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Durand Line fencing to prevent terror attacks in both countries, says Pak General
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:04:14 +0000


New deadly clashes erupt among Taliban and ISIS in Nangarhar
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:51:28 +0000


We’ll be here as long as it takes until you change your mind, Tillerson tells Taliban
The United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his stark message to the Taliban group has said that the United States will be in Afghanistan as long as it takes until they change their mind. In his speech before the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Wednesday, Tillerson said “We’ll be here as Read the full article...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:35:20 +0000


Afghan army and Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Kandahar base attack
The Afghan army and Taliban insurgents have suffered heavy casualties in a coordinated attack by the Taliban insurgents on an army base in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan The Ministry of Defense spokesman General Dawlat Waziri confirmed the attack in Maiwand district and said the two sides have suffered casualties. However, he did not disclose Read the full article...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:38 +0000


ISIS suffer heavy casualties in latest US airstrikes in Nangarhar province
Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group suffered heavy casualties in the latest airstrikes conducted by the US forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said Wednesday that the latest airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in Nazian and Read the full article...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:51:36 +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