Stories about Afghanistan from May, 2011
Soraab Ferozgar opines on the current state of affairs in Afghanistan, saying that recent events as well as past historical tribulations have illustrated that the only solution for Afghanistan is separation.
The Rumi posts a YouTube scandalous video with Abdul Jabar Sabit, former Afghanistan Attorney General, who “jailed many people in Kabul for calling it crime against Islam”.
Joshua Foust reports that hundreds of insurgents attacked the capital of Nuristan province in Afghanistan. .
Nick Fielding writes that the US National Archives, which has just published a remarkably informative bin Laden file containing some fascinating documents, including the President's Daily Brief from 6 August 2001 warning “Bin Ladin determined to Strike in US”.
Sekundar argues that the death of Bin Laden does not mean a lot for the war on terror, because many other iconic and key figures within al-Qaeda are “still drawing breath”. “The war stopped being about Osama a loooong time ago”, he adds.
Nick Fielding is reviewing a report from the Congressional Research Service concerning the US government spending on Afghanistan and other war on terror operations, and says it makes daunting reading.