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Insight: Afghans turn to AK-47,
fearing Taliban return or civil war

Reuters, by Martin Petty

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/18/2012 12:30:09 AM

Kabul - Afghan father-of-four Mohammad Nasir has a secret he´s been keeping from his family. The aid worker pulls a television bench out from the living-room wall of his Kabul home. Behind it is a carved out shelf, hiding what he hopes will keep loved ones safe when Western troops withdraw by the end of 2014 -- an AK-47 assault rifle. Arms purchases are soaring in Afghanistan, along with the price of weapons, a sign that many Afghans fear a return of the Taliban, civil war or rising lawlessness. An assault rifle cost $400 a year ago. Today, some arms dealers are selling them for triple the price.

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As we are about to leave the Afghan people vulnerable to murder from all sides, they do what any sane person would do. They buy firearms to protect themselves and their families.

Why don´t bleeding heart liberals understand this? Or, do they just want to disarm US to eventually have real control, like in a dictatorship?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/18/2012 3:54:56 AM     (No. 9072035)

Isn´t this an interesting paralell to what´sgoing on here and the surge in gun and ammo sales.If Obama and the pentagon were doing their jobs of eradicating the taleban,these people wouldn´t have to worry so much.When the commander in chiefs tries to negotiate a peace deal with an enemy that´s still killing your people,it brings into question that CiC´s sanity.These people don´t believe they have a friend in Obama,in fact just the opposite,they think Obama is setting them up for a slaughterhouse.All you have to do is read the latest edition of the army manual where you can´ defame the taliban. What kind of crap is that?

The Taliban despises women getting educated,so that´s the first thing they´ll stomp out one way or another.You won´t hear a peep from the women´s rights crowd in this country about it who are too worried about having a closet full of abortion pills.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 12/18/2012 5:47:04 AM     (No. 9072081)

The Taliban and the Pashtuns are as thick as thieves. Only the Northern Coalition tribes have been murdered by the Taliban,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tipover, 12/18/2012 2:23:55 PM     (No. 9072977)

Most Taliban ARE Pushtun´s.

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