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But who are the Taliban, and what do they want? Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for Mullah Omar, the one-eyed leader of the Taliban, , said in an interview with CNN last year: "We ask from the beginning and we say once again: to enforce the sharia law and Islamic government in Afghanistan, to remove foreign forces from our country," said .
originally posted by: roadgravel
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: olaru12
no, our goal was to destroy the taliban and drive out al-qaeda, why on earth would you think it was about doing anything for afghanistan?
That would mean the US lost which means the winner get to do as it pleases.
originally posted by: noonebutme
Sharia Law. Islamic government. Neither of those things are a good idea. Period.
Their views on women are distinctly draconian. Who in their right minds would want these animal savages in a position of political power?
Who in their right minds would want these animal savages in a position of political power?
You cannot educate or work with these savages.
The long-awaited mega gas pipeline project of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) connecting the energy-rich Central Asian nation with the South Asian countries was inaugurated on Friday, with leaders of the four countries attending its groundbreaking ceremony in Serhetabat followed by another in Herat.
In an exceptional show of regional cooperation, the quartet aims to complete the 1,840-kilometre pipeline at a cost of $8 billion within two years to begin pumping 33 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas annually from Turkmenistan’s giant Galkynysh gas field amid security concerns in the war-weary Afghanistan though the Afghan Taliban have vowed to protect the pipeline.
While the project has allowed Turkmenistan to find new consumers in Asia by reducing its dependence on Beijing, which buys about 35bcm gas annually, it is also being advocated by the United States over an alternative pipeline to bring gas from Iran through Pakistan and into India.
In a telephone interview, Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AP that they were ready to guarantee the pipeline’s security. “We are ready to protect TAPI. It is good and important and vital for the economy of Afghanistan,” he said, noting the pipeline had been under consideration during the Taliban rule that ended in 2001
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
Afghanistan is a Muslim majority country. Of course they'll want an Islamic government lol. And ironically, the West has helped destroy many of the secular governments in Muslim-majority countries in favor of the more conservative Muslim movements. So I don't get your point here.
From my perspective, anyone who voluntary kills or oppresses someone else is a "savage". And ironically, I consider anyone who volunteers to kill complete strangers on the other side of the planet to be the biggest "savages" of all.
If the Taliban are "animal savages", then what are we in the West?