May 23rd, 2011
11:42 AM ET

Afghan policewoman challenges insurgents, prejudices

Each workday, Sgt. Pari Gul a mom-of three, stands guard at Kabul's East Gate Checkpoint. In a war torn country as religiously conservative as Afghanistan, her very presence is both a warning to militants and a provocation to hardliners.

Gul works the Pol-e-Chakhri checkpoint at the end of an 80-mile stretch that connects the capital to the largest city in the east, Jalalabad.

The road itself is treacherous, widely considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world.

Twisting mountain roads, deep ravines, no speed limits and military camps along the way are a recipe for terrible road accidents. It is also a route for insurgents crossing the border from Pakistan and heading for Kabul

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  1. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Salerno, do you see what your people that you love so much will do to propagate their war? Yes they will move their fighters around women and children so that our forces would inadvertently kill them. These are some sick people!

    May 29, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – It is not true. Taliban are very precise in their operations and kill only military. 8 americans saturday, another 7 including 2 german soldiers and several afghan policemen with one general.
      On the contrary Nato helicopters targeted 2 civilian houses killing 10 children and 2 women. This is the balance for this weekend.

      May 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Detroit, MI

        Well said,salerno. The NATO forces are no more the heroes that the Russians were the villains that the right-wing news media purported them to be back in the 1980's. How the right-wing press tries constantly to brainwash us by posting stories like the above. In truth,most Afghans don't and never did want foreign rule!!!

        May 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      God and the animals that used these houses and the people in them for the purpose of a propaganda war knows! And God will hold them responsible!

      May 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – Idiot, houses are used for living by families with children, not for propaganda. The cowards are unable to face the Taliban and retaliate against civilians. This is why I am happy when US soldiers are killed like yesterday.

        May 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Did it occur to you that we had followed these animals as they went into these houses for refuge and did not see them leave as they knew that we would bomb those places where they had no care for who was inside?

        May 30, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Anyway since the false prophet(also named bin Laden)is now chained in the core of the earth I do believe that we should let the ANA and Pakistan's army take over battling these Islamic extremists. They probably could finish the job if their true to their faith, that is if their faith is true to the LOVE OF GOD, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

        May 30, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Thanks God, today other 3 Nato soldiers were killed. A little rebvenge for the crimes committed by the US forces against civilians.
        Dan – Nobody thinks Bin Laden is a prophet. The prophecy cicle is closed with the Katam.

        May 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        bin Laden so happens to be Mohammed!

        May 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        OBL and Mohammed was both human being,but only one was a prophet.

        May 31, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    Yesterday was a great day ! I am delighted that 2 IED killed 8 Nato soldiers, 7 of them americans.

    May 27, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      That is why your headed to hell!

      May 27, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      Do you honestly think that the right-wing thugs in Washington really care,salerno? Of course not as long as they get to control Afghanistan and exploit it's mineral resources to line their own pockets. That's what the troops are fighting and dying for!!!

      May 27, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        You know dan you have NO idea of the American faith of the people who serve for a unified world!

        May 27, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The politicians don't care untill the people are going to enlist.
        The unified world was the Nazi idea of Hitler and Mussolini.

        May 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Unified under the many countries and peoples! NOT LIKE ISLAM WILL TRY TO DO AND CONTROL THE WHOLE WORLD!

        May 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        There is no evidence Islam will try to do it. It is your fantasy. Quran states the freedom of religion. Quran 2:256 "Religion should not be forced".

        May 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Tell me why then in many Muslim nations it is?

        May 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is a MODERN form of Islam, mainly Wahabes or Salafites. Unfortunately this radicalization was caused also by western aggressions, and USA is supporting that in Saudi Arabia, and other oil rich countries.

        May 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        So you want to blame radical Islam on the U.S. because we care for people of the world huh? Also does it not say in the Koran that one day Islam will be the one and only way of life in the world?

        May 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        No. It is the same prophecy of the Bible about the second come of Christ.
        About the radicalization, the UK had an important role before the USA.

        May 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        How could it be the same prophecy when Christ says that during His second coming all those who have believed in Him as the Savior of the world will be brought up to heaven, first those who have died then those that are living?

        May 28, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Also the U.K. and the U.S. have no radicals in the military's top brass unless you call trying to bring peace to the world radical.

        May 28, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Colonialism is radical and caused radicalization in Islam.
        Islam believe in Christ, differently from Jews. Muslims are Christians.

        May 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • MicheleG

        With the comment "muslims are Christians" you lost ALL credibility. As if you had much to begin with...........

        May 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Michele – You think so because you are ignorant.

        May 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Your a joke. They have burned churches and decapitated Christians. A Christian believes that Jesus is the only way to be forgiven of sins. Muslims believe that one must be punished to be forgiven. Eye for an eye, tooth for tooth.

        May 29, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        No Dan- Christian doctrine does not state that Jesus can forgive sins.
        Additionally, forgiveness requires blood under christian doctrine. This is why Jesus had to offer his blood to forgive us for the original sin. Read S. Paul epistolas, where this matter is explained.
        Islam too consider the forgiveness. One of the 99 names of Allah is "The forgiver".

        May 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        salerno you have no knowledge of Jesus so do not talk about Him anymore because you just sound stupid! And there is Just NOW TODAY that the false prophet bin Laden and the beast Mohammad has been thrown into the center of the earth with bin Laden chained up! He will be for 1000 years, after the rule of Jesus!

        May 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Sorry guys the beast was Hitler!

        May 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan from Chicago – I am not just talking about Jesus, I am teaching you Jesus principles. I talk about Jesus as long as I want. You cannot prohibite me to do it. You can only learn.

        May 30, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        I have learned from the best and for your information Jesus during the last super broke bread,blessed it and told His disciples eat this in remembrance of my body and then He took a cup of wine, blessed it and drank it then passed it to His disciples and told them this is my blood for forgiveness of sins. No one actually ate part of His body or drank His blood so please do not try to teach me anything about Jesus because He is in me NOT in you!

        May 30, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – I teach you that Jesus did not forgive sins, but the Father forgave. Jesus offered his blood so that the Father could forgive the ORIGINAL sin (not the other sins). This is why I said that forgiveness requires blood.

        May 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      You are not God. He will judge, not you.

      May 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Reply was for Dan from Chicago.

        May 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        God is in me, He is far from you!

        May 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        You are short sighted. Old age is dangerous for the brain !

        May 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MicheleG

    Right wing.....Left wing......With both you can fly...................with only ONE wing you walk.

    You don't like my posts because you can't read well enough to understand them. HAH!

    May 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      Unfortunately,we do understand your posts but some of are not dumb enough to fall for that right-wing mumbo-jumbo of yours. Once and for all,I want to reiterate the fact that we have no right to be in Afghanistan as they have no right to send troops to this country,which they don't!

      May 27, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • MicheleG

        we may have no right to be there but I will not rejoice when one of our guys gets killed. or one of theirs.

        May 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MicheleG

      Alexander Hamilton: "[T]he law ... dictated by God Himself is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this."

      Is this too right wing for your tasts? Tough.

      May 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • MicheleG

      Alexander Hamilton: "[T]he law ... dictated by God Himself is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this."

      Is this too right wing for your tastes? Tough.

      May 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. salerno

    Someone can kill insurgents, someone else (like Ghaddafi or Mladic) can't.

    May 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Your not human if you think unarmed civilians are insurgents!

      May 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Unharmed civilians are killed by US coward soldiers. I sow with my eyes that Libic insurgents are armed and have even some tanks and aircrafts. Even in Kosovo Al Qaeda was present and killing Serbs with weapons.

      May 27, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dan from Detroit, MI

    This ought to turn the NATO forces awfully glassy-eyed if nothing else will,unless they're all gay which is quite dubious!!!

    May 26, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. George Patton

    A chance to kill,what a thrill. How nauseating!!!

    May 26, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • MicheleG

      Will you stop with that left-wing bla-bla-bla,George? It makes me sick!

      May 26, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Detroit, MI

        Tell me Michele, just how much are they paying you post that mumbo-jumbo of yours? You can't possibly be dumb enough to believe it or at least I hope not.

        May 26, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
      • American Soldier

        Now that's telling her,Dan. All this meaningless right-wing bla-bla-bla does get old after a while!

        May 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • MicheleG

        Do you REALLY think I'd post for your intellectual level? Do you think they'd pay me enough to dumb it down so you could "get" it?

        Do you understand Free Speech? Do you understand the Bill of Rights? Do you understand Thomas Paine? Do you understand Alexander Hamilton? Have you READ Jefferson's Letters?

        May 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • MicheleG

        George Washington: "... forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric? - Address of George Washington, President of the United States . . . Preparatory to His Declination (Baltimore: George and Henry S. Keatinge), pp. 22-23. In his Farewell Address to the United States in 1796 (emphasis added)

        May 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. salerno

    This is not a news.

    May 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Your not of the human race!

      May 25, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      Except killing and destructions nothing is news for you, Salerno now you yourself proved that you are not in human being , you are in the line of Alqaeda Taliban ISI fundamentals,, you stupid Always expecting killing and destruction news, shame on you !
      From Kabul

      May 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Keep up the faith for what is right gul. When we here in America gave women their equal rights both women and men have come to live happier lives.

    May 24, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      I wonder just how much our government is paying this broad to kill "insurgeants". I guess that with so much poverty in Afghanistan,people will do anything for money,even blood money. How repulsive!!!

      May 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pamiri

    She is dancing is not Afghan, she could be Pakistani.......

    the ladey with police uniform looks very smart and shows that at least some leady ready to work for people good sign

    May 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MicheleG

    You GO Pari Gul! GOOD for you!

    May 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Will you stop with that right-wing bla-bla-bla,Michele? It makes me sick!

      May 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |