From the Calgary Sun:
Smiles - and rocks - greet troopsRelated:
BY JIM WELLS
KANDAHAR CITY, Nov 17 - A young boy grounds his kite and salutes the troops to show his appreciation.
The soldier waves and gives the thumbs up.
A rock pings off the side of the armoured Canadian vehicle rolling through the streets of Kandahar.
The same soldier mutters a curse under his breath, barely audible over the roar of a diesel engine.
The thumbs and salutes far outnumber the rocks though as a convoy of armoured vehicles rolls through the congested streets of Kandahar City... (link)
- Afghans have taken to giving the middle finger to foreign troops occupying their country.
- "The cracks on the vehicles’ windows from rocks thrown almost every time they go out are a measure of the locals’ appreciation."