söndag, oktober 28, 2012

Border Talk Crosses The Line In Afghanistan


Foreign diplomats visiting Kabul tread carefully when it comes to the Durand Line, knowing full well that the colonial-era border separating British India and Afghanistan is a touchy subject. It was no secret that Washington considers the Durand Line — established by British India and the Kingdom of Afghanistan in 1893 — the modern-day border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland offered reminders of that fact during an October 23 press briefing in which she was questioned about Grossman’s comment. “Our policy on this has not changed,” she said. “It was correctly stated by Ambassador Grossman that we see this as the internationally recognized boundary.”.
But the comments have nevertheless raised hackles in Afghanistan, which has not recognized the Durand Line as its eastern border since Pakistan’s partition from the British Raj in 1947.

The Afghan daily “Weesa” this week quoted several Afghan lawmakers describing Grossman’s statement as interference in domestic Afghan affairs.
‘An Issue For Pashtuns, And Pashtuns Only’

The Durand Line is indeed divisive. It runs directly through traditional Pashtun lands, splitting one of the world’s largest tribal societies in two. Those to the west of the line are Afghan; to the east Pakistani.

Abdul Ghafoor Liwal, the head of Kabul’s Center for Regional Studies of Afghanistan, says the Durand Line is considered a top national issue in the country, but one that is up to the Pashtuns themselves to decide.

“Recognizing the legitimacy of this line is in the hands of the masses that live on either side of the border. This is also the formal position of the Afghan government,” Liwal says. “This is why the Afghan government has protested against this [Grossman’s] statement.”
But there are those in Afghanistan who would rather not be reminded of that fact. “I think talking about such [controversial] issues will have negative consequences for relations between America and the people of Afghanistan,” Aryan Yoon, a member of the foreign-relations committee of the Afghan parliament, said this week. “I think it will benefit both countries if we desist from talking about such issues.”

Liwal, whose government-funded think tank researches strategic and foreign-policy issues, says most Afghans still dream of a return of the much bigger and united Afghanistan that existed before the advent of European colonialism in South Asia.

Modern Afghanistan emerged from the fragmentation of the Durrani dynasty, an 18th-century Pashtun empire based in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. Internal rivalries and wars eventually weakened the dynasty’s hold on regions that today constitute Pakistan and northern India.

lördag, oktober 27, 2012

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_NAMESPACE, expecting T_STRING

How to fix Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_NAMESPACE, expecting T_STRING in PHP 5.3:

I had a script suddenly giving the above PHP Parse error. The simple solution to make it work is to add something before NAMESPACE.
An example:


function namespace($str){
global $sql, $mod;

Just change is to this:

function something_namespace($str){
global $sql, $mod; 


måndag, oktober 22, 2012

Loop transpose in excel

In order to transpose every five rows in a column into a single row you need to loop the transpose function. This can be timeconsuming but a solution to this can be the following macro:

Option Explicit
 
Public Sub TransposeX5()
 
  Const DoColumn As Integer = 1 ' transpose column A into columns B-F
  Const StartRow As Integer = 1 ' start at row 1
 
  Dim iLastRow As Long
  Dim iRow As Long
  Dim iOffset As Integer
 
  iLastRow = Cells(Rows.Count, DoColumn).End(xlUp).Row
 
  For iRow = StartRow To iLastRow Step 5
    For iOffset = 1 To 5
      Cells(iRow, DoColumn + iOffset) = Cells(iRow + iOffset - 1, DoColumn)
    Next iOffset
  Next iRow
 
End Sub

torsdag, oktober 11, 2012

Belöning utfäst efter mordförsök på flicka


Mordförsöket på den flicka i Pakistan, som i tisdags sköts i huvudet som hämnd för sin kamp för barns rättigheter, väcker avsky världen över. FN:s generalsekreterare Ban Ki-Moon uppges vara förfärad över attacken och USA:s president Barack Obama säger att dådet är "vidrigt och tragiskt", enligt en talesman för Vita huset.
Lokala pakistanska myndigheter har utfäst en belöning på 10 miljoner rupee, motsvarande närmare 700 000 kronor, för information som leder till att de som attackerade flickan grips. Pakistans talibaner har tagit på sig attacken och i ett uttalande sagt att kvinnor som sätter sig upp mot dem bör dödas.

Skolbarn ber för flickan

Malala Yousafzai träffades i huvudet och nacken av skotten, som föll i staden Mingora. I går opererades hon akut i Peshawar och läkare lyckades plocka ut minst en av kulorna. Enligt AFP överväger läkare att flyga henne utomlands för fortsatt vård, men i nuläget uppges hon vara i för dåligt skick för att kunna flyttas. Skolbarn i Pakistan ber för hennes tillfrisknande, skriver AFP.
Yousafzai blev internationellt känd då hon som elvaåring 2009 började blogga för urduspråkiga BBC om livet under talibanskt styre. Hon nominerades 2011 till det internationella barnfredspriset av organisationen Kids Rights Foundation.
/TT

torsdag, augusti 16, 2012

Afghaner stödjer Israels ev. attack mot Iran



Efter att ha läst nyheten med rubriken "Israel förberedda för 30-dagarskrig" i DN väntar Afghaner spänt på att Israel skall verkställa sin plan. Afghaner stödjer Israel i denna sakfråga och vi hoppas naturligtvis att regimen kommer att störtas och ersättas med demokratiskt valda och verklighetsförankrade ledare. 
Vi Afghaner är till och med redo att erbjuda Afghanskt territorium till en förenad attack från USA och Israel mot Iran. 

Orsaken till Afghaners stöd till Israel beror på att Iran under en längre tid har haft onda avsikter och hemlig agenda i Afghanistan. Utåt har man sagt att man är en "god" granne men har samtidigt spelat en dubbel roll där man mutat ministrar, driver media som öppet kanaliserar den iranska regimens propaganda samt skickat flera självmordsbombare till Afghanistan. Den iranska regimen stödjer och beväpnar Talibaner samt utländska grupper som huserar i Afghanistan för att kriga mot ISAF/NATO/USA/ANA. 

Den senaste blodiga självmordsbombningen som krävde 48 dödsoffer och ägde rum i förrgår har nu visat sig vara finansierad och koordinerad av den iranska regimen. Flera andra självmordsbombare som var utsända av Iran har gripits av Afghanistans säkerhetstjänst/polis där det visat sig att de gripna är Iranska medborgare. Vi Afghaner välkomnar alla som kan störta ondskans axelmakter så som Iran och Pakistan. Dessa två länder har i decennier skapat och närt terrorism och är orsaken till att fred och stabilitet inte hittar till Afghanistan. 


"Min fiendes fiende är min vän"
Det kan verka ologiskt och rent av korkat att en muslim/afghan stödjer Israel i denna sakfråga. Faktum är att jag föraktar Israel och deras barbariska krig mot Palestina mer än något annat land på denna jord. (Ni kan söka på Israel på denna blogg för att få fram mina tidigare inlägg om Israel om ni inte tror mig.) Men just nu har jag svårt att släppa att Iran så brutalt kan döda sina muslimska grannar under denna fastemånad att ordspråket: "Min fiendes fiende är min vän." får stå högre idag. Jag har inget emot Iranier eller Pakistanier som folk men ländernas ledning behöver få smaka på vad det innebär att vara i krig.  Jag har även tidigare i denna blogg skrivit om mitt förakt och avsky mot invasionen av Afghanistan av USA och är fortfarande emot USA's invasion. Att vara muslim och Afghan och önska att Israel bör bomba Iran är inte förenligt, men mitt hat och bestörtning över den Iranska attacken i förrgår i Nimroz gör att just nu skiter jag i vem som bombar Iran, bara någon gör det. 


AB | DN | SvD | SR



fredag, augusti 10, 2012

Political Assassination…Resolution by other Means


Assassination is one of the oldest tools of power-politics, dating back as far as recorded history.

Osama bin Laden: The execution-style killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1st in Abbottabad, Pakistan has raised objections and outrage among acclaimed jurisprudents worldwide. Referring to the killing as “murder” and or “political-assassination,” debate among jurists has fueled the fires of criticism against the Obama Administration’s extra-legal foreign policies. To deflect international criticism, and to preserve the American people’s support for a seemingly senseless and endless war, the Obama Administration and their accomplices in the media have embarked on an amorphous game of legal-semantics. Assassination proscribed under U.S. and international law, is now cast in terms of “targeted killing” in administration-legalese. “Targeted killing” is the more recently- coined euphemism for sanctioned murder, and as was “collateral damage”, devised to blunt criticism for the unwarranted and indiscriminate slaughter of civilians by the U.S. military.
Administration lawyers using highly-questionable legal interpretations that as yet have not been adjudicated in a court of law, as with the latent controversy over torture, have taken the position that so-called “targeted killing” is lawful under national and international statutes as a tool of self-defense in the war on terror. This, a frequent tactic of Israel and the U.S. raises complex questions and leads to contentious disputes, as to the legal and moral basis for its application. Would history and the rule of law have not been better served with a public trial of Osama bin Laden in a court of law?

Benazir Bhutto: An assassin’s bullet took the life of former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007. On September 28, 2009, General Mirza Aslam Beg, Pakistan’s former Army Chief of Staff said that CIA contractor Blackwater was directly involved in the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He said that Pakistan’s President Musharraf had given Blackwater permission to carry out terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Quetta. In an Al-Jazeera TV interview the general said that the U.S. killed Benazir Bhutto when she violated an agreement she had with the CIA… to not return to Pakistan. General Beg was Army Chief of Staff during Bhutto’s first administration. See: (Washington Post, 1/18/08 and Al-Jazeera, 9/28/2009). A highly controversial figure, the Prime Minister was thought a corrupt official and was known to traffic in stolen antiquities. Some of Afghanistan’s most rare and historic treasures were in her possession. Among her collection of rare antiquities were the world-renowned “Begrami-Ivories”, but to the chagrin of Afghan antiquities curatorial activists, without benefit of legal title. The Begrami-Ivories are believed to date from the Kushan period.
Notwithstanding the fact that Baitullah Mehsud is the alleged shooter, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, M. Shah Mahmoud has asked for a full investigation of CIA complicity by the United Nations. A recent poll of the people of Pakistan indicated that a majority believe President Musharraf ordered the assassination of Benazir Bhutto at the behest of the CIA. (See: South Asian Analysis Group, #287, Pakistan’s ISI, B. Rahman, 2001, and Dawn, Yousaf Nazar, 1/31/2008).

Ahmad Shah Massoud: Assassinated on September 9, 2001. Well-informed political commentators have long held that the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud at the hands of Tunisian/al-Qaeda operatives was but self-serving propaganda, a tactic of the information-war.  Representatives of the Northern Alliance lost no time in accusing the Taliban and al-Qaeda of the incident. But as the recent Oslo terrorist attack clearly demonstrates, there are those who seize what they view as an opportunity to accuse their enemies for political advantage. The Western media and President Obama for example…immediately accused Muslims for the carnage that turned out to be by the hand of a deranged right-wing Christian fundamentalist.
Truth however, in time, is generally revealed. In the years following Massoud’s death, Belgian and French investigators arrested various individuals for the complicity in the assassination. However, the European investigators did not address critical questions about how the operation played out on the ground. How did two al-Qaeda operatives gain proximity to Massoud, bypassing the rigid screening process routinely employed and required to reach Massoud?  How did they get the explosives through various layers of physical screening and bring them into Massoud’s presence? The assassin’s cameras were allegedly “stuffed with explosives.” Yet it has recently been shown that Massoud’s security apparatus was in possession of the latest incarnation of high-tech “explosives sniffers,” a gift from his CIA handlers, technology that would with certainty reveal [any] presence of explosives. We know too that Rasul Sayyaf facilitated the entrance of the assassins into Northern Afghanistan and that Mohammad Qasim Fahim failed to vet the foreign visitors as was his responsibility. So, it would seem that two imposters, fake journalists from Tunisia, posing as Moroccans with Belgian passports, along with their equipment , including the cameras they proposed to use to record their interview with Massoud…were never physically screened.
A lone assassin survived the blast that took the life of Ahmad Shah Massoud and one of the alleged assassins, but curiously…was shot while allegedly trying to escape… conveniently taking his secrets along with himself to his grave… forever silenced.
 As heretofore reported; in June of 2007, Ambassador Massoud Khalili, as sole survivor,  told the (Indian Press) that he observed a “bright streak of light”, a telltale, recognized- signature generated by super-heated exhaust gasses emanating from a rocket’s motor, just moments before the explosion. (See: Afghanistan, a Search for Truth, Bruce G. Richardson, 2009, p.47 and Jane’s Defense Weekly, Missile Signatures, 11/27/01).

It has been therefore concluded in many circles that Massoud’s death was advanced by the personal and political ambitions of key figures in the Northern Alliance. High-profile figures such as the wily Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, so adored by the Western media, and “Marshall” Fahim, now serving as President Hamid Karzai’s First Vice President, both of whom now well-positioned for upward political mobility as a result of Massoud’s assassination.  In addition, other casus belli are present: a long-standing and vitriolic disputation surrounding vast financial holdings in real-estate and bank accounts have been a major bone of contention between Ahmad Shah Massoud and others of Jamiat’s-hierarchy. (See: The Real Winner of Afghanistan’s Election, Foreign Policy, H.M. Leverett, Afghan Post, 2008).

Dr. Abdur Rahman: Assassinated on February 14, 2002. In an article entitled: The Assassination of the Man with Two Names, Bruce G. Richardson, (See: DAWAT, English Edition andAfghan/German Online, Pashto edition: translation by Rahmat Arya, July, 2011),and according to Abdul  Hai Warshan, a close friend of Massoud, “the motive behind his assassination was linked to the fact that Dr. Abdur Rahman was opening up and revealing details of Ahmad Shah Massoud’s past contacts with the KGB, India, Iran, and other intelligence agencies. He did not support Massoud in his war against the Taliban and was opposed to the pro-Russia policies of Shura-i-Nizar.” (See: War without end, Behroz Khan, Newsline, March, 2002).
Relatives of the slain minister believe that Muhamad Younis Qanooni, Muhammad Qasim Fahim. And Dr. Abdullah, Abdullah were responsible for his death in order to silence his criticism and expose over their respective participation in and collaboration with the Soviets, and as well, with India and Russia. (See: Afghanistan, a Search for Truth, Bruce G. Richardson, 2009, p.104).
In addition to previously cited sources, S. Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia Institute at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University and Martin Strmecki, President of the Roosevelt Foundation, wrote in the (February 26, 2002 edition of the Wall Street Journal under the title: Time to Ditch the Northern Alliance), “that it was the Northern Alliance themselves that successfully engineered the assassination of the slain Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism.”

War on Drugs: From American War Machine, Former diplomat, internationally acclaimed political scientist and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley, authorPeter Dale Scott writes: 
“Beginning with Thailand in the 1950s, Americans have become inured to the CIA’s alliances with known terrorists, drug traffickers (and their bankers) to install and sustain right-wing governments, The modus- operandi  has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan and now Afghanistan. The relationship of the U.S. intelligence operations and agencies to the global drug traffic, and to other criminal networks deserves greater attention in the debate over the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. After World War II, the United States, along with Britain and France, recurrently used both drug networks and terrorist groups as assets or proxies in the Cold War. By backing these groups, the great powers greatly increased the power and scope of both the drug traffic and terrorist groups. As a result, in the long run, they contributed to powerful forces that weakened the rule of law internationally and domestically.”
America’s wars on terror and drugs consist of both an amorphous structure and hypocritical DNA. When Obama visited Afghanistan in 2008, Gul Agha Shirzai was the first Afghan leader he met. The (London Observer reported on July 21, 2002), that in order to secure his acceptance of the new Karzai Government, Gul Agha Shirzai, along with other drug and warlords, had been “bought off” with millions of dollars in deals brokered by U.S. and British Intelligence. (See: American War Machine, Deep politics, the CIA Global Drug Connections and the Road to Afghanistan, Peter Dale Scott, 2010).

Unbeknownst to many Americans, and as a casualty of the information-war, the Taliban had virtually eliminated the production of opiates and heroin manufacture. Yet with the homogenized rendering of nightly newscasts across America, both the Bush and Obama Administrations alleged that the principal source of funding for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan was derived from drug trafficking. An obvious dalliance with the truth with the intent to further demonize and de-legitimize the Taliban and others who resist the American occupation in the eyes of the American public, and to justify a war against a country and a people that cannot by any measure or reasonable standard be justified… and furthermore; a country and a people that had not [ever] threatened nor harmed the interests and or security of the U.S.
In addition to and in spite of America’s murky anti-terrorist and drug-DNA, manifest with the recruitment of known war criminals such as Rashid Dostum and others of the nefarious Northern Alliance, who were recruited and bribed with $500,000 in “stacks of newly-printed $100-dollar bills”, a first installment of a multitude of cash incentives by CIA operatives to further America’s grip on Afghanistan. And in recognition of the ancient proverbs: “don’t do what I do, do what I say, and the end justifies the means”, contrary to their public stance and rhetoric, America, throughout its history, has allied itself with the dregs of society, i.e., war criminals, drug lords, communists and terrorists. (See: First In, An Insider’s account of how the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan, Gary C. Schroen, 2005, p. 92, and Ghost Wars, Steve Coll, 2004, pp. 467 and 494).

American officials, however, were cautious, concerned over the fact that the Northern Alliance engaged in “major drug trafficking”, and worried about the potential political fallout once the obvious hypocrisy incorporated in their statecraft bridged the public’s-information chasm, a chasm that exists between professed and actual government policies. Yet, in the final analysis, history attests that the Northern Alliance, allied with their co-ethnic proxy-mercenaries  from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, were utilized in a combat-support role (war crimes and drug trafficking notwithstanding) to provide both target coordinates of Taliban positions and troops to fight alongside American forces against the Taliban. (See: The Main Enemy, Milt Bearden, and James Risen, 2003 and American War Machine, and Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan, Peter Dale Scott, pp. 23,25, 236, 2010).

Beneficiariesreal as opposed to imagined and or alleged from opium trafficking:
On November 21, 2005, Uzbek President Islam Karimov evicted the American military from their base of operations in Kush-Khanabad under a status-of-force codicil incorporated in the “tenant” basing agreement. The airbase had been used by the U.S. for operations against Afghanistan. The reason given for the expulsion was that American aircraft bound for Europe and other destinations were known to be laden with opium. Sources speculate that this move by Karimov, under extraordinary pressure from Russia, itself worried about the burgeoning illicit drug activity in their own backyard, and the close proximity of NATO forces, may have also been in retaliation for the U.S. calling for a UN special investigation into the Karimov’s Administration’s brutal response to demonstrators by their security forces during the uprising in Andijan. (See: Global Research, 11/21/05).

Witnesses have revealed that American military aircraft flying out from Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan have as well been observed transporting drugs. Author of (American War Machine), Peter Dale Scott, and Alfred W. McCoy, author of (The Politics of Heroin, CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, 2003), provide a detailed listing of major American banks that have made billions by laundering drug profits from opium originating in Afghanistan. In addition, allegations have surfaced that the U.S. is financing its war in Afghanistan with drug profits.  From a former Russian general with Cold War experience in Afghanistan:
“Americans themselves admit that drugs are often transported out of Afghanistan on American planes. Drug trafficking in Afghanistan brings them about 50 billion a year…which fully covers the expenses tied to keeping its troops there. Essentially, they are not going to interfere and stop production of drugs.” (See: Afghan Drug Trafficking Brings U.S. $50 Billion a Year, General Mahmut Gareev, Russia Today, 8/20/09).
The blatant hypocrisy extant with America’s wars of terror and drugs are profoundly manifest with the widely published recruitment of known war criminals, and with irrefutable photographic evidence as published on the cover of Peter Dale Scott’s book, American War Machine; a provocative photograph depicts a contingent of U.S. Marinesengaged inguarding, as opposed to destroying, a poppy field in Afghanistan. 

Video: Bruce G. Richardson on Ahmad Shah Massoud's links to the Russians


For those interested, this is factual and historical evidence which corroborates the notion that Ahmad Shah Massoud did indeed work covertly alongside the Russians in the 1980's (at the same time that he was also being lauded by the mainsteam Western Media as a romanticized, orientalist media-icon of the Afghan resistance. 
The fact that the mainstream Media continue this sweet myth is nothing other than lazy journalism, and this interview, from one of the most respected journalists in Afghanistan throughout the 80's, displays that fact very clearly.

lördag, juni 23, 2012

Ghazala Javed killed by husband


Ghazala Javed defied Taliban and divorced husband after finding out he had second wife is shot dead as she leaves beauty salon

A beautiful pop singer who defied the Taliban's decree against music and dancing was shot dead after she left a beauty salon last night.
Pakistani star Ghazala Javed, 24, was shot after a motorcyclist opened fire on a car she was in with her father, who was also killed.
Police said that one of the suspects is her ex-husband, who she reportedly asked for a divorce after finding out he had at least one other wife.
Her demand was a highly unusual one for a deeply conservative and male-dominated society where many consider a woman asking for divorce a dishonour to the husband.
Ms Javed, who was popular with young, progressive ethnic Pashtuns in northwest Pakistan, was reportedly driving home with her father when a motorcycle raced towards their car and opened fire.
She was hit with six bullets and and pronounced dead along with her father at a hospital in Peshawar, according to CNN.
In recent years the rise of the Pakistani Taliban, who disagree with singing and dancing, made it difficult for Ms Javed and other artists to perform and record songs in the country.
Ms Javed had started recording many of her songs and music videos, which she sang in her native Pashto language, in nearby Dubai.

But early indications were that the Taliban were not involved in her shocking death, according to police official Imtiaz Altaf.
Last year Ms Javed made headlines when she left her husband to live at her father's home after just six months of marriage.

'Two men on a motorbike sprayed bullets and fled leaving them in a pool of blood,' said senior police officer Dilawar Bangash.
'We have registered a case and launched an investigation. The murder seems to be result of some internal dispute,' he added.
Ms Javed married businessman Jahangir Khan in 2010 after fleeing to Peshawar in 2009 to escape the then Taliban-dominated northwestern district of Swat. He too tried to ban her from singing, her family said.
Several years ago, another popular female singer, Ayman Udas, was killed - allegedly by her family.


پښتو نامتو سندغاړې غزاله جاوید د خپل هنر قرباني شوه

نژدې یوه لسیزه د هنر په غېږ کې وه، د خپلو مينه والو په زړونو کې ښکلی ډالۍ وه، د هغوی په زړونو کې توده مینه، خو د هنر دښمنو لپاره د کسات او حسادت د غچ مرغه - په ځوانه ځوانۍ د خپل آواز او ښکلا د مینه والو د اوښکو له باران سره له دې نړۍ د جون پر ۱۹مه ۲۰۱۲ و کوچېده.

خدای خبر چې غزاله جاوید ولې له باران سره دومره تړلې وه چې په خپلو څو سندرو کې یی باراني شعرونه غوره کړي و. که څه هم د شعر او آواز په نړۍ کې باران هغه باران نه دی چی له آسمانه را ورېږي بلکې د سندرغاړو بارانونه خو هماغه د زړونو بارانونه دي چی د هجران له وریځو یې را اوروي. “باران دی باران ”تر نامه لاندې مې سندره اورېدله او را یاد په انټرنټ کې مې د غزاله شو چی څو کاله د مخه په یوه رادیویي پروګرام کې له یوه شاعر او یوه سندرغاړي سره په ګډه مرکه کې په دې خبره غږېدم چې په سندره کې شعر اصلي رکن دی او که شعر ته سندره ښکلا وربخښي؟


د دغې مرکې په پای کې مو بحث پر دې پای ته ورسېد چی شاعر او سندغاړی له یو بل سره موافق نه دي، پر همدې مو موافقه وکړه.


د غزاله د “باران دی باران ”په سندره کې منظور د طبيعت باران نه دی، د غزاله باران د بېلتون او په زړونو باندې د تېرو یادونو باران دی، د هجران په اغزيو باندې د اوښکو باران، نه هغه څاڅکي چې له آسمانه ورېږي. د کلونو د انتظار باران، نه رښتینی پسرلنی باران چی غرونو رغونو ته مستي وربخښي او د ګلانو له څانګو عطر شني. د غزاله باران د هغې د آواز خپل باران دی، باران دی، باران دی.. که دغه سندره پر انټرنټ و ګورئ، نو هغوی چې ګوري يې، يا يې اوري.... له څېرو يې ښکاري چې د دغې سندرې د اورېدو په مهال یې په زړونو کې خیالي باران اورېږي او بیا په عین زمان کې د سندرې شعر ته پام وکړئ چې د دغې سندرې شعر څو مره د شعرونو معیار لري؟


زه دلته په شعر او سندره قضاوت نه کوم خو د غزاله د سندرو ویلو او اواز په باب دومره وایم چې که غزاله جاوید د موسیقۍ هنر د اوږدې لارې لپاره ژوندۍ پاتې وی هغه به د پښتو موسیقۍ لپاره بله تل پاتی ډالی وی.


بي بي سي

onsdag, juni 06, 2012

Why would you celebrate Khomeini in Afghanistan?



Saw news on TV that some idiots in Kabul has received funds to hang up huge billboards in central Kabul to celebrate Khomeini's commemoration. Who the fuck cares about Khomeini? Why would you remember him and commemorate him in Kabul and by whom? It showed up that Hazara communities in Kabul are more Iranian than Afghans. These Hazaras has more in common with Iran than Afghans. Sometime it's better to kick off these traitors back to Iran. You should remember how Afghans are treated by Iranians and how many Afghans have been hanged and killed for no reasons what so ever. Isn't it better to commemorate that instead?
Anyway here is an article I found about this:


Khomeini Commemorations Met With Resistance By Afghan Youth 

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty By: Frud Bezhan 
Young people swept through the streets of Kabul this week, defacing and tearing down posters of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini plastered throughout the city. Meant to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the former Iranian supreme leader, the posters and large billboards have offended many in Afghanistan, a Sunni-majority country whose relations with its western neighbor have recently soured. Demonstrations have been staged daily in the Afghan capital ahead of the June 3 anniversary. Scores of young people gathered on June 1 in front of a looming billboard of Khomeini, some carrying placards reading: "This Is Kabul Not Tehran." "Why are we celebrating Khomeini's day here?" asked Kabul University student Ahmad Jan Kandahari. "He is an Iranian figure. Why do we need to celebrate him here in Afghanistan? Here we have our own cultural icons and jihadi figures. They should be the ones celebrated in Afghanistan."

'Direct Attack' 

During a rally on May 31, a Kabul high-school student named Arash described efforts to honor Khomeini as a grave injustice to the Afghan nation. "As you see, posters of Ayatollah Khomeini are hanging in the intersections," he said. "This is a direct attack against Afghan culture and own national heroes." ​​The social-networking site Facebook was abuzz with comments and photos after the posters were put up. And while many were critical of the move, some defended Khomeini as a great leader of the Islamic faith. "Khomeini is one of the leaders of the Islamic faith," wrote Ashraf Frugh, a member of the Shi'ite Hazara ethnic minority. "He doesn't just belong to Iran but to all countries where he has followers." Those followers are the ones the Islamic Shura of Kabul, the Shi'ite council that put up the posters, intended to lure to the streets on June 1. The posters, which the council put up with the permission of local authorities, feature a large image of Khomenei and announce a "big gathering" in large letters. All comers are invited to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the "Great Leader...saying goodbye to this world." The religious council expects hundreds to pour through the Mazari Mosque in a mass prayer to pay their respects.

Fierce Political Debate 

Coming amid increased tensions between Tehran and Kabul, with some Afghan lawmakers accusing Iran of meddling in Afghanistan's internal affairs, the issue has become fodder for a fierce political debate. "Iranian leaders are not the leaders of Afghanistan!" wrote Kabul University student Rohullah Elham in one Afghan forum. "The policies of Iran do not favor Afghanistan. The Islamic regime in Iran is not our government. Those of you who have sold your souls, wake up!" Ahmad Saeedi, a Kabul-based political analyst, says the marking of Khomeini's death in Afghanistan is a worrying indication of Iran's growing influence in the country. "The cultural, economic, and political influence of Iran starts from the presidential office and spreads throughout the country," Saeedi says. "This is ensuring that the rules and traditions of Iran are overriding those in Afghanistan." Observers say the main source of recent Afghan-Iran tensions is Kabul's signing of a long-term strategic agreement with United States on May 1, which raised Iranian fears of an extended American presence in Afghanistan. Some Afghan lawmakers and officials have accused Tehran of launching a campaign aimed at derailing the U.S.-Afghan partnership, notably through bribing influential Afghan lawmakers and by inciting anti-American and antigovernment sentiment through media outlets it funds. Written and reported by Frud Bezhan, with additional reporting by RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

torsdag, maj 10, 2012

Who’s stealing Afghan cultural treasures?


Found a quite interesting article on "RT.com" regarding Afghan cultural treasures that are on drift thanks to the war. This war is not the first one where looters find an opportunity to excavate and sell Afghan cultural and historical artifacts to foreign buyers.


Afghanistan’s unique location has made it home to the world's most complex civilizations that left a rich cultural heritage. But the war-torn country has now fallen victim to looters, stealing the nation’s artifacts.
Ever since Afghanistan was invaded by Alexander the Great, nearly 2,500 years ago, the country has seen one foreign army after another.
In recent times – the British, the Soviets – and now the Americans …
And whatever reasons they give – the impact of war continues to leave a cultural scar that runs deep through Afghan civilization.
In many countries, the national museum is a source of pride where ancient treasures that explain that country’s history are on display. The Kabul museum, instead of boasting a collection that dates back hundreds of years, has bullet holes and destroyed artifacts.
In the civil war, the museum was a military base repeatedly struck by rocket fire and largely destroyed. Later, the Taliban ransacked whatever items had not been moved for safe-keeping.
And now there’s a new enemy – smugglers working in areas where foreign forces are currently in control.
Mir Ahmad Joyenda of the Afghan parliamentary international relations commission told RT: “Some military forces of other countries are doing some digging at night”, he added “but unfortunately in the last eight years we didn’t put on trial a single smuggler for stealing the cultural heritage of Afghanistan. Nobody has been arrested, nobody has been put in jail and nobody has investigated this issue.”
The Afghan government simply doesn’t have the resources.
Seven years ago a special police unit was set up to stop the illegal excavations.
But 500 officers can’t do much – especially when much of the digging is reportedly at night and in areas under NATO control.
Recently, around 7,000 artifacts that had been smuggled out of the country were returned to the museum.
Some pieces were found in England. It was easy for the museum’s director to recognize them as being from Afghanistan.
“Most of these 2,000 pieces were taken by these looters – who were Afghan looters – they transferred them from Afghanistan to neighboring country, then to Dubai, and from Dubai to Heathrow Airport. You can’t imagine one looter would be able to collect these kinds of artifacts, to steal them, to transfer them by airplane to Heathrow airport in the UK. The simple Afghan people cannot do these activities,” says Omara Khan Masoudi, director of the Kabul National Museum.
But NATO forces deny the charges.
Brigadier General Frederick “Ben” Hodges, director OF operations, ISAF regional command south said “That is completely against the values we hold as an army, stealing is just not acceptable behavior. I’m not aware of it and I certainly wouldn’t tolerate it.”
As a former crossroads of major trade routes, Afghanistan’s been home to some of Asia’s most complex and unique civilizations.
Today, there are 3,000 archaeological sites. And while that rich seam of history waits to be unearthed, those supposed to protect it will need to dig deeper to beat the looters.

torsdag, mars 15, 2012

What's the price of an Afghan life?

"-Here you have old man! This is how much we pay for our mistakes!"

In Afghanistan, if NATO forces kill a member of your family, it is better in terms of money if he or she comes from Germany or Italy than the United States or Britain.

In the cold calculation of how much to pay for victims of the decade-old war, British forces have doled out as little as US$210, while German forces have paid as much as US$25,000, according to a study by the human rights NGO Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC).

Civilian casualties caused by NATO forces hunting insurgents are a major source of friction between the Afghan government and its Western backers - all the more so after a US soldier gunned down 16 Afghan villagers at the weekend.

"They have to ask themselves the question how much is one's life worth? You can't put a price on it," Rafi Nabi, 33 and unemployed, said in a market in the Afghan capital Kabul.

"If one were to kill an American and offer to compensate their death with money, they wouldn't accept it."

It was unclear if the US intends to pay reparations to the families of 16 people, including children and women, killed by the US staff sergeant in a remote area of the southern province of Kandahar. Eleven victims were said to come from one family.

The US usually pays up to US$2,500 for civilians killed in "lawful" operations such as air strikes, according to an investigation by CIVIC, a rights advocacy group. The study, compiled two years ago, has been regularly updated.

"The shooter clearly violated the laws of war, human rights law and the US military code of justice. In these type of situations, we call for accountability and justice as well as compensation for harm done," Trevor Keck, an investigator with CIVIC, said.

British forces have paid out between US$210 and US$7,000 while German troops provided US$20,000 in cash and a car worth US$5,000 after shooting three people at a checkpoint in 2008, the report said. In 2009, Italy disbursed US$13,500 to the family of a 14-year-old girl who was shot dead, it said.

Based on interviews with NATO and Afghan civilians, CIVIC found that compensation payments plus an apology were key to lowering hostility toward foreign troops in Afghanistan.

There is no standard mechanism for Afghans to report civilian casualties, much less seek compensation, reducing both the hope of redress and any sense that justice is being done. Rules often require even illiterate villagers to decipher which unit came to their home and then go to its main base - sometimes hundreds of kilometers away on unsafe roads. And to complicate matters, most villagers do not readily distinguish between foreign troops from different countries.

US$2,500

With 90,000 troops in Afghanistan, the United States pays up to US$2,500 for civilian deaths and payments above that figure are rare.

US$210-US$7,000

Britain has around 9,500 soldiers, mainly in volatile Helmand Province. British forces have paid between US$210 and US$7,000 for deaths.

US$25,000

Germany, with 4,700 troops in Afghanistan, has no set policy for giving assistance to civilians harmed in operations. In August 2008, Germany dished out US$20,000 in cash and a car worth US$5,000 to a family after its troops shot dead three family members at a checkpoint.

Source: A 2010 report by CIVIC

torsdag, mars 08, 2012

Mycket oroligt i Afghanistan nu

Nu börjar det blossa upp rejält i Afghanistan. Attackerna kommer allt mer frekvent och dödstalen stiger som aldrig tidigare. Är det en ny intensifierad taktik Talibaner kör med? Har ISI/ Pakistan förbättrat och förfinat utbildningen, material och förnödenheter till Talibanerna? I vilket fall som helst rapporteras det följande idag: 

Nio poliser dödades på torsdagen i en attack i provinsen Uruzgan i södra Afghanistan. De nio låg och sov inne i en polispostering när rebeller bröt sig in och sköt ihjäl dem. Polisen misstänker att talibaner ligger bakom dådet.
 - Nio poliser är döda. Det fanns tio personer i posteringen, vi misstänker att en av poliserna visade in talibanerna till posteringen, sade den lokale säkerhetschefen Gulab Khan.
Källa: TV4 

 Dessutom har man sprängt ett pansarfordon där sex brittiska soldater har omkommit. Guardian skriver:

The British mission in Afghanistan will continue despite the loss of six soldiers who were caught in a huge explosion that destroyed their armoured vehicle, defence officials have said.
If, as expected, the men are confirmed to have been killed in the blast, it will take the death toll of British personnel killed in Afghanistan to 404. It will also represent the biggest single loss of UK life in a single incident in Afghanistan since 2006, when an ageing RAF Nimrod crashed in the country shortly after mid-air refuelling, with the loss of all 14 people aboard.
 Passing the symbolic milestone of 400 deaths would refocus attention on the reason for the presence of British troops in Afghanistan, the timetable for their removal and the capability of the Afghan army and police force to keep the country secure once coalition troops have left. Källa: The Guardian

Uppenbarligen verkar Talibanernas taktik löna sig då allt fler börjar ifrågasätta den utländska narvaron i Afghanistan. Då måste man fråga sig varför man överhuvudtaget gick in i Afghanistan om man nu åter lämnar landet i Talibanernas händer? Vi får se vad framtiden har i sitt sköte då USA för hemliga samtal med Talibaner i deras nyöppnade kontor i Qatar.

fredag, januari 20, 2012

Alternativ till Håkan Juholt

Idag kunde man läsa på DN några alternativ  till partiordförandeposten som jag inte hade tänkt på. Namn som Pär Nuder listas som alternativ till Håkan men jag anser att en person som uttryckligen sagt nej till posten bör inte frågas igen. Carin Jämtin, Mikael Damberg och Sven-Erik Österberg är namn som har dykt upp. Själv var jag i tankarna att lista även Margot Wallström men tog bort hennes namn då jag vet att hon inte kommer att tacka jag till posten då hon har det bra på posten som "FN:s särskilda representant för att bevaka kvinnors utsatta situation i krig och andra konflikter".

Det skall bli intressant att se vilka andra namn som kommer att nämnas när tiden är ute för Juholt. Oavsett rykten och förslag, kommer det att krävas att personen som efterträder Juholt att vara helt ren från tidigare blunders och måste ha de rätta meriterna för att föra en stark politik. Man måste vara beredd på att pressen kommer att leta efter fel och olagligheter även bland fruar, kulbo, brabo och alla andra partners man har eller haft.
DN, SvD, GP

torsdag, januari 19, 2012

Tiden räcker inte till för Socialdemokraterna

Juholt med sin glada kulbo.
Socialdemokraterna har inte råd att vänta på att stormen kring Juholt snart skall dra över. Juholts ”misstag” och blunders är inte något som kan passera förbi då han som partiordförande och person representerar hela partiet. Nu måste Socialdemokraterna börja inse att tiden är knapp för att rusta upp och mobilisera sig inför valet den 14 september 2014.

Väljer man att behålla Juholt som partiordförande innebär det att man nöjer sig med att åter vara i opposition, dock en svag sådan. Tyvärr saknas naturliga och klara personligheter inom socialdemokraterna som kan tänkas ta över efter Håkan Juholt. Partiet håller på att luckras upp inifrån.

Vilka alternativ finns istället för Juholt?
Thomas Bodström är en sådan kandidat och en annan är Thomas Östros som jag personligen tror kommer att ta över efter Juholt. Jag vill påstå att till och med Ylva Johansson skulle vara ett lyft för Socialdemokraterna istället för Håkan Juholt.

Vem väljer du?


Just nu pågår samtal där Sven-Erik Österberg från verkställande utskottet förhoppningsvis kommer att fatta ett klokt beslut med utfallet att Juholt kommer att avgå.
DN, SvD, GP, AB

Kontanterna blir förbjudna - Riksbanken bör uttala sig

Kontanter blir snart ett minne blått...

Vi vet alla att svenska banker är giriga och inte alls serviceinriktade. Bankkontor stängs och där bankkontor finns är öppettiderna ett par timmar varje dag. Man vill helst inte alls ha med kunderna att göra fysiskt utan är bara ute efter deras pengar. Någon konkurrans exsiterar inte utan alla kör på samma linje i bästa kartellanda.

Flera gånger har jag vid insättning av kontanta medel fått frågan varifrån jag fått pengarna och om jag kan bevisa med kvitto eller annat papper pengarnas historik. Jag är givetvis medveten om penningtvätt och finansinspektionens krav på banker. Men attityden mot kunder som sparar kontanta medel över en längre tid behandlas som skurkar och stor misstänksamhet. Det måste finnas förståelse för att kontanta medel är fortfarande accepterat som betalningsalternativ och att folk fortfarande använder kontanter.

 Finansinspektionen tillsammans med Riksbanken måste bestämma sig för en enhetlig lösning för kontanternas framtid. Skall vi ha kontanta sedlar och mynt som en valid betalningsalternativ så måste bankerna kunna visa större flexibilitet mot kunderna.
 DN skriver i en artikel idag om trenden där banker fortsätter stänga ner bankkontor där möjligheten att sätta in kontanta medel försvinner. Detta drabbar oss alla oavsett om man är pensionär eller inte.

 

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