“It is unusual for the mohareb Taliban to target the military and police, as they normally prefer killing civilians. As usual, those killed were faithful Muslims: the Taliban would far rather kill them than kafir.
“Social security is easy to understand: 1) You give your money to the government so they will invest it for you and pay it back when you stop work 2) Instead of investing your money, the government uses it for what ever they want and credits you as part of an investment pool with a derisory level of interest. 3) When you want it paid back, the government has to borrow it (at a higher interest rate than they credited you). 4) Eventually the system goes bankrupt. 5) Surprise, Surprise!
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.