Imo, Afghanistan is not a country...it never was. It is a group of peoples that were forced to band together as a country (often against their will) by their colonial masters.
The west is trying to force Afghanis to stay formed as a country that makes no sense.
America and the West should leave the Afghanis alone to decide where they want their final borders to be...because I guarantee you that 100 years from now that there is virtually no chance Afghanistan will be as it is now...not even close. It will (imo) end up like Iraq is going (and should be allowed to go), formed into historic and logical smaller countries.
Why are so many people (I am not speaking of you here) so obsessed by keeping things as they were without considering that maybe some things are NOT better off as they traditionally have been. Tradition is fine...but only if it is for a logical reason. Tradition strictly for traditions sake is silly.
The brave western troops died (and are dying) to mostly preserve a tradition (Afghanistan as it is) whose only reason for continuance is tradition...not logical (imo).
I think Obama should just leave them alone and stop throwing honorable lives and money America does not have on a hopeless cause that is 7,000 miles from home.
Last edited by DA60; 08-05-14 at 09:32 PM.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
I assume the shooter was killed although I didn't see it mentioned in the article. This would be in the category of suicide bomber/killers.
It is almost impossible to defend against anyone willing to take his own life.
George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
He who knows the least obeys the best.