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My lover is fair as an American soldier can be.

To him I looked dark as a Talib, so he martyred me.

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— I Am The Beggar Of The World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan

"Lets get this straight once and for all: all humans are equal and none is superior to another- regardless of what religion or country you are from. The idea that men are above women does not belong in the 21st century and any Afghan, who is a true nationalist and anti-imperialist, will realize the fact that women are essential in the process of developing our country and stop using inaccurate excuses such as that women are intellectually inferior to stop women from participating in the construction of a new brave nation. If you are truly anti-Western imperialism in Afghanistan, you should support an agenda that supports women’s rights so that they can join the forces of young men in making Afghanistan an independent nation that is able to compete in the 21st century, not preach a stone-age idea that polarizes men and women and assigns inferiority to one. Preventing women from participating in the society fully based on laws that are inhumane and irrational thinking that uses religion as a tool to marginalize them will only lead to the perpetuation of the dependence of Afghanistan on Western and non-Western countries that want us to depend on them forever and be mental, political and economic slaves. An independent Afghanistan is impossible without independent women."

- Noorjahan Akbar (via afghanistaninphotos)

(via afghanistaninphotos)

Here is a US soldier who killed 16 innocent Afghanis, and 9 of them were children.

And the world forgot to be so shaken up by this horrific incident. But at least, they are moving on towards justice.

**Well, at least we can hope they are. And not letting him live on under a new identity. I would expect that.

PTSD or Just-Doing-The-Job: The Afghan Massacre

I’ve never felt a blood boil as strong as the word “allegedly” has made me feel recently. I read three articles today about the recent Afghan massacre of 16 women and kids, well, allegedly just by one man. Who is now being mass-diagnosed with PTSD. 

No sane person would commit such an act. So it seems safe to assume that there is some sort of mental health issue—Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or something considerably worse—at play.

Yes, such an act of inhumanity is insanity. But come on now - PTSD is his defense?? If you’re one of those living in the dark, blindly believing mass media’s allegations of a brain disorder to have caused such an act, I feel deeply sorry for you. Go educate yourself. 

First, US soldiers allegedly burn the Quran. Sure, like that is not provoking at all. Well, since you say all is fair in love and war, so the use of fire to put out another fire is justified. They got what they asked for.

Then, Sergeant Psycho goes about killing the undoubtedly innocent that even biased media couldn’t try and prove to be potential terrorists. And the government defends the punishable-by-death by ever-so-popular-escape-from-trouble diagnosis of INSANE.

Little light for you all living in the dark believing the armed forces to be some sort of “heroes”:

In With the Old Breed, Marine Eugene B. Sledge not only describes his formerly perfectly normal comrades cutting gold teeth out of the mouths of still-living enemies but also watches as someone urinates into the mouth of a dead Japanese soldier.

When mass media gets brave enough to finally report some truth, we see history repeating in Afghanistan when the marines were caught urinating on Taliban corpses. FIIIIINNNNEEE… let’s imagine I believe they were terrorists. But wasn’t the task just to kill them? Or urinating on corpses is actually on a US Marine’s job description?

Very similar to Philip Caputo’s memoir A Rumor of War, in which his men joke, “Oh, excuse me, Mister Charlie,” after kicking the corpse of a teen whom they knew was not Viet Cong but shot anyway, for swiping a tree branch at them and running away.

Yeah, job description it seems like it.

And now, Mr Psycho has been flown out of Afghanistan to a secret location. Why? If he was indeed as psycho as the American government would like us to believe, why not have a trial on the grounds he committed this brutality? Very brave, “heroes”. 

Truth too hard to swallow, still? Are the direct confessions of ex-marines above not enough to tell you exactly how many “terrorists” they are killing to earn the title of “hero”?! You know what, call a soldier a fucking hero when he is on his own fucking land protecting his own country - not invading other lands and killing who knows how many people on their own lands for making the mistake of being spotted by him.

Afghan Woman Jailed For Being Raped

An Afghan woman jailed for adultery after she was raped by a relative is set to be freed – but only after agreeing to marry the man who attacked her.

"She has told me that the rapist had destroyed her life because no one else would marry her after what happened to her," Malpas said.

"I don’t want people to call her (her daughter) a bastard and abuse my brothers. My brothers won’t have honour in our society until he marries me,” Gulnaz says. 

Gulnaz was jailed for 12 years for adultery after she reported being raped by a cousin by marriage in an attack that left her pregnant. She has spent the past two and a half years in jail, during which time she gave birth to a daughter.

FUU damnit!!!! 

Again. And Again. And Again. WTF!! I have no decent words to describe how angry I am right now. I mean, first, woman gets raped. Instead of the already-insanely-horrible-things like accusing her for her rape, Afghans go steps ahead and call it ADULTERY! AND jail her for it!! And then would only release her after she agrees to marry this douchebag?? I mean, in what fucked up world does this FUING make sense!!! WHAT THE FUING FUUU!!!! 

Goodness! I don’t know what kind of Islam they follow in that country. You know the real Islam:

Wa’il ibn Hujr reports of an incident when a woman was raped. Later, when some people came by, she identified and accused the man of raping her. They seized him and brought him to the Prophet (SAW), who said to the woman, “Go away, for Allah has forgiven you,” but of the man who had raped her, he said, “Stone him to death.”

- (Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud)

Yes, a man who rapes a woman is SUPPOSED TO BE STONED TO DEATH in Islam. So for crying out loud, if there is anything such as honour killing, kill the damn rapist!!! Till then, the only thing these radical chauvinists do in the name of Islam is disgrace the religion, the beliefs, and every Muslim who understands what Islam is really about.

 

(Source: Guardian)


US soldier jailed for ONLY seven years over murders of Afghan CIVILIANS

A US soldier has been sentenced to ONLY seven years in prison for his role in the murders of Afghan civilians last year.
Andrew Holmes, 21, was among FIVE soldiers charged over the “thrill killings” of the three civilians during patrols in Kandahar. The murders have been described as among the most serious war crimes charges to emerge from the Afghanistan war.
Holmes, from Boise, Idaho, confessed in court to firing a heavy machine gun at a boy from 15 feet away, after his co-defendant threw a grenade at him.
But in a deal with prosecutors, Holmes pleaded guilty to murder by an inherently dangerous act, as well as possessing a finger bone from his victim and smoking hashish.

He gets seven years for shooting a young boy and killing other innocent Afghan civilians while posing with their dead bodies in pictures. He gets seven years for murder. Seven years, that is all.
It’s time that I said what I’ve always felt: Fuck the US Justice System. This is extremely inhumane, unfair and disrespectful to the people who lost their livesin some maniac’s blind blood sport.
Troy Davis, the Irvine 11, and now this: Just the latest in a time-honoredtradition of double standards, hypocrisy and inhumanity practiced by the American Injustice system.

US soldier jailed for ONLY seven years over murders of Afghan CIVILIANS

A US soldier has been sentenced to ONLY seven years in prison for his role in the murders of Afghan civilians last year.

Andrew Holmes, 21, was among FIVE soldiers charged over the “thrill killings” of the three civilians during patrols in Kandahar. The murders have been described as among the most serious war crimes charges to emerge from the Afghanistan war.

Holmes, from Boise, Idaho, confessed in court to firing a heavy machine gun at a boy from 15 feet away, after his co-defendant threw a grenade at him.

But in a deal with prosecutors, Holmes pleaded guilty to murder by an inherently dangerous act, as well as possessing a finger bone from his victim and smoking hashish.

He gets seven years for shooting a young boy and killing other innocent Afghan civilians while posing with their dead bodies in pictures. He gets seven years for murder. Seven years, that is all.

It’s time that I said what I’ve always felt: Fuck the US Justice System. This is extremely inhumane, unfair and disrespectful to the people who lost their livesin some maniac’s blind blood sport.

Troy Davis, the Irvine 11, and now this: Just the latest in a time-honoredtradition of double standards, hypocrisy and inhumanity practiced by the American Injustice system.

(via stay-human)

Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan are the world’s most dangerous countries for women due to a barrage of threats ranging from violence and rape to dismal healthcare and “honor killings.

Murdering is apparently a sport for them. There are no doubt several such incidents that go unreported!! Maybe they need to taught the basics - freaking importance of an innocent life! Go burn in hell!