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(National Post)   Afghan Warlord kills own troops, sells drugs, plays with dead goat - and he's on our side   ( divider line
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2001-10-19 09:19:59 AM  
He sounds cool to me.

"Anyone up for a quick round of buzkashi?"
2001-10-19 09:22:05 AM  
2001-10-19 09:36:15 AM  
now *that* was interesting.
2001-10-19 09:39:04 AM  
Hey.... you gotta fight fire WITH fire.
2001-10-19 09:39:42 AM  
2001-10-19 09:45:49 AM  
Was allies like him, who needs enemies?
2001-10-19 09:46:09 AM  
according to their standards, this is normal life
2001-10-19 09:47:00 AM  
buzkashi, in which men on horseback struggle for the bloody corpse of a headless goat.

What fun!
2001-10-19 09:51:43 AM  
As I heard on NPR this morning, when they questioned the former Mujaihadeen commanders on their past records "He says with a smile, "It's not that we're good, but the Taliban are worse"...

Y'know, actually that sounds a lot like American politics, it's rarely about who's better, but who's worse.

2001-10-19 09:56:56 AM  
This is one of those kind of 'allies' that bites us on the arse about 10 years down the line... know what I mean?
2001-10-19 09:58:35 AM  
"buzkashi, in which men on horseback struggle for the bloody corpse of a headless goat."

I've seen this on TV. All I can say is these guys are a bunch of tough mother farkers.
2001-10-19 10:01:30 AM  
I am seriously thinking about a career change from support engineer to warlord. These guys have to much fun man!
2001-10-19 10:01:48 AM  
Isn't it ironic that we are helping another psycho???? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.
2001-10-19 10:08:24 AM  
Anabolicassassin - I thought that was the definition of 'tech support'...
2001-10-19 10:09:10 AM  
I agree. One side is as bad as the other. We need to nuke any goat-humper with a gun in the whole farking country.
2001-10-19 10:09:59 AM  
It's always hard to find an honest plumber.
2001-10-19 10:11:24 AM  
I hope deeply US and UK don't think of their own interests for once and put in the Norther Alliance as the rulers. Those assholes are even worse then the Taliban. That place badly needs a democratic government. Current signs are, thankfully, US is not goig to put NA in charge.
2001-10-19 10:15:34 AM  
Screw a local government. Make Afghanistan the 51st state, and get another pro wrestler to govern... I bet The Rock would be up for it. The Afghan people need a Radio Shack, McDonalds, and adult book store or titty bar on every corner.
2001-10-19 10:16:09 AM  
Is he available for kids parties?
2001-10-19 12:27:38 PM  
Ugh, what a bunch of primitive savages.
They have as much regard for human life as the europeans did during the dark ages.
Someone bomb that country with useless western shiat to bring them into the 19th century at least.
2001-10-19 12:47:00 PM  
i hope this isnt like when we fought on the same side as the soviets in the war, then for a couple of decades we had the pleasure of fighting a cold war against them. this is why i hate our government, they do dumbass things like pay billions to stop drugs, then put a bunch in thier own planes and dump it into the streets. jeesh
2001-10-19 12:50:21 PM  
yes, the National Post - the pinnacle of world journalism.
2001-10-19 12:54:04 PM  
Human rights groups reported that thousands of Taliban fighters swarmed through the ancient city, particularly hunting Hazaras, members of the country's minority shiite Muslim sect. Women and children walking the streets were shot. Hazaras were pulled out of houses and factories and killed. Prisoners in the city jail were told to recite Sunni Muslim prayers. Those who stumbled had their throats cut.
Hundreds of men were herded into shipping containers and driven three hours to Shiberghan. One witness said only three men were left alive by the time one such container was opened.

Adn people wanted us to negotiate with these baboons?
Sure, why not. These Taliban fellas sound like reasonable guys to me.
Instead of continuing a bombing campaign designed to wipe them from the face of the earth - much like a bug bomb does with roaches and fleas, I say we open up diplocatic negotiations with them.
Yeah, sure...that'll work.
And then we can all happily skip off hand in hand with our heads up our asses.
2001-10-19 12:56:27 PM  
I'm taking applications for a group of thugs, I'd like to go over and seize control of a few cities, play some live stock sports you know usual war lord stuff, and I'll need some help. Interested parties should be healthy, inventive, well armed and O yeah INSANE.
2001-10-19 01:01:21 PM  
Hey kids, You can now get You'r own General Abdul Rashid Dostum action figure. He comes complete with horse, dead goat carcass, tank, straps, play flesh and blood, and of course a pipe wrench.
2001-10-19 01:07:23 PM  

Lunatic Tassle- HAHAHA!

I really liked the fark headline, but the real one was almost as good: "Former plumber is master of betrayal"

2001-10-19 01:09:21 PM  
DrDave - We need to nuke any goat-humper with a gun in the whole farking country.

DD I hope you don't mean the US. Otherwise you just pissed off the entire state of Arkansas.
2001-10-19 01:20:30 PM  
Required viewing:

The Man Who Would Be King
For the "Bring before me the prettiest girl in the village" scene, among other things.

The Beast
For the obligatory crushed-under-the-tank scene.

Any others?
2001-10-19 01:21:29 PM  
You know, I'll bet these people would enjoy a smallpox epidemic...
2001-10-19 01:21:58 PM  
We americans always get the best.
2001-10-19 01:36:47 PM  
Lwr : I'm up for it! When do we leave?
2001-10-19 01:49:26 PM  
Sethor: Hmm well I have to go to a live stock fair so we can get that out of the way. Any preference on goats? After that just swing by a sporting goods store and get some 7.62 for the AK and we are all set.

Anyone know where I can get some used Russian tanks real cheap?
2001-10-19 01:49:37 PM  
Holy Keerap! I keep hearing everyone saying all the nasty things they want to do to Osama. I say we just let this guy get a hold of him. Sounds like he has vast experience and creativity. Oh yeah, and after he's done with him, then we can nuke the whole country.
2001-10-19 01:51:48 PM  
somewhat relevant, great general public opinion illustration.
2001-10-19 01:54:49 PM  
Two men enter one man leaves. Then we hang em then we kill em.
2001-10-19 01:56:38 PM  
Crill has the most interesting point that I've seen yet. Isn't this rat-scum just the same as the rat-scum we're already fighting? He's just the kind that will stab the U.S. in the back if we let our guard down from now PERMANENTLY on.

Isn't it interesting that the believed origins of the human species started in parts of Northern Africa and the Middle East and yet it's the civilizations that have migrated away the farthest that are the most successful, forward thinking while some of these people are still living with the same lives and attitudes that their ancestors had 2000 years ago?

Just posing a thought
2001-10-19 02:15:33 PM  
Yes, Thank God for Us White People.
2001-10-19 02:22:49 PM  
2001-10-19 02:28:50 PM  
Hes name might be Gen. Dostum but his friends call him Vlad.
2001-10-19 02:48:51 PM  
I call him my president.
2001-10-19 03:17:04 PM  
My comment was taken out of context, I think. I didn't mean to say that it's a matter of color or even religion that makes the difference in new and old world civilizations. Many people from these regions of all persuasions have accepted and contributed to modern life quite intelligently, no matter who they are. And I'm not down playing those who choose to live just as their ancestors did (Not those who enforce it on everyone else like the Taliban seem to.) It just seems like the oldest civilizations should be the more progressed, but it's reversed.
2001-10-19 03:38:38 PM  
I should note that their is a US law called the Leahy law that prohibits selling arms to groups that violate human rights. So, if we sell arms to these guys, would we then use the money to fund some other right-wingers while Bush says he doesn't know what is going on, Cheney denies all and Rumsfield buys a new Aztek?
2001-10-19 03:40:37 PM  

Until recently (1492) the furthest-dispersed people were the Native Americans, and their civilization was never technogically advanced. The causes of the technical advancements of Europe are certainly remarkable, yet there is no single factor that can be called the cause.

Dumb luck, perhaps. ;)
2001-10-19 03:44:50 PM  
Actually, Sightseeer, don't forget the Retarding Lead Syndrome. The classic example is of Marco Polo visiting China in the middle ages. At the time, Chinese civilization (Sung?) was considerably more advanced than European civilization. In the 19th century, the positions were reversed.
2001-10-19 03:45:06 PM  
Anyone know when buzkashi comes on ESPN?
2001-10-19 04:49:19 PM  
I like this man!

2001-10-19 05:08:06 PM  
Hey, I just read the article and this guy is awesome. I bet the guys under his command don't fark around much. If you aint all about business he'll lash you to a tank and crush the shiat out of you.
2001-10-19 05:14:00 PM  
You know before the civil war started in '73, Afghanistan was a fairly beautiful place with lovely cities and fountains and vegetation and culture. The Monarch modernized the country by stepping down as it ruler and forming a council based government, giving civil rights to the women and minorities, and totally advanced their culture to match the modern world. Then during an eye surgery trip to Italy, his cousin decided to take over, which started the '73 civil war and hasn't really stopped fighting since.
2001-10-19 05:33:41 PM  
(not sarcasim)
Interesting insight. Thanks for your input Oompaloompa

It's such a shame, I've seen pictures of Afghanistan before '73 and it was beautiful with large flower gardens and flowing fountains and now that it is all destroyed, (SARCASIM!) nice going Bin Laden, real classy for such millionare as yourself.
2001-10-19 06:17:23 PM  
Minos: I didn't know that... I thought it was russia that buggered it all up.... Huh. That whole thing is pretty sad.
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