40 years ago Afghanistan had Stability, tourists, and miniskirts. Doesn't this prove that Liberalism fails?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
I fail to see the connection; the coup in 1973 (led by Zahir Khan's brother in law Mohammed Daoud-the article does not mention this detail) was effected to speed up reforms, not stop them. The liberal Daoud government accelerated the reforms and was generally a forward thinking and liberal adminstration-though these reforms only affected urban Afghanistan, as the rural areas stayed traditionally Islamic.
When the PDPA ousted the Daoud government, they were certainly brutal about the way they implented their new rule; though crucially, they declared Afghanistan to be ATHEIST, and closed almost all the mosques. Men had to cut their Islamic beards off, and burqas, niqabs etc were banned. They banned bride price and forced marriage among others and the minimum age for marriage was raised. Why doesn't your question (or the CNN article mention) ANY of this? Amin and Taraki (the two main PDPA leaders) duked it out for control of Afghanistan, and the Soviets invaded when Taraki was killed, to try and stabilise the place. Bear in mind that the most active and dangerous opponents to the Soviet invasion were deeply Islamic tribesmen who wanted Afghanistan returned to its old fundamentalist self. Yes, these were the men that the USA labelled Freedom Fighters, and spent billions aiding, arming, and training during Operation Cyclone, which of course led to the formation of the Taliban.
Why doesn't your question say "30 years ago Afghanistan had minimal Islamic influence on its surrounding nations, there was no al-Qaeda, no terrorism, and women were free to wear what they liked. Then the USA f#cked it all up. Why?"
- papadopoulosLv 43 years ago
Reagan got here into place of work 30 years in the past and left 22 years in the past - no longer 40. yet figuring out what brought about those issues and what we are able to earnings isn't a question of throwing out submit hoc arguments. while you're suggesting that something Obama has performed interior the final 2 years retroactively brought about the recession i'm interested in listening to it (actual the restoration with 4 consecutive quarters of helpful develop, 4 consecutive quarters of double digit develop in gross family individuals deepest investment and 700,000 new deepest sector jobs so a techniques this year could actually be what's attributed to Obama in this style of simplistic argument). while you're assigning blame to the Democrat controlled congress of 2007 to 2010 - please let us know which particular piece of legislations they handed that brought about the main important disaster in a era.
- flingebuntLv 79 years ago
Well that was true of Iran in the 1960s.
Iran is a different issue. A dictatorship backed by the US was over thrown by a religious led militant group. Partly because they hated being oppressed.
In afghanistan the issue was invasion by Russians. The resistance groups had a strong religious feeling and support. When they forced the russians out it was these relgious militants that took power.
- mimnaughLv 43 years ago
Reagan got here into place of work 30 years in the past and left 22 years in the past - no longer 40. yet determining what led to those issues and what we are in a position to income isn't a question of throwing out submit hoc arguments. in case you're suggesting that some thing Obama has completed interior the final 2 years retroactively led to the recession i'm attracted to listening to it (actually the restoration with 4 consecutive quarters of advantageous improve, 4 consecutive quarters of double digit improve in gross kin deepest investment and seven-hundred,000 new deepest sector jobs so far this 300 and sixty 5 days might actually be what's attributed to Obama in the form of simplistic argument). in case you're assigning blame to the Democrat controlled congress of 2007 to 2010 - please let us know which particular piece of law they surpassed that led to the biggest disaster in a technology.
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- 9 years ago
There seems to be a disconnect between a and b here. They also had 8 years of war with the USSR. Liberalism doesn't seem to be in the mix here.
- Anonymous9 years ago
2 + 2 = grapefruit
- Anonymous9 years ago
Heh now Afghanistan's economy is mainly drug dealing. Unless that mineral trade deal goes through.
- Smoking JoeLv 79 years ago
Since miniskirts would be part of liberalism?
Since you have no proof this happened because of liberals?Source(s): Actually the only time they had miniskirts there was when Russia was in control. That's what the Muhajadean were so against - and we stupidly armed them to the teeth.
- 9 years ago
it proves that the us fail...
what a moronic idea to atack afghanistan