How the US created, and lost, Afghan war

It was a typical Kabul morning. Malik Ashgar Square was already bumper-to-bumper with Corolla taxis, green police jeeps, honking minivans, and angry motorcyclists. There were boys sellingphone cards and men waving wads of cash for exchange, all weaving their way around the vehicles amid exhaust fumes. At the gate of the Lycee Esteqial, one of the country’s most prestigious schools, students were kicking around a soccer ball. At the Ministry of Education, a weathered old Soviet-style building opposite the school, a line of employees spilled out onto the street. I was crossing the square, heading for the ministry, when I saw the suicide … Continue reading How the US created, and lost, Afghan war

Saajid Badat And the case of the missing Flight MH370

UK paper: Claimed 9/11-like plot being reviewed after MH370 A passenger removes his belt as he puts his belongings into an X-ray machine for screening by airport security at the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport  KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 – Authorities are revisiting a suspected al Qaeda plot to hijack a Malaysian airliner following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, The Telegraph reported. Pointing to a court testimony by al Qaeda terrorist-turned-informer Saajid Badat, the paper reported him as saying that the mastermind behind an alleged conspiracy to hijack a Malaysian plane is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the main … Continue reading Saajid Badat And the case of the missing Flight MH370