Monday, June 28, 2010

The Problem in Afghanistan: Native Folk Must Be Willing to Die For Freedom

All the public chat in this past decade about how to win wars and conflicts and counter insurgencies have avoided what seems to me to be the key problem: Are native countryfolk ready to Die for freedom-- FOR personal freedom or freedom FROM (taliban) (fascists) ("religious" extremists)?

(The Women are willing.
 the women are dying for freedom)
Here is Problem One
everyone In the Know--reporters, military, cultural scientists-- mentions, without much discussion:
The taliban ARE coming back to kill anyone with an American made toy, a cell phone, a friend serving the New Government.
Al quaida IS going to kill you after the "occupation"  if during the "occupation" you cooperated with those who opposed them.
History shows this to be true--they WILL IN FACT COME BACK AND KILL YOU AFTER THE (american/britons/whoever) leave.
So-if as a native afghan, i (A) do not believe the taliban are truly gone, (for whatever reason, including that the Afghan Government will end up colluding with them)
(B) know that the taliban Will find out that my family cooperated with the americans or with Karzai -- then,
 after the dust settles, my family Will be slaughtered.
We can take this threat as a given, when pondering the dilemma of the fathers and mothers of Afghanistan.
It is also a conundrum, as both A and B Will Happen only if everyone is so afraid of A and B that they do not cooperate.
If everyone did cooperate, the taliban would be gone and B will not come to pass.
So, what it boils down to is: Are the folk so tired of living with the threat of taliban, the unfairness and cruelty and sickness and mindbending psycotic freakish oppression of taliban, the dusty dry impoverished history of No Freedom, that it is time for uprising and teaching one's children that we will risk dying for the freedom of future generations-
or, at the moment
 Is Life
under any burden better than death.
So not only must the native folk trust that the taliban will not win this 'skirmish"- they must also trust that the current karzai government will not sell them out in the end.
[Good congo men, pay attention.]
(would you sacrifice your children?  "...we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor...") (Franklin, the oldest of the delegates, was reported to have responded to Hancock’s worried “We must be unanimous” with his breezy “Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” )

The women are willing. The women are being murdered.

United Nations, isn't it time for your tea service in a fancy hotel?

beginnings of of interest:

butterfly effect

al quaida

Recently a survey was conducted by the U.N. worldwide.
The question asked was, "Would you please give your opinion about the food shortage in the rest of the world?"

The survey was a huge failure.
In Africa they did not know what 'food' meant.
In Western Europe, they did not know what 'shortage' meant.
In Eastern Europe they did not know what 'opinion' meant.
In South America they did not know what 'please' meant.
And in the U.S. they did not know what 'the rest of the world' meant.

please report the real news, media.  

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