Message from discussion Afghanis & mountian people in general
From: py...@chinook.halcyon.com (Pyotr Filipivich)
Subject: Afghanis & mountian people in general
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organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
octa...@netcom.com (Kaa Byington) writes:
|John W. Engel (w...@cs.utexas.edu) wrote a commentary about the
mujihadins tactical use of Stingers (someone figured out 'heat seeking'
meant 'heat seeking' and you could shot at 'ground targets', Like Hinds
warming up for take off. 'Get tone, get gone'): [Which I snipped for
|Afghanistan is a rather unfortunate example. Indeed, the Russians pulled
|out, in 1988, but the fighting continued and worsened. During the time
|the Russians were there, Kabul, the capital, was relatively safe. As of
|this year Kabul has been reduced to rubble. The situation in Afghanistan
|is utterly dismal. One third of the population is dead, another third is
|living in refugee camps in Pakistan, and the rest are still fighting each
|other in the ruins of the country. God (or Allah) only knows what they
|are fighting about, but the peoples who live in mountain country are
|traditionally war-lovers. The roots go back to ancient tribal enmities,
|and to equate Afghanis with "freedom fighters" is absurd.
Oh I dunno about that. Mountian people tend to be a little prickly
about 'outsiders', regardless of where the mountians are and how close
(or far) you are from.
Contemporary Afghanistan, like post RNV(Saigon) Southeast Asia (what
used to be called 'indochina', and Yuogoslavia - suffer from acute
tribalism. "Now that we've gotten rid of the foreigners - it's time to
bring civilization to 'those people' over the mountian.
The 'muj' have three things they know
and there are four things that seperate them from the heathen:
1) they are Agfhani
2) they are Muslims
3) they are from here,
4) the Russians (Or Brits, or whomever) are none of the above.
As for how this would apply to the Milita movement - some folks are
real cussed about accepting the 'blessings of progress'. And if push
comes to shove, they are not of a mind to be concilatory with what they
And some folks of this mind grew up in this country, and have
some firm opinions about nonsense from the central government.
Be that the county, the state or those fools back in Washington.
"The constitution, like mountian whiskey, is to be taken straight
and undiluted." Sen. Sam Ervin.
py...@halcyon.com Pyotr Filipivich, amongst others.
Richard Nixon got his face on a stamp.
Clinton, Espy, Cisneros & Ron Brown have theirs on the P.O. Wall.