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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    While I don't agree with their actions, I still don't see how it is any of our business. There are a myriad of cultures and religions that we aren't going to agree with here in the US. Why do we feel the need to force our own views of "right" and "wrong" down the throats of others? Let them handle their own affairs. I realize, though, that by letting them handle their own business it is hard to pin the "good guy" badge on our lapel.


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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

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    Lmao, you have a hard task ahead of you
    Worthy tasks should be hard, no?

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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    These are the people who sheltered and harbored the perpetrators of 911....


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    Yes, but it doesn't change the fact that this particular act has nothing to do with us.

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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Yes, but it doesn't change the fact that this particular act has nothing to do with us.
    It does if we're the ones who built the school and promised to keep its students safe.

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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    It does if we're the ones who built the school and promised to keep its students safe.
    Well, then we had no business building such schools or making such promises.

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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Well, then we had no business building such schools or making such promises.


    Alrighty then. No sense restoring equal education that had been forcibly removed by the brutal dictators we ousted. We should have continued to enforce Taliban rules by beating or executing women who left their homes without burkas, and dared believe they were entitled to an education.

    Guess I'll just move along then. Nothing to see here. Clearly.

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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    I can live with us "forcing our values" on them, if the values are that of equal access to education for both male and female. Its not like we are making them watch reality TV. That, I would not support.
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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post


    Alrighty then. No sense restoring equal education that had been forcibly removed by the brutal dictators we ousted. We should have continued to enforce Taliban rules by beating or executing women who left their homes without burkas, and dared believe they were entitled to an education.

    Guess I'll just move along then. Nothing to see here. Clearly.
    If it doesn't affect us, it's none of our business what other countries do. A lot of places are going to have cultures and customs that we may find appalling. Are we supposed to pin on our "good guy" badge every time someone does something that we don't agree with? I'm sorry, but who the hell are we to be the moral authority figure in the world?

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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    If it doesn't affect us, it's none of our business what other countries do. A lot of places are going to have cultures and customs that we may find appalling. Are we supposed to pin on our "good guy" badge every time someone does something that we don't agree with? I'm sorry, but who the hell are we to be the moral authority figure in the world?
    Nobody is telling them they can't make those fantastic rugs anymore. Just let the women get an education if they want to. You really have to wonder just what kind of culture is threatened by that. And it would seem more immoral to me, to stand by and say "Well **** them, it doesn't affect us". If somebody gets run over by a car, it doesn't affect me, but I feel morally obligate to throw my "good guy" badge on, and help the person.
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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Nobody is telling them they can't make those fantastic rugs anymore. Just let the women get an education if they want to. You really have to wonder just what kind of culture is threatened by that. And it would seem more immoral to me, to stand by and say "Well **** them, it doesn't affect us". If somebody gets run over by a car, it doesn't affect me, but I feel morally obligate to throw my "good guy" badge on, and help the person.
    And that's fine. I realize a lot of people don't share my views on the subject.

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