One Journalist’s Capture and Escape from the Taliban

I just had the chance to read over New York Times Journalist David Rohde’s account of his capture, detainment, and eventual escape from Taliban forces in and around Afghanistan and Pakistan. His story is impressive and informative, and if you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely give it a chance. One interesting aspect of his story concerns the ability of his captors to hold numerous, conflicting viewpoints at the same time. In an instance of cognitive dissonance, they hated America because they claimed American attacks killed civilians, yet used suicide bombing tactics that were guaranteed to harm civilians themselves. It’s an interesting, and sad read. Definitely worth your time if you haven’t seen it yet.

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