The Afghan

1 03 2007

Peshawar, Pakistan, post Taliban era, anti terrorist forces intercept a phone conversation and then tracing that they reach one of the top Al Qaida financer. But he suicides. They retrieve two documents from his smashed notebook computer one of which contains reference to Quranic phrase, ‘Al Isra’. This creates havoc in intelligence community and they decide to pass a British spy into Al Qaida camp. American Security Forces have a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay who is being called, ‘The Afghan’. The spy enters the Al Qaida network by disguising as The Afghan. He manages to be on board with the terrorist team to go for ‘Al Isra’ and then a series of events unfold. In the end he successfully averts the terrorist at the cost of his own life.

Story sounded casual? But it is not. I am not writing this post as a substitute to the book thus I will restrict myself from revealing ‘the curves’ of the script.

The work depicts great details about ‘The Afghan’ and the spy and also run a time line explaining the crests and troughs of Afghanistan’s political history. The author portrays times of Soviet, warlords, Taliban and their effect that indented the social and economic setup of Afghanistan. Interestingly, he spins the story revealing the Pakistani role and the activity of Pakistani people in the ongoing fight. Links connecting Pakistan, Al Qaida and Taliban are meticulously pointed and the worldwide infrastructure of terror, including finances, logistics and their unique ways of communication, is discussed.

All in all, it’s a worth reading piece and I am glad that I read it.

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3 responses

1 03 2007
Anuj Gupta

Nicely written post. I like it.

12 03 2007
Saurabh Chandola

well the article is good , however it coud have beeen more articulate

the afghans are not solely responsible for what has happened

there is some hand of the US also . though people negate it

but as an adage says where there is smoke the fire is obvious , in the similar fashion if afghans an taliban have erupted then america def has given its womb to conceive them

11 05 2007
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