Behind Taliban Lines – PBS Frontline

PBS Frontline documentaries are usually very well done.  This looks like no exception.

An Afghan journalist’s extraordinary 10 days living and filming with an insurgent cell allied with Al Qaeda to sabotage a key U.S./NATO supply route:



9 responses to “Behind Taliban Lines – PBS Frontline”

  1. Scariest thing is I can remember seeing one of these many many years ago except they were fighting Russians and instead of RPG’s they were carrying American provided Stingers…

    ..oh yeah, almost crapped when I heard the RPG go off….

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      whoa that’s pretty crazy

  2. snoopycomputer Avatar

    31:50 Oh my heck, it’s like something from the “True Lies” terrorists.
    And yet they can still be successful in other attempts.

  3. I was enjoying the comedy of their incompetence there for a little while. It ruined it for me at the end when it reported that they successfully overran the police station and killed all of those police officers. Watching the interaction with the villagers who were providing them with weapons, I found myself wishing a bomb would fall out of the sky and land in the middle of them all.

  4. This reminds me for some reason of Mike Wallace and his twisted view of morality. I guess the reporter was Afghan, so it isn’t as bad…….I guess.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Interesting link Clay.

  5. They had another installment on Frontline tonight from the same journalist. This one was about “dancing boys” in Afghanistan. Young boys that are from their families in exchange for money and made to dance, entertain, and be sexual slaves, more or less, for wealthy Afghan men.

    1. Oops, that should have said, “… boys that are taken from their families…”

    2. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Very sick how that is acceptable over there. :(