Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Helmand or Hellman!

I start my current embed on May 13 with my colleague who is a blond British girl. We have been asked to be at the KAIA on 13th, afternoon to fly to Camp Bastion in Helmand province in south. When we were going to go inside the British aircraft, a young British invite us to go and sit in the pilot room. They were nice to us and I enjoyed flying with them and enjoyed watching the landing from there.

We arrived to hot province of Helmand which I renamed it as Hellman (Man from the Hell). Its too hot over here and our AC in the tent used by journalists is broken and no one care or fix it, although we asked them few times. During the day the temperature is more than 40 degree and we don't have any place to stay and we have to go to MWR which is a place to use the internet, watching TV, plying pool and tennis.

To use WI-FI internet we have to make an account somewhere else which is away from here. There is no any exceptional for journalists. Most of US army and US Marines are young and when you see their face they seem calm and when you talk to them they try to talk nice and show that they are serious and when you listen them while talking to each other, they talk like normal people about life matters, relationships and private matters.

There is no different between them like we have in our army. It is true that this American young boys and girls are here to get money as young, uneducated and jobless young men from Afghanistan do the same but when you see them working together, walking, eating and fighting together and if you are from Afghanistan you will ask that why Afghanistan's Army do not learn from them.

My other photographer colleague who came back from an embed from Marjah, the place that I'm going too, said me that it is fighting going on there and their base was under Taliban attack two times. One ANA soldier killed a US Marine's commander and injured few others. I do not understand that why Afghanistan's Army soldiers open fire on US military who are training them. The last serious incident was in Afghanistan's air force who killed nine US trainer and has been killed by others. He was not from Taliban and and he was just angry for something. Why killing and dying it is too easy in this country?

This is my first embed after Usama Bin Laden death in Pakistan by US Navy special force who flow from Afghanistan and killed him and throw his body to the sea, and finished the story of a horrible terrorist who ruined a lot of lives in my country. The biggest terrorist who was watching porn in his compound as US Navy found pornography at his home near Islamabad in Pakistan.

I will see how Usama's story will effect on US military and their fighting against terror. Are think that their job is finished in Afghanistan and they will go back home and repeat their mistake which they have done it after the Russian in 1992 by Afghanistan's Mujahedin to start the civil war?

Mujahedin's leaders have power inside Karzai's government and they still can make another civil war and Afghanistan public opinion afraid and scare of that. It is believe that Taliban are getting much stronger as they manage to scape from Kandahar prison by decking a tunnel and no one knew and they launched Badar operations right now. Let's see what the 'Karzai's Angry Brothers' will do with this mentally sick society!?

Pray for me to have good photos :) Cheers.

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