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Afghanistan: the hunt for the talibans

Posted by exodians on July 15, 2009

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Not long ago, the Taliban ruled Afghanistan.

Way back before the Taliban’s VICTORY, long before the Taliban was known to the world as it is today, I could remember that their struggle to power was a long summer story and their story was running almost daily in the made in U.S.A. media.

I remember in 2001 while the talibans were in power, many shed tears when they dynamited the Buddhas. The talibans’ beefed on the BUDDHAS! as wikipidea puts it:

They (buddhas) were intentionally dynamited and destroyed in 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were “idols” (which are forbidden under Sharia law). International opinion strongly condemned the destruction of the Buddhas, which was viewed as an example of the intolerance of the Taliban and of fundamentalist Islam. Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.[3]

On the ground under the Taliban regime, there were reports with SOME OTHER IMAGES (photoshop or real) on how the Taliban Government treated/protected/terrorized/judged/stoned/batoned/ their women, artists, educators and intellectuals, including the low life criminals as they see fit to their talibanic beliefs.

Sa larangan ng digmaang pangdaigdigan  o pambayan o pambaryo o pampurok, may kasama ang black propaganda/good propaganda/image building/winning the hearts and minds…. then along the way, somebody asked the following questions:

Who could stop the Talibans? Could we just go in that country without U.N’s approval? Could we just invade Afghanistan with the case of intolerance to the Buddhas? Could we make a case  something like guilty by an oldie medieval kind of concept/tradition which considered WACKY Friday?

With all what the world had seen that day, lies the emerging face of terror and a painted imagination of a what if scenario “The Day when the  Taliban rules the World.”

911 happened.

Result of the 911 tragedy:

Afghanistan was invaded first and soon after, it was Iraq’s turn. . The Americans firepower was described during those days as “shock and the awe!” It was the early years of 2000’s.

2009,  we are back to Afghanistan fighting the talibans who are getting stronger. Here is the 2009 photos from Afganistan entitled, “NPR’s Photographer Reports From Afghanistan. “

Source: NPR.ORG

Source: NPR.ORG

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