Kite Runner & the History of Afghanistan

  • First encounter with the Soviet troops

    On this day, " the first Societ troops parachuted into Kabul/ to assist Barak Karmal, who had become president in a coup within the Afghan Communist leadership"(2). The Soviets helps to plan out a coup to replace Hafiziulla Amin who had lost the trust of his people.
  • peace with Soviet tropps

    After the United Nations began to get involved, the peace talks finally made, "Societ troops (leave) Afghanistan" (2).
  • troops leaving Afghanistan

    After the Soviet troops left Afghanistan, " Afghanistan descended into vicious internecine strife; by the summer of 1994, power was anarchically divided among competing warlords and indivfudual fiefdoms" (2).
  • Mullah Omar gathers followers

    Mullah Omar, a Pashtun who had lost an eye while fighting the Soviets, "had nearly 12,000 followers and was rolling uyp the warlordsw to the north and east. With his promise of restrorting the centrurality of Islam to daily life" (2).
  • Mr. bin Laden's arrival

    The Taliban provided a haven for Mr. bin Laden who arrived at the airport on this day. Some say that, "Al Queda helped persuade Mullah Omar to order the destruction of 800-year-old Buddha statues at Bamiyan, an act condemned around the world" (3).
  • 9/11

    The United States started to become, "militarriloy involved in Afghanistan since 2001, when it led an invasion after the Sept. 11 attacks by Al Qaeda"(1). This was an extremist Islamic group that took control of the country.
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    Important events in Afghanistan

  • Bush's offer

    After 9/11, " President George W. Bush gave the Taliban an ultimatum to hand over Mr. bin Laden" (3).
  • Mr. Karzai

    A man named Hamid Karzai, "a celebrity in flowing cape and dark grey karakul cap- was also a White House favorite. His popularity, though, steadily plunged, at home as well as abroad, as Mr. Karzai faced an Afghan population that blamed him for the manifest lack of economic progress and the corrupt officials who seem to stand at every doorway of his government" (3).
  • Mr. Obama's speech

    On this day, Mr. Obama, "announced his plan to deploy 30,000 aqdditional troups. He vowed to started bringing American forces home from Afghanisgtan in the middle of 2011." (4)
  • removal of Gen

    On this day, " President Obama removed Gen" (4).