Category Archives: Afghanistan

Taliban Responds to Trump

We fighters in the Taliban never rest long and this morning some of our highest ranking members arise quite early and form a semicircle around our color TV to watch President Trump rail about Afghanistan. One of our English speakers conveys the highlights, though we’ll later get an official translation. Trump starts by declaring there […]

Also posted in 9/11, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Pakistan, Taliban

Kabul Kills

bombs in kabul kill more than ninety civilians prompting u.s. commander to say just several thousand more troops will turn tide but didn’t mention hundred fifty thousand hadn’t been enough

Also posted in Taliban

Deadly Numbers

I was an Iraqi professor of statistics until the United States and later ISIS destroyed my classroom and much of the university. I suppose I should thank each group for attacking when school wasn’t in session, but I believe that may have been coincidental. At any rate, like civilized people everywhere, I commiserate with the […]

Also posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Paris

Mullah Omar Denounces

My comrades and I in the Afghan Taliban are outraged by the cowardly and vicious attack by so-called Pakistani Taliban fighters who murdered a hundred forty innocent children studying at a military school in Peshawar. We would never commit such vile crimes, and extend profound condolences to the Pakistani government, and particularly the Inter-Service Intelligence, […]

Also posted in 9/11, Mullah Omar, Pakistan, Peshawar, Taliban

Final Days of Teofilo Stevenson

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Communism, Cuba, Duane Bobick, Fidel Castro, John Tate, Larry Holmes, Michael Dokes, Muhammad Ali, Teofilio Stevenson

Karzai Angry

I’m often angry. Afghanistan’s been at war decades and American ally continues to kill many civilians. Last week in eastern Kunar province drone blew up four women and four children in addition to three alleged terrorists. Afghans wail when this happens and demand I evict Americans. I’d like to. I want high-tech killers out. I […]

Also posted in Drones, Hamid Karzai, Short Pieces - GTC, Taliban

New Taliban

To everyone we say relax. We’ve changed and are now using social media. Friend us on Facebook. We deserve support. We’re not going to let anyone use Afghan soil to prepare an attack on other countries. We need peace. We’ve been fighting since birth. We’ll even talk to Obama and puppet Karzai. We’ll talk to […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Facebook, Hamid Karzai, Short Pieces - GTC

Obama on Edge – Just Released

Barack Obama offers incisive comments about politics, international relations, the media, drinking and drug taking. John McCain, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other adversaries respond. To read an excerpt, please click here.

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, John McCain, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Martin Luther King, Mitt Romney, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Uncategorized

Online General

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

Also posted in David Petraeus, Internet, John Allen, Marriage, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC

Counterattack

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

Also posted in CIA, David Petraeus, Iraq, Marriage, Middle East, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC, Taliban, West Point

Taliban Tube

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Genocide, Indians, Indians - American, Pakistan, Slavery, Taliban, Women's Rights

Taliban Warriors

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Women's Rights

Afghan Trap: 1982 and 2012

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, George Thomas Clark, George W. Bush, Russia, Taliban, Terrorism

A Drone for You

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Drones, Middle East, Pakistan, Pentagon, Weapons

Obama in Afghanistan

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Terrorism

More American Love

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Middle East, Poetry - GTC

Conservative International Action Plan

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, China, Cold War, Conservatives, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Pacific Ocean, Republicans, Russia, Saddam Hussein, Syria, Taliban, Vladimir Putin

Restrepo in Afghanistan

After U.S. soldier Robert Bales murders sixteen civilians, most women and children, you want to understand more and peer into lives of Americans fighting in Afghanistan. You can’t go there and don’t have to. In your suburban living room a large flat screen on the wall video streams any movie you choose, in this case […]

Also posted in Middle East, Murder, Robert Bales, Taliban, Terrorism, War

Courtroom Defense of Robert Bales

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Murder, My Lai, Richard Nixon, Robert Bales, Terrorism, Vietnam, War, William Calley

America to Afghanistan

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Middle East, Oil, Poetry - GTC, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism

Memo to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

do not burn the koran intentionally or unintentionally and do not use it for target practice

Also posted in Koran, Middle East, Poetry - GTC, Religion

Eternal Taliban

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Mullah Omar, Pakistan, Poetry - GTC, Taliban

State of the Union

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, George S. Patton, George W. Bush, Immigration, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Mexico, Mitt Romney, Nuclear Weapons, Poetry - GTC, Richard Nixon

Martin Luther King: “Beyond Vietnam”

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Communism, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Poverty, Racism, Religion, Richard Nixon, Terrorism, Vietnam, War

Obama’s Afghan Nightmare

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai, Richard Nixon, Taliban, Vietnam

Diary of Osama bin Laden

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Ayman al-Zawahiri, Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, Europe, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, Islam, New York City, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Palestine, Religion, Spain, Terrorism, Washington - D.C.

Obama Battles General McChrystal

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Stanley McChrystal, Terrorism

Historian Presents the Statistics of War

I bumbled by that smoking, manure-laden vehicle that didn’t explode in New York City last week and felt foolish I wasn’t the one who detected it and that I should have since I’ve spent my career analyzing wars but concede I’m only a historian, hiding in academia, who would’ve cringed at the sound of real […]

Also posted in Al Qaeda, Alexander the Great, Iraq, Taliban, War, World War I, World War II

Obama Stews over Afghanistan

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism

President Obama’s Ultimatum to the Taliban

This story is form the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Taliban, Terrorism

Afghan Women Combat Barbaric Laws

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Islam, Rape, Women's Rights

Taliban Oscar

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Pakistan, Taliban, Women's Rights

President Ahmadinejad Calls Obama

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Hamas, Holocaust, Iran, Israel, Middle East

Taliban Leader Thanks President Bush and Congress

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, George W. Bush, Pakistan, Taliban

Fortress America and “The Long War”

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, Terrorism

Explosions and Elections in the Middle East

Several days ago Iraqi insurgents in Hilla detonated a massive car bomb scattering body parts and clothes onto a street puddled with blood.  About one hundred twenty people died and many more were wounded.  Most of the victims – typically – were unarmed, unprepared, and lightly guarded recruits for the army and police.  They were […]

Also posted in Egypt, George W. Bush, Hosni Mubarak, Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Syria, Yasser Arafat