January 17th, 2011
01:11 PM ET

Restoring Kabul's former glory

CNN's Arwa Damon takes a tour of a turquoise jewelry community in Kabul, which is being restored with outside aid.

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  1. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    That should read about who He is not was.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LarryKegel(US Army)

    How can You steal land that belongs to You??? Should the United States, Russia and England give back the lands They won in Wars???

    January 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LarryKegel(US Army)

    GOD has given His answer in a lot of the Countries with GOD Hurricanes, Tornado, Flooding and other ways things that has happen by GOD!!! The problem the People are listening to GOD!!!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy...

      Larry Legel (US Army).....Sir...I think it must be people are not listening to God in your post. You have written people are listening..

      January 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Neuralstimuli

    Wow. Babble babble, arguement... some math... No progress...

    If everyone stopped arguing about a history with a high probability of inaccuracy and looked at what's going on here, we can see that "God," or whatever you want to call it, would be more pleased if we all shut up and helped the person next to us who is starving and shivering. More walk, less talk. It's in front of you, but you're blindfolded by dogma.

    January 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Amen To That!!! Every Country should take care of Their Own People!!!

      January 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy...

      Neuralstimuli......your post is good. But to feed hungry and help each other we need peace of mind. To help poor also people must live first. How can do any work or at least pray for them when suicide bombing take place everywhere in the world.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I am a reborn Christian inside and out! Jesus walks with me and carries me through the good times and the bad. He will never leave my side! I do my best to follow in His ways but when others plain out lie about who He was and what He stood for I will never stop defending Him in any way I can! You do not know me so you cannot call me a hypocrite and if their were any other group or religion that kills my fellow Christians and lies about our Lord and Savior like I said I will defend His name in any way I can!

    January 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    prophet – To be an Hjai does not allow to make sin, and bytheway any punishment is up to Allah.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Prophet Mohammed

    @ Salerno- From the Islamics I've met I'm guessing they are all Munafiq since they all wait to complete the Haj once they are old so they can continue to sin all of their lives without fear of greater punishment once they become Haji. I just call it as I see it.
    -The Prophet has Spoken

    January 20, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dindy

    Airman WARfighter.....Take good care of your self as you are still there. May God bless you for serving to protect your country and people from further attacks.!!! Amen.

    January 20, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. salerno

    Munafiq is an hypocrital, who in the exteriority practices Islam, but in the interiority is a non-believer. They are considered more dangerouse than the openly non-believers. Some new islamic fondamentalists are in this category, but you are the equivalent inside the christianity.

    January 20, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Airman WARfighter

    Posters get off your own holy wars against each other, and celebrate that something good is happening in Afghanistan. For once a positive story. I've fought there and saw very little positve attributes. Dirt and ruin. Hopefully the site wont become a place of ruin by the Taliban.

    January 19, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    To all men and women fighting and giving aid to Afghanistan for their future of becoming a free and democratic state that is a friend and ally with us in our war on terror, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND BRING YOU HOME SAFELY TO YOUR FAMILIES!

    January 19, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dindy

    salerno..... I have a feeling that you are dreaming to wear a suicide west for your self ??? If you do ask God first.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dindy – As always your feeling is wrong. You are unable to understand even the simplest thing.

      January 20, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        salerno...I am sorry because I have to tell the same thing to you. "you cant understand the simplest thing"

        January 20, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I am not sorry becouse you gave me the possibility to show the highest form of charity, the spiritual one: tolerating stupid people. I have no intention to wear a suicide vest. That's your twisted imagination. Keep focusing on reality.

      January 20, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy...


        January 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        DAN -1- Bin does not want to punish anyone. He just reacted to US.
        2- You justifie civilians killing, I do not.
        3- US military does not defend their country, as they are far out the borders.

        January 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      @ salerno- You know what they say- Practice makes Perfect.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        practice make perfects if you have the right disposition.

        January 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dindy

    I am sorry ..the word 'filled" is a mistake. It should be filed.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I truly meant that you would be found and that maybe your parents had once brought Jesus into your life, but please tell me what munafq means?

    January 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LarryKegel(US Army)

    How would You know??? Have You meet Him???

    January 19, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I wouldn't mind meeting Him!!! I just wish He would stop writing like that... It is better when He doesn't do it!!!

      January 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  16. PowerPuffGirl

    Your rants about Hinduism as criminal make no sense. Can I smack you?!

    January 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Yacobi talks in a metaphoric way to indicate the negativity. She is very intelligent. Muslims believe in Jesus and in his second come.

      January 20, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      So then he/she is a racist when he/she uses Hindu in his/her sentences, correct? Also how can he/she relate Hinduism with American freedom and democracy? If Islam Is the most tolerate religion why then does he/she say to those who do not adhere to Islam if you play then you pay and that the truth of 360 degrees has the right to hand out the punishment to those who play, according to him/her break sharia laws?

      January 21, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  17. salerno

    Dan – as you are a "munafiq" for the christians, your preyers sound like a curse.

    January 19, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  18. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I really wonder if the Truth is to kill People are like most Bibles is to Love all the People???

    January 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Salerno you are a lost soul and I will pray for you.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  20. salerno

    Nice try Amrullah, but I don't think it would be enough for americans to stop the war. IED are more effective.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  21. salerno

    Suicide bombers target police officers or nato convoy. Civilians are endangered bu US invasion and american's remorse is higly hypocrital. They intentionally targeted civilians when bombed TV building, or trains in Serbia, or villages in Afghanistan.
    Additionally in Sri Lanka suicide bombers were Hindu Tamil, not muslims from AlQaeda. Suicide bombers are the only possible way of fighting against an overwelming enemy.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy....

      Salerno....Tamil Suicide bombers were trained out side Sri lanka at the beginning. Names were different. But both Al qaeda and LTTE talked the same language. Overwhelming enemies on this planet are not Americans . But people like you who support devil"s Army. Because many who killed by suicide bombers in my country and in Afghanistan are innocent civilians. . These suicide bombers have killed thousand of civilians here and there more than any official army ever did. We dont want things like that again anywhere. .

      January 18, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dindy .- Americans are barbarians. They massacred all the civilians in Falluja including children using MK77, a napalm-like material. They tortured prisoners. Suicide bombers are the only way people chan defend themselves from their evil aggression in Afghanistan like in Iraq.

      January 18, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      can ( not chan).

      January 18, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Salerno......YOU HAVE SAID .Americans are barbarians...I would say you are really uneducated to say it. You see people from the color of the glasses you wear. Human are same all over the world. There are good and bad in every nationality.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Salerno....Suicide bombers can be any nationality but they talk same language.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      When I told americans are barbarian I was referring to the military killers, not to the 63% of americans contrarian to the Afghan war. We are the majority, but we do not count.

      January 20, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      @ Salerno- Anyone who glorifies Suicide Bombers is a pathetic coward, end of story.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Theprophet – Suicide bombers are courageous becouse they sacrifie their life. This is a fact.

      January 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      @ salerno- You are wrong, they are cowardly and vicious and chose suicide as a way out of their pathetic little lives because they felt they were useless to their families rather than try to go through life and make a positive difference0 they chose the easy way out, they are pathetic and so are you.
      -The Prophet has Spoken.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      An idiot has spoken, not a prophet ! HAHAHA !!! There are different types of suicide bombers. Sometimes they are educated and adults, in many case they are young having lost their father during the war against the US and are trained to do so. It is normal in that situation, but the responsibility is on the US, as they killed their family. Sometimes they are very old like the 64 y/o woman who lost her son. They are a powerfull tool against the americans and the demonstration their policy is wrong.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      @ salerno- Yes Idiot, you have spoken but few are listening. Yes there are two types of suicide bombers, the dead and the duds, both are pathetic, I think you are the dud.

      January 22, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dead and dud are opposite cathegories under a another perspective. If you change perspective you can obtain different cathegories. For istance you can catalogue the suicide bombers by the vehicle used to carry the esplosive too, and so on.

      January 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dindy....

    I posted Jan 18th at 10:05 am. It is my reply to the names above my comment. Sorry I forgot to type my name at the first place.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  23. Salerno and Onesmallvoice

    Keep playing your rap ....God has never told anyone to be stupid in any scripture. Buddha gave his wife also to someone in a story in Tripitaka. Also Buddha has jumped into a Lion"s Den one time because the cubs were hungry. Has God told in any scripture to wait till someone destroy you completely. Read old testimony. Coming from Sri lanka I am the first one who does not like war. Because we know how bitter it is. Yet .. we cant unleash a tiger tail. If we do tiger eat us. Please remember God never have told us to be stupid. We dont wait till devil eat us. We are told to crush the serpent under the feet and do not fear. God does not like cowards. That is why God blessed David.
    If Bin has taken the law to his hand someone else must take it back from his hand.
    Otherwise Bin will think he can do anything to anyone and that is very dangerous.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Sri Lanka ? Buddha ? Tigers ? Your comments are out of the topic. We are talking about an aggression to the Afghan people using religious pretests and weapons of mass destruction. Terrorism is a problem that can be addressed by internal security.
      it can onlt be accrued by military operations killing civilians.

      January 18, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        please read "only" not "onlt".

        January 18, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        salerno...you are not worried when suicide bombers target police officers and kill them with innocent civilians. But you are worried if some else do it as you say they do. very funny.

        January 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Salerno ..I used all the example to make you understand that people should not do any more attacks like 9/11. It cant be justified . It was the worst crime I saw in my life time. No one died their from my family here or there. Yet Bin is not the Judge of universe to take law to his hand. I used those words (Buddha..etc ) to tell God is different than anyone and God has not told ..not to defend.

        January 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Why then did al Qaeda bomb the USS Cole and the Embassies in Africa and the 9/11 attacks? Terrorism is not an internal security problem it is an international problem! Lets not forget the London bus bombings or the train bombings in Madrid! You Islamic extremists have started a war against the western world and we will allow you no safe haven anywhere in the world! All terrorists, including those who rule or have ruled a government under terror will face God's judgment and may He have mercy on your souls!!!

        January 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy-Dan – You were not able to overcome my argument. I told American war created support and enhanced AlQaeda recruitement, even in countries where it was not present ( Yemen, Somalia, Iraq), while they have been unable to capture the main Alaeda leaders and the main people harboring them. 9/11 was not the worst crime, it was a reaction to US similar crimes in Iraq, Sudan. The Cole attack was a military target, but US responded killing civilians in Sudan and Iraq. So you got what you sown.

        January 20, 2011 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  24. Dindy..

    Thanks to Arwa Damon for peaceful article .

    January 17, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Dindy..

    Please guys!! stop this . If anyone help to build Afghanistan ...let them do it. Why we get upset about it. To understand anything beyond earth we have to be spiritually connected with God. Then God reveal the truth. Any BIG QUESTION is very easy to God. It is wise to ask directly from GOD and see what God say. Jesus is love. There is no question about it. The love for God. Nothing else. When the human fails it is God"s love which keep us alive. Our patents can forget about us. Yet God never does. When we taste our own tears in dessert storms it is God who comfort us. My God is every thing to me. When every one letting me down it is my God who lift my spirit. Almighty God is all comfort and trustworthy.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      sorry it should be "parents" not patents

      January 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcmurdo proud military fiance

      amen to that dindy, I totally agree with you, for his mercys are new every morning , yes god is love , for we are nothing with out god which is love

      January 18, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • mcmurdo proud military fiance

      I forgot this other scripture too dindy, for WE ALL FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD , meaning everyone , yes you and me

      January 18, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy....

        May God take all of us out from this terrible situation . Amen!!!

        January 18, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dindy and mcmurdo – you speak about love and Jesus but support the war in Afghanistan killing innocent civilians (and american soldiers). How to esplain this contradiction ? Jesus never supported violence even towards his enemies and did not push christians to any phisical fight.

      January 18, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Good posting,salerno. Obviously these people are not Christians and so talking to them about Jesus is a waste of time. They simply have too much hate in them.

        January 18, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Yes Jesus said love your enemy and God will throw heaping coals of fire upon their heads and that is exactly what God is allowing the United States to do! WE have offered our love and assistance to the Islamic people in both Iraq and Afghanistan but with the extremists this is a war against the anti-Christ and I do not think Jesus would have us turn the other cheek! After all in the end God will have them crying for mercy while their hiding in caves from the fire pouring down upon their heads and WE THE FREE MAY BE THE TOOL GOD USES FOR THAT JOB!!!

        January 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – You have unmasked your evil face right now. You are working for the Anti-Christ as the Americans are exterminating innocent civiliaans exactly like the Nazi did using the same ROE even against children. Americans are even worst of the Nazi
        becouse they lie very well and they are more succesfull in deceiving ignorant people.

        January 19, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – you are confused. Muslims believe in Christ. They know the anti-christ will come, like it is also reported in S. John revelation. He will try to imitate religion and to justifie violence through the religion right like you are trying to do. We are not quite yet at that point, but very close.

        January 20, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Additionally Islam criticizes the trinity concept as misleading, if you think God can be divided in 3 personalities. God has attributes but not parts. If trinity would be considered under different perspective, as a process from the human perspective could be correct, but not in absolute terms. Islam provide Allah with 99 names, but those do not alter His unity. The same should be correct for the trinity.

        January 20, 2011 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Salerno and Dan-
        Neither of you can see your problem, you are both arguing about parts, pieces, attributes and labels, Catholic, Islam, Baptist, whatever, neither or you are looking into the VALUE or MEANING as a whole, if you were, you wouldn't be arguing.
        – The Prophet has Spoken.

        January 23, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Theprophet – I talk about label (Islam) becouse people are making mistakes about Islam. I esplained the Islam tradition and the relative concept of the God's indivisibility, treathened by the trinity.

        January 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Salerno- No- like all radicals- you try to belittle other Religions (like I enjoy doing) and try to support the terrorists (Islam, Muslins and most other religions- just to be fair), but you are not here to bring peace- you are here to recruit terrorists.

        January 23, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Theprophet – you are right when you say I am radical, but I consider terrorists like Obama and AlZawahiri moderate muslims, as they do not fully respect the Quran. Anyway I support the muslims when they fight for self-defense after a foreign aggression like in Iraq or Afghanistan.

        January 24, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Those two Children are giving Me a HEADACHE!!!

      January 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    We are not in Afghanistan to occupy it, we are there to help them to stand up against killers and murderers and anyone that does not believe in the trinity will not see God's glory in heaven!

    January 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Jesus never spoke of anything other than LOVE for one another and to FORGIVE one another and to REPENT from all your sins! He also never spoke of truth of 360 degrees, He did however speak of the coming of the Holy Spirit that would help His disciples after His resurrection and ascension to heaven, to do the miracles that He had done when He was with them!

      January 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      is it ignorance? or a big shot at humor?

      January 18, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      If Jesus talks nothing but love??? Why does that Catholic end up doing everything He doesn't want done??? Do You really think Jesus will take all of your sins???

      January 18, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      If you believe he died for your sins they all will be washed away if you ask for forgiveness! The Holy spirit will enter your soul and help you to become more like Him!

      January 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  27. RemoveIslam

    Then there will be glory.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      All evil will perish! And 360 degrees of death and destruction is the worst evil which follows the way of the devil!

      January 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      May they have God"s Glory forever and able to enjoy peace. May God help innocent civilians in Afghanistan and save them from suicide bombers!! Amen.

      January 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dindy – You talk about miracles after crucifission, but may be people were distract becouse they continued persecuting the christians for centuries. So it was not so clear Jesus was the messiah.

      January 20, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |