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6250 kg of ammonium seized from a Pakistani bus in Nangarhar
The Afghan security forces have seized 6,250 kilograms of ammonium nitrate placed inside 125 sacks from a Pakistani transportation bus in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the ammonium nitrate was placed in a professional way inside the bus as the driver was attempting to transport it to Read the full article...

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:16:48 +0000


Conflicting reports regarding Afghan police casualties in Helmand
The Afghan police forces have suffered casualties in an attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan amid conflicting reports that the policemen were killed in an insider attack. Provincial police chief Aqa Noor Kintoz confirmed an attack took place in a check post on a highway in Sangin district. He said at least three policemen Read the full article...

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:20:57 +0000


Trump met Afghan President for the first time on the sidelines of Riyadh summit
The US President met with his Afghan counterpart for the first time on the sidelines of the Riyadh summit. According to a statement by the White House “President Donald J. Trump met briefly today with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan on the margins of the Islamic Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. President Trump welcomed President Read the full article...

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:05:31 +0000


Taliban shadow district chief among 8 killed in US drone strike in Kunduz
A prominent Taliban leader was killed along with seven other fighters in a drone strike conducted by the US forces in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the group’s shadow district chief for Qala-e-Zal was among 8 militants killed in the airstrike. The statement further added that the Read the full article...

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:19:38 +0000


Karzai reacts at Trump’s remarks in Riyadh summit
The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said terrorism is the result of the policy and action of the United States and its allies, claiming that terrorists have no place in worship places and communities of Muslims. The remarks by Karzai was apparently aimed at the remarks of the US President Donald Trump at the Read the full article...

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:22:28 +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