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For the record this is not anti-american,
We helped them defeat the Soviets who were DECIMATING the Country and its People. They Certainly Loved Us Then
Here are some excerpts from a 1986 US Army manual on Afghanistan discussing the policies of this government concerning women:
“provisions of complete freedom of choice of marriage partner, and fixation of the minimum age at marriage at 16 for women and 18 for men”
“abolished forced marriages”
“bring [women] out of seclusion, and initiate social programs”
“extensive literacy programs, especially for women”
“putting girls and boys in the same classroom”;
“concerned with changing gender roles and giving women a more active role in politics”.
Originally posted by GBP/JPY
great thread BUT GET THIS...please..
I'm an American...hail...a TEXAN...it's not us...( it's really not our fault).
General John Allen, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has urged the Taliban to renounce violence and respect women's rights if it wanted to play a part in the country's future.
Originally posted by Geraputo
As an American reading through this thread it surely makes me sad to see what the international community thinks of us.
The problem is the people in power, there are still good Americans left. When will we wake up?