· May, 2009

Stories about Afghanistan from May, 2009

Afghanistan: Aid Money Used Badly

  30 May 2009

Colla reviews the first report by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, which noted that the military command overseeing $15bn in US military aid cannot be sure the money is being managed effectively.

Uzbekistan: ISAF Logistics, Reloaded

  22 May 2009

Peter Marton informs that Uzbek President Islam Karimov agreed to give a cargo airport in the city of Navoi for the airborne transport of NATO non-lethal supplies destined for coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties Problem

  11 May 2009

Joshua Foust reports that the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has ordered an investigation into a reported massive civilian casualty strike and adds that some commentators unacceptably blame the civilians themselves for being caught in the middle.

Syria: Just Say Sorry

Syrian blogger Omar, who is based in Canada, wonders what would have happened had Osama bin Laden apologised after the September 11 attacks: “[O]ver 100 Afghani civilians died in an accidental “strike” (a soft word for bombing). What does Clinton do? Well she apologizes, she just release a statement saying...

Afghanistan: Picnics and living standards

  6 May 2009

Õnne Pärl reflects if the number of picnics match the living standards of Afghans, notices that ruins are being restored in mosques and social spaces with playgrounds and quotes his local friend who says that there are now more wealthy Afghans who can afford to go for a picnic.