Saturday, March 17, 2012

An end for Afghanistan and other nation building?

The recent killings of civilians, Koran burning and other incidents show that America – Just like the Soviet Union before - isn't in tune with backwards, tribal and fanatical religious cultures like what is found in Afghanistan. We don't understand these people and worse yet, it will take decades, with a supercharged dose of Hollywood movies, satellite TV and internet, to hoist them from the Middle-Ages into the 21st Century.

We simply don't belong there and need to have them sort out their own cultural mess by themselves through grass root movements, and only then, make a serious attempt to rejoin the modern world like the Tunisians, Egyptians and Libyans have recently initiated their own societal reform movement. The West alone can't do it and besides, we can't no longer afford forcing change in a society that is too happy to reject it.

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