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NY Times: Mission Unfinished

September 8, 2011

In the twilight of America’s decade-long, multibillion-dollar intervention, Afghanistan remains highly unstable, the Pakistanis trust us less than ever, and it is not at all clear how “the big things are going to turn out”, writes Jill Abramson in the New York Times.

In Afghanistan’s magnificent Panjshir Valley, there is an eerie memorial to a pre-9/11 world.

It is the tomb of Ahmed Shah Massoud, the fallen leader of the Northern Alliance and passionate foe of the Taliban, who was assassinated in Afghanistan two days before the Sept 11 attacks.

Continues at: – Mission Unfinished

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 8, 2011 20:21

    the Afghanistan situation is instable as the taliban are present and taliban fans or components acquire the relevance of a martyr, Their tomb enhance this concept.
    But we must consider that Afghanistan may not change completely and repentinely, as we like may be.
    The period we termed transition is the period that require majors job, an an acculturement of people, who must have a real vision of alls facts.
    An education and a dialogue are the means for make Afghanistan a new Afghanistan
    Claudio Alpaca


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