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

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    And that's fine. I realize a lot of people don't share my views on the subject.
    Actually, more do than don't, from my perspective. I feel like mine is the less popular view, on this forum anyway.
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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?
    It did affect us with 9/11.

    We do have the authority to remove aggressive rogue nations that attack us. After that government is removed (as was the Taleban) they no longer have the authority to demand anything.

    Your argument has nothing to do with Afghanistan and why we are there.
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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It did affect us with 9/11.

    We do have the authority to remove aggressive rogue nations that attack us. After that government is removed (as was the Taleban) they no longer have the authority to demand anything.

    Your argument has nothing to do with Afghanistan and why we are there.
    What exactly does the act of them threatening to blow up girls' schools have to do with 9/11? All of my comments in this thread are in regards to Rev. Hellhound's comments about us meddling in the affairs of foreign nations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitnah View Post
    The Taliban wants schools set up for boys first.

    Then later girls schools will be allowed. As there was before ?

    That is their culture. You call that culture, I call it utter mean-ness and hatred..Moderate Islam should become involved.

    The West should back off and leave them alone.
    No, the Taliban should return to the rocks and caves, from whence they came...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    What exactly does the act of them threatening to blow up girls' schools have to do with 9/11?
    We removed the Taliban from power. We invaded Afghanistan to specifically remove the Taliban because of it's involvement with 9/11. So we do have a vested interest in protecting the assets we helped build for the new government.

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    All of my comments in this thread are in regards to Rev. Hellhound's comments about us meddling in the affairs of foreign nations.
    I replied to a direct response you made to DiAnna.

    "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?" - dclxvinoise

    Afghanistan does indeed affect us, and it started with 9/11.

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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.
    The Taliban are not the government of Afghanistan. The US military is working WITH the legitimate government of Afghanistan in order to eliminate the Taliban and Al Qaeda scourage from Central Asia. If we don't, they will come back and hit the US and Europe again... and again... and again...
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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
    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.
    Well, except for the Amazing Race of course. What better way to see Americans looking stupid in foreign countries where few people speak English.
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    Re: Taleban threaten to blow up girls’ schools if they refuse to close

    This threat is enough justification for us to walk into afghanistan and slaughter every Talibani we find. I also think that as a threat to the ones we don't find, we leave the corpses staked out in the desert for the birds to pick clean and snipe them off when they come to retrieve their dead.

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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.
    I just don't see how you expect to ever be taken seriously as a political commentator if you keep taking these stands for responsibility and noble intent.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    This threat is enough justification for us to walk into afghanistan and slaughter every Talibani we find. I also think that as a threat to the ones we don't find, we leave the corpses staked out in the desert for the birds to pick clean and snipe them off when they come to retrieve their dead.
    I'm impressed!

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