Tobogganing in Afghanistan
Posted by satyrikon στο Σεπτεμβρίου 10, 2012
Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
I am sitting in a small corner of shade on the edge of the runway at KAF. My flight has been pushed to the right once already this morning.
Four days ago I began a seemingly never-ending travel odyssey with a ride down from the budding Tur-Muryani strongpoint, which will — when complete — overlook Mizan Valley in Zabul Province. I shook the hands of the U.S. Security Force Assistance Team (SFAT) 42 members, who are be stuck up there for at least a week more. “It was great, guys. Thanks.”
Somehow Sgt. Patton kept us in the dust as huge boulders on either side of the “road’ whipped by at ever-increasing speeds. We hit the flat at the bottom doing 60 km/h, somehow held onto the gravel beneath enough to make a fork in the road, and slowed to a not particularly…
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