Historical contrasts

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The Heetal Plaza Hotel is a well protected oasis in the foothills behind the diplomatic sector in Kabul. It is said to be owned by the son of Burrhanuddin Rabanni, who was President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from June 1992 to September 1996. Rabbani is said to be one of the wealthiest people in Afghanistan today (Giradrdet and Walker 2004). Ahmed Shah Massoud, the now revered leader of the Northern Alliance, who was once Rabbani’s senior military commander, looks down from a billboard on the hilltop behind. Note the sandbagging to reinforce the bunker under the restaurant, which spoils the effect somewhat…

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