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YouTakeTheSkyway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 07:49 PM
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123. Okie Dokie
Edited on Wed Oct-14-09 08:09 PM by YouTakeTheSkyway
We didn't destroy their national education system, their water purification systems, etc. We couldn't have done it even if we wanted to. They virtually didn't have them for us to destroy.

With that said, this is not the 1980s and we are not the Soviet Union. The Taliban are not backed by most of the Western world the way the mujahideen were in the 1980s, nor are we conducting our war in the same way the Soviet Union conducted theirs (eradicating entire villages, planting bombs on children's toys, etc.) Other than the fact that we're an outside force and they were an outside force, where is the room for comparison?

Thirdly, the idea behind colonization is always to provide wealth for the motherland. That's why the British were in India, it's why the Belgians were in the Congo, heck, it's why the original 13 colonies were founded. Where are these instances when all that was desired was land? I'm curious to know.

Fourth, it's interesting that you're talking down to me about my level of knowledge on this topic. I would think someone who honestly believes we destroyed Afghanistan's expansive water treatment facilities would be a little more humble.

Fifth, thanks, glad to be here.

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