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    Re: Afghans vote amid militant threat

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The Afghan vote is not a free or fair vote and there is not "loads" of people coming out to vote.

    First off most women vote what the men say they should vote. And the men vote what their tribal leaders tell them to vote for.

    Secondly there was already wide spread reports of vote rigging weeks before the vote.

    Thirdly, "democracy" is a foreign word in the country.. it will never work under the present circumstances and certainly not work when we pull out our military forces. It goes against every mentality grain of the country, not to mention 75% of the population cant read or write.

    And finally, lets not forget what ever government that will be elected will only have power in the Presidential palace and only there. Most of the country is run by warlords, drugs lords or the Taliban and the country is effectively a narko state.
    You could say that about every country before it became a democracy they said it about the eastern european states they said it about japan they said it about india.

    Democracy is dervied from greek so its a foreign concept to America and the rest of europe if you like.
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    Re: Afghans vote amid militant threat

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    You could say that about every country before it became a democracy they said it about the eastern european states they said it about japan they said it about india.

    Democracy is dervied from greek so its a foreign concept to America and the rest of europe if you like.
    Bravo!!!!

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    Re: Afghans vote amid militant threat

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Secondly there was already wide spread reports of vote rigging weeks before the vote.
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    Ive not seen any of these. Care to point them out?

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    Re: Afghans vote amid militant threat

    Not much chatter on this washingtonpost.com

    Opponents allege widespread voter fraud. Karzai got 100% of the votes in opposition stronghold. I remember all the talk about the Iranian elections but for some reason not many people are talking about the afghan elections

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