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Vecht niet voor het vaderland

Salon van Sisyphus

Tomas Ronse: Forgotten Soldier

Door Tom Ronse

Het Russisch leger wordt beschuldigd van oorlogsmisdaden. En vreemd woord is dat, oorlogsmisdaad. Een pleonasme eigenlijk. Want oorlog is per definitie misdaad, de grootste van alle misdaden. Wat ook het doel is, het middel is altijd massaal doden en vernietigen. Er is geen oorlog waarin geen afschuwelijke slachtpartijen voorkwamen. Het woord suggereert dat er twee manieren van oorlog voeren zijn: een beschaafde en een misdadige. Als er ooit een verschil tussen beiden bestond, dan werd dat uitgewist door de vooruitgang van de militaire technologie. Sinds het begin van de 20ste eeuw is het percentage burgerslachtoffers in oorlogen gestadig gegroeid. In de 19de eeuwse Amerikaanse burgeroorlog waren militairen nog meer dan 90% van het totaal aantal oorlogsdoden. In de eerste wereldoorlog was het aantal burgerslachtoffers 59% van het totaal. In de tweede steeg het tot 63%, in de Vietnam-oorlog tot 67%. In de diverse…

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The outlook for Afghanistan looks grim

It is strange that the U.S.A. did not let their allies know long beforehand that they were going to withdraw their troops, so that they secretly could already have started to evacuate people who had helped them in the previous years.

Now we face a drama, the thousands of people left behind in the hands of the Taliban. Several journalists in Afghanistan could hear as well witness Taliban fighters going door-to-door and hunting down a list of interpreters and others who have supported and helped countries like the U.S.A., the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Great-Britain and Canada during the long, drawn-out Afghan war.

Coming closer to the end-day we can hear several voices, who talked incognito in front of the cameras about the danger which has come over their families. Not only their life but also the life of their family is now in jeopardy as well. The people that were working with the ex-pats who could not escape are feeling great fear.

With Canadian military personnel in Kabul scrambling to get Canadians and Afghan refugees out before American troops leave on Aug. 31, government officials vying for re-election made promises on Wednesday that they will continue to support Afghans who want to leave.

For his part, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said the government will do

“absolutely everything we can”

to rescue as many people as possible before that deadline.

“But once this evacuation phase is done, we’re not stopping our work,”

he told reporters in Surrey, B.C.

“We’re going to continue with the international community to put pressure on the Taliban to ensure that people can leave the country. We will continue to work with neighbours and partners in the region to get more and more people to safety.”

At an official government update on Wednesday the 25th, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau told reporters Canada will be “maintaining communication” with those who want to leave the country.


Articles to read:

  1. The Taliban are promising they’ve changed. Be ‘highly skeptical,’ experts say
  2. Countries scramble to evacuate Afghans as Aug. 31 deadline approaches
  3. Trudeau says Kabul evacuations to end ‘in coming days’ as Biden defies pleas to extend
  4. ‘Probably impossible’ to ensure safety of Afghans once Canada, U.S. leave Kabul: experts
  5. Canada offers ‘path to protection’ for Afghan interpreters amid ‘critical’ situation
  6. Afghan man pleads for refugee status after helping Canada during war
  7. ‘We are desperate’: The frightening new reality faced by the women of Afghanistan



  1. Taliban conquest of Afghanistan a clock to turn back years
  2. Worse Than Saigon
  3. Afghanistan: international community statement
  4. Afghan Notes: Jason Florio, August 2000
  5. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan back with a bang
  6. Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi
  7. Afghanistan — What It Tells You
  8. A reminder to what could happen to Christians in Afghanistan
  9. Moving heaven and earth to get every last American in Afghanistan back to American soil
  10. Expecting the E.U. to stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan
  11. The Fall of Kabul: The Return of the Taliban
  12. Afghan mums throw their babies over barbed wire fences and beg British soldiers to take them to safety
  13. Northern Virginia welcomes Afghan refugees
  14. Early warnings of the coming attack
  15. Afghanistan – A full-scale humanitarian crisis
  16. Not an Afghan thing, it’s a humanitarian crisis


Additional reading

  1. How the Taliban Began – Afghanistan 1994-97 – John Simpson’s Journal (and how different are they now, really?)
  2. Afghanistan – ‘An Anatomy of Reporting’; Twenty-Five Years On: 1996-2021.
  3. A vision of a very different future for Kandahar culture
  4. ISIS on the rise again as US troops are sent home
  5. Facing an other ISIS branch
  6. A human drama set in Afghanistan
  7. Spanish green berets assisting at Kabul airport in the repatriation of civilian personnel from Afghanistan


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Not an Afghan thing, it’s a humanitarian crisis

Waving Afghan flags and holding signs reading “Your 9/11 is our 24/7” and “Free Afghanistan,” several dozen people took to the steps of the Manitoba legislative building Saturday afternoon to raise awareness of the crisis unfolding in that country.

Several dozen people took to the steps of the Manitoba legislative building Saturday afternoon to raise awareness of the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan. Matt Purchase / Global News

Winnipegger Bashir Faqiri who put on the event says he has several family members stranded in Afghanistan after the Taliban largely took control in a lightning offensive.

“It’s not an Afghan thing, it’s a humanitarian crisis,”

said Faqiri.

“The whole reason I started was because anytime I spoke to anybody outside of the Afghan community that didn’t have family there they were kind of confused about what was happening.”

Faqiri’s goal has since shifted from words to action, saying he’s encouraging people to press their government representatives to do more to help those facing a dire situation in his home country.

Since becoming a semi-public figure in his efforts to raise awareness about the crisis, Faqiri says he’s been receiving messages through social media from people asking how they can get family members out of Afghanistan, and he has in turn been providing information on immigration resources.

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Afghanistan – A full-scale humanitarian crisis

Since the beginning of this year, more than half a million people have fled Afghanistan, bringing the total number of displaced people in Afghanistan to 3.5 million. Due to the rising cost of food, many of the Afghans forced to flee are struggling to survive. Many little children had to flee the increasing violence together with their families and are now living in a refugee camp. 80% of Afghans forced to flee are women and children.

Given the drastic increase in the number of people forced to flee, more help is urgently needed. The UNHCR priority is to make sure everyone has access to clean water, food and a safe place to sleep. To this end, they remain on the ground, working with local organizations to provide assistance where we can. Currently, they have access to all provinces. Every day, UNHCR colleagues on the ground assess what the most urgent needs are and how they can safely deliver aid. Meanwhile  they are also stockpiling emergency supplies in order to be as well prepared as possible for any changes in the situation.

You can help ensure that Afghan families get access to basic necessities.

  •  Help UNHC: donate now
  • Or gives us more means to help the refugees: BE37 9730 6618 2528 – BIC ARSPBE22 – Help Afghanistan


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UNHCR maakt zich zorgen over de humanitaire behoeften van de Afghaanse bevolking

Sinds de overname van Afghanistan door de Taliban een feit is geworden, zijn de gevechten op grote schaal weliswaar afgenomen, maar de volledige impact van de veranderende situatie is nog niet duidelijk. Veel Afghanen zijn uiterst bezorgd over wat de toekomst zal brengen.

Half miljoen mensen op de vlucht binnen Afghanistan

Er is dringend extra steun nodig steun voor de Afghanen die zich in het land zelf bevinden. Dit jaar alleen al zijn zo’n half miljoen mensen op de vlucht geslagen. De meerderheid van hen bevindt zich nog altijd in Afghanistan en is dus intern ontheemd. De meeste Afghanen kunnen het land niet verlaten via reguliere routes. De schokkende beelden van een paar dagen geleden van de mensenmassa’s op de luchthaven laten zien hoeveel angst en onzekerheid er heerst onder veel Afghanen.

De grote chaos is schrijnend. Wij hier in het Westen hoeven echter niet machteloos toe kijken. Er zijn verschillende manieren waarop u ook hulp kan bieden. De Christadelphians voorzien in verscheidene steden voor opvang voor diegenen die hier in het Westen hopen een beter leven te vinden. Wij voorzien ook in inburgeringsklassen en taalbaden, zodat zij zich vlugger in de gemeenschap zullen kunnen thuis voelen. Ook voorzien wij diensten naast het Engels, in het Farsi.

Maar wij mogen niet vergeten dat een heel pak mensen vast zitten in Afghanistan en daar ook onze hulp best kunnen gebruiken.

Iedereen heeft het recht om asiel aan te vragen

UNHCR verwelkomt de inspanningen van verschillende landen om Afghanen in gevaar te beschermen door middel van evacuatieprogramma’s. Deze bilaterale evacuatieprogramma’s mogen echter geen vervanging zijn van een bredere internationale humanitaire respons én mogen de mogelijkheid voor Afghanen om asiel aan te vragen in andere landen niet belemmeren of uitsluiten. Alle landen – en dit geldt zowel voor landen binnen als buiten de regio – moeten het recht op asiel behouden voor Afghanen, of ze nu via reguliere kanalen of op spontane wijze aankomen.

UNHCR maakt zich ook zorgen dat deze evacuatieprogramma’s uit Afghanistan verward worden met de traditionele hervestiging van vluchtelingen door UNHCR, die totaal niets met elkaar te maken hebben. UNHCR brengt ​​geen burgers uit hun eigen land over naar andere landen.

In de afgelopen week hebben verschillende overheden hervestigings- of evacuatieprogramma’s aangekondigd voor Afghanen die gevaar lopen. De volledige details van deze initiatieven zijn nog niet bekend.

UNHCR blijft bezorgd over het risico van mensenrechtenschendingen tegen burgers in deze veranderende context, waaronder vrouwen en meisjes. Mensen die mogelijk in gevaar zijn hebben geen duidelijke uitweg. UNHCR roept buurlanden van Afghanistan op om hun grenzen open te houden in het kader van de evoluerende crisis in Afghanistan.

“Stay and deliver”

Tot op heden blijven zo’n 200 UNHCR-medewerkers, zowel nationaal als internationaal, ter plaatse in Afghanistan. Hun motto is: “stay and deliver”. Ze blijven samenwerken met 18 lokale ngo’s met zo’n 900 medewerkers in het hele land. Op dit moment hebben ze toegang tot alle provincies en werken ze in ongeveer tweederde van alle districten. Samen met het bredere VN-landenteam zetten de UNHCT teams zich in om hulp te blijven bieden aan de Afghaanse bevolking, zolang ze toegang hebben tot bevolkingsgroepen in nood en zolang ze de veiligheid van hun personeel kunnen garanderen.

Sinds begin dit jaar hebben ze aan 230.000 mensen noodhulp verleend, waaronder Cash Bijstand, onderdak, hygiënekits en andere essentiële hulpgoederen. We houden toezicht op de bescherming en behoeften van 500.000 Afghanen op de vlucht. 80% van hen zijn vrouwen en kinderen.

Bijna de helft van alle vluchtelingen wereldwijd zijn kinderen

Dringend meer steun nodig

Wij durven op de goedhartigheid van onze lezers rekenen en roepen donoren op om de humanitaire operaties in Afghanistan te blijven ondersteunen. Er is dringend 62,8 miljoen dollar nodig om de intern ontheemden in Afghanistan te kunnen helpen, en om de UNHCR teams voor te bereiden om verdere noodhulp te leveren in Afghanistan en de buurlanden. In totaal bedraagt de oproep voor Afghanistan 351 miljoen dollar, waarvan 43% nog steeds drastisch ondergefinancierd is.

Help mee en steun de UNCHR rechtstreeks

of help onze teams hier in Europa om opvang te verzekeren:

Alle financiële hulp is welkom
BE37 9730 6618 2528
Help Afghanistan

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Early warnings of the coming attack

Because the Belgian government considered the background information of a coming attack at the airport a serious risk of danger, they stopped their evacuation program in time, before the explosion made so many casualties.

Thursday at the Abbey Gate of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, where hundreds of Afghans and foreign citizens had been queuing up to get on the last evacuation flights out of the country, there were two bomb explosions killing at least 90 people. The warning several secret services had received became a real drama. The explosions killed 13 U.S. service members, injured 18 Americans and killed at least 60 Afghans. In a video of the carnage shared with several television stations, bloodied bomb victims lay still among water bottles and backpacks crammed with the possessions grabbed for the exodus from Kabul. A man wearing an Afghan national soccer team shirt floated in the canal that runs along the road to the gate, next to the small body of a boy, both heads submerged.

The attacks marked the most gruesome and ignominious moment of a country which is on its turning point, looking forward to a Taliban regime. But for some those Taliban militants are not religious enough and not demanding enough of the Afghan people. Several Taliban members, therefore, have chosen to connect with the regional branch of Islamic State, a sworn enemy of the Taliban, giving this bombing just as a sign for those who would not turn over to the Sharia Law.

It looks like the world shall have to face a new enemy: Islamic State-Khorasan Province, abbreviated ISIS-K or ISKP).

In Afghanistan the dreams and goals of the women seem to have all gone,

“everything is gone.”

The Taliban instantiated itself from the bombings and consider ISIS-K as a rival, not an ally — and ISIS-K is neither as large, nor as wealthy as al Qaeda was. When they took over Afghanistan it was already a huge question mark if they would keep to their promises to be more lenient than 20 years ago. The Taliban are now also looking for legitimacy. This time they also promised not to exercise their power to limit women’s rights. Their leader promised children would be able again to go to school. Until what age he did not tell.

Kabir Taneja, a fellow at New Delhi-based think tank Observer Research Foundation said that ISIS-K is:

“definitely not comparable to al Qaeda in 2001.”

“For now, they are an Afghan-based insurgency with diminished power.”

While experts say it’s difficult to estimate how ISIS-K’s presence in Afghanistan will play out in the future, the attack at Kabul airport indicates that it is a growing threat.

“The fact that they could impact Western forces and the Taliban in one attack is a big win for them,”

says Saurav Sarkar, a security specialist and former visiting fellow at the Stimson Center, a Washington, D.C. think-tank.



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Artsen zonder Grenzen in Afghanistan tijdens deze turbulente dagen

Wat is de situatie in de projecten van Artsen zonder Grenzen tijdens deze turbulente dagen?

Het is deze dagen niet weg te slaan uit het nieuws: zondag is ook de Afghaanse hoofdstad Kaboel onder controle gekomen van de Taliban. Aan de wekenlange gevechten in de grote steden is nu een einde gekomen, maar ze hebben wel een zware tol geëist van de Afghaanse bevolking.
Voor, tijdens en na de gevechten werkten teams van AZG in vijf projecten in het land keihard om de gewonden mee op te vangen en tegelijkertijd hun reguliere zorg zo goed mogelijk draaiende te houden.

De teams van AZG blijven werken in Afghanistan. Belangrijk, want het gezondheidszorgsysteem staat momenteel onder zware druk. Veel ziekenhuizen en zorgcentra zijn gesloten, er zijn maar weinig plekken waar patiënten nog terecht kunnen. Dat ze hun activiteiten vandaag en morgen kunnen voortzetten, is dus essentieel.


AZG bieden je een overzicht van hun werk in Herat, Kandahar, Kunduz, Lashkar Gah en Khost tijdens deze turbulente dagen.

De laatste updates uit de ASG projecten in Afghanistan
Hoe komt het dat Artsen Zonder Grenzen in Afghanistan kan blijvne werken?

De AZG teams hebben doorheen de jaren gewerkt in verschillende en steeds wisselende politieke regimes. Eén ding houden ze steeds voor ogen:

hoe kunnen we de getroffen bevolking blijven helpen?

Aan de frontlinie is dat niet altijd zo evident.

Ook in Afghanistan blijft hun aanpak in conflictgebieden onveranderd:

we gaan uitsluitend aan de slag als alle partijen in het conflict daar uitdrukkelijk mee akkoord gaan. Voor Afghanistan betekent dat dus dat we steeds rond de tafel hebben gezeten met Amerikaanse troepen, het Afghaanse leger, lokale milities – en ja, ook de Taliban.

Dit is exáct waarom we onpartijdig en neutraal zijn. De enige kant die we kiezen in een conflict is die van de patiënt, van de bevolking, aan beide kanten van de frontlinie.

Net daarom is het belangrijk dat we elk vorm van overheidsgeld weigeren. We kiezen zelf waar we werken – onafhankelijk en gebaseerd op onze evaluatie van de noden. Enkel zo kunnen we onze zorg blijven garanderen voor patiënten die dat het hardste nodig hebben.

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Afghan mums throw their babies over barbed wire fences and beg British soldiers to take them to safety

On 2021 August 19 the first rescue mission by the UK government carrying Afghan evacuees has landed safely in the UK after escaping the Taliban even as thousands remain trapped in Kabul and fearing for their lives.

The first flight of British nationals and embassy staff arrived at the base on Sunday night, and more flights carrying Afghan interpreters and other eligible locals are expected in the coming days.

Royal Navy Vice Admiral Sir Ben Key told Sky News:

‘How long have we got to do it? We don’t really know, so every day we are working as hard as we can to bring as many forward into this pipeline as we possibly can.

There are new disturbing reports that the Taliban has been beating Afghans trying to flee Kabul.

The airport in the capital city is the only way out of the country.

Although the US has secured the airport itself, the Taliban control the road to it and have set up numerous checkpoints in Kabul’s north.


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The Fall of Kabul: The Return of the Taliban

To remember:

  • Mohammed Omar Afghan mullah (cleric) and mujahid commander who led the Taliban and founded the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in 1996.
  • Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second largest city after Kabul, located in the south of the country on the Arghandab River, at an elevation of 1,010 m (3,310 ft).
  • 2001 destruction of two giant Buddhas in Bamiyan by the all male group Taliban = lack of respect by the Taliban for historical &  cultural heritage of Afghanistan.
  • February 2020, Trump administration + Taliban signed historic deal in Doha, Qatar > 14-month timetable for America & NATO allies to withdraw all of its forces from Afghanistan. > Taliban agreed not to allow al-Qaeda or any extremist group to operate in the areas they control.
  • Since 2001 the war forced 2.7 million Afghans to flee their homes mostly to Iran, Pakistan and Europe.
  • United States of America Defense Department states > war- fighting costs over the years in Afghanistan total $815.7 billion; from food for troops to fuel; to Humvees, weapons and ammunition; from tanks to amoured vehicles to aircraft carriers to airstrikes.
  • Taliban = not strong in area of human rights or women’s right. impose strict limitations on women’s bodies & their human rights + women treated as possession of men
  • women are not allowed to dance in public, => bachas (boys), as young as 12, usually orphans or from very poor families, can be made to dance in women’s clothing + they are often sexually abused = bachabaze = playing with boys
  • Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) = second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, + collective voice of Muslim world to ensure & safeguard their interest on economic socio and political areas


“Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.”- John F. Kennedy.

We have all seen the stunning and alarming images on our television; hundreds of Afghans both men and women running alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the Hamid Karzai International airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The script was not supposed to end like this. The Taliban have moved with fighting speed to control Afghanistan. The United States of American trained Afghan security forces hardly resisted the Taliban. This military maneuvering by the Taliban has led many to wonder whether or not the United States and her allies miscalculated the capacity and capabilities of the Taliban. Many will view the surrender of Kabul as well as the other provinces in Afghanistan with some suspicion especially since the former president Ashraf Ghani fled before Kabul fell to the Taliban. A significant…

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Expecting the E.U. to stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

Reshad Jalali and his family eventually fled for Europe in 2006. Now Jalali faces his biggest disappointment of all, watching the Taliban return to the streets of his home country while many in his adopted continent appear more consumed by the potential for another refugee crisis, rather than in the fate of the Afghan people.

“As an Afghan living in Europe, I’m shocked at what I have heard,”

says Jalali, who now lives in Brussels and works as a Policy Officer at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, a collective of NGOs.

“I was expecting the E.U. to stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan rather than focusing on the narrow topic of migration.”

We may not overlook the fact that the European Union has a huge stake in Afghanistan’s past and future, given than most E.U. member states are also NATO allies and they have together pumped €4 billion in development aid into the country.

How its leaders now respond to the prospect of rising numbers of Afghan refugees will be a key test of how the bloc has absorbed the lessons of 2015, when the Syrian civil war sparked a movement of more than 1 million people into Europe.

writes Charlotte McDonald-Gibson in Time Magzine.

So far, the European response has oscillated between compassion for the fate of ordinary Afghans trapped under Taliban rule, and fear at the potential consequences at home. This was typified by French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech on Monday evening, when he spoke about both the need to

“protect those who are in the greatest danger” and “protect ourselves against large migratory flows”.

The tone had been set earlier in the month, when the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, and Greece sent a letter to the E.U. executive urging them to continue deportations of Afghans with rejected asylum claims, arguing that halting expulsions “sent the wrong signal”.

The six EU member states have warned the bloc’s executive against halting deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers arriving in Europe despite major advances of Taliban militants in their country. Those countries agree that

“Stopping returns sends the wrong signal and is likely to motivate even more Afghan citizens to leave their home for the EU.” {Austria, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Germany said in an Aug. 5 letter to the European Commission.}

The insensitivity of the letter at a time when the Taliban were marching on Kabul sparked outcry, and some signatories backtracked. But it was reflective of the increasingly hostile policies in place since 2015, when Europe’s mismanagement of the crisis caused a surge in support for far-right and nationalist parties.

This new security-driven approach has seen E.U- backed missions accused of returning people to life-threatening situations in Libya and illegally pushing back boats which had reached Greek waters.

Afghans arriving in Europe bore the brunt of many of these harsher policies, with leaders reasoning that fatigue had set in about the “forever war” and Afghans could be sent back without much outcry.

Since 2015, around 570,000 Afghans have requested asylum in the EU, the letter from the six EU countries noted, 44,000 in 2020 alone, making Afghanistan the second most important country of origin last year. Strangely enough in the letter the countries admit that they

“fully recognise the sensitive situation in Afghanistan in light of the foreseen withdrawal of international troops.”

They added that an estimated 4.6 million Afghans were already displaced, many of them in the region. A senior EU official said some 400,000 Afghans have been internally displaced over recent months and in recent days there has been an increase in numbers of people fleeing to Iran.

In some cases, people forcibly returned to Afghanistan were killed within months of arriving.

It is through this prism that the Taliban takeover is viewed in much of Europe, with fierce debate over the likelihood of another refugee crisis. Former Portuguese diplomat Bruno Macaes, writing in Politico, claimed another refugee wave “now seems inevitable”, citing Afghan diplomats who told him:

“nothing can stop them – not even tanks”.

“We should have learned from the past crisis and be mobilized to swiftly react to the situation now,”

says Reshad Jalali. He agrees that supporting displaced people in Afghanistan and the surrounding region is key, but also points to measures that could be implemented immediately within the E.U, including approving all pending asylum decisions for Afghans, speeding up family reunions, and creating more pathways for resettlement.


Please read more about it: > Europe Sees a Migration Crisis in the Making in Afghanistan. Have the Lessons of the 2015 Surge Been Learned?




Refugees At The Border- A Blessing Or Burden?

Bringers of agony, Trained in Belgium and Syria

The Iranian American Frieda Afary looking with (republican?) American eyes at Iran

Taliban conquest of Afghanistan a clock to turn back years

Worse Than Saigon

Afghanistan: international community statement

Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi

Afghanistan — What It Tells You

A reminder to what could happen to Christians in Afghanistan

Moving heaven and earth to get every last American in Afghanistan back to American soil


Additional reading

  1. If Europe fails on the question of refugees, then it won’t be the Europe we wished for
  2. Social media a destabilisation tool in the Middle East and Syrian conflict
  3. Is ISIS a product of American in-action or a product of direct action
  4. Refugee crisis, terrorist attacks and created fear
  5. Islamophobic hate crimes rise in UK following terror attacks
  6. Summary for the year 2015 #1 Threat and fear
  7. 2015 In the Picture
  8. At the closing hours of 2016 #1 Looking down at terror
  9. 2016 in review Politics #2 Persons of the year


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