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Old 10-27-2009, 12:29 PM   #91
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Wow, great site, Bruce. From the same source:

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Afghanistan is poised to enact legislation that will outlaw the trading of women to settle a debt, spousal abuse and child marriages along with other violence targeting women - a bittersweet victory in a country where many victims say they don't expect laws to change such traditional practices, but one that its backers say nudges forward women's rights
This is beyond women's rights IMO. Its just basic human rights. No one should be treated like a slave.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:51 PM   #92
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Sound good, but it's basically unenforceable in Afghanistan, and a lot of other countries, without a culture change.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:01 PM   #93
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The talleban are making a move.

In my view, this upcoming run-off election is the last roll of the dice for Afghanistan to get a government with perceived legitimacy. Pretty unlikely at best, especially after the last shambles.

To try to improve the election, many international observers and administrators are being brought in.

So the talleban are directly attacking them. They just raided a UN-used housing compound, killing at least eight. If they can drive out the foreign observers, there is no way the election will be perceived as fair. The resulting government will lack perceived legitimacy, and will have minimal domestic or international support. The foreign forces may well wash their hands of the whole mess and leave. The resulting government will either collpase or lapse into loose control over tribal sub-governments; either way, the talleban get their safe-havens back, this campaign in the War-on-Terror will have failed.

The enemy may be whacko religious-extremist nut-jobs, but they are clever whacko religious-extremist nutjobs.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:31 AM   #94
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Well it speaks volumes for how they operate. They are going after soft targets rather than risk being caught or killed.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:49 AM   #95
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This is very disturbing to me. We can't even supply our troops with new boots?
That might mean ................ raising taxes!! Oh NOOOOOOooooo!
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:52 AM   #96
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Naw, I vote we just take it out of one of the many socialist welfare programs.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:53 AM   #97
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They've been going after soft targets for some time now, haven't they? They want attention & killing innocents while blaming others has been the best way to get the ignorant to support them... whats new here?
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:57 AM   #98
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Naw, I vote we just take it out of one of the many socialist welfare programs.
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Tell it to those who are left without insurance.
What to do? What to do????
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:00 AM   #99
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Naw, I vote we just take it out of one of the many socialist welfare programs.
Yeah, we don't want our soldiers caught, um, dead, in bad boots.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:01 AM   #100
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Yeah, we don't want our soldiers caught, um, dead, in bad boots.
Yea who needs boots anyway right. Maybe the Demoncrats will just make them go barefoot to pay for the new healthcare plan.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:22 AM   #101
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You're so full of bullshit I wonder how you walk around.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:35 AM   #102
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I know, let's see if we can get them some Jesus Sandals!
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:14 AM   #103
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It would work over there in that damn desert...they could play "Midnight at the Oasis" in the background...kind of like a theme party.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:24 AM   #104
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HA.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #105
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JESUS sandals??? Try Mohammed sandals, you culturally insensitive neo-imperialist running dog something something.

Seriously for a moment ... "soft targets to avoid being captured or killed"... hmmm, most suicide attacks are fatal, you know. Most of these whackos do not fear death; death in battle in the service of Islam (or their messed up interpretation of it, at least) is automatic entry to paradise. Victory or paradise!

Meanwhile the secular forces all discretely want to survive so they can enjoy the victory. Which force is going to fight most doggedly, and win?
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