And? What does that have to do with the point about backwards Afghan cultural practices and your attempt to defend and justify them? Right, nothingThe Soviets did promote the concept of women to be educated, part of the work force and government.
1) Don't get your history from a movie. The truth is, outside urban centers there was very little support for a powerful centralized govt and a reistence formed organically long before any involvement from WashingtonThey did insist on the end of religious rule in courts and government. St. Reagan did refer to the 'freedom fighters' many well known to be extreme religious warriors, as the Aghan Founding fathers. The CON praisees are in the book CONs love to trump- "Charlie Wilson's War'.
2) Why would I need to answer for or justify what Ronald Reagan said and did? Especially in the context of you trying to justify brutal cultural behaviors by appealing to some form of perceived ingrained and inescapable expression of nature?
No, any culture that thinks it's cool to stone a rape victim to death is indeed inferior on the point of women's rights, to cultures that do not behave in such a manner.The us vs them metric is the CON template for everything... they don't act or think like we do so they are inferior.
Why would you see such a statement as controversial?
That doesn't even make senseNo Sir, it is a matter of degree, we accept the honor killings in this country, the forced marriages, the violence because we have a law against it.
Yes, because short of isolated pockets that we would attempt to address through higher state authority, such is clearly viewed as unacceptable in a modern context. Which means we have moved on and corrected that inferior behaviorThat sometimes these laws are ignored such as the KKK murders of 'uppity' blacks or 'meddlesome' yankees is shrugged off as 'the past'.
Wait, so a dad killing his daughters rapist is analogous to killing his daughter for being raped?While we don't let a dad go scot-free for killing the rapist who defiled his daughter,(many CONS would do just that), we do allow mitigation and tend to not judge the dad as a cold blooded murderer.
Again, you should really think these things through
Yes, if you mean assuming that brown people can overcome historical cultural trappings, like anyone else. I am indeed guiltyBut you continue down the 'white man's folly' road. You blame the 'inferior' culture for our failures, rather than our own hubris and folly