Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura devoted his life revitalising deserts in Afghanistan, making forests and wheat farmland and contributing to peace. Nakamura was decorated with the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun and Afghan National Medal.
Nancy Dupree, an American-born woman, became known as the ‘grandmother of Afghanistan.’ Moving there in 1962 as a diplomat’s wife, she spent the rest of her life in and around the country, collecting and saving documents and eventually founding a new library of Afghan history.
Afghan Women had the right to vote in 1920’s and full equality in 1960’s.
The original Rambo 3 VHS release had in the end credits: “Dedicated to the brave Mujaheddin fighters”, later changed to “Dedicated to the gallant people of Afghanistan.”
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has increased 300% in 2013 when compared to the 7 years prior to the U.S. invasion.
When Canadian reporter Mellissa Fung was kidnapped by bandits in Afghanistan, Afghan intelligence identified the kidnapper, kidnapped his family, and then demanded Fung’s release with no ransom paid.
There is only one Jewish person living in Afghanistan.
The US Military airdropped 2.4 million Pop-Tarts over Afghanistan in 2001.
In 2010 the International Council on Security and Development conducted a survey that found that 92% of Afghan men have never heard of 9/11.