Posts tagged ‘Taliban’

September 16, 2019

Trump Taliban Talks

by duncanr


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 –

December 7, 2013

Sgt Alexander Blackman : Murder is Murder

by duncanr

soldierSgt Alexander Blackman , the Royal Marine who dragged a wounded Afghan fighter from an open field into the shelter of a wooded area – where action on the ground would not be visible to the cameras on a hovering helicopter – then deliberately and cold-heartedly killed him with a bullet fired into his chest, has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to spend a minimum of 10 years in prison before being eligible for parole

Sgt Blackman has . . .

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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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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 14, 2012

Pakistan Awarded Peace Prize

by duncanr

OSLO/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was declared the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 for its efforts in ridding the world of Indians, Americans and Afghanistanis, refusing to arrest hardcore terrorists despite global pressure and giving shelter to the saintly Osama bin Laden.

There was widespread celebration all over the country after this announcement. “We’re having a blast,” said some peace-loving citizens armed with rocket launchers. Many others took a break from attacking embassies and planting landmines to join the revelry.

Pakistan has been the key to . . . continued 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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