Great....More pro terrorist B.S.! A true "Freedom Fighter", does not opress, torture, kill, or maim those he allegedly is trying to free. Since the taliban and al-qaeda, (and every other islamic jihadist group in the world) insist on throwing acid in the faces of schoolgirls, forbidding women's rights, killing aid workers, and other offenses too numerous to list here, they are terrorists! It doesn't take a college education to figure this one out! Face it, this so-called art is just more anti-American crap to make weak immature people feel good about themselves! EPIC FAIL!
Yep because the Taliban didn't invade a Afghanistan, overthrow the government, treat the people that already lived there like shit and start oppressing women at all did they? Learn to research before you make sweeping statements like that. It's not America's land, but it's not theirs either.
i have. Afghanistan has been plagued by political instability and war for centuries and it is obvious that nothing has changed.
I'm not grasping straws in any form whatsoever. U want to talk about oppression look no further than those who landed in north america and their actions against the natives.
or should we take a look back at perhaps at the other atrocities, more specifically their oppression of others, that have been committed by just about every other empire throughout history?
whether it be political motivation, monetary gain, the expansion of empires, religious zealotry, etc even those who called themselves "civilized" have oppressed someone else at some point throughout history. it is the nature of the beast.
it is not to say i am right and you are wrong or vice versa. just pointing out the many fallacies of human nature.
The Taliban are not protecting their country. They are trying to make Afghanistan into a terrorist safe haven and turn the country into a draconian, medieval nation based on a ultraconservative form of Islam.
The U.S. soldiers are helping the democratic government there defeat the insurgents. They have know plans to occupy the country.
No, you are repeating the lies the US government tells the masses. You are acting like a tape recorder and only repeating what you were told. The fact is that the Taliban are Afghans. Does not matter if they are wise or dumb asses, they are still a segment of the local citizens. The second thing you ignore is that the last empire that was able to control Afghanistan was Alexander the Great and he went through some extremes to accomplish this. Sorry Bush and Obama are no Alexander. The Afghan people have always had an ass backward country that seems medieval in nature compared to the rest of the planet. Terrorist? That depends on where you stand. These are the same people that were trained by the CIA to fight the USSR in the 80s. Now they use many of the same tactics and many other ones that have evolved against a new invader.
Second part is as wrong as the first. First off you cannot force a US concept of what a democratic government is on a people that are not interested in it! Not to mention the US history at overthrowing democratically elected government because they do not match up with US economic interests. Examples? How about Arbenz and Allende, or maybe how Reagan kept funding the Contras even though there was no support in Nicaragua and the people wanted the Sandinista regime. US idea of democracy is any government that works toward a US vision of the world. Anytime someone says or wants something different then that government is demonized.
If all this was too much to read or absorb. The short version is you are full of BS!
I understand the US has done some terrible things, and it has a history of overthrowing popular governments for its own interests. But it is not the worst country in the world. It gives more freedom to its citizens that people in other countries can only dream of.
And by the way, if you hate the U.S.A so much, why don't you leave?
It is not the worst country, yet it is not the best country either. Therefore the freedoms that you speak of are mostly illusions. Like the Horatio Alger myth, that anyone can accomplish success. Yet people deny the reality that it takes money to make money and most money is inherited.
As for me leaving, the reality of immigration laws do not make that simple. Yet if you can arrange Norwegian or Swedish citizenship, I will be more than happy to not only leave the usa but renounce my citizenship.
Who are "we"? isn't this implying that the USA are not welcome at all and any means in which they try to manipulate to be seen as a sign of welcome are not at all and if anything are means to tell them to sod off home?