Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by skunk, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/16/afghanistan-taliban-us-foreign-policy

    I'm beginning to sense a pattern here.
     
  2. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly, I greatly fear that this is a cycle that will only get worse.
     
  3. és: macrumors 6502a

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    "It's for their own good".

    I love the smell of liberation in the mourning.
     
  4. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    "That'll teach them to be brown."
     
  5. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    why do people become suicide bombers? There is your answer.
     
  6. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, you're going to have to elaborate on that.
     
  7. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    The seething anger induced by seeing your family blown to pieces may make one easily seduced by suicidal ideation.


    That article just makes me feel flat. It is horrible. I hope that people smarter/braver than I can find a way out of the mess without too many more innocent deaths.
     
  8. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I see what he's saying now. 'This is the reason why people turn to suicide bombing' would have been better :D
     
  9. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    I don't see how the hundreds of years of internecine tribal hatreds can be ended by anybody in any civilized manner. Outsiders can't impose and maintain any sort of rational civil order, and only the absolute ruthlessness of such as a Taliban can rule by fear.

    'Rat
     
  10. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Even Genghis Khan would have trouble killing civilians out of happenstance, either the killings should appear to be of a unified structure of control, ruthless but also specific, or its just more chaos that will never allow the order necessary to create a functional state.
     

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