Monday, January 12, 2009

All southern Afghans 'despise' foreign troops

Film director Benjamin Gilmour:

Afghan war can't be won by foreigners

The Australian
By Benjamin Gilmour

... According to Mohammad Khan, my friend and fixer for the film Son of a Lion, everyone - regardless of whether they agree with the Taliban ideology - despises foreign troops in southern Afghanistan. This includes those who accept bribes and foreign aid there, those who inform on Taliban positions for money to feed their starving families, and even members of the Afghan National Army who, according to Khan, "could turn their weapons on NATO troops at any time"...

Benjamin Gilmour is the Australian director of the 2008 feature film Son of a Lion, set on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (link)

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