Afgan Weather Report

  1. from the weather channel:

    the weather in afghanistan tomorrow is expected to be sunny in the
    morning with increasing mushroom clouds in the afternoon. the
    temperature will be increasing to a moderate 2000 degrees with hot winds
    upwards of around 700miles per hour.

    it will definitely be a day for the sunblock, and it wouldn't hurt to
    shake the dust off the ol' lead suit in the closet.

    if you're planning on venturing outside in beautiful afghanistan
    tomorrow, don't forget to drink plenty of fluids such as barium, which
    shows up nicely when blasts of radiation flow through your body.

    most of all, have fun out there in dusty afghanistan and enjoy the old
    country while.........

    well, while it's still there.

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   rearickt
    I'm very disturbed by your message. The majority of men, women and children in Afghanistan are living extremely bleak lives under the rule of the Taliban since 1996. They are impoverished ordinary people who struggle each day to survive.
    I pray that voices of reason, clear thinking and careful management of this situation will prevail. Enough life has been lost already. What do you expect to accomplish through more ruthlessness, hated and suffering?
    Please use your energy in a more constructive manner for yourself, your patients, your family and friends and for our world.
  4. by   Q.
    Actually, I can appreciate the humor. I don't see anything offensive in Kewl's statement. Allow him to vent his anger. frustration and/or fear in his own way. Personally, I chuckled a bit.

    In addition, we can only blame ourselves for the "impoverished" lives of the Afghans because we allowed the Taliban to rule when we helped them to defend themselves against the Soviets. Had we not done that, just think, they would be part of Russia now. How peaceful.

    Also, the civilians have fled the city. Those who remain do so on their own free will. Being poor does not mean you can't make decisions.
  5. by   natalie
    A British reporter went into Afghanistan this spring and his excellent report of the country and it's peoples are at this site. There is much to the site...links to short videos, etc. Very informative and worth your while. Many of us have an unspeakable anger and it will be expressed on BB's. The best we can do is direct it toward those responsible...the Taliban, the fanatical terrorists. If you go through this site, you come away knowing the Afghanistan people are not the enemy.

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/afghan_front.asp?0dm=N24AN
  6. by   natalie
    Susy, We did not "allow" the Taliban to rule. We aided the mujahideen rebels prior to this rule. The Taliban did not take over the country until 1995 and America does not have to take the blame for this impoverished country. Also, re: free will. If you're a woman in Afghanistan, there is none. I've never learned so much about such an obsolete country as in the past few days. Hope you check out the link I previously provided.



    Originally posted by Susy K

    In addition, we can only blame ourselves for the "impoverished" lives of the Afghans because we allowed the Taliban to rule when we helped them to defend themselves against the Soviets. Had we not done that, just think, they would be part of Russia now. How peaceful.

    Also, the civilians have fled the city. Those who remain do so on their own free will. Being poor does not mean you can't make decisions. [/B]
  7. by   roachell
    Nice one Kewl! I cut it out and sent it as an e-mail.

    On a serious note;
    Should we sacrifice our kids so the Afghanistan kids can live???
  8. by   prmenrs
    I'm w/ Suzy--I got a chuckle out of it. Humor is the way Americans cope w/things we can't otherwise cope with. It's not a suggestion that we go out and DO those things!!

    The link was excellent, it did provide some interesting information.
  9. by   Dplear
    hell Kewl...lets just nuke em till they glow and then shoot them in the dark.....
    Last edit by Dplear on Sep 18, '01
  10. by   nurs4kids
    Okay, perhaps I've lost my sense of humor, but for some reason I can't laugh at this one. First of all, the full impact of a nuclear weapon is not quite as benign to the surrounding areas as this attempt at humor may indicate. Mushroom clouds wouldn't just "hang" over Afgan...the surrounding areas would be impacted also. For the most part, though, this is not a funny issue. Lives WILL be lost, kids will die, kids will become parentless, hundreds, possibly thousands of innocent lives will be lost. It's one thing for us to be confident, which I'm not sure we really are, but it's another to be cocky. The above post is strictly poking humor at brutal killing of a humans. I can not understand how a nurse..someone who dedicates him/herself to saving lives can find this funny. This really made me look at the whole issue a bit more realistic...made me look deeper than my mind had allowed. The killing described above is as barbaric as what the terrorist did. I, for one, can not find humor or peace in that visual. Read it again, imagine what's described happening in your city. America hasn't always been correct in terms of killing. How would you feel if someone had retaliated and done this to YOUR town? It's just not a humor issue.

    We have Muslim nurses who come to this site. Many of them left the middle east for a better life. Many of them have family there. I don't think they'd find this humorous either.

    I've received a couple reports about this post. I can't objectively make a decision to move or not to move, nor do I have the administrative option TO move this post. Brian or someone with the option will have to decide.

    Anger and hate will not bring back the 5000 lives that were lost.
    Last edit by nurs4kids on Sep 17, '01
  11. by   MRed94
    As I am not anywhere near ground zero, I can't begin to imagine what the people of NY, city or state, are dealing with. I can only feel what is happening around me.

    I have friends who are gearing up to go to war.

    I have small children who won't sleep on the top floor of the house, due to the height of the house, and, "what if a plane hits US, Mama?"

    I have an older child who wants me to go and buy a gun for protection.

    I have a deep and abiding sense of not being safe in my house, my city, or my country.

    If I didn't try to see the humor in this post, I think I would be running down the street screaming, "Kill the b$a*s&t%a^r@d!s.

    So, which is worse? The humor or the reality???

    Just my 2 cents.

    Marla
  12. by   misti_z
    Originally posted by nurs4kids
    Read it again, imagine what's described happening in your city.
    This DID happen in our city, and why should the people responsible go unpunished. That is all the post is expressing--retaliation.

    I too did get a smile from the post, and do not find it offensive.

    Today someone posted a link to a 'memorial movie' that was showing still pics from NY during and after the attacks. Seeing the people falling/jumping from the windows and, a pic I have not yet seen, of people waving out windows above a gigantic hole in the WTC. Sorry but all those people waving for dear life are died. And it makes me more angry than I have ever been.

    This man, bin Laden, is living the 'high life' in his country. He is the son of a billioniare construction worker, he has 4 wifes, many children, and is one of 53 children. It makes me sick. It took me 15 minutes to write this post because I had to edit my own nasty, angry language. So any humor is welcome.
    Last edit by misti_z on Sep 17, '01
  13. by   misti_z
    Just found this on another BB.

    Warning do not look if you didn't like kewl's post, its quite similar. I'm trying not to offend anyone--I'm/We're trying to heal, trying not to feel so numb.

    Kabul, Afghanistan
    Last edit by misti_z on Sep 17, '01
  14. by   Q.
    Originally posted by natalie
    Susy, We did not "allow" the Taliban to rule. We aided the mujahideen rebels prior to this rule. The Taliban did not take over the country until 1995 and America does not have to take the blame for this impoverished country. Also, re: free will. If you're a woman in Afghanistan, there is none. I've never learned so much about such an obsolete country as in the past few days. Hope you check out the link I previously provided.



    Natalie:

    My statement of "allowing" them to rule was pure sarcasm.
    Personally, I feel as a country we meddle way too much in foreign affairs.

    The free will statement I believe you may have taken out of context. Free will was from another post.

    And there have been many women who have since made the decision to flee Kabul, and those who haven't. My comment was directed at those who chose to stay for whatever reason.
    But thanks for the link.

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