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  1. quote of the week

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'The Taliban and al-Qaeda have become symbiotic, each benefiting from the success and mythology of the other. Rolling back the Taliban is now necessary, even if not sufficient, ... to end the war in Afghanistan. Others fear if the US leaves the Taliban will take over. Last week Obama decided to send 30,000 more troops to Kabul to defeat the Taliban. The Taliban wants ...

  2. Taking on the Taliban: a little girl's tale

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Breadwinner By Deborah Ellis Published by Groundwood ISBN 978-0192752840 Set in recent times, this is a story with a message for us all. Young Parvana and her family find their lives thrown into turmoil when the Taliban take over Afghanistan. All schools are closed and strict religious rules are imposed that prevent women from leaving the house without a man, ...

  3. Taliban's rules and regulations

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young The following quotes from the Taliban's supposed code of conduct were cited by Al-Jazeera on its website Prisoners: 'Whenever any official, soldier, contractor or worker of the slave government is captured, these prisoners cannot be attacked or harmed. 'If the prisoner is a director, commander or district chief or higher, the decision on whether ...

  4. Descent into Chaos

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid Penguin, HK$157 Ahmed Rashid won recognition with Taliban, which served as a primer after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He ... strategy', which handed security to warlords and was, Rashid says, his worst mistake in Afghanistan because it aided the Taliban and sabotaged the development of a centralised state. ...

  5. Afghan election an exercise in futility

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer 'They have the watches, but we have the time,' the Taliban commanders say in Afghanistan, and it's perfectly true. The election on Thursday is not going to change that. The foreign forces, US, Canadian and European, are well-trained and equipped and can inflict casualties on amateur Taliban fighters at a ratio of 10-to-one or worse. But the Taliban ...

  6. Change a tall order for Afghan election winner

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but it is not democracy as the Western governments whose troops are fighting the Taliban insurgency and funding the country's development know it. Voter intimidation has been rife, opposition supporters have been arrested, communities will cast ballots in block votes and all amid Taliban gains and stepped-up attacks. Whoever wins inherits a calamitous situation. No government that has controlled ...

  7. The Wasted Vigil

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... At the centre is a near-magic realist house owned by Englishman Marcus Caldwell. Once a perfume factory, both the house and Marcus have been stripped bare by the Taliban: Marcus' wife, Qatrina, has ... and an old friend of Marcus; Casa, an Afghan militant who falls wounded at Marcus' front door; and Dunia, a teacher who defies the Taliban to keep working at the local school. These intersecting ...

  8. Obama left with no choice on Afghanistan

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a war he inherited. And like Johnson and Richard Nixon after him, Obama has portrayed an escalation as an exit strategy. There the comparison with Vietnam ends. The attack on the Taliban ... Bush's 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq has proved a fateful distraction from securing Afghanistan against a Taliban resurgence. While defeat in Vietnam demoralised the US, the withdrawal did ...

  9. China can help in Afghan solution

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of the mission to capture bin Laden, but surrounded by a greater failure to win the hearts and minds of the people of Afghanistan, where the Taliban now has a permanent presence in 80 per cent ... with 'moderate Taliban', pull out troops and concentrate the pressure on bin Laden and al-Qaeda by using remote drone attacks rather than wasting lives and boots on the ground. This has ...

  10. The Circuit

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... invasion or encountering Taliban drug lords in Afghanistan, Shepherd's book has enough action to satisfy the armchair adrenalin junkie. At least as riveting is his assessment of the tactics ...




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