Chris Muir's Day By Day

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How To Provoke An Afghan "Awakening."

Keep destroying the cell phone towers that they are coming to rely on.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban attacks on telecom towers have prompted cell phone companies to shut down service across southern Afghanistan, angering a quarter million customers who have no other telephones.

Even some Taliban fighters now regret the disruptions and are demanding that service be restored by the companies.


Sounds as if the Taliban haven't learned the basic lesson from Iraq: leave the civilian population alone, you need them to support you instead of hate you.

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