Taliban militants hanged a teenager in southern Afghanistan because he had American money in his pocket, stuffing five U.S. $1 bills into his mouth as a warning to other villagers not to use dollars, police said Monday. Taliban militants elsewhere killed eight police.
The 15-year-old boy was hanged from a tree on Sunday in Helmand, the most violent province in the country and the world's No. 1 poppy-growing region.
"The Taliban warned villagers that they would face the same punishment if they were caught with dollars," said Wali Mohammad, the district police chief in Sangin. More....
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
U.S. Dollar / Afghani Exchange Rate = Death
If U.S. dollars aren't working, how about more bombs?