Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Blood Timber!

“Tell us why should any of us care about the timber forest in Afghanistan?" The committee asked my friend Archy.
Aarash, or Archy as I call him, is a passionate environmental activist. He is originally from Afghanistan. His family moved to the U.S right after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. We met at an environmental conference and we become friends.
Today, I am supporting him by attending his meeting with the House Committee on Armed Services.
“Because the timber mafia is killing the U.S soldiers in Kunar and Nuristan Provinces to smuggle timber to bordering Pakistan," Archy answered.