Monday, May 29, 2006

Afghan Riot A Turning Point?

If the Soviet, British, and Macedonian invasions of Afghanistan are any guide, sooner or later Afghans always rise up against their occupiers. In the 80's, the mujaheddin didn't really start fighting until 5 years after the USSR had captured Kabul and installed a puppet regime.

Now, after friction caused by the Abdul Rahman case, and a resurgence of the Taliban fighters in the eastern and southern provinces, news of a riot in Kabul echo past conflicts.

Is this a turning point in the war, or is it just part of the status quo? Only God knows.


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