Taliban split with Al Qaeda; Seek Peace

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    Interesting post, it counters the argument that we can impose from the outside a form of government on a nation and demonstrates for any country to change, as Russia gradually did, change needs to come from inside.




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    Actually this doesn't entirely surprise me.

    The taliban seem to want one thing only...to control Afghanistan as they see fit.

    I don't think they want to take orders from Al Qada any more than they want to take orders from Washington.
     
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    The Taliban were the legitiment government of Afghnistain before we invaded. They were popular with the people because they brought peace and stability to the country. Many Afghans support the Taliban and wish they were back in power.
     
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    Yeah, that was sort of my point, Sunni.

    One of the things that Americans need to learn to accept is that not everyone wants to be just like Americans.

    Having spent my entire life living with Americans, and now witnessing the unraveling of what was once the greatest society on earth, I can't say I really blame them, either.

    Now based on what I have learned about the Taliban, I know damned sure I don't want to live under their rule, but then too, I am not an Afghani who is especially comfortable living in an Islamic theocracy.

    Sadly the Taliban made the mistake of harboring and protecting Al-Quada post 9-11.

    That was a terrible mistake for which the Taliban has paid a terrible price.
     
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    suddenly the taliban are the good guys? please....yes they controlled afghanistan and look how they did it. sorry guys i just cant get behind something like this that wants to suppress women and return women to stone age relics that obey. when you have religion police who beat women in public for not upholding to the highest measure all of the talibans "rules" of dress and conduct.
     
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    It's the Afghan peoples country, culture, and religion. They have the right to have any laws, culture, or society that they choose. Who are we to tell them what to do or to try and delegate their standards of living?
     
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    I assume that includes the Commission on human rights ?
     
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    What people or nation wants outsiders dictating to them what to think or how to live?
     
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    Tell that to the UN
     

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