Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Fall Guy for the US Retreat from Afghanistan

The following article by Simon Jenkins appears to have been written originally for the Guardian [I have it through Khaleej Times]. It tells us much more about the context of the riots that took place in Kabul in June: finally, it is possible to picture how it happened. RLC

"Britain is the Fall Guy for the US Retreat from Aghanistan"
Published: June 7, 2006 (The Guardian)

Last week an American military convoy on a road into Kabul crashed in a traffic jam. What happened next is confused. It appears the American soldiers, whose drug consumption is reputedly prodigious, lost their heads and fired into the crowd. The result was half a dozen deaths and the worst riot Kabul has seen since the occupation four and a half years ago.

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