Friday, September 16, 2011

Nato & Taliban fight it out on Twitter

As the guns fell silent in Afghan capital Kabul after a 20-hour stand-off between Nato forces and Taliban, the two sides began another battle: on Twitter. Nato and Taliban may be shying away from a peace process but they had no inhibition to trade in barbs and indulging in no hold barred spat, in a burst of virtual talks.

The first salvo was fired by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), who spokesman tweeted, "Re: Taliban spox on #Kabul attack: the outcome is inevitable. Question is how much longer will terrorist put innocent Afghans in harm's way?"

The Taliban - who, when in rule, barred modern technology, including television and music players - fired back.

NATO 3.0

At the Lisbon NATO Summit, the US-European alliance made an open ended commitment to Afghanistan. NATO 3.0 has the details.