posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:17 PM
Originally posted by ollncasino
Originally posted by mekhanics
Something the media won't show
The typical Afghan no more supports the Taliban than the average ATS user.
While Afghans are Muslim to a man (and women), few are Salafi or Wahhabi extremists.
It would be fair to say that most Afghans, if not the vast majority, are happy to see the Taliban being kicked out of their town or village and are
happy to see the Americans do it.
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Star and Flag OP.
This thread gives me mixed reactions, and here is why.
The picture makes me all warm and fuzzy and all but as nice as this picture is, it does not represent the situation as a whole.
Sure, the Taliban sucks, and most Afghans would like to live without their tyranny. But I know for a fact that they also don't like the currrent
occupation and it's forces, and the constant indiscriminate death of civilians that comes with this invasion. So it's obvious that Afghans would also
have mixed reactions to the current occupying forces who have invaded their homeland.
You can show me all the pictures you want of soldiers giving Afghan children lollypops and hugs but it will not change the fact that these children
have a good chance of being killed by their occupiers on any given day, that being said, the Taliban may kill them as well.
It's a question of picking the lesser of two evils and in my opinion the occupying foces in Afghanistan are just as guilty and evil as the Taliban so
there is no middle ground and it is not an easy situation to pick a side or remain unbiased.
We have NO business in Afghanistan, and the invading occupyers are lucky that all of the locals aren't out for blood because I know I sure would be.
Yoo bomb my village and kill my whole family I'm going to do my best to put a bullet in each of your heads, or blow you up the first chance I get.
Please understand where I'm coming from on this as I know it is a sensitive issue, but this needs to be put into proper perspective. I do not believe
that ollncasino is capable of grasping this perspective, but of course that is just my opinion based on previous interactions including this
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