Sunday, 27 August 2017

'Trump Volte-Face Prompted by Pictures of Afghan Women'

McMaster’s parading of pictures of Afghan women is a disgrace considering how the US has actually treated female victims in Afghanistan | The Independent

First when jihadis were used to fight the Russians, ending, in the process, the left-wing reformist government in Kabul, and then the country abandoned to the Taliban and their savage suppression of women in the 1980s. It was repeated when the Taliban regime of Mullah Omar was overthrown by American and British troops in 2001. At the time George W Bush declared that the job was done, the Taliban were finished. Tony Blair promised “this time we will not walk away”. Laura Bush and Cherie Blair proclaimed that one of the best things to have happened is that Afghan women have been emancipated.

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