Afghanistan’s women want to thank America and it’s women for ignorantly tacitly supporting, and allowing the US to arm the Taliban for all those Cold War years. . Middle three images courtesy of Magnum
More information about the US’ Cold War arming of Fundamentalist Muslims (even when less socially radical groups were available): Operation Cyclone
"…the longest and most expensive covert CIA operations ever undertaken;".
In more recent history, The Nation: How the US Funds the Taliban. Google Search: “US supporting and arming the Taliban”
livesarefractionsofawhole reblogged this from followingthedeer and added:
REALLY? YOU’RE BLAMING AMERICAN WOMEN FOR SOMETHING THAT WE THE CITIZENS HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. REALLY? Attack our government and politicians- not the citizens they so poorly represent- we hate them as much as the rest of the world.
So where exactly do you stand on this? “The New America Foundation (Neoliberal like MOST Americans)
is promoting an author who says 14 years of destroying Afghanistan was a waste. It’s The Wrong Enemy. We should be destroying Pakistan
”"…SOMETHING THAT WE THE CITIZENS HAVE NO CONTROL OVER…"
is the crux of the problem. My dunning IS NOT about the lack of success
stopping our government from destroying other nations and their people, it about the lack of trying
… Moving beyond the personal comfort zone of driving one’s SUV to the local antiwar demo and driving into the RAGE region where governments tremble and fall.
Listen “livesarefractionsofawhole” The civilized world is HORRIFIED BY AMERICAN’S LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT’S GOVERNMENT’S ACTIONS IN THEIR NAMES and this post (and this one and this one, and most of my posts)
is intended to be a kick in the ass saying “Control them!”
Or perhaps, as is easily observable, Americans simply have a problem controlling themselves when it comes to bullying each other, and it’s reflected by our government’s treatment of other societies. It shapes NOT ONLY AMERICAN’S WORLDVIEW but their government’s actions globally.
TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT’S ACTIONS AND STOP REPEATING THAT IDIOTIC “I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT” MANTRA. It’s simply self-fulfilling bullshit in a “delegated representation” society for people who DON’T WANT TO do anything about it, or perhaps in many cases “Do something but god forbid it should affect my lifestyle or my livelihood, or cause loss of ‘friends’, or spending a night in jail over it… or… or…
“If it wasn’t for this, if it wasn’t for that It’d be a better world
livesarefractionsofawhole: it assumes that all americans +/ women knew what was happening
2. it assumes that all americans approve of acts of war and aggression
3. literally said i should take personal responsibility:
.Yup I did, and Yup… Yer “ignored”