Originally posted by crayzeed
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
What is your take on Afghanistan then Fox. The US, British and other nations are fighting the taliban(or some other such entity) a minority
trying to usurp democratic government of that country.
This is the same Taliban whose rise to power we applauded and funded in the first place as part of the "War on Drugs." We also created the
conditions for this rise by launching a destabilization assault against the Marxist-leaning government of Afghanistan, and then waging a shadow war
against the USSR when it came to the aid of its ally.
In the process of fighting our former allies, we are actually doing much more harm to th people of Afghanistan themselves. We blow up weddings
because, you know, any gathering of Afghans has GOT to be making trouble. We kidnapped - even bought - thousands of men with no charges, no evidence,
no cause. Many of them are still captive.
So yeah. We're there fighting against the Taliban. if we hadn't caused the whole mess in the first place, we wouldn't be. odds are if we packed it
in tomorrow, the Afghan National Army would suddenly become WAY better tat protecting against these guys - and even if it's not, here's the sad
shocker; life under the Taliban was better for Afghans than life under US occupation is. You were less
likely to die. It's wild, I know, but
between US indiscrimination, trigger-happy Afghan armed forces, and, of course, the warlords... I could understand if the people of Afghanistan might
feel a little nostalgic. They used to have a country. it wasn't much of one, in fact it was a real manure heap. But still, it was a little bit
But don't come out with the glib answer that the foreigners have rigged the election to put their puppet into power. Those elections were
impartialy over seen and if you want you could go there yourself at the next election to see that it is impartial.
Well, hate to burst your bubble, but that is exactly what Hamid Karzai is. Let's be realistic here. We can't reliably get ammunition to our own
soldiers out in the boonies of Afghanistan, but we can be certain that all the votes in these same boonies were honestly counted, and just happened to
put into power a guy who IS, in point of fact, in the purest definition of the term, a puppet?
You state in your next post that you do not have to "prove" your assertions. This must be awfully convenient, as those assertions, like this
laughable post of yours, are wholly false and utterly uninformed.