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Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work

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Taliban: Get in the kitchen and make your men some food, raise your children and help your daughters raise your grandchildren.

What's hard to understand about that?

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The taliban are medieval minded barbarians and will never change. I feel sorry for the moderates, the women and the minorities of Afghanistan.

Sending in troops is obviously not a solution. Maybe we should let the supporters of taliban, Pakistan, Russia and China spend their money and resources and let them get bogged down.

We might even see putin getting kicked out and China giving up on their brutal dictatorship as a result!!!

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Ulysses:

You’re searching for a ray of sunshine in among all the darkness, and that’s completely understandable. However I don’t think we’re going to see any significant political improvements in China or Russia as a consequence of anything that happens in Afghanistan. That’s just my opinion, and I hope you’re right and I’m wrong.

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This happens to women with education, who outsource their future to illiterate mens

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You’re searching for a ray of sunshine in among all the darkness, and that’s completely understandable. However I don’t think we’re going to see any significant political improvements in China or Russia

You won’t, never going to happen, it will only get worse.

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Many young women have enjoyed years of personal freedom and never before experienced the Taliban restrictions. Setting back women's freedoms for many decades.

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"I may as well be dead," said one woman, who was sacked from her senior role at the ministry of foreign affairs.

"I was in charge of a whole department and there were many women working with me... now we have all lost our jobs," she told AFP, insisting she not be identified for fear of reprisals.

This just about sums it up.

This is the fag end of Islamic fundamental extremism.

What is the point to exist?

No right to even a basic form of education.

You have to fight for these freedoms. That means these mad mullahs are eradicated.

If it take 20,30, 40 years or more, so be it .

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The US 20 year presence in Afghanistan was very positive.

Look at the changes that occurred in education for women and attitudes. Unfortunately the US and probably the west in general have, in cases like this, the wrong conception of time. Another 20 years, another generation coming up Taliban-free, and Afghanistan would be on a very solid social footing. The task was abandoned half way through. Tragic.

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You’re searching for a ray of sunshine in among all the darkness, and that’s completely understandable.

I am more of a glass half full type of person.

The taliban is a bunch of ill trained, uneducated zealots exploited by their rich fat leadership.

Wait for a year and this bunch will be fighting amongst themselves and again exporting terror overseas.

The taliban won't last long and hopefully neither will the people who back them.

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The Taliban will last long as they have for decades now. They may not continue in absolute control of the country, but they will last because they reflect the culture and wishes of huge swathes of the Afghan population. Poor these women who were given a glimpse of a different life and hope for their future only to have it taken away. But if anyone thinks that a few protests are going to change the Talioban's view on these issues they are wrong.

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Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work :

Why the outrage?

Are Taliban's such action not expected? Worse yet to come..

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ulysses:

The complication now in Afghanistan is the presence of Islamic State’s local affiliate, which was responsible for the suicide bombing at Kabul airport which killed many Taliban as well as civilians. If there’s open war between those two, then it’s the devil or the deep blue sea for the average Afghan.

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The taliban won't last long and hopefully neither will the people who back them.

They'll be there for a generation. Saudi Arabia is barely any better.

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Poor ladies, sucks they have to deal with these stone-age mentality morons..

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ulysses

The taliban are medieval minded barbarians and will never change.

The Taliban follow literally the teaching of a religious book, which by definition of course does not change. Their radical Sharia is not substantially different from that our our "ally" Saudi Arabia for example. Main difference is that they do not sit on a gigantic pile of oil. Thanks to Joe Biden, they sit on a gigantic pile of military hardware though, which should carry them through for a while.

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Those women should fight for their freedom and their rights. Instead of expecting men to do it for them. This idea of equality, yet they need the men to protect them, fight the wars, give them rights, let them go to school, vote, drive.

Show me how strong and independent women are.... Remember, you don't need no man you can do it too. Whatever a man can do a woman can do.

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Another 20 years, another generation coming up Taliban-free, and Afghanistan would be on a very solid social footing. The task was abandoned half way through. Tragic

40 years? You wanted us to stay in Afghanistan for 40 years? Do you realize how insane that sounds. A 40 years war? For what? We couldn’t do it for the Afghans forever. They were going to have to take the torch at some point and fend for themselves. At some point, we were going to have to cut the umbilical. Otherwise we might as well have just Crimea’d the whole country

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So many here blaming women when it is men who have removed their rights.

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Helix

The US 20 year presence in Afghanistan was very positive.

Look at the changes that occurred in education for women and attitudes. Unfortunately the US and probably the west in general have, in cases like this, the wrong conception of time. Another 20 years, another generation coming up Taliban-free, and Afghanistan would be on a very solid social footing.

I am afraid there are some that actually seriously think like what you are joking about here.

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Making religious laws from over a thousand years ago the law of the land signals the Taliban are not worthy to rule anyone. Boycott and isolate them until they get much closer to the twenty first century.

No recognition at the UN or any world body until they modernize their laws. They are not compatible with life today.

The Taliban are an absolute disgrace to all men everywhere. If they want to act like primitive barbarians then they should be treated as such.

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