Sunday, August 06, 2017

How Gen. MacMaster educates Trump on Afghanistan and its women

"And he asked one of his Afghanistan experts to find a black-and-white snapshot from 1972 of Afghan women in miniskirts walking through Kabul. “The goal was to give the president the idea that Afghanistan was not this hopeless place,” said one U.S. official familiar with the briefing, which included several pictures of the country."  1) it is interesting that the skirt is the measure of the plight of women. 2) I wonder: did MacMaster educate the president that it was US covert and overt intervention in Afghanistan was primarily responsible for the empowering of Jihadi misogynistic  groups and the retardation of the conditions of women? 3) Did MacMaster tell the president that  in fact the communist era was relatively the best for women and their rights?