Is there anything anyone can possibly do, to make the situation in Afghanistan more of a mess?
The answer, apparently, is yes...
-- In its most recent effort to clamp down on Taliban activity within its borders, Pakistan has announced that all 2.4 million Afghan refugees, most living in camps, must return home by 2009.This will take the pressure off Pakistan, in a directly inverse proportion to the weight it drops on Afghanistan's fragile emerging democracy. It's a shift that creates more problems than it solves.
-- According to Western media reports, the camp has incubated several high-profile terrorists, including Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.Now, I'm no geopolitical genius, but short of 25 of the world's wealthiest countries taking in 100,000 refugees apiece -- and that just isn't gonna happen -- I can't see a solution here.
Is there? Anybody?