Tag: Kunar Province

A Photo from Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Kunar Province

An Afghan girl looks on as members of the Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agribusiness Development Team repair the irrigation system at the Chowkay Demonstration Farm in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province on Jan. 2. Members of the ADT also prepared the farm’s greenhouse for vegetable planting during their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Peter Shinn) (Released).

Planning Xmas Terror From Ass-Hole of Nowhere

(Wikileaks transcript of CIA intercept translated from Arabic by Jacob Freeze)

“Marwan! Let us plan how strike America! Xmas terrorisms I am visualize!”

“Excellently you is think, Mohamed! Plan, then fly most direct New York outgoing nearby Hamburg International Airport!!!”

“No. Got to plan Xmas terrorisms from ass-hole of nowhere!”

A nest of al Qaeda in the Nari District of Kunar Province, Afghanistan

“Where what? Say to me not you is meaning back of beyond aka Naray (Nari), on no road nowhere no electric nothing Afghan crevasse/jumblejumble, where those there indigenous human him only got beans for eat/sell!”

Planning Xmas terror in Nari Kunar!

“How go thou in/out, Mohamed?”

“Fly Hamburg Karachi, Karachi Kabul, Kabul Jalalabad, buy donkey, walk/ride 34 days.”


“Got to meet there with al Qaeda mastermind!”


Senseless Death in the Korengal Valley

CORRECTION Media Pink Boxers

Spec. Pedro A. Maldonado was killed by “insurgents” near the village of Kandalay in the Korengal Valley, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on October 29, 2010, and I did a sort of double-take about this story when I finally saw it yesterday, because…

After years of sustained fighting and casualties with little evident progress, the US military closed Korangal Outpost on April 14, 2010. Forty-two American service men died fighting in the Korangal and hundreds were wounded, primarily between the years of 2006 and 2009. Many Afghan soldiers died there as well, in part because they had poorer equipment. The valley has been dubbed “The Valley of Death” by American forces.