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Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:07 AM

 

So Kabul has fallen...And so has Afghanistan.

I was going to post another Taliban atrocity and war crime video but why bother.

Feel bad for

the lost generation of freedoms of Afghanistan
the young girls who will become sex slaves to these animals
the young girls who held such promise
the women who are were working and now thats over
the women who will be stoned
the women who will be whipped in public
the forcing of girls and women to wear demeaning burkas
the women who will be shot to death for breaking insane taliban rules
the boys who will be sex toys
the boys who will be brain washed into becoming EVEN more taliban
the hindu and other minorities

and Afghanistan has now become a haven for more terrorists...again

out of site...out of mind

I am past sad.






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Reply So Kabul has fallen...And so has Afghanistan. (Original post)
Rustyeye77 Aug 2021 OP
MLAA Aug 2021 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 #3
secondwind Aug 2021 #2
Rustyeye77 Aug 2021 #5
milestogo Aug 2021 #12
Ligyron Aug 2021 #25
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 #4
obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #7
The Jungle 1 Aug 2021 #27
Traildogbob Aug 2021 #31
The Jungle 1 Aug 2021 #37
Hekate Aug 2021 #39
The Jungle 1 Aug 2021 #42
Goodheart Aug 2021 #6
panader0 Aug 2021 #8
Rustyeye77 Aug 2021 #13
panader0 Aug 2021 #17
agingdem Aug 2021 #15
3Hotdogs Aug 2021 #18
joshcryer Aug 2021 #24
Tiger8 Aug 2021 #28
roamer65 Aug 2021 #9
TheBlackAdder Aug 2021 #33
Captain Zero Aug 2021 #41
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #10
JoanofArgh Aug 2021 #11
dsc Aug 2021 #16
JoanofArgh Aug 2021 #22
The Jungle 1 Aug 2021 #38
Blues Heron Aug 2021 #14
praxEs Aug 2021 #19
NJCher Aug 2021 #34
Mosby Aug 2021 #20
MrModerate Aug 2021 #21
Joinfortmill Aug 2021 #23
joetheman Aug 2021 #26
yaesu Aug 2021 #29
NJCher Aug 2021 #35
yaesu Aug 2021 #40
elevator Aug 2021 #30
Piasladic Aug 2021 #32
marble falls Aug 2021 #36

Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:11 AM

1. You've really said it all in your post. Excellent summary. So very sad.

😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:15 AM

2. Drugs should be LEGALIZED all around the world

Taliban live off drug money.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:16 AM

5. C'mon...give me a break

 

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:39 AM

12. Yeah, lets start handing out drugs worse than oxycodone.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:46 AM

25. Even that is preferable to letting pain patients suffer.

The DEA etc have gone way overboard in their zeal to eliminate opioids.

There are people who canít figure out away around that nonsense who are killing themselves daily.

Besides, this is supposed to be the land of the free where our citizens should be allowed their pursuit of happiness. Provided theyíre adults.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:16 AM

4. Aren't the Taliban opposed to bacha bazi?

I don't know. All I have to go on is the internet, which isn't always fact-based.

And I'm not trying to portray the Taliban as a bunch of really swell guys.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacha_bazi

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:25 AM

7. Yes, they are -- they consider it homosexuality

Which is a capital sin for them.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:02 AM

27. It does not matter who is in charge the culturally accepted sexual perversion will continue.

Bacha bazi, right now, is illegal in Afghanistan. Problem is it is rampant and will continue no matter who runs the country.
Any society that accepts this perverted assault of innocence is not worth our time or effort. Our forces were ordered not to interfere. No way should we have spent a trillion on this filth. These maggots do not deserve our help and we cannot fix a society that is this screwed up.

We spent 20 years and a trillion dollars training and equipping their army. The army stood down in ONE WEEK. If they won't fight for their country why should we.

Their entire economy is based on heroin. Afghanistan produces 80% of the world heroin supply. Our war on drugs in Afghanistan was a total failure! They produce more now than ever.

Thank you Joe. You did the right thing and you are my hero.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:50 AM

31. 👏👏👏👏

Who is willing to let their child to be the last soldier standing. We have our own Taliban right here on the verge of mass murder. Lots of perverted sexual assaulting and child sex perverts right in our own government. These MurKKKan Taliban have no respect for women, or life as is being seen with the ongoing rage. Time to clean our own back yard before telling other countries we will come bring you our Democracy, who the jell wants where we are and are headed.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 04:31 PM

37. My rant has been building for twenty years.

I knew that as soon as we left that army would stand down.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 05:14 PM

39. IIRC back before we invaded, the Taliban rigorously suppressed growing poppies for opium...

IIRC back before we invaded, the Taliban rigorously suppressed growing poppies for opiumÖ

Yes, they did. It was on religious grounds. And being the Taliban, yes it was a rigorous suppression. I forget where opium production shifted to, but it shifted away from Afghanistan. Heroin addiction went down, as opium was less abundant.

Funny thing about that though, poor farmers are thrifty folk, and the farmers of that dry soil planned ahead: they buried sacks of seed beneath their floors.

When the US invaded, poor farmers were still poor. Their annual incomes were so low that an intelligent invader who didnít want opium production to resume on economic grounds could have easily subsidized each and every farmer to produce something else, or even just stay home. But no, who even thinks like that?

So out came the seeds. It is a cash crop where there are few other cash crops and it grows readily where other crops struggle. (As far as I know, heroin was and is produced elsewhere.)

At the time of the rather comprehensive article I read (WaPo or NY Times, probably 2003) opium had started to trickle out of the country. Addiction was starting to rise in the neighboring countries, and some addicts were making their way to border cities for easier access. Heroin production resumed and shipments to Europe and the US were on their way.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #39)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 10:09 AM

42. Correct

Poppy production has dramatically increased from 2001 to 2021 during our occupation.
8000 hectares in 2001 increasing to 328.000 hectares presently.
esri
Will this production be stopped. I can't answer that but I personally doubt it.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:19 AM

6. Yes, it's pretty horrible. And sad.

At some point, though, the Afghanis, themselves, have to win their own freedoms.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:27 AM

8. Rusty, I'm pretty sure that a great many Afghans feel that the nation has been liberated.

The evil infidel Westerner invaders have been defeated after a long struggle.
We can only see this from our point of view. It's their country and their culture is not
like ours. They don't have "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" on the boob tube.
Going into Afghanistan was a big mistake twenty years ago. The damage is on us.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:40 AM

13. I dont even have a comment.

 

Someone else if they want to.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:00 AM

17. Google 'Afghan civilians killed by US forces'--it's horrendous.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:44 AM

15. Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld vanity war

tens of thousands dead/maimed...and for what?...get the Afghan interpreters out...declare victory and leave

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Response to agingdem (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:02 AM

18. Add Wolfowitz and Doug Feith.

Doug Feith... "the dumbest fuck on the face of the Earth."


Two more Bush piece of shit.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:31 AM

24. I think the poster is lamenting the taste of freedom...

...women and girls and boys had for a brief time.

It is a judgement call to suggest that they should have never had it to begin with. It was a nice attempt but it was totally failed in a part of the world that is just backwards when it comes to human rights and dignity.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:20 AM

28. War cannot defeat religion

 

There is nothing logical about religion.

Religion is a poison, and the pushers of it infect toddlers in a way most will fight to the death to protect a religion that just takes and takes, without giving anything back. I feel sorry for those who manage to see it as bullshit - it is comparable to slavery.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:28 AM

9. Now it's China and Iran's turn.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:10 AM

33. Russia couldn't do it. The US couldn't do it. China/Iran want to be hegemonies, time to pony up.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #33)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 07:13 PM

41. Britain failed there too.

Nt

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:38 AM

10. We cannot hope to bring democracy to anyone else until we secure it here at home.

And we are losing democracy here as we speak.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:50 AM

16. that is just baldly false

I have no idea what the solution is, but the majority of women were vastly better off under the US than they were under the Taliban.

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Response to dsc (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:21 AM

22. You know, you're right. 20% of Afghanistan was controlled

by the Taliban during our occupation . Of course didnít see any posts here on those poor women before Biden announced his withdrawal. I deleted my post . The rest of my statement still stands though about Bidenís alternative plans.

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Response to dsc (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 04:37 PM

38. I suggest you study some of the facts surrounding what that filthy culture also does to boys.

There is no hope for this putrid culture.
Walk away and thank Joe.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:43 AM

14. I blame Bush all the way

this was inevitable when he commanded the US lash out in an insane spasm of revenge based violence. There was no real plan, he just thought he'd just bask in some righteous WWII-style war-leader vibes. Then he grew bored like a child and admitted he never really thought about Bin Laden that much anymore and anyway, watch this drive.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:02 AM

19. And we must remember

which president it was who created the images of the last moments of evacuation in Vietnam -- none other than Gerald Ford of which party?

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:12 AM

34. +1000

There was no real plan, he just thought he'd just bask in some righteous WWII-style war-leader vibes.


that's how I see it, too.

One thing we might consider is that we spent $70 billion there. In a sense we tried to buy it a structured democracy and a culture where there was a degree of equality for women and minorities. To do so, the military had to be used to effect an environment where that could take place.

So they had a little taste of democracy, but too many of their most aggressive people want rule by religion and extreme religion at that. Their elections never rarely run in a satisfactory fashion, as this story from 2016 will tell: "Democracy in Disarray in Afghanistan; Disunity in the Unity Government."

http://southasiajournal.net/democratic-in-disarray-in-afghanistan-disunity-in-the-unity-government/

By 2019 voter turnout was 26%!

https://thediplomat.com/2019/10/is-democracy-dying-in-afghanistan/


There's just too much of this:




And there is no shortage of work for democracy that we need to take here at home:





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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:05 AM

20. The RW is having a collective orgasm

Apparently they have been into nation building all along.

Note this is a propaganda video where bidens answers have been chopped up and god knows what else.


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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:11 AM

21. The men of Afghanistan are not going to save Afghan women.

 

Maybe they need to save themselves.

How many Taliban commandos are there in Afghanistan vs how many women? How many kitchen knives vs. how many AK47s?

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:30 AM

23. Very sad

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:57 AM

26. If only we learn the lessons that Afghan is teaching us. nt

 

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:41 AM

29. My brother spent a year there on an FOB near the Pakistan border. He worked

with a local village leader because this guy had the power to hire the civilians to work on the base which was a great job for the locals. This leader was very religious but later got into trouble at a village wedding for having sex with a very young boy, not because of the act, which is customary, but because he didn't give the boy or his family any gratuity.

Their religion forbids unmarried males from having any intimate relations with females before marriage. Because of this its is ok for males to engage in sex acts with young boys. I can imagine the generations of messed up men this has produced not to mention the way they treat women, pretty much like prisoners but that's another story.

These disgusting religious practices are generally not a problem in the bigger cities is what I understand but now they will be. Sorry we broke the country but there was no way to ever fix it as long as religious fanatics are a part of their population.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:16 AM

35. illuminating post

I didn't know this. Makes sense.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 05:24 PM

40. TY, this was around 2007 & hearing his experiences was really an eyeopener.

I knew from that time on that there was no way we could "tame" that country & what is happening now would be the only outcome but should have happened sooner.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:43 AM

30. It was never really a viable country.

 

It is a smoldering pot of ethnic tribalism and always has been.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:09 AM

32. when you have passed sad, where are you?

I worked there for a bit trying to teach Imams how to read in English. They wouldn't even shake hands with me.

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Response to Piasladic (Reply #32)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:50 AM

36. The maudlin.

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