Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What the U.S. needs to (make Afghans) do

(According to this guy, anyway – former US ambassador to Afghanistan and to the UN.)

“The formation of a unity government is only the first step in a broader political process—one that requires the Afghans to deliver on reforms, and the United States to sustain its engagement.”

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/new-start-afghanistan-5-massive-challenges-will-decide-its-11501

(In other words, Afghans need to do things the American way. More than likely, Afghans will do things the Afghan way, with clans against clans and rural folk vs. city folk, and by the way, yes we want dollars with those fries. Billions of dollars.)

Link at http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/

As stated in the post below: In the Middle East, “words spoken by opponents are not important and promises not to be trusted, … you do not easily give up things that are yours, and that if you do, you should expect not a grateful and reconciled adversary but scorn and further exploitation.”

http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2014/06/mizrahi-nation/

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