So, the other word is that the bad guys may step up attacks just to get rid of inventory before winter sets in. Storing all that stuff is a bugger during the winter. Unfortunately for them, the bad guys find it difficult to operate during the winter. Not so the US forces and Afghan National Army. Since we can still get around...at least better than the bad guys...we will be rooting out all their caches. Not a pleasant thought for the bad guys. Explosives and ammo do cost money and the bad guy budget is limited in spite of record opium production.
I'm just worried that all this might affect my picture-taking. Bloody inconsiderate of the bad guys to threaten death and mayhem when I'm trying to show everyone outside Afghanistan that things aren't as bad as portrayed by the media...at least not in Kabul. With that in mind, I'm just putting up some people pictures today. Enjoy.
They all have full shopping bags, having completed their visit to the local vendors.
Two school girls going home on the last day of school.
They don't appear happy of that fact.
The girl's older brother on the left was seriously injured by a landmine three years ago.
He lost his left eye, about half his teeth and his right arm just below the elbow.
The market opens.
Women waiting for a taxi, workmen resting and an old man on a bicycle.
Just ordinary people going about their business.