Class Warfare Blog

November 25, 2013

Afghanistan Considers Reintroduction of Public Stoning for Adulterers

The above was the title of an article in The Guardian today. I assume they mean female adulterers as I expect the men will be let off with a verbal rebuke, no?

Didn’t we just make a deal with these bronze age zealots to be allies for the next decade after a decade or more in which we fought a war more or less for them (Al-Queda was gone after a couple of years, so we fought the Taliban to escape our boredom)?

Many have commented that Afghan society is immensely corrupt, but they stop short of saying what is fueling the current high level of corruption—funds from the U.S. We have been pouring amounts of money greater than their GDP into their country for years now. Prior to this point their corruption was small potatoes. Only we had the capacity to launch them so high in the standings of corrupt countries.

The Neocons say that if we leave, Afghanistan will fall into chaos. Apparently they think that is worse than what they have now—a well-paid faux government sucking up to the Taliban.

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6 Comments »

  1. American blood spilled in vain

    Comment by lbwoodgate — November 25, 2013 @ 9:32 am | Reply

    • Roger that! I have yet to have anyone explain clearly why we are still there. Most say that Afghanistan might become a haven for terrorists, as if they don’t have any other place to go.

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

      Comment by stephenpruis — November 25, 2013 @ 10:21 am | Reply

  2. This will make the Christian Dominionists giddy!

    Comment by john zande — November 25, 2013 @ 11:18 am | Reply

    • Bob Dylan prophesied this! (Everybody must get stoned!)

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

      Comment by stephenpruis — November 25, 2013 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  3. Whenever I hear of Public Stoning I get an immediate mental image from Life of Brian : all those psychotic-looking women in beards and John Cleese ranting on about blowing his whistle.

    Are Muslims any different? Well, yes, because they aren’t in a movie. And that’s scary.

    Comment by Arkenaten — November 29, 2013 @ 10:19 am | Reply

    • I remember that scene: men dressed up as women, dressed up as men … only the British could make that fall down funny!

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

      Comment by stephenpruis — November 29, 2013 @ 1:05 pm | Reply


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