A Sad Event.....

The BBC reported that a reporter for the BBC Pasthu Service was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was only 25 years old. Why does one want to kill the messenger? What drives the Taliban to kill in the name of Islam?

What is sad is that the west continues to invest in Hamid Karzai, the so-called President of Afghanistan. Karzai is quite the sales guy. But, Afghanistan will have another record opium harvest and NATO troops continue to die. The BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk) also reported today that 3 British soldiers lost their lives. We have heard about the Taliban retreating. If they are retreating, why is there so much death and suffering? What is the answer?

I am also worried about our soft under belly. There is a genuine war going on in Mexico. The Drug Cartels are winning. Yet, we seem to stay ambivalent and non-committal to it. I hope I am wrong.
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