Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A Photo Essay. One of These Things is NOT Like the Other… Afghanistan, Before and After the Taliban

Here is an upper-middle class family in Kabul in 1964…


Here are segregated women forced to wear burqas in Kabul in 2009…


Here is the Paghman Gardens in 1967, prior to the American-sponsored warfare in Afghanistan…


Here is the Paghman Gardens in 2007, after the American-sponsored warfare in Afghanistan.


Here is Hamid Karzai, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan… propped up with YOUR tax dollars and the lives of YOUR kids… great.


What would you think if an outside power started to arm, fund, and back some of the “Evangelical” wingnuts in this country? I don’t think that you’d care for it. That’s what happened in Afghanistan. WE funded and armed the Taliban… in a misguided attempt to “hurt” the Sovs. That’s right… “we have met the enemy, and he is us”… Walt Kelly, wherefore art thou?



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