Do Afghans have the right to kill American soldiers?
I think first you have to answer some fundamental questions...
1. Is America at war with Afghanistan?
Answer: No...The military action undertaken in Afghanistan is not a declared war.
2. What is the goal of this military action?
Answer: The initial military objectives of "Operation Enduring Freedom" as
articulated by President George W. Bush, include the destruction of terrorist
training camps within Afghanistan, the capture of al Qaeda leaders, and the
cessation of terrorist activities in the region.
So our first undertaking should be to take the term "war" out of the lexicon.
It is a misnomer. The operation in Afghanistan is a military action, not a war,
and it should not be referred to as war.
I propose we refer to it as OEF, "Operation Enduring Freedom."
Another appropriate acronym would be OEIFTMIC.
"Operation Enduring Income For The Military Industrial Complex."
Either of these would would be a more appropriate name for this
So now to the question should Afghans have the right to kill American
I think Afghans should only have the right to kill American soldiers
if American soldiers can be shown to have (1). occupied any portion of
their country, (2). engaged in hostile actions against their citizens,
(3) caused death, or loss of liberty for any of their citizens, or, (4).
stuck their thumbs in their ears while waving their fingers and
shouting "Nanee Nanee Booo Booo."
So, to answer this RIDICULOUS question.
Of course they have the right. The right to defend yourself against
aggression is FUNDAMENTAL. You don't need permission from any
government or entity...you are endowed with it when you are born!
edit on 26-9-2010 by rival because: my laxative kicked in while typing