69 million page views

Good or bad for society?

Reader comment on item: The Rise of Muslim Fundamentalism

Submitted by G.Vishvas (Germany), Nov 13, 2008 at 09:43

Afghanistan was progressing in the right direction (with many failures and false starts also) under Soviet help and supervision. But the US americans, insulted in Vietnam, wanted to take revenge on the SU in Afghanistan. The supposedly lost honour of USA was more supposedly important than the long-term welfare of mankind. In Vietnam it was not the USA that lost honour. Many decent US citizens opposed this war. It was the capitalist-greedy rabid-anti-communist war-mongers in the USA who had lost their honour (if they had any) in Vietnam.

Even Dr. Pipes does not (want to) understand this - almost 35 years after the Vietnam war is over. The USA is still not the good nation that it claims to be. May be it has a good potential - but yet it is not. The Afghanistan quagmire proves this. Afghans under US supervision are worse off than under the SU supervision.

I am no communist or marxist or bolshevik - just a neutral de-emotionalised observer since many years. The recent election campaign in USA showed once again how the conservatives in the USA blackmail the political process as if USA is their exclusive private possession. The kuran says the muslims alone have the right to determine what is good or bad for mankind. The conservatives in the USA are no better when it comes to arrogance and conceit.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)