to the cunning plan, however

a.) The Taliban are mildly irritated at the inconvenience
b.) Car owners are f*cken pissed off (and out of pocket)
c.) The police are quite pleased
d.) Mechanics are rubbing their hands with glee (and counting the afghanis)

Details of the cunning plan here –

November 10, 2013

UK Marine Guilty of Murder

by duncanr

prisonerA court martial has found a UK marine serving in Afghanistan guilty of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter, in clear violation of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of wounded captives

Sentence has not yet been passed, but the marine could be sentenced to ‘life in prison’

Some folk, however, (e.g., Maj Gen Thompson) are arguing for a more lenient sentence (say, 5 years), citing the pressures of war, heat of the moment, moment of madness

The problem I have with this defence is that . . .

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October 7, 2013

Malala vs the Pakistan Taliban

by duncanr

malala-yousafzaiIt’s a year ago this week since the Pakistan Taliban tried to murder a young girl by shooting her in the head

Their attempt to silence her voice failed miserably, and, instead, people around the world, in countries far removed from Pakistan, who had never heard of Malala Yousafzai now know her name and . . .

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October 7, 2013

Alahu Akbar

by duncanr

Graffiti artist, Banksy, employs a new medium to make a comment about the consequencies of religious fuelled terrorism on childhood innocence

June 19, 2013

US Seeks to Save Face

by duncanr

taliban2After more than a decade waging war against the Taliban in Afghanistan – a war that has killed and injured thousands of US and Allied troops, Taliban fighters, and Afghan civilians – the Taliban have not been defeated

With the US committed to pulling her troops out of Afghanistan next year, leaving the Taliban in a position to rout the fledgling Afghan army and supplant Hamid Karzai as the major political force in the country, some folk might wonder what the US gained from this war?

Some might even draw . . .

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February 6, 2013

Malala Yousafzai Thanks Supporters

by duncanr

malala yousafzai quoteMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for her high profile campaign to procure an education for herself and other girls in a patriarchal society that would deny them that right has spoken to the media

Speaking from the hospital in Birmingham where she has been treated since being flown there from Pakistan, Malala thanked all those who have prayed for her survival

A fund to help achieve Malala’s dream of education for ALL children (boys and girls) has been set up. Donations to assist in this work can be made here –

October 18, 2012

Taliban Complain of Bad Press

by duncanr

Jeez, you shoot one eensy weensy girl in the head and suddenly everyone’s calling you a scumbag (

That’s the complaint of the Pakistan Taliban. They are accusing the media of bias following all the negative publicity they have received after they attempted to kill a 14yr old girl who wanted an education. They are unhappy it seems that the media is not giving equal prominence to their side of the story – though not so unhappy, I guess, as the family of a young girl now fighting for her life in a hospital a few miles down the road from me

Read more of this Taliban clapstrap here –

October 13, 2012

Madonna Strips for Malala

by duncanr

Taliban fighters boarded a school bus in Pakistan and shot a 14 yr old girl, Malala Yousafzai, in the head because she was campaigning for the right of Pakistani girls to be educated –

Doctors have removed the bullet from her head and are hopeful she will recover – though if she does survive this attack, the Taliban have vowed they will try again to kill her

Malala’s plight has evoked sympathy and support from people around the world. The most bizarre, and the most . . .

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October 10, 2012

Malala Yusafzai

by duncanr

Malala YousufzaiMalala Yusafzai, a 14 yr old schoolgirl in Pakistan, is fighting for her life after two gunman boarded the bus ferrying her home from school and shot her in the head and neck.

Malala Yousufzai

Malala was an outspoken agitator for the right of girls to be educated – an activity that angered the . . .

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