On the 6th of June 2004 we had a mission
to play 9 holes of Golf at the Kabul Golf Course. The goal of the mission
was to demonstrate to the expats from the UN and NGOs that the Kabul Golf
Course was open for business, free from the threat of Taliban and Al-Quida
shit heads who at this moment in time are a spent force in the Kabul
This mission was the commutation of an
intensive recce phase, including mine, terrain and an in-depth threat
assessment. We determined that the risk was acceptable and convinced higher
up of the validity of the mission and went for it.
We alerted a reporter from Canadian Press
of our intentions and he joined us for the demonstration that went off
without a hitch.