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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Female U.S. soldiers are being “encouraged” to wear headscarves in Afghanistan in an effort to get closer to the locals, according to The Daily Caller.

    Major Kyndra Rotunda, the executive director of the Military Law and Policy Institute, says that being “encouraged” to do something in the military is tantamount to being “ordered” to do it, putting the servicewomen in a touchy situation.


    Sensitivity Training? Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab | The Blaze

    You know what you "sensitive" Muslims, kiss my lily white a**.
    You just assume that muslim a** is not lili white? You are welcome to kiss it also, black or white.


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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

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    Can anyone list an example of how we expect people to respect our culture? It seems to me, we respect other cultures far more than we respect anything that could be called American culture.
    To what extent does "American culture" even exist? Can you define it?

    I think what tpd is referring to is that we expect immigrants and foreigners to comply with our laws, and sometimes our norms and customs.
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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    You can also just fail at whatever you're trying to build over there.
    You mean the Turkmenistan Pipeline? That will come as a shock to Bush family

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by shablon View Post
    you mean the turkmenistan pipeline? That will come as a shock to bush family
    yarr gewd won! Xd

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Nope, sorry.

    IF a US Commander "feels" the need to even address this crap it's an issue.

    The Muslim "Culture" is not he ONLY Culture....they'll have to deal with it.
    Why do muslims have to deal with it? They did not invite JewSA to occupy them!

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    To what extent does "American culture" even exist? Can you define it?

    I think what tpd is referring to is that we expect immigrants and foreigners to comply with our laws, and sometimes our norms and customs.
    My point was that we don't have the same respect for culture in this country because we have such a nebulous culture ourselves. We see a woman who has to dress a certain way by law and we want to change that because we've got such different ideals in that regard. It doesn't make any sense to get all riled up over something like this. If it would help relations in Afghanistan, I'm all for it. It doesn't mean we've given in to the Taliban, it means we've taken the time to becoome educated in another culture and it shows respect. I don't see a problem with that.

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

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    My point was that we don't have the same respect for culture in this country because we have such a nebulous culture ourselves. We see a woman who has to dress a certain way by law and we want to change that because we've got such different ideals in that regard. It doesn't make any sense to get all riled up over something like this. If it would help relations in Afghanistan, I'm all for it. It doesn't mean we've given in to the Taliban, it means we've taken the time to becoome educated in another culture and it shows respect. I don't see a problem with that.
    I'm for it if it does anything to help us win the war.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

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    I'm for it if it does anything to help us win the war.
    What "war" are you talking about, pal? There is no war, war is when two armies fight against each other. We are simply executing people we do not like. Just like our "allies" in that enclave we support with five million bucks a day, so that they can have free medical care we do not have!

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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by shablon View Post
    What "war" are you talking about, pal? There is no war, war is when two armies fight against each other. We are simply executing people we do not like. Just like our "allies" in that enclave we support with five million bucks a day, so that they can have free medical care we do not have!
    Wow, really? Are you familiar with guerrilla warfare and insurgency?
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by shablon View Post
    What "war" are you talking about, pal? There is no war, war is when two armies fight against each other. We are simply executing people we do not like. Just like our "allies" in that enclave we support with five million bucks a day, so that they can have free medical care we do not have!
    And as I told you in another thread, that is not the definition of "war."
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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