http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4855634.stm RIP boys. I have heard on radio Echo of Moscow that the second soldier is Canadian. Such sad losses. On Sunday I met with brither of my wife who spent two years in Afghanistan (in Kabul and Kandagar). He recalled killed fellows. I'm sure that problem of Afghanistan can't be resolved without Afghans. There was pro-Soviet government in 80's. It was at least purely secular. As we see the danger of Taleban comeback is real. Present (really decorative) Afghani government is unable to resolve any serious problem. So all anti-Taleban forces should be mobilised to form (not pro-American, pro-European or pro-Russian) but simply normal secular government. By the way my son recently met two Pushtuns from Kandagar, sons of Afghani general. They live in Moscow and speak Russian. They told that recently they visited their homeland and they told about unimaginable level of lawlessness. Anybody with Kalashnikov (they suspect that even soldiers, maybe even mostly) can demand $50 for right not to die. Without joint efforts, it would be a waste of time and lives to sent troops in Afghanistan.