Study: Few Afghans know about 9/11, reason for war

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    Study: Few Afghans know of 9/11, reason for war - World news - South and Central Asia - Afghanistan - msnbc.com

    Well, this certainly is a failure of getting the information out there to say the least.
     
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    Few Afghans know how to read or write.
     
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    If you look closely enough, the region where they found 92% didn't know was 92% of Afghani Men. The reason for this is because only 13% of Afghanistan women know how to read and write, as compared to 42% of Afghanistan men.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html

     
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    Also loose the "modern America" paradigm. They and their culture have a lot to do with issues like this, they don't think like you and they don't do what you do. The country is extremely backwards in comparison and as for ability to read, does you stats tell you at what level?
     
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    This place is never going to be Switzerland; the best we can hope for is that the main groups in control (I doubt there will ever be a central government controlling all of the country) are not militantly anti Western while trying to promote human rights, in particular the rights of women in the urban areas.

    This war is going to go on, even if only by proxy, for decades.
     
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    Where did I say they did? I was merely pointing out the literacy rates. You're not the only one who understands that Afghanistan is different from the United States in more ways than one. Perhaps you should tone down the arrogance just a bit to say the least.
     
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    Why is it our responsibility to explain to each and every Afghan why we did what we did... and if we did... why would they give a shit what reason we had? Are they likely to say "Ohhhhh that's ok then, bomb away."
     
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    I had an Afghan hound once and even he didn't have a clue...
     
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    Who said it was our responsibility to explain to each and every single Afghan? That was the assumption on your part by jumping to poor conclusions. However, the lack of knowing why we are there goes a long way as to why we are being seen as oppressors by the people there. There are ways to get information out there to a lot of people, even in a place such as Afghanistan.
     
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    Doesn't the final quote contradict the title???
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