Author Archive for Helen Richmond
President Hamid Karzi has called on troops to put a stop to the civilian deaths. He said “Although the NATO troops have done a lot to reduce civilian casualties, our objective is to reach the point where there is no civilian casualty,”
But is this a realistic request during a war? Continue reading ‘What’s an acceptable amount of civilian deaths?’
Meeting with the Dalai Lama has been hanging over Obama since he took office. And much to China’s annoyance Obama has now met with him.
But Zhang Qingli, the Communist Party Secretary in Tibet has said ‘The Dalai Lama is a wolf wrapped in a habit, a monster with human face and animal’s heart’.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is thought to be the Taliban’s top military commander, has been captured in Pakistan.
U.S government sources say that the prisoner is the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the US-led war in Afghanistan began in 2001. And analysts seem to agree that the Baradar development is a ‘big deal’. Continue reading ‘On air: Does Mullah Baradar’s capture mean anything?’