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Alexander the great also Wept in Afghanistan, like Bush and like Breznev

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Submitted by Ibn Masud (United States), Jan 5, 2009 at 00:17

akhi Mansoor: Well said and well written about the brave people of Afghanistan.

But when we say brave Afghans we should clearify, we really mean the Pashtoons who are about 60% of the total population. Most of the other ethnic groups are nothing but numbers.
The Hazaras, Tajiks, Turkmens usually supported the Foreign forces and became on their side quickly. However, the Uzbeks are a divided poeople- some there, some here.

The Pashtoons remind me of the famous saying of Alexander "the great" who on his death bed whispered his last words:

"I defeated the Persians, and
I swung through the Pyramids,
But, I wept in Bactria" (ancient name of Afghanistan)
(Ofcourse, he lost all of his "mighty" army there, few decentands of Alexander's army are still living in the northern Pakistan in an area called Kallash or Kaafristaan)

Also, the saying of our dear Prophet Muhammed (saw) about an Army 36,000 strong, wearing black turbans and carrying black flags coming from the Khurassan (Afghanistan was a part of Persian Empire at the time of the Prophet and was called Khurassan) to attack the Jews and Rome is written in the book of Hadith by Abu Dawood (ra)- if anyone wants to read it.

I feel sorry for those who have to face the Pashtoons!!
(they are really a Qoumoon Jabbareen- the mighty people)

Ibn Masud

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