The Other War

4 comments October 1st, 2007at 05:59pm Posted by Eli

Hey, how’s that democracy thing coming along in that other country that we liberated?

Taliban militants hanged a teenager in southern Afghanistan because he had U.S. money in his pocket, and they stuffed five $1 bills in his mouth as a warning to others not to use dollars, police said Monday. Taliban militants elsewhere killed eight police.

The 15-year-old boy was hanged from a tree on Sunday in Helmand, the most violent province in the country and the world’s No. 1 poppy-growing region.

”The Taliban warned villagers that they would face the same punishment if they were caught with dollars,” said Wali Mohammad, the district police chief in Sangin.

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In Sangin on Saturday, the Taliban shot and killed another man who had sought farm assistance and seeds from an international aid program, Mohammad said. The militants accused him of being a spy.

Taliban insurgents in Ghazni province, meanwhile, ambushed a police convoy Sunday, killing eight officers, said Abdul Khaliq Nikmal, spokesman for the provincial governor.

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Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months. Last week alone violence killed more than 270 dead, including 165 militants killed in two large battles in the south and 30 people killed in a suicide bombing on an army bus in Kabul.

Well, that sure sounds pretty awesome. There must be countries lined up around the blog just begging for us to liberate them.

Entry Filed under: Afghanistan,War

4 Comments

  • 1. PoliShifter  |  October 1st, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    So sad.

  • 2. Eli  |  October 1st, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Burma is going really well too…

  • 3. whig  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 3:47 am

    The US has no moral authority to condemn Burma any longer. That’s the saddest thing.

  • 4. Eli  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    Hey, the US hasn’t brained any monks, so we have all the moral authority we need.

    Um, does Iraq *have* monks?


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