Wednesday, December 21, 2011

They do grow up

Son has advised that, due to circumstances, won't be coming home for Christmas. Going to save the (short)leave time available and try to take a bit longer leave early next year. Before they deploy to bloody Afghanistan, which he just found out for sure early this month.

After reading, this past while, about the Afghan government telling rape victims "You can be pardoned from your death sentence for illegal sex if you marry the rapist" and other such things, and its working with terrorists and so forth, I'm about convinced that
A: Bombing most of Afghanistan back into the stone age might well be an improvement, and
B: The world would be a safer and happier place.

I can't remember who wrote it a while back, that the best solution would be to, after sufficient cause, going in with a force and stomping hell out of the bad guys and their supporters and telling them, just before we leave, "Don't make us come back." Problem is, we don't have enough politicians with the balls and sense of reality to do it.


NavyOne said...

I agree with both A and B. . . Standing by!

Phelps said...

We would have to nation-build them out of the stone age before we could bomb them back to it.

It's the majority of the problem.

LI said...

I wish him luck and a speedy and safe return.

Totally un connected to Your son's posting there:

I think leave the Afghans well alone at home. The brighter, more ambitious and more independent minded ones will leave.

The process will be something like that between the former east and west halves of Germany. The successful were either dispossessed and got the hell out to the West (or landed in mass graves), resulting in about a 10 point difference in average IQ between the two halves developing in a period of around 40 years.

Collapse of the commie system was inevitable, and it could never have sustained a long conflict against anyone - as shown by their adventures into afghanistan.

I'm guessing that the huge Afghan diaspora from the time the commies were in there has already raised the average iq's of neighbouring Iran and Pakistan (currently estimated at around 80 to 85 points), and significantly dropped the Afghan average below that level(85 is borderline for going into the the remedial - special needs class).

Leave them to themselves, the carriers of the genes and memes for higher intelligence will all gradually leave behind the country and its remaining residue of indigenous inhabitants will be too poor (too thick) and too mal nourished to represent a realistic threat to anyone.

I'm seriously doubting whether democracy can work for us in the west. I don't think it is even worth trying in Afghanistan.