At 5/10/12 03:35 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
but still better than what it was 40 years ago when Che was around and not under communist rule. if it werent for the rest they would still be on herbal remedies and prayer healing. at least now they have some access to better care electricity etc.
Places like Afghanistan, Somalia and the DRC they don't have any form of negotiation, if there's any kind of dispute someone has to go, they don't phone their lawyer they just reach for their ak47. So how can you expect freedom to exist in a situation where people do not even talk things through? You need to first allow a Hobbesian leviathan to put some order and allow things to settle.
We should have conducted an intelligence evaluation of the various warlords and power groups in the Taliban and decided to secretly back some of them in exchange for Osama's head on a platter, if any of them were stuck up fanatics who are willing to sacrifice power for pig headed superstition then they will lose power and be silently dispatched by some upstart or defeated by a rival in a blitz style raid fueled by American assistance. Believe me, Osama would have been invited to some Mullah's tent who he believed to be a friend only for all his followers to be butchered and himself beaten and dragged off to be used as a bargaining chip with the US. Then the northern alliance would form it's own little state tied to Kazakhstan and other succesful central asian states while Pashtun Afghanistan would become an Islamic dictatorship which we could gradually spread capitalism into through it's economic ties with Pakistan.