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Originally posted by oozyism
reply to post by SLAYER69
Before I leave I want to expose your tactic so everyone knows. See when evidence is provided you simply deny that it is an evidence without providing any reasoning behind it or any counter, simply ridiculing the whole idea. It is a tactic used by mmiichael and IDK88. Both I have had very similar discussion that I just had with you. All three use the same tactic, without providing any evidence simply deny the oppositions claim full stop. That is not a discussion that is ranting.
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Last Updated: Monday, 22 December, 2003, 22:36 GMT
Dollar at record low versus euro
The US dollar continued its record-breaking slide against the euro amid concerns about terrorist attacks over the Christmas holiday period.
The dollar slid as low as $1.2450 in New York on Monday, before rebounding slightly.
Tehran: 22:30 , 2005/12/02 Print version Email this to a friend
Preparatory measures taken to sell oil in euros
TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (MNA) - The Chairman of the Majlis Energy Commission, Kamal Daneshyar said here, on Friday, that preparatory measures have been taken to sell oil in euros instead of dollar, adding that such a measure is quite positive and should be taken as soon as possible.
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This is not an isolated case, crime, rape, murder, corruption is on the rise in Afghanistan, none which existed under Taliban]. These warlords are given amnesty due to the fact that they support an American puppet, they can basically do what ever they want.
An August massacre of civilians by Taliban troops in Mazar-i Sharif is one of the worst atrocities of Afghanistan's long civil war., Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
In 2006 an assessment of the Afghan public health sector was conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Indian Institute of Health Management, surveying more than 8,200 households in rural areas in 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. The study found that public health care in Afghanistan is improving steadily and the Ministry of Public Health is slowly getting closer to meeting its goals. Key indicators of improvement since the fall of the Taliban:
- In line with the Ministry of Public Health’s goal of equitable health care, more female patients than male patients used outpatient services, and the poor were more likely to use public sector services than the non-poor.
-Infant mortality rates have dropped in 2000-2006 from 165 deaths per 1000 live births to 129 deaths per 1000 live births. In the same period, the under 5 mortality rate has dropped from 257 deaths per 1000 live births to 191 deaths per 1000 live births.
Well, I dont know whats @stake in the Sudan, so since the USA isn't intervening, it may just be that there isn't anything worthwhile there. Then again, someone else may be supporting the Sudanese Govt that the USA doesn't want to antagonise.
Originally posted by jerico65 reply to post by Bunken DrumWho knows? There are a lot of people that feel the US should have gone into Sudan and Rwanda. I'm disappointed that we didn't.
Major General Kagame, who led the RPF insurrection, was supported by the US and Britain.
The official version of the Rwandan Genocide is that it was triggered by ethnic conflict in the context of what was characterised as a "civil war".
According to the testimony of Paul Mugabe, a former member of the RPF High Command Unit, Major General Paul Kagame had personally ordered the shooting down of President Habyarimana's plane with a view to taking control of the country. He was fully aware that the assassination of Habyarimana would unleash "a genocide" against Tutsi civilians.
"Aagh, the revisionists are coming!"
Bring me my dogma, of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of sarcasm.
Bring me Fox films, oh pride unfold!
Bring me my chariot of ire!
When most people here at ATS debate we usually give the other person a chance to respond. Since you obviously have your panties in a bunch. Lets proceed shall we?
The Taleban have denied the killings, calling the allegations enemy propaganda. They say it is impossible they could have carried out an action so contrary to Islamic law.
On 21 September 2001, the Taliban responded that if the United States could bring evidence that bin Laden was guilty, they would hand him over, stating there was no evidence in their possession linking him to the 11 September attacks.
"During the Taliban time, you could walk the streets safely day and night. Now we have to sleep with guns for pillows because we can be robbed at any time," said Abdul Haddi, 35, a car dealer. "Now we have the freedom to listen to music, and nobody bothers us about wearing beards, but music does not put food on the table. We prefer extremism to instability."
director of women’s rights for the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, 60% of marriages are forced, and while 40% of children in the first year of school are girls, by secondary school this drops to only 11%. By the age of 15, less than 4% are girls.
During the Taliban era, the school received special permission to teach girls after agreeing to follow strict Islamic rules, with no men allowed on the premises, no music or parties and special curtained buses bringing veiled students to class. Now, the girls said, the atmosphere inside the school is more relaxed, but the conditions outside are far more frightening.
"We are so confused and worried. There are gunmen everywhere, and there is no stability," said Khatira, 18, a nursing student. "I hate guns, and I only want to study. I was born in a time of fighting, and I never saw any stable conditions except with the Taliban. In the time of extremism, I could study safely. Now I can't."
You can't be that ignorant can you? The increase of causalities are a direct result of taking the fight to them. U.S. launches 'major operation' in Afghanistan
It may do you some good to learn about the bigger picture. You have some good information but that's only really looking at a very narrow part of the vastly more complex situation. I know it may be hard for you to wrap your head around some of the following information. So I typed it really slow. The blue things are links. Click on them and expand your narrow view of the whole.
Almost 70% of Afghanistan is controlled and ran by regional chieftains who don't care for the Taliban or the New Government. They were the ones who helped the US over throw the Taliban in the first place. They remembered when we helped them fight off the Soviets. So they returned the favor.
The problem is that many of our generals and troops don't know that history and end up making new enemies of the ones who helped us in he first place. The same goes for Pakistani Tribal Chieftains they don't want the Taliban there either!
The World Bank Institute rates Afghanistan as the second or third most corrupt country in the world.
Did you think that by simply joining ATS and coming here to give us your version of events that we would just tuck tail and run away after a few cheap jabs?
I did not usurp history, I found its crown in the gutter & picked it up with my pen. It was the people, the people dooper, who put it on my head. He who saves the search for truth violates no law!
Ner ner nee ner ner!
Originally posted by mattpryor
My problem with the Afghanistan war is not the number of casualties but the government's consistent and total failure to explain the conflict to the general populace. I hear now that Brown is launching a "get behind the troops" campaign - this misses the point. People are already "behind the troops", but they're not behind the politicians that sent the troops there.
I understand why we're at war, and I understand why we have to stay there, but that's because I read the news and understand the bigger picture.
But government has to start explaining and advocating for the conflict to the general populace, otherwise anti-war sentiment will grow and they'll end up pulling out (being populist and weak) which will be disastrous for Britain, NATO and our relationship with the US.
My two cents...