Saturday, March 19, 2011

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - medevac

The Docs in combat are amazing. When I was there they medevaced the Taliban members who were wounded to save their lives. The Taliban would not do the same. They decapitate their enemy.

Watch this video of how this very brave Doc and his team saved the life of a Soldier. All you Docs out there will appreciate this.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda Targets Libya
By Sami Yousafzai
Exiled Libyans with connections to Al Qaeda are racing to find ways to send people home, in hope of steering the anti-Gaddafi revolt in a radical Islamist direction, according to several senior Afghan Taliban sources in contact with Al-Qaeda.

A rebel soldier after a skirmish with government forces in Ras Lanuf, Libya, on March 8. (John Moore / Getty Images) “This rebellion is the fresh breeze they’ve been waiting years for,” says an Afghan Taliban operative who helps facilitate the movement of Al Qaeda militants between the tribal area and Pakistani cities. “Some say they are ready to go back at this critical moment.” The operative, who has just returned from Pakistan’s lawless tribal area on the Afghanistan border, adds: “They realize that if they don’t use this opportunity, it could be the end of their chances to turn Libya toward a real Islamic state, as Afghanistan once was.”

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Afghanistan Through My Eyes

What has happened in different parts of the world these last few months is apocalyptic. From the rise of hopeful democracies to the devastation of geographical land mass. We voice our sadness, our distress and our empathy, but in reality if we are not experiencing it ourselves we do not fully comprehend the historic event.

We must stop our selfishness and listen with our ears and our hearts. We must let these participants tell their stories and we must celebrate their victories and mourn their loss. We cannot afford to sit safely in our living room and just read about it. This is why history repeats itself. Afghanistan's history is the same from the last three thousand years when Alexander the Great tried to conquer it.

Once we gain true understanding of our fellow man, then we can imagine....