This is a bit of a departure for what I’ve done on the blog to date. Since we did have an attack in Kabul, at some point I suppose I could post my 1/50 of a dollar on the subject, but it’s been done by people smarter than me. So we’re going with this, instead. Hope you enjoy the read.
In yet another sign that they might be ready to reach out and establish a lasting peace in Afghanistan, today the Taliban held their First Annual IED Appreciation Day in Kabul. In an exclusive announcement sent to IASIK offices, they said, “We wish to reach out to our American brothers and show them that we, too, value our weapons. We hope that on this common ground we can build a lasting peace for all of Afghanistan.”
The festivities were marked by a prolonged visit to the headquarters of the traffic police, and overall was well-received, based on media coverage of the event. There was something for everyone: at least one car bomb, rumors of an exploding vest or two, and an international flair all around, with the Norwegians arriving as surprise guests.