Tuesday, October 2, 2007

U.S. Dollar / Afghani Exchange Rate = Death

If U.S. dollars aren't working, how about more bombs?
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....


  1. I thought they were all peaceful. This is a surprisng development.

  2. Ben, I am scratching my head also!?!


Don't be scared!