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RAWA and the Taliban

2001-10-02 13:20:44+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

A Salon interview with a RAWA member about women and the Taliban is disturbing reading. And confirms my suspicion that our foreign policy over there is likely to continue the stupidity which got us into this quagmire in the first place:

We condemn the cooperation of the United States with the Northern Alliance. This is another nightmare for our people -- the Northern Alliance are the second Taliban.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:54+00 by: meuon

Lets face it folks, we have NOTHING in common with this society and because of our viewpoints, nothing we can do would really help.

It may be an extreme unworkable viewpoint, but I am compelled to shut down our "foreign aid" and stop meddling with the insane socio-political messes out there. Supporting one foul regime over another just because it wants your support and gives your agenda lip service just changes the faces in the evil regime. We can't fix it, we should not try, it just makes it worse.

Ok.. I'm bent.. rant off. --mike--

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:54+00 by: Larry Burton

Regardless of what we do someone will be all too willing to point out how wrong we were in doing it. This includes doing nothing. It's very disconcerting to be in this predicament but I don't think it means that we just sit on our hands.

The current proposal is that we attempt to help the king of Afghanistan regain his throne which I'm prone to support. The only problem with this is that folks want more than just "help", they want us to make it happen.

#Comment made: 2001-10-03 16:11:43+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]

Found in my email...

As for what to do with Osama bin Laden: Killing him will only create a martyr.

Holding him prisoner will inspire his comrades to take hostages to demand his release.

Therefore, I suggest we do neither.

Let the Special Forces, Seals or Delta forces covertly capture him, fly him to an undisclosed hospital and have surgeons quickly perform a complete sex change operation. Then we return her to Afghanistan to live as a woman under the Taliban.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:54+00 by: Dan Lyke

Woohoo! I love[Wiki] that suggestion!

As for what we should do about potential allies, organizations like the Northern Alliance probably need us as much as we need them. Laying down guidelines that we're going to expect all parties (including Israel, whom we've been remarkably lax with) to follow when they get in power. We can't claim to be hated for "freedom and democracy" when, consistently in our foreign policy, we support despots and tyrants.

From Cuba to Iran we've been consistently backing evil bastards solely because they were fighting against other evil bastards. That crap has to stop.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:54+00 by: meuon

Probably not doable... but I also like the sex change operation punishment.

But Dan pegs it well:

"From Cuba to Iran we've been consistently backing evil bastards solely because they were fighting against other evil bastards. That crap has to stop."