reply to post by Dermo
You know me better, I have absolutely no intention of being pedantic, but facts are facts!
There's is an extreme brand of Islam.
They themselves had every chance to gain education, but they have chosen to reject that, as is their right, that they then choose to deny anyone else
that right is repressive....they know what they are doing...it is not down to their backward, tribal ignorance but rather their bigotted and barbaric
brand of Islam, pure and simple.
They are more than aware that by controlling the education system as well as religious belief ensures total compliance with their wishes.
The vast majority DO NOT WANT The Taliban to be in control of their country.
They have had it imposed on them once before and don't want it again.
Do they want a western style democracy?
No probably not, it is alien to them.
And most definately yes, they are terrorists.
They perform acts that are generally regarded as terrorist acts; car bombings, ambushes, kidnapping, blah, blah, blah.
Your initial point was that they are merely trying to make enough money to survive.
This is blatantly incorrect.
They want to impose their own belief system on a whole country, the vast majority of which don't want it and feel no affinity to them whatsoever,
they even speak a different language to the vast majority of Afghan's!
As you know, I am not one for naively believing MSM.
But i genuinely believe The Taliban could pose a massive threat to world security.
If they gain control of Afghanistan then Pakistan is next on their radar.
If they gain control of Pakistan they then have nuclear weapons.
These people would use them if threatened.
India will not allow that.
China probably wouldn't too.
The potential for a major confrontation is massive.
The whole region is a powder keg.
That is why it is essential that The Taliban must be resisted at all costs and nipped in the bud.
I had no intention to be pedantic, to ridicule or belittle.
I have always enjoyed your posts, regardless of agreeing with them or not.