05-15-2011, 11:54 PM
Shes passionate about her cause. To Qunduz, the war in Afghanistan is a blatant wrong. In her worldview, there is no comprimise on right and wrong. The terminologies NATO peacekeeping force, marshall plan for Afghanistan, etc. are nonstarters for a discussion.
I think Graveyard of Empires and her are very representative of the religious villagers you will encounter.
Her voice matters because the anger behind it is true and honest and reflective.
I am actually amazed that as a female she is so invested in this in earnest.
I think if you understand this, as folks have strived to understand Graveyard of Empires, you will see a better side of her.
To her, these terminologies: US peacekeeping forces etc. are simply ruses to extend an occupation.
05-15-2011, 11:55 PM
he was immersed in HIV-ridden pornographic household so thats the only example the poor guy knows to refer to in order to explain himself.
And turned free men into slaves
"Independence" made us weak
And slaughtered us
In the name of kindness
This is democracy by the whip
And the fear of chains
With a whirlwind at its core
--Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef
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