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Suicide bomber shot dead in Nangarhar province
A suicide bomber was shot dead by the security forces before he manage to carry out an attack on the provincial officials. According to the local security officials, the incident took place early on Sunday in Ghani Khel district of Nangarhar. The officials further added that the suicide bomber was looking to detonate his explosives Read the full article...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:14:05 +0000

Noor warns of crisis if reforms not implemented in security sector
The provincial governor of northern Balkh province and the chief executive of Jamiat Islami party has warned the country could be taken to a crisis if reforms are not implemented in the security sector. In a speech released on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Noor said the security institutions are incompetent and immediate reforms are needed, Read the full article...

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:57:45 +0000

Afghanistan declares Sunday first day of Eid-ul-Fitr
The supreme court of Afghanistan confirmed Sunday, the 25th of June, as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the country. The Saudi Arabia authorities earlier announced that Sunday will be the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr 1438. Apart from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates also announced that Sunday will be the first Read the full article...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:46:51 +0000

Afghanistan exports over 40 tons of fresh and dry fruits to India from Kandahar
Over forty tons of fresh and fruits along with the medical herbs were exported to India from Kandahar province as part of the air corridor initiative launched between the two countries last week. The Embassy of India in Kabul said “Today air corridor first flight from Kandahar carrying fruits to Delhi inaugurated by governor of Read the full article...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:09:09 +0000

Al-Qaeda member among 6 killed in Maidan Wardak airstrike
At least six militants including a member of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed in an airstrike in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday. According to a statement by MoD, the airstrike was carried out in the past 24 hours in the vicinity of Jaghatoo district. The statement Read the full article...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:53:39 +0000


Pictures above, the Embassy of Afghanistan, Canberra, Australia, Nov 2012.
Prisoner of War released from Afghanistan. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n1 p0604.

We awoke today to video of the release in Afghanistan of a young man who had been held captive in Afghanistan for 5 years. For 5 years, the young man's father lived and breathed getting the young man home. He learned the language of his son's jailers, he learned all he could about Islam, he lobbied, he spoke. And every day he worked towards getting his son home. Because his son was alive.

Immediately I started hearing complaints, that the son had somehow deserved to be captured, that he was the cause of deaths of other Americans during the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the the father was a militant Islamist.

No to all. The father was a father doing what he could, and doing everything he could. The bright story in this week of tragedies: the new owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer was killed 3 days after buying out his partner for $44 million; the search for the Malaysian airplane that vanished 3 months ago has been searched for in the wrong spot; the search for the nearly 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped from Chibok 2 months ago has stalled. And now we have a beautiful story of a Calvinist who has done what it takes to get his son home.

All you people outside Chibok running out to rallies to wave flags saying "BringOurGirlsBack"; if you are serious about the girls, you will be learning Hausa and finding out how organized crime (the Boko Haram and the federal Government of Nigeria) has been encouraged to hold Nigerians hostage.

Follow the example of a Calvinist who loved his son more than anything in his life, and knew the only way to bring him home was to treat the captors with respect.

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Below, pictures taken by Os Cresson's father (or his camera, he is on the left in the bottom picture) during the family's 2 years in Afghanistan, 1941 to 1951.

Dr Os Cresson compiled letters home by his mother, an article she wrote for National Geographic and his father's photographs into the book "We Felt Their Kindliness" which Emerald Pademelon Press had the great privilege of publishing in March 2003. I don't have any copies to sell, and EPP services were donated. Os Cresson raised $30,000 from the book and fund-raisers and paid to build a school in Afghanistan; I understand men with weapons of war kicked out the girls, and then blew it up.

We Felt Their Kindliness
edited by Os Cresson

Paperback: 253 pages
Published by Emerald Pademelon Press March 1, 2003
ISBN-10 1929704046
ISBN-13: 978-1929704040