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Geopolitical games being played around Afghanistan: Russia
Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov has said geopolitical games are being played around Afghanistan. Lavrov made the remarks during a meeting with the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Moscow on Tuesday. “Russia sincerely wants your friendly country to end the period of instability in its history and to work towards the prosperity Read the full article...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:58:19 +0000


ISIS suffer heavy casualties in Zabul province of Afghanistan
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot militants in Afghanistan suffered heavy casualties during an operation in southern Zabul province. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said the militants were targeted during a night operation in Khak-e-Afghan district of Zabul. He said several ISIS militants including foreign insurgents Read the full article...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:24:10 +0000


91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan
At least 91 insurgents have been killed as deadly clashes erupted among the Taliban insurgents and the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group. According to the local government officials, the majority of the casualties were inflicted to the Taliban insurgents. Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Reza Ghafoori said the clashes Read the full article...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:36:31 +0000


20 militants belonging to Taliban’s Quetta Council arrested in Kandahar
At least two insurgents belonging to Taliban’s Quetta Council were arrested during an operation in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the militants were operating in four different groups directly under the command of Quetta Council. A statement by NDS said the militants were appointed to carry Read the full article...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:31:04 +0000


28 ISIS militants killed in Nangarhar airstrikes and ground operations
At least twenty eight militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the clearance operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government office in a statement said the operations were conducted in the restive Achin district. The statement further added that the militants were targeted Read the full article...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:31:12 +0000

Afghanistan

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