Kabul, the Land of Dreams

by Joshua Foust on 5/2/2009 · 3 comments

“New Afghan City,” CNN calls it, without a shred of irony.

I for one look forward to the tram lines and casinos.


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jalal May 4, 2009 at 5:37 am

I know the quy being interviewed, the only thing you can trust him with is his self prootion. He is a panjsheri and member of NA, for those in the know.

jalal May 4, 2009 at 5:38 am

I know the quy being interviewed, the only thing you can trust him with is his self promotion. He is a panjsheri and member of NA, for those in the know.

Christian May 4, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Jalal,

Nice try. He’s a Dari-speaking Kabuli of Pashtun heritage.

Anybody who was strongly anti-Taliban in the 1990s got labeled as Panjshiri by Afghan Mellat enthusiasts and similar Taliban apologist types. Hence the mis-identification by numerous people.

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