Our man in Kabul, Hamid Karzai, blasted the foreign demons and theirÂ “inhuman act” and said it was “disgusting” to pose in that way with dead bodies.
Don’t tell anyone:
Billions of dollars are being secreted out of Kabul to help well-connected Afghans buy luxury villas in Dubai. Â (Der Spiegel)
Hamid didn’t blast the Taliban for poisoning 150 girls for trying to get an education and doesn’t find it worth mentioning when they toss hand-grenades into kindergartens…..Â he bites the hand that feeds him and his brothers steal the aid money and transport it to Dubai.
No wonder our troops commit suicide at an alarming rate:
It’s estimated that a US war veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes… Dateline meets the families asking why so little is being done to help them. Â Â Replay: Forgotten SoldiersÂ
Obviously, Â pop-tarts like Â Greens Senator Scott Ludlam are not there for boosting morals:
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, writing a cheap knock-off of the war-is-hell schlock of a circa-1970sÂ Rolling StoneÂ reporter, hasÂ described his seven-day trip to visit our soldiers in Afghanistan.
Then there are the journo’s who “see the war from the Taliban’s standpoint”
Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal risked his life to become the first Westerner to film behind Taliban lines in Afghanistan, and see theÂ war between the allied forces and the insurgency from the Taliban’s viewpoint.
Now Dateline brings you his remarkable story, as Paul witnesses several ambushes of US troops on the Khyber Pass, and films celebrations over the death of a US soldier.
But he also captures a human side of the Taliban, as insurgents relax, pray, eat together, and look after the children of Taliban commander, Dawran.
Paul comes under threat himself too, as a US gunship attacks and he’s kidnapped by one of the Taliban group which took him in.
WATCH -Â Unfortunately this video is no longerÂ available on the Dateline website for copyright reasons, but you can still read the transcriptÂ of Paul’s story.