(11-12-2012 06:26 AM)earmuffs Wrote:
Quote:Yes the social, political and economic structure of Afghanistan since
the U.S. kicked those evil commies out with all their women in politics
and atheist evilness was certainly a clusterfuck.
Hey, a clusterfuck is a clusterfuck.
Besides, Afghanistan has always been a clusterfuck (that whole middle eastern region).
I think you will find that it was actually equal if not superior to the Western world (europe in the case) right up to the point of the Mongol Empire. The Timurid's in particular for Afghanistan. The Timurid's literally killed and flattened all in their wake. The region hasn't really recovered since, not to a state that it was prior (that being rather a nice place for a holiday, now.. not so much).
So just to put this out there that to blame the Yanks for the clusterfuck that is that region isn't accurate. The shit with China didn't help I image, wait was that Afghanistan? Maybe the small one starting with T next to Afghanistan. I dunno, if I cared enough I'd probably know.
Anyway, blah blah, what does this oil pipeline have to do with me?
Actually, since you claimed that Afghanistan and that whole region has always been a clusterfuck I decided to look up pictures of Afghanistan decades ago, during the 50's and 60's. The king of Afghanistan at the time was like the Yugoslavian Leader Tito, he was too leftist according to the west but not leftist enough for the Soviet Union so he was able to play both sides. The pictures of Afghanistan under a controlled/highly regulated economy that leaned socialist and was ruled by a king are very horrible pictures. Just horrible.... http://englishrussia.com/2011/07/21/the-...e-50s-60s/
Warning: these pictures of Afghanistan under a highly controlled and regulated economy (much like Chavez in venezuela) are disturbing. Don't look at these pictures of life under such an economy in front of children.