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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yep, and remind me when democracy finally sprouted? Waaaaay after people shed their tribal identities.
    I though Democracy started in Europe after there Monarchs were remove form power? Did I miss something?

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

    It seems to me that this is much ado about nothing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I though Democracy started in Europe after there Monarchs were remove form power? Did I miss something?
    Well not necessarily when they removed their monarchs from power (constitutional monarchies are democratic), but if you want to understand what we're talking about go back and see Mac and Gardener's original posts.
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    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yep, and remind me when democracy finally sprouted? Waaaaay after people shed their tribal identities.
    The Greeks were very tribalistic.
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I hate agreeing with Gardener and disagreeing with you here mac, but he does have a point.
    I'm curious as to why you would hate to agree with me for pointing out the futility of the neocon agenda to reshape the culture of the middle east?
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Depends on the situation. If a female soldier is, for example, hobnobbing with youngsters in a school classroom, then such a farce may be beneficial in a superficial way. But out in the suck, screw the frigging hijab nonsense.

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

    Many US soldiers (especially spec ops) have been growing beards to gain the trust of the local populace.



    This isn't a one way street issue.

    Besides the article specifically says "encouraged" not "required".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I though Democracy started in Europe after there Monarchs were remove form power? Did I miss something?
    Oooooooor they were constitutionally marginalized in the cases of Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway etc.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yep, and remind me when democracy finally sprouted? Waaaaay after people shed their tribal identities.
    No they didn't, the tribes just got a little bigger....we'll call em kingdoms...
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    Re: Female U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ‘Encouraged’ to Wear Hijab

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Many US soldiers (especially spec ops) have been growing beards to gain the trust of the local populace.



    This isn't a one way street issue.

    Besides the article specifically says "encouraged" not "required".
    Obviously some women don't mind it - I don't see how that's a problem.
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