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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Good News

It has been reported today, both by the BBC and the International Herald Tribune, that the Afghani authorities have arrested ten individuals apparently belonging to the Taliban in connexion with the acid attack I reported here, on eight girls and four female teachers in Kandahar.  The BBC link carries a video, showing some of the injuries received.  

President Karzai says that those found guilty will be executed.

Good riddance; somehow I doubt I'll select a black tie.  The date of their despatch will be more of a champagne day I think.

As an aside I note that the BBC spells "Taliban" as "Taleban."  I suspect that the BBC is using the "approved" spelling, so I shall stay with "Taliban", by which I mean (if MI6 is reading this) the spelling"Taliban."

And once again, all the best to brave Shamsia.

Until the next time

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