Hazard a guess on where this corner “gas station” gets his gas?
At some point it was probably part of an ambushed convoy.
It is really important for folks to understand that even some “high profile” attacks you see on the news are not necessarily insurgent attacks no matter what the media says.
Still, can things be that bad when you have this?
Yep, things are so bad that people can make a living selling balloons and pool toys.
And then there are the chicken places: AFC and KFC.
This is a new store, supposed to open in a couple weeks.
Some may recognize the chicken logo.
They don't quite have it though.
Look closely at the first word below "Afghan."
Wow! KFC in Kabul!
Um, sort of...
There was an IED strike on a US convoy today on the road between Pol-e-Charki and Kabul. One US soldier was killed and three wounded. I have to wonder if it was the young men and women who pulled out on patrol this morning as I was leaving Camp Eggers after breakfast for my own trip across town.
Yes, it is still a dangerous place, but as long as I'm seeing traveling balloon salesmen and new fried chicken stores opening I have to believe there is hope for a better ending. It just might take a while.