Weekday Squib: Dispossession Certificate

If you are robbed by the Taliban, remember to ask for a receipt

If you thought that posing for photographs with hijacked US military Humvees was a nice touch, you will find this nicer.

Yet many expect raids on the convoys to continue. Rahmanullah, 28, said the attacks have become so commonplace in recent months and so costly for NATO suppliers that Taliban raiders have begun issuing receipts to drivers when they strike.

“The Taliban give us letters to give to the Americans that say that the Taliban has taken the truck, because otherwise no one would believe us and they would think we destroyed it ourselves,” Rahmanullah said. “No one would question a letter like this from the Taliban.” [NYT]

1 thought on “Weekday Squib: Dispossession Certificate”

  1. The Americans should go for the obvious best route into Afghanistan — via an INDEPENDENT BALUCHISTAN.

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