Surprise, surprise the Taliban have unveiled a caretaker government in Afghanistan, with their members dominating key positions, who’d have guessed!

It will be led by Mullah Hasan Akhund, who has been named the acting prime minister and you’ll never guess, he is close to the Taliban’s supreme leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Mullah Mohammed Yaqoob has been appointed as acting defence minister and well I never, he is a son of Taliban’s first supreme leader Mullah Omar.

Sirajuddin Haqqani has been named acting interior minister and you thought it couldn’t get any worse, this chap is the leader of the Haqqani Network, which the United States designates as a terrorist organization and he is also on a UN sanctions list and on a wanted list of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation with a price tag of 10 million dollars.

The Taliban’s spokesman for bullshit have said they will form an inclusive government made up of representatives of various groups but the line-up does not include any women and seems to be mainly made up of the old hard line Taliban.

The Ministry for vice and virtue have said they intend to bring in the old vice and virtue laws which are apparently laws which give them the right to beat the living daylights out of anyone they choose in the street, imprison them, stone them to death and generally be pretty beastly all round.

Many people have been trying to flee the country since the Taliban gained control of most of Afghanistan last month, I think that must be the understatement of the day, I wish them luck.

Afghanistan: Taliban announce caretaker government, including FBI-wanted  militant as minister | World News | Sky News

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I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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  1. You would think the FBI could find a better artist than the one who produced those “likenesses”.

  2. Sue W says:

    I still find it hard to believe that this was allowed to happen.

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