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Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:00 PM

A lesson learned from the Taliban discovering many degrees of progress upon re-entering Kabul...





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Taliban encounter Afghan cities remade in their absence


https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-taliban-then-and-now-82594865156f9fdae9db4ce1c34d8d43

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Reply A lesson learned from the Taliban discovering many degrees of progress upon re-entering Kabul... (Original post)
True Dough Aug 18 OP
Frasier Balzov Aug 18 #1
Haggard Celine Aug 18 #2
maxsolomon Aug 18 #5
Haggard Celine Aug 19 #7
MissB Aug 19 #8
Haggard Celine Aug 19 #9
maxsolomon Aug 19 #10
louis-t Aug 18 #3
True Dough Aug 18 #4
ansible Aug 18 #6
UTUSN Aug 19 #11

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:09 PM

1. Would be cool if modernity wins.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:21 PM

2. I'm surprised.

I had no idea that Kabul had all of these attractions. I always thought it was just a backward, traditional country with goats and chickens running around in the streets and people in robes riding around on camel taxis. Had no idea they had modern amenities. What a difference has been made there in 20 years. We might be gone soon, but I think our influence will be felt for many years to come.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 11:19 PM

5. Are you joking?

>4 million people live there. It's as big as Detroit or Seattle.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 06:28 AM

7. Yes, I'm about half joking.

It's a big city, a lot larger than the one I live in, but I imagine that it's still rather primitive compared to Seattle because it's in Afghanistan, which is rather third-world. I know most countries have at least one city that's contemporary, even the more rural countries.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 06:34 AM

8. There is a photo on the interwebs

Itís of three women walking around in miniskirts in Kabul in 1972. The background shows enough for a person to surmise there is a modern city.

Just Google up Kabul 1972 and hit the image tab.

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Response to MissB (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 06:47 AM

9. I think they were more modern in those days

than they are now. Well, during the American occupation they've been able to be more in tune with the times. But I don't think the fundamentalists were in control of the country in 1972 like they have been in more recent times. The Taliban and other groups like them are going to try to drag the country back into the 8th century. The only things modern they'll allow are weaponry, most likely.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:43 AM

10. all the Taliban have smart phones

they're going to have their hands full trying to square that circle.

the mullahs in iran have no problems doing that, but they've got more oil than afghanistan.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:22 PM

3. Hopefully, they won't blow everything up.

Backwards idiots.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:29 PM

4. This is a concern

A la Palmyra.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 11:22 PM

6. They're already censoring any images of women in Kabul

 

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:49 AM

11. It's a Time Warp!1 - Warning: SARANDON is in the 2nd clip




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