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    Reader comments on Osama

    Subject: Re: unintended consequences of US invasion
    Date: Oct 30, 2006
    Sender: BelgianPrevious | Next

    Unfortunately, the Americans didn't do anything at all during those horrible Taliban years. The US didn't do anything during those horrible years, like they don't do anything about other human rights abusers, untill they find out that it's in their economic interest. They let the Taliban free to pursue their horrible ideology untill first the Taliban refused to cooperate with the US in their plan to plan an oil pipeline from the North through Afghanistan. Secondly, of course, given 9/11, they were forced to interfere.
    The fact that they did diminish the power of the Taliban substantially was of course a nice, but unintentional consequence of the US invasion.
    I have spent quite a bit of time in Afghanistan in the past 2 years and can tell you that the US made one huge mistake by pulling out the promised help in that country to invade Iraq. The Taliban are everywhere now in the South and in the border provinces with Pakistan. Hundreds of schools have been closed, teachers beheaded, others are living under constant fear and one of my friends, herself the head of education in one of the provinces there has had to go "underground" on and off since this past summer because of some serious and believeable death threats.
    Once out of Kabul, there are no women to be seen on the streets, and if they are out, they are wearing the burka.
    In Kabul it's only the more educated and monied elite whose women are from under the burka and working. I do think that's a victory for women there, but, it's a far, far cry from what our media is telling you about this so-called "democracy".
    Also, I encourage you to ask yourself what happened to the women who voted in Iraq. Seen any lately not wearing the hijab? Seen any other women on your screen aside from the grieving older women on the streets?
    No, probably not. Instead of Sadam Hussein, the US has empowered the male chauvinistic Islamic leaders to wield their power over them. It's a whole lot like Iran is for women in the South right now, as well as in big parts of Baghdad. Eerily a lot like under the Taliban as this great movie depicts.
    Don't get me wrong. I have stopped trusting the real reasons of the powers to be acting in Iraq and Afghanistan. I do hope though, that in this war in Afghanistan, the international world sends more troops, and especially more reconstruction money to curtail the new rise of the Taliban.
    Cheers,
    Belgian citizen

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    I think this movie is great for the time we are in, in america. Maybe it will open the eyes of those who say we shouldn't be in war! It shows just another reason Americans had to do something!






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  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Muhammad Al-Aabdar Abbas, Aug 19, 2008
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  • Osama--some thoughts   from tasneem, Apr 22, 2004
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  • Great movie guys !!!   from Peruvian, Jun 24, 2004
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  • Re: movie based on lie   from zeina, Mar 15, 2007
  • a word of appreciation from new zealand   from Paramita n' Nilim, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Rani, Nov 16, 2006
  • thats not fair.....   from zahida, Jun 28, 2007
  • Waste of Life   from Mel, Jul 19, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • A move that wil not let you go   from Margaret, Dec 22, 2007
  • the afgans should build there own luck.   from murad al qardi, Feb 21, 2004
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from osama fan, Apr 2, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Muhammad Al-Aabdar Abbas, Aug 19, 2008
  • Osama the great   from usman(Osama), Apr 12, 2004
  • Osama--some thoughts   from tasneem, Apr 22, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , May 28, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from also a woman, Sep 1, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , Sep 24, 2005
  • The Power of One Little Girl   from G. G. Garth, May 24, 2004
  • Great movie guys !!!   from Peruvian, Jun 24, 2004
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from SANA, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadique, Nov 7, 2007
  • Worth Your Time   from An American Woman, Jul 30, 2004
  • [no subject]   from alexis, Sep 10, 2004
  • » Re: unintended consequences of US invasion «   from Belgian, Oct 30, 2006
  • A real movie.   from Masalah Woodengs, Nov 24, 2004
  • all the way from India   from Eshaan T, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: all the way from India   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • What was it???   from Kim, Nov 26, 2004
  • Here is you Answer Kim   from Lida, Dec 10, 2004
  • Re: Here is you Answer Kim   from kate, May 19, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Louise, Dec 7, 2004
  • long awaited   from Afghan girl, Dec 12, 2004
  • indian muslim thought   from razia, Dec 17, 2004
  • Who played the old mullah??   from Acer, Jan 6, 2005
  • OSAMA is stunning   from Antxonio, Jan 7, 2005
  • osama   from naser, Jan 12, 2005
  • movie based on lie   from Azmat shinwari, Jan 28, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from Najeeb Khurramy, Feb 20, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from zeina, Mar 15, 2007
  • a word of appreciation from new zealand   from Paramita n' Nilim, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Rani, Nov 16, 2006
  • thats not fair.....   from zahida, Jun 28, 2007
  • Waste of Life   from Mel, Jul 19, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • A move that wil not let you go   from Margaret, Dec 22, 2007