From Outside The Wire Via Instapundit: ‘Anarchy On the Pakistan Border’

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That’s Anarchy Troop:

‘Magarah’s economic activity is the terrace farming of wheat, raising small herds of livestock and logging of pine trees.  Most of their work goes to producing enough to feed themselves.  A few of the houses had solar panels given out and installed by western development organizations or military Provisional Reconstruction Teams.  There were a few electric lights, but no TVs, satellite dishes or radios.  If the few electric lines and solar panels were removed, one might not be able guess what century he was in.’

Related On This Site:  From March 27th, 2009 At WhiteHouse.Gov: Remarks By The President On A New Strategy For Afghanistan And PakistanRepost-From Michael Yon: ‘The Battle For Kandahar’From Outside The Wire: ‘Harvest Moon’From The CSM: ‘U.S. Consulate In Peshawar Attacked By Pakistan Taliban’

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From Outside The Wire: ‘Harvest Moon’

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‘The main driver of instability in Trek Nawa, Marja and the entire Helmund river valley is opium and the disruption of age old tribal settlement patterns.’

Some good photos at the link.  Writer is on the ground.

Related On This Site:  From March 27th, 2009 At WhiteHouse.Gov: Remarks By The President On A New Strategy For Afghanistan And PakistanRepost-From Michael Yon: ‘The Battle For Kandahar’From Commonweal: Andrew Bacevich “The War We Can’t Win: Afghanistan And The Limits Of American Power”

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