reply to post by Chadwickus
It's an analogy to how the Afghanis feel with the current American troops in THEIR country. Now I'm not sure where the world you are, but imagine
yourself in that position: You're just average Joe, doing whatever you do to make a living when suddenly, you see foreign army vehicles (pick
whatever country you like). They start shooting, blowing up buildings, saying that they are protecting you from a dangerous group...I'm just gonna
throw out the Police or local law enforcement. They get rid of most of the law enforcement, leaving enough where they can't fight back...limited
resources, the like, but they find a way to keep fighting back against the invaders as a way of saying "hey, we don't want you in our
You think It's cool because the foreign guys are offering some sweet deals, say better guns and ways to enforce crime than the LE did. But then these
invaders start raiding your homes on pretenses that you are helping the LE, sometimes bombing buildings to get rid of them. Some of your friends are
probably captured/tortured/killed in being suspected as LE, and raiding the local markets to feed themselves and not leaving much for your fellow
citizens, or perhaps jacking up the prices of goods...as if to help fund their cause.
You believe that the things they are doing aren't going to happen to you, but on the day it does, you don't know who to turn to, other that the LE,
who give you the training and weapons you need. You probably sympathize with their cause, because these foriegn invaders are hurting more than
helping, and you don't really know why they are here in the first place.
Let's also say, you become an upstanding citizen, that the foreign guys want you to work for them, and you do, but you still want to help your local
LE and your neighbors, so you decide to take them out on the inside.
That's basically Afghani sentiment on the whole US occupation, but be my guest if you would like to live one day in their shoes.