Monday, May 29, 2006

Car Accidents Are Deadly In Afghanistan

Don't get into a car accident in Kabul, the city state under US/UN Afghan control. Or you could end up getting killed by coalition forces. This is the democracy we are fighting for, one where the population is friendly and wants us there. Yeah right.

US crash sparks Afghanistan riot BBC News
Protesters on the streets of Kabul
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets chanting slogans

Hundreds of Afghans gathered in the wake of the accident chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Karzai", referring to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

They pelted the US military vehicles with rocks before the shooting began, forcing them to scatter.

Two police vehicles and a police checkpoint were set alight, witnesses said.

"People are very angry," resident Samad Shah said.

US, Afghan forces fire on rioters Globe and Mail

Sher Shah Usafi, a Kabul police chief, said at least three people were killed and 16 wounded in the crash, while U.S. forces killed one person and wounded two as they fired on dozens of rioters shouting “Down with America!” and throwing stones at them while they fled the area.A commander with the city's traffic police who was at the scene said he also saw U.S. forces firing on protesters. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

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Dumb Ox said...

Pretty twisted reasoning, not to mention fast and loose with facts as a number of sources present them, friend. It was a coalition forces vehicle that had the accident. And while you raise a legitimate concern about the readiness of Afghans to leap into democracy, I don't see any proposal from you for an alternative...

Vive la revolution!

eugene plawiuk said...

The fact of the matter is that the Afghani's should be left to themselves to solve their problems. Which are Pakistan supporting the Taliban, Pakistan supporting warlords and opium production. Perhaps an invasion of Pakistan would solve the problem. Given that Canadian Troops are now identified as being allied to the Americans and the anti-American sentiment has led to this reaction in the heart of liberated Afghanistan, I see not alternative but to leave. Post haste.