May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.— Alexander The Great
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As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.
It's going to be really interesting to see what the heroin market does in the next two years or so. One thing you can be pretty sure of. The Afghan peasants who grow poppies won't get rich. The money will end up in places like Dubai.
Do not ever threaten an Afghan with violence.
We will rise as one and we will face every threat the way we have taken on thousands of previous armies and conquerors.
Marriage can wait, education cannot.
As the leader of a country, you are not free to enjoy the luxury of such feelings. The Afghan people want peace, which requires persistence. We are determined to defend our country, and the whole region and the entire world understands the justice of our cause and the principled way in which we have engaged in it.
My favorite is when you go to Afghanistan and you meet the special forces guys, and they look like these heavily armed surfers. These guys are the best. You see guys dressed as full Afghans, but then wearing a Yankees hat.
We could form a government of national unity fighting corruption.
The ordinary Afghan is sick and tired of it, because it's she or he that pays the price.
The fact is that Iran doesn't want to see the Taliban come back any more than do most Afghan citizens.
We obviously don't want to cause problems for the Afghan government, President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan people. In fact, we want them to support our efforts on their behalf and not see us as unwelcome occupiers.
They will kill me but they will not kill my voice, because it will be the voice of all Afghan women. You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring.
Watching young Afghan skaters in the film 'Skateistan' made me realize why I've spent my entire life as a skateboarder.
While the Taliban connives with foreign terrorists, the Afghan people suffer from poverty, drought and hunger.
The Pashtuns in particular are kind of trapped.
They've never accepted the Durand Line nor has any Afghan government historically accepted it.
But the war on terror as I have repeatedly said in the past, and the Afghan people believe in it, in truth, is that the war on terror is not in the Afghan villages or homes. Its in the sanctuaries, it is in the training grounds, its in the motivation factors and the money that comes to it.
Afghanistan has moved forward and Afghanistan will defend itself.
And the progress that we have achieved, the Afghan people will not allow it to be put back or reversed.
It's being made out that the whole point of the war was to topple the Taliban regime and liberate Afghan women from their burqas, we are being asked to believe that the U.S. marines are actually on a feminist mission.
Once the Afghan people vote and they choose their President with direct, secret ballot from all over the country, there will be a lot of difference in this country and a lot of legitimate power to flow with implementation.
There is a firm, clear commitment to provide resources and ideas to enable us to organize the Afghans towards starting the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
In the Afghan people, I found the most resilient, welcoming people who, for the first time in my career, never judged me over my right to tell this story - as a woman or a foreigner. A people who cherish their culture and history and the films that have captured that culture.
The most significant thing is public participation.
That assures the Afghan public that our promises are not empty.
Protecting Afghan civilians is the cornerstone of our mission.
If it is terrorism, if it is war on terror, then the Afghan people will join you on terror.
There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them.
The key to breaking the Taliban taboo against women and the cultural brainwashing that the Taliban imposed upon many Afghans is to get women back into the workforce.
I myself had to grow a longer beard and Afghan clothes.
I was in danger of being kidnapped by smugglers, though I didn't know it at the time.
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Afghan Hound - Today's modern purebred Afghan Hound descends from dogs brought to Great Britain in the 1920s which King Amanullah of the Afghan Royal Family gave away
Provinces of Afghanistan - appointed by the President of Afghanistan. Provincial governors have played a critical role in the reconstruction of the Afghan state following the creation
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Soviet–Afghan War - Soviet Army and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan government throughout the 1980s, mostly in the Afghan countryside. The mujahideen were variously
The Afghan - The Afghan is a 2006 thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth. A joint operation by MI6, the CIA, and Pakistan's ISI against al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan
War in Afghanistan (2001–present) - abuses by Afghan forces," including "routine enslavement and rape of underage boys by Afghan commanders." Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Afghan Girl - entitled Search for the Afghan Girl, which aired in March 2002. In recognition of her, National Geographic set up the Afghan Girls Fund, a charitable
War in Afghanistan - British involvement with Afghanistan): First Anglo-Afghan War (1839–42) Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878–81) Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919) Panjdeh incident
Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture.
Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.
Now, al Qaeda's on the run. Afghanistan is no longer a base of operations. The Afghan government is a friendly government that is trying to bring democracy to its people.
I laughed. Partly at the joke, partly at how Afghan humor never changed. Wars were waged, the Internet was invented, and a robot had rolled on the surface of Mars, and in Afghanistan we were still telling Mullah Nasruddin jokes.
We all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place an Afghan government under President Karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al-Qaeda didn't come back, and make sure the Taliban wasn't resurging. It didn't work out.
As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
I think it is a very important step in the right direction that the Afghans have taken over responsibility for the security in their own country, and NATO being able to end its combat presence in Afghanistan.
Seeing the Afghan women in their burqas, it's easy to say, "Well, they're not as fully aware as I am, so why do I have to worry so much about their plight?" But that's a misunderstanding. They are brutally aware of their station.
The Afghan War has clearly reached a stage similar to that moment at your child's party where you realise you've forgotten to give the other parents a pick up time.
Images of burning Red Cross and UN buildings struck by US bombs contrasted with images of thousands of desperately poor Afghan women carrying sickly and starving children out of Afghanistan as they flee the might of the US military is tearing at international public confidence in our war against terrorism.