Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy takes on a terrifying question: How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp is intercut with her interviews of young camp graduates. A shocking vision. (Recorded at TED U 2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 8:09)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy nous laisse avec cette pensée :
«Si vous grandissiez dans de telles circonstances, en face de tels choix, choisiriez vous de vivre dans ce monde ou dans la glorieuse vie d’après la mort ?»
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How to leave Afghanistan (economist.com)
Sep 9th 2010, 14:10 by Lexington
The authors of the annual Strategic Survey published this week by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies point out that NATO’s original limited goal in Afghanistan was to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent its return, a goal that has « ballooned into a comprehensive strategy to develop and modernise the country and its government ». The IISS concludes that it may become necessary, and is probably advisable, to move to a more modest « containment and deterrence policy » designed mainly to prevent international terrorist attacks originating from the region.