I was listening to the news this morning and they were talking about a month long religious holiday in Afghanistan. They are asking that we stop our bombing etc. because of this holiday. I'm sorry, but they could stop the whole thing by turning over Bin Laden and his coerts!!! How dare they ask us a favor after everything that they have done to our country and many others!!!!!!!!!!!! I for one am really offended that they would even have the "nads" to think for one minute that they have the "right" to ask us for a favor!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone else have an opinion?????
Oct 22, '01
Point taken, quite clearly, and quickly at that truth be told. I do see the problem with the generic idea I had, and I know the weather is turning fast. I was just trying to think of a 'fast' way to 'help' get the supplies to the people. Given the amount of food and obviously clothing/blankets/etc needed, I just can't imagine that the IRC and WHO can get all of it distributed (in any amount of time) without some sort of help......that's all I was looking at, a way to get more of what is available to more of the people in less time. I wasn't looking at it as an exercise in public relations by any means. It was just an idea......
On the request re: Ramadan (Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf talked about it in an interview re: his decision to support the US) - I'm not Muslim, so I had to go look it up to understand what it means. All Muslims are involved in Ramadan, it's said to be the holiest period of the Islamic year -reference: http://www.religioustolerance.org/main_day.htm
So, I dunno myself.....if I were Muslim, I guess I would ask for a break during that period but I wouldn't expect it as 'a given' that anyone would comply with the request.....
Last edit by Yocanohawken on Oct 22, '01