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L'#Afghanistan di oggi è un Paese in cui una donna può essere percossa dai #Talebani attraversando la strada. La giovane accelera il passo, poi riprende a camminare con dignità.
Dignità, questa sconosciuta, per chi parlava di "atteggiamento abbastanza distensivo" del "nuovo
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corso" al potere. L'ultima speranza per l'#Afghanistan risponde al nome di Ahmad #Massoud, figlio di "quel Massoud", il Leone del #Panjshir.
Quando i Talebani hanno preso il potere approfittando della ritirata occidentale, il giovane figlio dell'eroe della resistenza
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ai sovietici, ha riorganizzato le milizie fedeli a suo padre, ha dato battaglia nelle valli, nelle pochissime province sfuggite al controllo degli "studenti coranici", e cercato (invano) di attirare l'attenzione della comunità internazionale per metterla in guardia: se non
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Bitter Facts:
- #Ahmed Shah #Massoud gave safe passage to #USSR invading troops into #Afghanistan in exchange for money.
- #ASM had a major role in the bombing of #Kabul during civil war.
- ASM used #opium to fund his fight against #Taliban, dubbed by US gov as druglord
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- #ASM kept asking #CIA for weapons and endorsement of his resistance and then settled for being paid for spying on Bin Laden.

No, these facts can’t be countered by listing what Hekmatyar did. Everyone seems to remember that. This is to counter selective readings of history.
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I refuse to engage in these arguments most of the time because it generates more hate than solve much but it’s important to not be unjust to history. You don’t see me cursing or cussing at him. He was an imperfect figure as are most that #Afghanistan has had.
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1/15
Il mullah Omar era solito ripetere all'indirizzo degli occidentali: "Voi avete gli orologi, noi abbiamo il tempo".
Il decreto firmato dal leader dei #Talebani, che obbliga le donne dell'#Afghanistan ad indossare il #Burqa in pubblico, lo smentisce. I #talebani non hanno solo
2/15
il tempo, ma pure gli orologi: con le loro lancette hanno riportato l'#Afghanistan indietro di 20 anni.
E dire che qualcuno, in Italia (#Conte), parlava di un regime "distensivo". Sbagliava: i Talebani non sono cambiati.
Curioso poi risentire come Conte parlasse della Russia
3/15
e di arroganza dell'Occidente. Non è cambiato niente.
La scorsa estate parlai col prof. @Margelletti. Mi disse: "Le conquiste che le donne hanno avuto verranno completamente azzerate e devastate". dangelodario.it/2021/08/13/int…
Aveva ragione.
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There are different views about a recent incident in #Panjshir...an #Attan near #Massoud's grave.
Few facts:
1. Those performed Attan, were not #Taliban. They were youths, mainly from south of #AFG, on a sightseeing tour in Panjshir. For sure, few Taliban also joined the Attan... ImageImageImageImage
2. #Taliban (as a religious and hardliner movement) are against any type of dance including Attan.
3. The Attan location was hundreds meter away from the grave of #Massoud& as said by some commenters, that Attan was not the 1st dance there.

To be clear, Attan in that specific...
...place, with or without purpose, was not a good move and it should be criticized.
But making that Attan an issue for provoking ethnic tensions, is even worse. ImageImageImageImage
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#CheGuevara was killed in Bolivia some 54 years ago today. #AhmadShahMassoud and Che were both formidable guerilla commanders. They had so much in common and yet so different in ideology. They both fought for what they believed was right and a just cause for their people.
They were from different backgrounds and cultures. One was fighting for communism, whilst the other against communism. Che was jaguar of the jungle whilst Massoud was the snow leopard of the mountains. Both were charasmatic and deeply respected for their abilities on the field
Had they met- there would have been no need for a translator. They would have understood each others language. The language of taking on a far superior force with limited resources, but the might of your people behind you. The language of #GuerrillaWarfare. Men of the field!
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1. Afghan resistance leaders, long backed by CIA, have fled following Taliban takeover interc.pt/3ECY74N by @matthewacole, @kenklippenstein
2. @theintercept is often wrong, but it's never in doubt. US prepared #Massoud and his force during the evacuation. I spotted it, but never reported it. The battle map was simple, and the options were limited. Massoud had to reach a friendly border, and so he fought a delay
3. action. Now the ethnic #Tajik #Afghan resistance force has reached the border with #Tajikistan and is preparing the #AfghanResistance. @theintercept's myopic view of the battle space is matched by its inability to comprehend the political playing field.
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Per la rubrica
#IlTweetPiùIdiotaDelGiorno

ecco il tipico tweet pieno di menzogne idiote, scritto senza aver nessuna conoscenza degli argomenti trattati e cavalcando un odio cieco e ignorante.

1) "Anche Prodi vuole dialogo con i talebani":

Sì. Esattamente come #Trump,
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#Pompeo, #Biden, #Putin, #Merkel, #XiJinping, #Johnson, #VonDerLeyen, #Borrell e tanti altri.

Perché, volente o nolente, costoro sono i nuovi governanti dell'#Afghanishtan, come da accordi firmati con gli #USA (che li finanzieranno).

Quindi è importante dialogarci per
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sospingerli tramite la diplomazia a posizioni meno radicali.

Perché, come noto, con la guerra non ci si riesce.
La guerra (salvo pochi casi di liberazione) non ha mai portato nulla di buono.

Lo sanno bene gli USA, che dalla fine dell WWII sono in guerra perenne e non ne han
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