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Posted: 9/23/2001 8:51:16 AM EDT
Very interesting article about Afghanistan and the Taliban, written in 2000. [url]www.newyorker.com/FROM_THE_ARCHIVE/ARCHIVES/?010924fr_archive05[/url]
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I read it last night. Very interesting story. Arghanistan was so lawless the tyranny of the taliban was a welcome break. Citizens were eager to give up their guns because the taliban promised their protection. Now there is no crime, but there is also no freedom. No TV, no news except from the taliban.
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Originally Posted By Paul:
In the opinion of a Kabuli boy, who resented this strictness—he could not get enough work and was the sole source of money and food for the women in his family—forty per cent of the people support the Taliban now, but only five per cent are true members. "How can they keep control?" I asked. "They have Kalashnikovs," he said.
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The wolves rule taking away firearms to suppress the sheep...
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Yes, I noticed. The New Yorker is not a bastion of the Second Amendment, but at least this author seemed to notice the connection between arms and freedom.
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