Afghan Whispers:War, Drugs and USA election

According to media insurgent activity in Afghanistan has risen fourfold this year. Afghan Warrior says operations against terror should be expanded in Pakistan.He adds

for the first time the Pakistani Air Force conducted an air strike against suspected Taliban in Bajaur, a tribal area of Pakistan, which killed over 80 Taliban. Bajaur is a tribal region in Pakistan which has a joint border with the eastern province of Afghanistan, Kunar…This operation proved that there are many terrorist camps in Pakistan where they are recruiting people for insurgency and training them to learn military techniques in order to fight the coalition and Afghan forces… In my opinion only air raids will not be very effective and the terrorists will keep changing their locations and these air strikes increase risk of civilians deaths. But if they have correct information about the terrorist shelters then the air raid is an easier way to end up, so we hope the Pakistan army should also carry out ground operations against the rebels and control their tribal areas with their own troops and put more soldiers in suspected areas and establish checkpoints, patrols and house searches. This will be very effective.

It seems terrorism is not only problem that Afghanistan is facing. Opium is another major issue. Afghan Lord writes that attempts to legalize cultivation of opium poppy have failed. The blogger says

The committee of counter narcotics which was made by a group of parliament member rejected a part of the law on drugs that was legalizing (opium) poppy cultivation for research and medicines purposes.

It seems that life in Afghanistan is also influenced by foreign events. Dialogue 3 considers USA election has much more effect on Afghanistan that local amd national election within country [Fa]. The blogger thinks the victory of Democrats will have positive outcome for his country because Democrats pay more attention to Afghanistan rather than Iraq.


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