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  •  that's how it started for us in Afghanistan too. (5+ / 0-)

    Suddenly the Silk Road dried up to a dribble and while the Afghan people were begging for aid we ignored them for 20 years.
        Then when the 'taleban' as they were known at that time destroyed the Bamyian Buddhas this is what one of them said in an interview I heard on the radio:

    He said that the taleban was made up of 20-something students combined with the very old religious leaders. The young people mostly wanted food and other aid because they have been starving. The old people were the iconoclasts that wanted to bring down icons. Between the two, the student said, we have finally gotten the world's attention again! Help Us! Please!

    Then the world took up a collection to fix the broken statues and continued to ignore the needs of real people.

    We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

    by nuclear winter solstice on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 05:21:49 AM PDT

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