92% of Afghans have never heard of the 9/11 attacks.

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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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92% of Afghans Never Heard of 9/11


A report (PDF) from the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) shows that 92 percent of those surveyed had never heard of the coordinated multiple attacks on US soil on September 11, 2001.

It also shows that four in 10 Afghans believe the US is on their soil in order to "destroy Islam or occupy Afghanistan."

They would be partially correct. Its for Afghanistan's strategic importance and natural resources.

The survey was conducted in those regions where the US encounters the most resistance.

This debunks the theory that Afghans who are fighting against the American occupation are doing so because they are loyal to the Taliban or Al-CIAeda.

Being attacked and occupied is enough motivation for anyone.

The US has been bombing and occupying that region for decades. The recent blowback should come as no surprise.



edit on 13-9-2012 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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Quite a hard hitting albeit eye opening video!!

Its very true also !!

Thanks for posting!!



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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Very true. Much like how something around 70% of Japanese people think the attack on Pearl Harbor took place AFTER the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

This is the world we live in. For whatever reason, we decided to fight the Taliban rather than search for Bin Laden and 92% of Afghans didn't get the memo.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by allenidaho
Very true. Much like how something around 70% of Japanese people think the attack on Pearl Harbor took place AFTER the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


If that's true that's one of the most disconcerting things I've ever heard



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Very true. Much like how something around 70% of Japanese people think the attack on Pearl Harbor took place AFTER the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Wait, when? Source?

This topic has been addressed numerous times on ATS, but it's still good to get a reminder. The people out in the sticks over there probably have about 0 knowledge of world events and could easily be misled.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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Being attacked and occupied is enough motivation for anyone.




The whole idea of Americans fighting off foriegn invaders has been glorified in movies like Red Dawn and video games like Homefront.

In Red Dawn, rag tag militias fight off an invading Russian force. In Homefront, the player is a resistance fighting off an invading N.Korean force.

Yet, when Afghans resist an American invasion in real life, its labelled as terrorism or insurgency. And there are calls to drop more bombs on them.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by allenidaho
Very true. Much like how something around 70% of Japanese people think the attack on Pearl Harbor took place AFTER the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

This is the world we live in. For whatever reason, we decided to fight the Taliban rather than search for Bin Laden and 92% of Afghans didn't get the memo.


I lived in Japan in the mid 90's and even back then there was controversy about Japanese text books being revised as far as WWII history went. The biggest controversy then was about the Rape of Nanking being deleted from the history books.

As far as the Afghans go, living in the 7th century and rarely having radio let alone any other connection to the oustide world keeps many of them living in ignorance.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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So out of curiosity, what is the error on that statistic? Oh and what is the rate of literacy in Afghanistan? How many US kids are taught about say Galipoli? Yes all three questions relate to a point I'll make





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