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  •  Very sad. (4+ / 0-)
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    Rogneid, MKSinSA, unfangus, melfunction

    Beyond that awareness, is there another point to this Diary?

    I certainly hope it has nothing to do with the need for the continued obscenity of the American presence and slaughter of the Afghans taking place there for the past decade.

    That needs to end immediately and all American military need to be deported.

    Ten years too late -- but better late than never.



    Denial is a drug.

    by Pluto on Wed May 22, 2013 at 03:59:05 AM PDT

    •  I got half way through The Favored Daugher... (5+ / 0-)

      by Fawzia Koofi and had to quit--I could not take any more of the misogyny.  That country and that version of their religion is absolutly sickening.  America has done what it can to facilitate change, with very mixed outcomes, but at some point a society has to be responsible for itself.  I am heartbroken for any girl born there, but at this point the best way for Americans to help is to lead by example, not by force.  

      If you are smart enough to positively know the climate is not being affected by humans, then you are also smart enough to develop a fusion reactor which runs solely from water and air….so get your ass moving!

      by quiet in NC on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:44:06 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, of course it is about awareness, Pluto. Does (4+ / 0-)

      there need to be another reason? I'm baffled by your comment as well as see it as insulting.

      Beyond that awareness, is there another point to this Diary?
      Wtf?

      I am not suggesting we send more troops over there to fix this problem. We have enough immoral rape/abuse in our own country that desperately needs attention.

      We must  remain aware of the atrocities against other human beings, especially when it involves children. Without awareness nothing will change. With awareness some will find and create solutions. And some will die fighting for the lives of the countless women and girls who are being killed, tortured and abused by this extremely oppressive society.

      The worst thing we can do is simply ignore it, as if to 'silence' the problem. That is what happened with the Holocaust and  the Rwanda Genocide  I'm stunned by your comment.

       

      "In this world, hate has never yet dispelled hate. Only love can dispel hate." ~ Buddha

      by Leslie Salzillo on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:02:02 AM PDT

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      •  Please don't be insulted. (1+ / 0-)
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        I could have stated it more artfully, because it's not really directed at you.

        My comment is meant to be pre-emptive, so that not a morsel of tolerance grows in anyone's mind toward our illegal and savage presence in Afghanistan.

        The plight of Afghan women has been successfully used to soften up liberals for years and years toward our murder spree in that nation. For me, it's a dogwhistle.

        I do what I can to prevent that. I never, ever let it pass.

        I sincerely apologize for disrupting your Diary.



        Denial is a drug.

        by Pluto on Wed May 22, 2013 at 03:35:10 PM PDT

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    •  Pluto, do you need to be hydrated to get your (3+ / 0-)
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      attention here?

      Diarist never called for further US military intervention. That is, however, not to say that the imminent departure of international troops is not emboldening the Taliban and their soullessness.

      One of the things that makes the war in Afghanistan so sickening is that it didn't put a stop to this. This has been going on since the days the Mujahedeen were on our side.

      "Sharia law" is a crock, invented to enslave women and dehumanize them. It works, as we see right here in the USA with the Gee Oh Pee.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:10:02 AM PDT

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      •  But in a way we should demand an end to all (1+ / 0-)
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        this shit in return for our country's military "sacrifices" over there.

        Or else, really what's the point?  (yeah, yeah, yeah - I know there's no point - but this makes it even worse!!).

        •  can't enforce the demand (1+ / 0-)
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          unless we nuke the Taliban, which gets their victims too. Dammit.
          Therefore that is not a solution.

          Here, or there.

          Dammit.

          So what can we do?
          They won't take an education.

          Run an underground railroad for all the women and kids?
          Maybe.....how long would these a-holes rule with unmitigated celibacy?

          LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:40:16 AM PDT

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