Keep up with Bors, Cloud and Rall in Afghanistan

Last week the State Department issued a travel warning telling Americans not to go to Afghanistan stating:

No part of Afghanistan should be considered immune from violence, and the potential exists throughout the country for hostile acts, either targeted or random, against American and other Western nationals at any time. Remnants of the former Taliban regime and the al-Qa’ida terrorist network, as well as other groups hostile to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/NATO military operations, remain active. There is an ongoing threat to kidnap and assassinate U.S. citizens and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) workers throughout the country. Afghan authorities have a limited ability to maintain order and ensure the security of Afghan citizens and visitors. Travel in all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe due to military combat operations, landmines, banditry, armed rivalry between political and tribal groups, and the possibility of terrorist attacks, including attacks using vehicular or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The security environment remains volatile and unpredictable.

Of course Matt Bors, Steven Cloud and Ted Rall are already there. How’s that for timing?

As of four hours ago, Steven tweeted that they had found the “only beers in Afghanistan and drank them!” Two thoughts came to mind – “yep, that’s a standard cartoonist declaration” and “I’m assuming they’re okay for now.”

To keep up with the trio:

The LA Times is running daily reports from Ted. Matt is updating his blog with sketches and firing off updates through Twitter. Steven hasn’t updated his blog in a week – best keep track of him via twitter. Ted is also posting stuff on his blog and he’s active on Twitter as well.

God speed gentlemen.

UPDATE: It’s also been pointed out that Steven is uploading photos of the trip to his Flickr account.

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