Re: So far so good

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 01:57:27 MDT

Miriam English wrote:
> I certainly hope so.
> I am a little worried by something a friend said to me recently that the
> Northern Afgani rebels who are being backed by the West are actually worse
> than the Taliban, in that they use murder, rape, and pillage in the normal
> course of war (the Taliban though wicked, cruel, and murderous had some
> restraint at least). I have no idea if what he said is true, but if he is
> then hold onto your hats everybody -- here we go again... prepare for worse
> killers being equipped by the "goodies" again.
> I fervently hope my friend is wrong, and that the powers that be have
> learned more than squat from the nasty errors of the past...

They probably haven't.

I've heard the same thing about the "northern alliance" and many
Afghanis opinions of them. It would be better if somehow a
neutral elections could be set up to form a new governing body.
But I doubt it would work in Afghanistan.

- samantha

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