Behind Taliban Lines – PBS Frontline

PBS Frontline documentaries are usually very well done.  This looks like no exception.

An Afghan journalist’s extraordinary 10 days living and filming with an insurgent cell allied with Al Qaeda to sabotage a key U.S./NATO supply route:

 

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Pete April 20, 2010 at 10:10 am

Scariest thing is I can remember seeing one of these many many years ago except they were fighting Russians and instead of RPG’s they were carrying American provided Stingers…

..oh yeah, almost crapped when I heard the RPG go off….

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Admin (Mike) April 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

whoa that’s pretty crazy

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snoopycomputer April 20, 2010 at 02:17 pm

31:50 Oh my heck, it’s like something from the “True Lies” terrorists.
And yet they can still be successful in other attempts.

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Josh April 20, 2010 at 05:15 pm

I was enjoying the comedy of their incompetence there for a little while. It ruined it for me at the end when it reported that they successfully overran the police station and killed all of those police officers. Watching the interaction with the villagers who were providing them with weapons, I found myself wishing a bomb would fall out of the sky and land in the middle of them all.

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Clay April 20, 2010 at 07:37 pm

This reminds me for some reason of Mike Wallace and his twisted view of morality. I guess the reporter was Afghan, so it isn’t as bad…….I guess.

http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2006/cyb20060317.asp#5

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Admin (Mike) April 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Interesting link Clay.

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Josh April 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

They had another installment on Frontline tonight from the same journalist. This one was about “dancing boys” in Afghanistan. Young boys that are from their families in exchange for money and made to dance, entertain, and be sexual slaves, more or less, for wealthy Afghan men.

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Josh April 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Oops, that should have said, “… boys that are taken from their families…”

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Admin (Mike) April 21, 2010 at 12:58 am

Very sick how that is acceptable over there. :(

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