Category Archives: Taliban

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, Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Pakistan

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 Afghanistan

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, Afghanistan, Mullah Omar, Pakistan, Peshawar

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 Afghanistan, Drones, Hamid Karzai, Short Pieces - GTC

Counterattack

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

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

Taliban Tube

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

Taliban Warriors

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

Afghan Trap: 1982 and 2012

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

Conservative International Action Plan

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, China, Cold War, Conservatives, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Pacific Ocean, Republicans, Russia, Saddam Hussein, Syria, 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 Afghanistan, Middle East, Murder, Robert Bales, Terrorism, War

Eternal Taliban

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

Obama’s Afghan Nightmare

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

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 Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Alexander the Great, Iraq, War, World War I, World War II

Obama Stews over Afghanistan

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

President Obama’s Ultimatum to the Taliban

This story is form the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

Taliban Oscar

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

Also posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Women's Rights

Taliban Leader Thanks President Bush and Congress

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

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