Comments: WE MUST STAY IN AFGHANISTAN TO PROTECT THEIR NOSES

Very funny.

Posted by Dirk at August 12, 2010 02:04 PM

Nagging work!

Posted by IronButterfly at August 12, 2010 05:28 PM

Michael Moore is wrong about that photo. It is not a picture of Afghans protesting against the US killing three villagers. It is a picture from a story dating to February 2009 where some Afghans in a village in Ghazni protested a mosque being shot up by a group of Polish soldiers (not US). There were no reported casualties and even the mosque shooting up-ness was a bit dubious.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7914941.stm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29433129/

I was wondering where exactly the photo came from because the people in the picture don't look like Pashtuns. Maybe they are Hazara. Apparently that province has a lot of Hazara in it, though I couldn't find out about Dhi Khodaidad specifically.

Rahmat Nikzad is credited with taking the photo (for the AP).

Posted by DavidByron at August 12, 2010 07:04 PM

Donated $50 to CN via credit card. No, you can't have the number.

STOP YELLING AT ME.

Posted by laym at August 12, 2010 08:40 PM

@DavidByron
You are right.
The caption under this picture at MM website states, "No photos yet of the Zarin Khil protest, but this picture from an Afghan protest several months ago gives you the general idea".
However the same AP story by Amir Shah at a different website ( probably updated ) has 4 pictues. One can tell the difference as people are wearing jackets for cool or cold weather in the above picture and dressed for summer weather in the pictures at the following website.

here

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/08/11/international/i225431D87.DTL#ixzz0wR8JDVBo

Posted by Rupa Shah at August 12, 2010 10:16 PM

continued from above.......

As regards a raid on a mosque in the village of Dhi Khodaidad, Al-Jazeera has the following report which includes a video.

here

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/2009227165944958848.html

Posted by Rupa Shah at August 12, 2010 10:38 PM

I donated yesterday.

Posted by Rosemary Molloy at August 13, 2010 06:43 AM

I donated.

Cheers.

Posted by Cosette at August 13, 2010 02:32 PM

I donated 20 bucks two days ago.

\returns to undisclosed lurkation

Posted by icecreamang at August 13, 2010 03:17 PM

DavidByron

I'm impressed.

Posted by N E at August 14, 2010 01:46 PM