Tuesday, July 7, 2009

War in Afgan History : What is our mission? When do we get of this Hell Hole of the Universe?

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This is a timeline of Afghanistan.
To read about the background to these events, see History of Afghanistan. See also the list of leaders of Afghanistan and the list of years in Afghanistan.
This timeline is incomplete; some important events may be missing. Please help add to it.
5th-9th-18th - 19th - 20th - 21st
Barhatkin was the first Shahi King [1]"

The Online NewsHour: Afghanistan and the War on Terror Political Timeline PBS: "A Historical Timeline of Afghanistan

intro 1921-1956 1957-1978 1979-1986 1987-1992 1993-2000 2001 2002-present

A Brief History

The land that is now Afghanistan has a long history of domination by foreign conquerors and strife among internally warring factions. At the gateway between Asia and Europe, this land was conquered by Darius I of Babylonia circa 500 B.C., and Alexander the Great of Macedonia in 329 B.C., among others. Mahmud of Ghazni, an 11th century conqueror who created an empire from Iran to India, is considered the greatest of Afghanistan's conquerors.

Genghis Khan took over the territory in the 13th century, but it wasn't until the 1700s that the area was united as a single country. By 1870, after the area had been invaded by various Arab conquerors, Islam had taken root. During the 19th century, Britain, looking to protect its Indian empire from Russia, attempted to annex Afghanistan, resulting in a series of British-Afghan Wars (1838-42, 1878-80, 1919-21).

Click on this link and then any of the dates above to explore the history of Afghanistan. A country never at peace with the outside or itself in history. "



The Real News Network - Browse:

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Thousands of US marines pouring into Taliban controlled villages in Afghanistan's Helmand province July 3, 2009"

The Real News Network - Why are we in Afghanistan?: "March 9, 2009
Why are we in Afghanistan?
The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war"


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