Jul 07 2008
“There was a suicide bombing this morning outside the Indian Embassy and the road to the kite stores was closed.” So much for my friend’s efforts to gather some cultural souvenirs our group‘s community outreach efforts before her latest stint as a human rights worker in Afghanistan ends.
I’ve actually lost count of how many times she’s been over there. She’s doing good work to help the country rebuild its civil society after decades of incessant warfare. The Taliban’s horrific attacks don’t make it easy for the locals who are mostly just trying to survive.
I don’t suppose the latest atrocity from the Taliban will change the minds of their boosters on Canada’s west coast (and they know who they are), who against all facts and logic keep labeling the Taliban a resistance movement.
Borrowing a bit from their rhetoric, this is the chant I’d like to see at the next antiwar rally in Vancouver: