playing by the rules
Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Apr 18, 2009 at 02:16
sufi Imdad ALI soomro , from Pakistan, who really has no clue what real sufi's are on about,
"....Still world is unable to comprehend why NATO is being expanded and deployed across the world. "
the clueless have no clue - but the rest of us understand perfectly . It is quite simple - real threats still exist against our free and democratic societies.
"Why NATO troops are allowed to fight in Afghanistan?"
why are African Union troops allowed to go to Sudan? Why are UN troops allowed to go to Serbia and Bosnia or Kashmir for that matter? Because that is where problems exist - and that is where there had been a complete lack of any deterrent against further bloodshed by opposing local groups. Remember that NATO and the US are in Afghanistan at the invitation and permission of the elected Afghan government. Don't like democracy ? take your gripe to the Afghans.
It's a funny thing - but I know Afghans personally -who are quite happy that the Taliban was toppled in Afghanistan and are 100% behind stopping them from regaining power. To pretend that the Taliban has 100% support of the Afghani people is to present a lie for a fact.
And who was complaining in Pakistan when Iraq and iran were slaughtering each other in the 80's - when over a million people were killed? Now when the governments of both of those countries , with NATO backing are quelling insurgency - why is it suddely the 'evil West' who is to blame? Trace it back and the blame lies squarely with the Islamic people themselves.
"Now western countries have targeted to oust Turkey from NATO. In principle NATO after disintegration of USSR should have been defunct but under the influence of US, it was expanded to make it global force, which is flagrant violation of UN. "
It is not a flagrant violation to have NATO in existence when the USSR does not exist. NATO was set up as a treaty between the US and Europe to protect member countries from aggression by external foes. It was not intended to be specifically against the USSR. The 'enemy' could be anywhere - Russia, Kazahkstan, China, North Korea, Iran - anybody at all. Who knows - even a nuclear capable Pakistan led by fanatics who want to 'crush the skulls' and 'wade in the blood' of infidels! There are still potential threats in existence - hence the continued existence of NATO. If you don't like it - then work towards diminishing the need for defence.
".. European Union without any rhyme and reason did not allow Turkey to be its member. She was not given membership because she is a Muslim state. West frequently condemned Turkey on the issue if human rights violations but keep silent on the killing of innocent people in Palestine, Kashmir and other parts of the world."
You are linking things together that have no relationship at all. The EU is not killing people in Palestine, Kashmir and other parets of the world. The EU (as well as the West more generally) does not allow Turkey in as a member because Turkey has not reached the benchmark required for membership in many areas. One obvious one is the human rights benchmark. These are simply the rules. They are not going to be changed just to allow Turkey in.
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