Thursday, October 7, 2010

Update on the Taliban (and me)

The following is an extract from the Christian Science Monitor (27 September 2010):
“The Taliban reportedly claimed responsibility for Sunday's kidnapping of a British aid worker and three Afghan colleagues in Kunar Province in Afghanistan, and have proposed a prisoner exchange for the Pakistani woman sentenced to 86 years in prison in the United States last week.”

In a weird sense, I actually admire the Taliban’s effort in strongly displaying their support of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (dubbed ‘Lady al Qaeda’). The commander, Mohammad Osman said: “We are lucky that we abducted this British woman soon after the ruthless ruling by an American court on Aafia Siddiqui,”

What do you think? Are their kidnappings justified?

On a totally personal note: I gladly agreed to feed my neighbour’s pets (fish and birds); but was entirely distressed this morning; when the canaries refused to get back in the cage! There were three in one cage and they kept taking turns going in and out. You can understand my frustration when my calling “birdies, birdies” “foodie, foodie” was not successful. I even tried the Afrikaans – but I think they either got frightened or couldn't recognise my version of it because it didn’t help! So I just sat. And allowed them to taunt me until after about 20minutes they got bored (I think) and decided food was more important.
[Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy feeding pets but I was just afraid since I am responsible for these adorable little creatures:]   
There are two of them atop a curtain rail :)

1 comment:

Sabee said...

Hope the "pet-sitting" is going a better, anyway at least it will serve as a valuable lesson in patience ;)