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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:00 AM
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USNews: US Embassy in Kabul is Under Siege

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/articles...

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Survivor: Kabul Embassy Style

Think a Foreign Service posting in Iraq sounds tough? Try Afghanistan. The cabin fever at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul apparently is so bad that one official compares it with the TV show Survivor: "Everyone there is on edge, tired of seeing the same people." A few dozen U.S. staffers are restricted to two small compounds, connected by a tunnel. Baghdad may be more treacherous, but the problem in Kabul is that U.S. diplomats are allowed out only with full security escorts. Troubling when you consider most of those escort teams have been sent to Iraq. One recent visitor met a U.S. diplomat who hadn't left the embassy in over six months.

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:02 AM
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1. Freedom's on the march! Pay no attention to the gloom and doom
liberal media!
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:03 AM
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2. Oh well...freedom is on the...shuffle!
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:05 AM
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3. Just another sign of the most excellent job Kindasleezy and this
mal-administration's foreign policy have done. :mad:
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:26 AM
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4. wow, 6 mo. inside and in the green zone they have to wear armour


do they blackmail and bribe people to work in these embassies?
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