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so, afghanistan

RanxRanx Registered User regular
edited November 2009 in Social Entropy++
So apparently, Hamid Karzai just got declared the winner by default after Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of the run-off.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8337832.stm
"Although the process was messy, I'm pleased to say that the final outcome was determined in accordance with Afghan law," Obama said.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/11/02/afghanistan.election.runoff/index.html

The US has pretty much accepted and endorsed a government that was elected by unadulterated fraud, assuming that a somewhat stable corrupt government is better than trying to make things legitimate.

No one on any American news station is really saying anything about it.

Does anyone else find this even moderately fucked?

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  • DragonicityDragonicity Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Abdullah²

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    isn't everything way beyond moderately fucked anyway

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Is the war on terror over now?

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  • MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Never trust a man whose first name is the same as his last name.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    The US has pretty much accepted and endorsed a government that was elected by unadulterated fraud

    this is absolutely nothing new

    yeah I mean we're pretty good friends with canada




















































    what

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    The US has pretty much accepted and endorsed a government that was elected by unadulterated fraud

    this is absolutely nothing new

    they like it so much, they do it at home, too!

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    You're not allowed to dance in afghanistan

    dance

    PS this is a good documentary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DentE2ydnMI

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited November 2009
    :^: mission accomplished :^:

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  • RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    seriously I have so little faith in any government in any country these days

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    so CCN has a twitter thing running on the bottom of the screen at work

    people were complaining about how afghanistan was a bad idea and it was bush's mistake and whatnot

    entirely forgetting that IRAQ was bush's thing and that afghanistan actually attacked us

    y'know, 9/11, never forget, that whole business?

    god, I hate this country sometimes

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  • RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    oh boy

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Abdullah²

    The man so nice they named him twice

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  • Filler Inc.Filler Inc. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Everything is fucked. Everything. Corruption is everywhere, profits and greed dictate what we do and how we live. Nothing matters, nothing's going to change. This is humanity, a free for all with a few warm and fuzzy episodes to distract us from the horrible reality that nothing will ever change no matter how long we live.

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  • RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Everything is fucked. Everything. Corruption is everywhere, profits and greed dictate what we do and how we live. Nothing matters, nothing's going to change. This is humanity, a free for all with a few warm and fuzzy episodes to distract us from the horrible reality that nothing will ever change no matter how long we live.

    pretty much

    it's kinda depressing

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Abdullah²

    The man so nice they named him twice

    :^:

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    The best Halloween costume that i saw over this weekend was Osama Bin Ladin with a bomb made out of dildos strapped to his chest.


    Anyhow, nuke em or build a big ass fence around them and northern Pakistan. Iran I bet will globalize eventually, but forget those other two nuthouses. Or alternatively, get China to deal with them.

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  • bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    TDOT you did not seriously just accuse the country of Afghanistan of attacking the US.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

    didn't the Taliban support Al-Qaeda?

    edit: to clarify I am not trying to say "afghanistan attacked us"

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  • edited November 2009
    Eventually I'm hoping that the US will figure out that exporting democracy doesn't really work. If a country comes to democracy on its own, that is great for them and can work out moderately well. The countries into which democracy has been brought by force are fraught with difficulties of all stripes.

    Then again, I'm probably biased because I think American foreign policy for the last 50+ years has been spurred by guilt over being late to WWI and WWII. To make up for it, they are trying to start WWIII so nobody can bad mouth them after the fact.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    more like faghanistan am i rite
    no I'm not

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  • Filler Inc.Filler Inc. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    Everything is fucked. Everything. Corruption is everywhere, profits and greed dictate what we do and how we live. Nothing matters, nothing's going to change. This is humanity, a free for all with a few warm and fuzzy episodes to distract us from the horrible reality that nothing will ever change no matter how long we live.

    pretty much

    it's kinda depressing

    Isn't it?

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  • RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

    didn't the Taliban support Al-Qaeda?

    taliban supporting al-qaeda =/= taliban attacking the US

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  • bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    you know what, you guys can have this thread, i ain't bothering with it.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    At least it is a stable government?

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  • MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    so CCN has a twitter thing running on the bottom of the screen at work

    people were complaining about how afghanistan was a bad idea and it was bush's mistake and whatnot

    entirely forgetting that IRAQ was bush's thing and that afghanistan actually attacked us

    y'know, 9/11, never forget, that whole business?

    god, I hate this country sometimes


    In the state in which I live, revisionist history is the only history. I work with a dude who calls rap and hip/hop music "Obama music" but than insists his dislike of Obama has nothing to do with race. LOL okay duder

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Artreus wrote: »
    At least it is a stable government?

    nah, violence in the streets from another election would totally be better

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  • RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    It's stable, but stable as a result of completely going back on the entire paradigm of american foreign policy since WW 2

    yeah and it's hideously corrupt

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

    didn't the Taliban support Al-Qaeda?

    taliban supporting al-qaeda =/= taliban attacking the US

    It's just, my line of reasoning (which could be wrong):

    al-qaeda attacking the US

    al-qaeda residing at the time in Afghanistan

    ruling group of Afghanistan supporting al-qaeda

    So going into Afghanistan seemed like the right thing to do to me. Again, I am not saying Afghanistan attacked the US.

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2009
    everbody look up ron artest afghan women on youtube and marvel and despair in turn

    mostly just go wtf though

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

    didn't the Taliban support Al-Qaeda?

    taliban supporting al-qaeda =/= taliban attacking the US

    not willing to make that distinction

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  • RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

    didn't the Taliban support Al-Qaeda?

    taliban supporting al-qaeda =/= taliban attacking the US

    It's just, my line of reasoning (which could be wrong):

    al-qaeda attacking the US

    al-qaeda residing at the time in Afghanistan

    ruling group of Afghanistan supporting al-qaeda

    So going into Afghanistan seemed like the right thing to do to me. Again, I am not saying Afghanistan attacked the US.

    that was pretty much the US government's line of reasoning that most people still find acceptable

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

    didn't the Taliban support Al-Qaeda?

    edit: to clarify I am not trying to say "afghanistan attacked us"

    the taliban hates al-qaeda but they supported each other as a matter of convenience IIRC

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  • RanxRanx Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Ranx wrote: »
    tdot afghanistan didn't attack us

    didn't the Taliban support Al-Qaeda?

    taliban supporting al-qaeda =/= taliban attacking the US

    not willing to make that distinction

    o_O

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    It's stable, but stable as a result of completely going back on the entire paradigm of american foreign policy since WW 2

    yeah and it's hideously corrupt

    why was there a runoff when it appears karzai won an absolute majority in the first election?

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ranx wrote: »
    seriously I have so little faith in any government in any country these days

    I really can't get involved in this discussion but I can say for sure that I am with Ranx 100% on this post

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