reply to post by Freeborn
Hello. I thought to take the time to say a few words to both you and the OP on this topic. Hope you do not mind.
I would like to start saying after 9/11 it took all of 5 minutes to finger a suspect and convict him of guilt, when at the time he denied any
involvement. It takes longer to find a man guilty of murder when he is standing over his dead wifes body with blood on him and a murder weapon in his
hand, than it was to find bin Laden guilty of murdering thousands.
When the evidence was in, none of the people were Afghani who were in those planes, they were all from Saudia and one from Iraq.
The connections was al-Qaeda, an organisation spread across the globe in every country according to the US government.
Why not go after those countries these terrorists were from? They harbor al-Qaeda too, and leaders and teachers of al Qaeda are in Saudia as well, if
they are truly in each and every country. And Saudia is the largest exporter of extremism and radicalism than any other country in the greater middle
east! Why not fault them?
Not good business is it?
So the US goes after the easy target, the country who, after the US left them in a power vaccum were not strong enough to fight the radicals who took
over most of their country. And a war torn peoples simply seek survival at one point... lets face it.
Now, whether or not the US had prior knowledge of the 9/11 plot seems to be what most in the air concerning that... so for now lets ignore it...
America has 3000 dead people and for the American citizens to heal their needed to be a bad guy that will not be upsetting to the oil industry, and
Taliban along with bin Laden makes an easy mark... Taliban has been as bad as they come for any peoples, and as a whole seems quite conquerable. After
all, they are only camel jockey's yes?
so.... now we have the jist of it, I will say it probably was US governments responsibility to remove the Taliban from power in Afghanistan, since it
was the US that originally created the vaccum which allowed them to take over and terrorize the Afghani people. MANY Afghanis were also originally in
agreement with this... It really did not seem like a bad thing to have Taliban gone and their country back, so THEY can begin to heal as a nation.
I believe from here, is where US went wrong. First, nation building should be different than what US is currently trying to do. These people have a
MUCH different culture, and the same types of systems that work here or in the west or even in many parts of the middle east simply wont work
If you want to hear more about my view of what should be involved in removing bad people from a country and helping a people to heal and start a new
government that will be good for all the people, I would like Nenothtu to speak on this, because he can say things easier than I sometimes when it
comes to this type of thing, and I apologize for that.
But this thing in Afghanistan did not work, was way too long, and the people are sick and tired of war. The government is a US installed, rather than
a working one good for the people, and there were many mistakes here. Taliban is still there, many people still living in fear, but now of US and NATO
as well as Taliban, and it is just too much.
They want to raise families, go to work and have an income somehow, and simply survive in some semblance of peace... the US is simply not helping them
The Afghanis are not the only peoples in this type of predicament predicated upon them by the US government!
Murder, the killing unjustly of another human being, is evil, no matter who its perpetrator. But at some point people look around them, every country
on fire in the middle east, and they wonder.... who is the biggest threat to their security?
And it is the US, whether people choose to see that or not.