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Old 16.08.2021, 20:35
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99% of all Afghans are rapists?
I don't know - you seem to be the expert on paedos and rapists all of a sudden.
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You’re stereotyping and branding a whole race simply because of a few bad apples. That’s racism, Parnell.
Funny, where's that race called Afghans?

You keep confirming that you immediately resort to personal attacks and insults once you run out of arguments, with the sole aim to shame and silence the opposing speaker.

That said, if they were so much for equal rights and democracy they, incl the women, would have fought the Taliban rather than surrender at the first opportunity. They had the equipment, the time to get trained, but they obviously lacked the determination and morale.

70k Taliban with little more than kalashnikovs vs 300'000 trained and well-equipped sodiers.

You makes your choice you pays the price.
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Old 16.08.2021, 20:41
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Nope and you failed to quote it.
Sorry, I'm not totally versed in the bible.

It's does say:

Deuteronomy:

Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.

But it's pretty clear here:

Leviticus 20:27 – A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

I couldn't quote a Jason Bourne novel verbatim either so don't read too much into my bible quotes.
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Old 16.08.2021, 20:43
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Re: Afghanistan: misplaced trust in USA evident?

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Actually, Austin stood by his superiors and is saving diplomats' arses right now.
The one who should be fired is Anthony Blinken. In fact, his incompetence has been repeatedly on display since the Alaska debacle, mismanaging the lead-in to the Biden-Putin meeting and more.





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Maybe, but too high profile.

You think? I am not familiar with the fine details of hierarchy, but Austin and Blinken are both U.S. Secretaries, so on the same level in principle.
It is fair to say that Blinken has the advantage of race and deep support by the warmongering think tanks etc. in Washington.
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I don't know - you seem to be the expert on paedos and rapists all of a sudden.
No, I was merely replying to your post about a couple of Afghan rapists in Austria by stating that it's not only the Afghans who do this.
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:01
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Actually, Austin stood by his superiors and is saving diplomats' arses right now.
The one who should be fired is Anthony Blinken. In fact, his incompetence has been repeatedly on display since the Alaska debacle, mismanaging the lead-in to the Biden-Putin meeting and more.








You think? I am not familiar with the fine details of hierarchy, but Austin and Blinken are both U.S. Secretaries, so on the same level in principle.
It is fair to say that Blinken has the advantage of race and deep support by the warmongering think tanks etc. in Washington.
Blinken is the much bigger name and was one of Biden's heavyweight nominations, so much bigger damage if removed. Also, as the withdrawal was clear, the burden was more on the how of getting out. Which sounds to me like a Pentagon job.

But what do I know, just speculating.
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:04
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Austrian authorities have arrested three Afghans as suspects in the rape and killing of a 13-year-old girl, a crime that has prompted strong condemnation and tough talk from the country’s leader on crimes committed by migrants.
Sharia law considers rape (zinā bī l-ikrāh) to be a serious offence; actually proving this offence gets more difficult...
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:11
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Blinken is the much bigger name and was one of Biden's heavyweight nominations, so much bigger damage if removed. Also, as the withdrawal was clear, the burden was more on the how of getting out. Which sounds to me like a Pentagon job.

But what do I know, just speculating.
Removing the military would be managed by the Pentagon, presumably working to a plan approved by the Trump administration in May 2020 when the withdrawal was agreed.

Whether the Pentagon was using the same plan this year or changed it we will probably never know.
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:22
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Sharia law considers rape (zinā bī l-ikrāh) to be a serious offence; actually proving this offence gets more difficult...
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nothing about consent there... not to mention old Muhammed marrying of 6 year old Aisha
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:34
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Re: Afghanistan: misplaced trust in USA evident?

Not sure what to think of this piece, but it is powerful:

https://laurajedeed.medium.com/afgha...g-9e3f099b00e5

(A US vet's thoughts on how "Afghanistan meant nothing")
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:36
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Re: Afghanistan: misplaced trust in USA evident?

Another sharp take on the Afghanistan outcome, current Taliban leadership, and the US' possible next move by Pepe Escobar. Such a good writer.

https://asiatimes.com/2021/08/the-is...k-with-a-bang/
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:37
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nothing about consent there... not to mention old Muhammed marrying of 6 year old Aisha
Whereas the Christian Bible is so much better
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For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does.
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Funny, where's that race called Afghans?....
Here?
Not sure what their faith is under the Taliban though.
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:51
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Funny, where's that race called Afghans?

You keep confirming that you immediately resort to personal attacks and insults once you run out of arguments, with the sole aim to shame and silence the opposing speaker.

That said, if they were so much for equal rights and democracy they, incl the women, would have fought the Taliban rather than surrender at the first opportunity. They had the equipment, the time to get trained, but they obviously lacked the determination and morale.

70k Taliban with little more than kalashnikovs vs 300'000 trained and well-equipped sodiers.

You makes your choice you pays the price.
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Since 1945, Afghan Americans have been officially classified as Caucasians or White Americans.
Afghanistan had long been listed as under the category of South Asia but for U.S. Census purposes Afghans are racially categorized as White Americans
wtf?
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Old 16.08.2021, 21:57
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Apocalyptic scenes at the airport in Kabul... holy moly. https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...e-news-updates
Unbelievable scenes!! a C-17 transport plane ploughing ahead with its take-off despite people on the runway and clinging to the side of the plane. Several of these men then plunge to their deaths once the plane airbourne.



I hope the aircrew are courtmartialled since they shouldn't have even attempted a take off on an unsecured runway, this is basic aviation law. I could just about understand if they were ploughing through armed fighters shooting at them, not unarmed civilians depserate to escape. The flight should have been aborted until the runway was secured, this is woeful airmanship.
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Unbelievable scenes!! a C-17 transport plane ploughing ahead with its take-off despite people on the runway and clinging to the side of the plane. Several of these men then plunge to their deaths once the plane airbourne.



I hope the aircrew are courtmartialled since they shouldn't have even attempted a take off on an unsecured runway, this is basic aviation law. I could just about understand if they were ploughing through armed fighters shooting at them, not unarmed civilians depserate to escape. The flight should have been aborted until the runway was secure.
Obviously control on the ground had broken down and there is no security.
The pilot was probably ordered to go.
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Re: Afghanistan: misplaced trust in USA evident?

Not a bad speech, politically speaking, albeit a day too late. Domestic audience, of course.
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Not a bad speech, politically speaking, albeit a day too late. Domestic audience, of course.
The analysis is the best bit afterwards. I also thought it was decent enough, but he's getting flayed on CNN now.
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Re: Afghanistan: misplaced trust in USA evident?

So President Biden blames his predecessor, the Afghan leaders and Afghan army. Very Trumpian

What was it we used to say? There's always a tweet...

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Whereas the Christian Bible is so much better
So you admit that you were wrong - and Islam has no issue with rape?
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