Captive of the Taliban
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 17 September 2012
by Russia Today – TRANSCEND Media Service
Jere Van Dyk, an author, Taliban expert, former TV correspondent and ex-captive of the Taliban offers a unique perspective on the roots of the conflict in Afghanistan and Central Asia. He believes the Afghan and Pashtun peoples/cultures/histories/goals are poorly understood in the West (if at all).
They are not terrorists, insurgents or bandits. They are sincere defenders of their homeland as did their fathers and grandfathers, the Mujahidin, against foreign invasions and occupations (Alexander, British, Soviet, and now American). They do not accept the Durand Line drawn in 1893 by the British, which arbitrarily divided their Pashtun ancestral lands to artificially create the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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