By David Rohde
The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction via the Taliban, and his wife's fight to unfastened him.
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Moved from Miran Shah, North Waziristan, to Makeen, South Waziristan: Mid-March. Held in one house in Makeen until late April 2009. 7. Moved from Makeen, South Waziristan, to Dosali, North Waziristan: Late April 2009. Held in one house in Dosali until late May 2009. 8. Moved from Dosali to Miran Shah, North Waziristan: Late May 2009-June 19, 2009. Held in two different houses in Miran Shah from late May 2009-June 19, 2009. Escaped night of June 19-20, 2009. 9. Flown by Pakistani army helicopter from Miran Shah, North Waziristan, to Islamabad, Pakistan: June 20, 2009.
At the time, Afghans yearned for a moderate and modern nation and an end to decades of meddling from neighboring countries. Now, the gulf between the wealthy, westernized pockets of the Afghan capital and the grinding insecurity and endemic corruption that dominate most Afghans’ daily lives alarms me. Rivalries between the country’s ethnic groups that ebbed after the fall of the Taliban simmer again. Growing mistrust between Afghans and foreigners worries me as well. The American journalists, diplomats, and aid workers who were welcomed here in 2001 are seen by growing numbers of Afghans as war profiteers who do little to aid their country.
8. Moved from Dosali to Miran Shah, North Waziristan: Late May 2009-June 19, 2009. Held in two different houses in Miran Shah from late May 2009-June 19, 2009. Escaped night of June 19-20, 2009. 9. Flown by Pakistani army helicopter from Miran Shah, North Waziristan, to Islamabad, Pakistan: June 20, 2009. 10. Flown by American military plane from Islamabad, Pakistan, to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan: June 20, 2009. , June 21, 2009. A BLOOD MESSAGE TO OBAMA David, November 9-10, 2008 On a Sunday afternoon, the Kabul Coffee House and Café is an island of Western culture in Afghanistan’s capital.
A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides by David Rohde