The essential Michael Yon posts one of his most intense accounts yet from Afghanistan.
The upshot is that the British soldiers are amazing, and the Ministry of Defense is foolish. But there’s a lot more detail. Don’t miss it.
It includes this great observation in a photo caption:
Many believe that the Pashtun people are one of the lost tribes of Israel. If true, some Taliban might actually be descended from Jews, which would be one of the most severe ironies of humanity. Some branches go off and earn Nobel Prizes and unravel the secrets of the universe while advancing humanity by leaps and bounds, while another turns malignant and doesn’t know how to build a road.