anonymous asked:

But I'm also 100% she's not Pashtun cause she spelt Pashtun, "pushtan" one time and I'm like ok she deff not Pashtun if she can't even spell it right she/he idk never mentioned the type of afghan

Not really, they wrote in Pashto. I don’t really care about that though - That whole post sucked. If I could analyse:

He did great good for his people, but that’s that, only his people at the panjshir valley.” Wrong, he was part of and commander of the Northern Alliance which included more than just Panjshir - This included Uzbek/Tajik/Hazara areas of northern Afghanistan. As well as accepting internally displaced Afghans from Taliban territories. As a small group with few allies, he took care of a lot of people.

Ahmad shah massoud’s name was included along with other warlords whom are currently in the afghan government.” This just speaks for itself, Massoud was As’assinated because Pashtuns couldn’t bear to see a non-pashtun be a leader. Why was the most vile warlords given status in government (mostly of Pashtun descent) when a man who visibly fought for rights got killed?

He betrayed his own country by striking deals with the Russians, Our enemies at the time, giving them safe passage; Just to protect his people, his precious valley; into the area past the panjshir valley.“ Like a boy, missing out the most of the story and picking out what they want to hear - If Massoud struck a deal to protect his people under strict limitations - Its better than striking a deal with Pakistani ISI to destabilise the whole country and its people which other warlords did.

Plus the only reason he became so famous despite the other hundred of mujahideen leaders at the time is because of the french press. Making him more subject to scrutiny, unlike the Butcher of Kabul falling under the radar killing hundreds without documenting it. He was not an idiot, he knew more than 6 languages and studied University - at least he talked unlike Ashraf Ghani rn quiet as a bat in government planning the next Taliban attack.

He killed thousands of hazaras and pashtun people . CORRECTION: Indirectly yes, his troops in Kabul weren’t the most loyal and only used his name to gain respect. In Kabul 1993, All the warlords went savage and brutally attacked Kabul for power. Wahdat, Ittihad and Jamiat all ruthlessly fought at the expense of civilian lives. 

In the HRA we see that Massouds troops returned fire.

Massoud’s forces took control of Kabul while peace treaties were being made but Hekmatyar refused and increased all attacks.

Hekmatyar’s anger at his loss of power killed 1800 - 2500 people. It literally became a massacre. With already loose control of his troops, Massoud’s kabul men went rogue and got further involved to stop Hekmatyar but with no expenses.

Here is where we recognise Massoud’s troops (Jamiat) involved in breaking Geneva convention. A disastrous day for all of Kabul. So, correction on my part - Massoud’s men did part-take in the murder of Hazara and Pashtuns and Tajiks during the Kabul War 1993. 

The former first lady writes: “It is hard to find another country where women have made such substantial gains against such overwhelming odds in so short a time. In the United States, women won the right to vote in 1920, but it wasn’t until 1969 that nearly all of the elite Ivy League universities started admitting women. By 1961, only 20 women were serving in Congress. In the age of Twitter and Instagram, it can be hard to remember that real change takes time.

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Afghan internal refugee children work at a traditional brick factory on the outskirts of Herat, Jan. 7, 2013.   In 2012 alone, spreading conflict in Afghanistan has forced more than 166,000 Afghans to flee their homes, bringing the total number of people internally displaced by conflict to at least 460,000 since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. Conditions for the displaced have fallen well below international standards, according to a 2012 study by the Norwegian Refugee council. 

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul province. Kabul. November 13, 2016. Maimuna, an internally displaced Afghan, poses for a photograph at a temporary shelter.

According to the Government Media and Information Center, 95,000 Afghan families have been displaced over the last two months. The Taliban have never been as powerful and held as much territory since 2001.

Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA


The Nasaji Bagrami camp for internally displaced Afghans sits on the outskirts of Kabul, a vast expanse of crumbling mud structures with tarps and tent sheets for roofs. These structures look like ruins from hundreds of years ago, but they’re actually only about five years old.

About 360 families live here in absolutely primitive conditions: litter is strewn about, children wander around barefoot in the cold, barely clothed, yet still smiling and playing with each other.

For Afghans In Camps, A Harsh Life With No End In Sight

Photo Credit: David Gilkey/NPR

AFGHANISTAN, Kabul : Internally displaced Afghan women line up to receive food relief aid from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kabul on January 13, 2015. The UN says about 782,000 people have been displaced by decades of conflict in Afghanistan.More than 130,000 individuals were recorded as newly displaced in 2014, the last year of NATO’s combat mission against the Taliban. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai


Unfortunate update on the location all these beautiful photos have taken place, by the photographer- Muhammed Muheisen. “Once upon a time there used to be a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan called locally the Afghan colony, which hosted internally displaced Pakistanis from tribal areas and Afghan refugees, recently this slum that I worked around for more than four years had been demolished by the authorities being built on illegal lands.

I will continue to post Muhammed’s photos from this slum.

AFGHANISTAN, Kabul : Internally displaced Afghan children look on beside the wall of a mud house in the outskirts of Kabul on November 22, 2014. Afghanistan’s economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of International assistance. Despite significant improvement in the last decade the country is still extremely poor and remains highly dependent on foreign aid. AFP PHOTO/Noorullah SHIRZADA