Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Nothing Good Can Come of This

FOR months now US Marines in Helmand, Afghanistan’s bloodiest province, have been sporting T-shirts proclaiming their intention: “Just do Marja”.

  The Economist

I really can't understand why people around the globe hate us.

Thousands of civilians have abandoned their homes and headed for nearby cities and an overcrowded refugee camp on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah. But others say they have been prevented from leaving by the Taliban, who have been digging in, and by the improvised explosive devices with which they have been seeding the roads. Mark Sedwill, NATO’s civilian representative in Afghanistan, advised locals to stay indoors and keep their heads down.

Should they keep provisions down on the floor with them? Provisions for how long do you think? Will they get the all-clear siren when it's okay to lift their heads?

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