Hey, isn’t that a cross they are burning in the fire? How come the Vatican doesn’t rise up and slaughter a whole bunch of Muslims working quietly in offices randomly around Rome?
Oh yeah cause they aren’t savages.
Click over to AJ for the rest of this and a little video which includes the titbit that Afghanistan wants remaining US troops to be under Afghan law. That might be a little tough on the females.
|The protesters blocked the road to the capital Kabul as they shouted ‘Death to America! Death to Karzai!’ [AFP]|
Hundreds of Afghan students have blocked a main highway in the eastern city of Jalalabad, protesting against any agreement that would allow US troops to remain in the country after a planned transfer of authority in 2014.
More than 1,000 students took part in Sunday’s demonstration, which was staged after an assembly of more than 2,000 tribal elders and dignitaries – known as a loya jirga – endorsed the agreement.
But the assembly backed a series of conditions proposed by Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, including the end of night raids by international troops.
They also endorsed a complete Afghan control over detainees during a conference that ended on Saturday.
The protesters in Jalalabad blocked the road to the capital Kabul as they shouted “Death to America! Death to Karzai!”.
They said they would not accept any partnership with the US, whose troops – along with those of NATO – have been battling the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan since 2001.
Both the resolution and the protests reflect the tension in Afghanistan between a desire for real sovereignty and the need to bolster the relatively weak government against the still-strong Taliban resistance.