Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Yes, yes, yes. We know. The ptb want the Afghan war to carry on forever because it's so lucrative, so, in advance of the 2014 pull out, suddenly we're being told that things are going to heck over there and awful things are happening.

NEWSFLASH : There has not been a single month since we invaded when awful things were not done to women in Afghanistan. We could have taken our role in reforming the country seriously back in 2002, but instead our f wit leadership decided that we'd had enough fun blowing up a medieval society and so went off and destroyed a 20th century one instead.

And anytime anyone suggested we'd wasted and continued to waste our blood and treasure they say "we're protecting the women" even if they weren't (which they weren't). And now, 10 years later, they're still not protecting the women and still claiming that, if we pull out, the women will have a hard time.

Well, it might have helped if you'd really done something about it in the first place by, I dunno, actually protecting the women

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 03:27:56 AM EST
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