Bamiyan Panorama

Bamiyan Panorama

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Khatool Mohammadzai. Afghan Female Paratrooper!

This is the first i've ever heard of this woman!  She was a paratrooper in the Afghan military for 28 years and made more than 600 jumps.

Then the Taliban came to power and suddenly she was stuck at home, or under a burqa with severence pay of $13 a month. 

So, the next time you think all women wearing burqas are alike - keep her in mind. 

And yes, she did earn all of those medals.  She was a Colonel when the Taliban stopped her military career.  She has since been promoted to General, but I heard that she has been assigned to a desk job.  ..... hm.

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