And even if it all goes wrong…
…it’s still gonna be less awkward than this:
Anything is less awkward than that. Except maybe this:
It has been pouring for the past three days here in Kabul. And it’s not nice. This is Taimani St#9. Nov 2013.
Rain is not awesome. Ever.
By the time the last American combat soldier departs Afghanistan, at the end of next year, the country will have been at war for thirty-five years. Here’s a look at photos by Robert Nickelsberg, who travelled to Afghanistan for the first time in January, 1988, to cover the Soviet occupation, and has returned regularly ever since: http://nyr.kr/HxvgRF
Top: May 1990. Young Afghans huddle outside a refugee camp for internally displaced families near Khost, by the Pakistan border.
Bottom-Left: May 1988. An Afghan soldier hands a flag in solidarity to a departing Soviet soldier in Kabul on the first day of the army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Bottom-Right: October 1996. Afghan men pray at the main Kabul mosque following the Taliban takeover.
Photographs by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty.
Check it: actual Afghanistan photos pre-2001. Great stuff from .@RNickelsberg.
From our latest trip out of Kandahar.
and here’s Kathy Gannon’s story:
If you haven’t caught any of @NiedringhausAP’s stuff, do it. Like now. Brilliant.
If the Haqqani Network had a TV show…
Well this should be good.