Helmand governor takes to Facebook to warn Afghan president of Taliban threat

A senior Afghan official took the unusual step of using Facebook to implore the President to send help to his beleaguered province today, saying that without assistance the area could fall to the Taliban.

Mohammad Jan Rasulyar, the deputy governor of Helmand province, tagged President Ashraf Ghani in a Facebook post that said more than 90 members of the security forces were killed in the past month fighting insurgents, and hundreds had died in the past six months. He said he was unable to make direct contact with the President by other means.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Oh Helmand, poor Helmand.
    You are the one provence that all of the other Afghan provinces make fun of like a meth lab in a trailer park; the armpit of Afghanistan.

    In 2013 U.S. Marines so throughly destroyed the Taliban in Helmand that they had their deployment cut short because of absence of enemy activity and the Provence was handed off to the Afghan S.F., and then you corrupt bastards went and pissed it all away not even two years later.
    The sympathy well is dry, so either fight your own wars, or die.
    You deserve enslavement and starvation.

    • That nation is toast.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        They are utterly incapable of self-government and can only survive by being led by despots, because they themselves are no better and deserve nothing else.