Friday, July 30, 2010

New York Times: Cheerleader for War

Right on the butt end of the Wikileaks stink the New York Times shifts into high gear promoting the Afghan War.


This chance at determining a little of their future is what they fear will be threatened if the Taliban return through a negotiated peace settlement.

“They will beat us and forbid us from this freedom, the freedom to come here, to this class; they will stop us from doing things,” said Biboli, 16, a girl with long brown hair barely covered by a thin white veil.

The greatest fear is that no one is really listening, said Habiba Shamim, one of the teachers of the class.

“Please,” she pleaded. “Carry our words to people.”

Oh God, yes, once again they have marched out that tired old rag “It’s for the women of Afghanistan,” with the same tired device of finding some Afghan women who don’t like the Taliban. Well I don’t like the Taliban but I’d be willing to bet that with a little effort the mighty New York Times could find just as many women who prefer the Taliban to the Afghan police (our guys, sort of). The Afghan police are known best for their propensity to sodomize young boys, a typical U.S. government employee if there ever was one.

And if the logic behind bombing the shit out of Afghanistan and murdering them on a daily basis is because Afghanistan was where bin Laden planned the 9/11 attack then we should bomb Germany and ourselves as well.

The idea that Americans, much less people like Obama and Clinton, care about Afghan women is absolutely priceless. And if things aren’t hunky dory in Afghanistan for women it isn’t for anyone else either. What the NYT neglects to tell us is why Afghanistan is so fucked up. It’s fucked up because everyone and their mother has been interfering with Afghanistan, or occupying Afghanistan, or invading Afghanistan, all the way back to the beginning of time, practically. We’re just the latest and biggest bunch of assholes to go there since the Russians tried it.

If the Afghans were really smart they’d sell Afghanistan to the U.S. and use the money to buy some land in Hawaii and move there. They might as well because we’ll be “helping” them and their women until the moon falls in the ocean, or the empire collapses, whichever comes first.


At July 31, 2010 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon, Rob! We need to slaughter Afghanis because their women wear burkas! It's crystal-clear! We're killing Afghani women so they can have the right to show their faces and knees in public!

At July 31, 2010 2:26 PM, Blogger rob payne said...


Indeed, the propaganda is getting so thin it's almost insulting.

At July 31, 2010 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But there's no misogyny in the U.S. Army! Who better to bring feminist uplift to the rest of the world using bullets and bombs?

-- ms_xeno


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