- Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:47 pm
Im writing this reply in outside of kandahar AFG right now. I have seen the US doing a lot of awesome things over here. my platoon went into a village that was completely controlled by taliban, im talking they werent allowed to play music, the tali's would come in andbeat the women,they had a curfew of 5pm, shops werent allowed to be open. but when my platoon whent in there, we fought for three straight weeks, hours of fire fights daily, constant ieds on patrols, my friends getting killed or maimed....but we got them out and kept them out. the first night we were there, all the locals had an afghani block party so to speak, they played music and danced and stayed out til 2am. after a few weeks of fighting us, the tali's said fuck it, we wont mess with that village or villagers anymore. kids were allowed to go to school with out getting beaten by the talis and their books stolen, woman were allowed outside and only had to worry about being beaten by their husbands, and shops opened up. they were so greatful and happy to have us live among them for the nine months. they still bring us chickens and veggies and every once in a while theyll give us a goat and come and eat with us.
sad thing is tho, as soon as we leave here, the taliban are going to take over again, Afghan security forces are not anywhere close enough to being able to control this wild country.
but i have seen some great things here, and im proud to have been a part of it.