Saturday, August 4, 2007

On the ground in Afghanistan (Part 7)

Mike Skinner's account of his experiences in Afghanistan (intro here).

June 21 (excerpt):

...A UN worker who works throughout Afghanistan we met with informally states it has become evident to him and his co-workers in their travels that both the U.S. and Britain have made deals with the Taliban. He says he feels sorry for the Canadian soldiers, because they are taking the brunt of what he thinks is an American and British strategy to maintain Taliban strength by deliberately maintaining the Taliban supply lines.

However, the many anecdotal stories alleging covert relationships are unlikely to be proven for many years just as other covert operations around the world including past American support for both the Mujaheddin and the Taliban only came to light years after occurring.
... [complete entry here]

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