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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
Fox News reported that a 7-year-old boy was hanged by the Taliban for being a spy. Afghan officials said that the child was accused of spying for the United States and NATO forces aand hanged from a tree in southern Afghanistan.
How do the good citizens of Afghanistan look themselves in the mirror? How do the neighboring countries of Pakistan, India and Syria allow such criminals passage, safe haven, and welcome in their land? How do these ‘officials’ go to sleep at night? For the sake of all that’s holy, how can one stand by and do nothing as a 7-year-old boy is hanged?
To not come to the aid of that child, to not put themselves in danger to save that child, is unforgivable, indefensible, unconscionable, and unacceptable.
What belief in what kind of god would justify the hanging of a 7-year-old innocent child? How, in this day and age, can such an outrage occur?
Is the Taliban so strong, so pervasive, so fearsome, that the righteous people, do not raise themselves up in anger, indignation and fury to defeat this evil, cowardly, bullying, inhuman menace?
Yes, cowardly. Yes, bullying. Yes, without a doubt, in human.
To hide behind religion, rhetoric, coercion, violence and a hangman’s noose is nothing more than cowardice commited by perverted, monstrous thugs.
All the virgins in heaven won’t give it up for these criminals no matter how far they blow themselves up.
And to all my fellow Americans, inluding our president, who thought that fighting over there was wrong — no it was not.
That invading the land was wrong — no it was not.
For getting rid of one despot, which is one too many, was wrong — no it was not.
To think that we do not have a moral right to be there to fight these barbarians or use whatever means necessary to get information out of them was wrong — no it was not.
We have every right to be there.
And so does every person, nation and group that sits on this blue piddling rock floating around the sun.
Not for nuthin™ but there were most certainly weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And they are also right there in Afghanastan. They are the most insidious of them all: the WMD’s of evil, perversion, persecution and savagry. With the most destructive of them all — the mentality of a society that would allow a 7-year-old child to be hanged, and the acceptance of the thugs that did it.
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