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These (Afghan) Boots Are Made for Walkin’

Posted on Mar 3, 2008
Afghan runway

Here we have a startling scene involving American troops in Afghanistan observing International Women’s Day by combining Nancy Sinatra, traditional Afghan dress and a makeshift runway. Truly a recipe for cognitive dissonance.

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By Deborah, March 7, 2008 at 7:15 am Link to this comment
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Speaking as an American Woman, those creamed colored knee high boots were awesome.

Sorry, but this is the way we roll. We will come to your country, assess and assimilate your clothing and we will add your uniqueness to our own, resistance is futile and we will model it on a catwalk and after a season move on.

This is the American way. It’s not arrogance. It’s fashion.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 4, 2008 at 6:11 am Link to this comment

Afghanistan + America

The movie: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble….

The book: The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father’s Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the Taliban regime….

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 4, 2008 at 5:45 am Link to this comment

My beautiful Hazara nation

Today’s Afghanistan was known as Khorasan a little over a hundred years ago and as Khorasan they were once an advancing civilization.  Khorasan had established itself as the center of Islamic culture and the home of great literature, art, architecture and science.  But all that has changed.  Now, Afghanistan is a ruined and struggling third-world country…..

Pashton warlord

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 4, 2008 at 5:31 am Link to this comment

And something to THINK ABOUT - The result of wars!!!

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 4, 2008 at 4:58 am Link to this comment

Quit complainin’, cyrena, and check the new Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan (or Azerbaijan, or Turkey, or wherever, uhh) as he recriuts new soldiers…..

So typical of Americans and other Westerners that they go somewhere to shoot up the country’n teach the natives a lesson - then end up copying everything external about the lifestyle - while still failing toatlly to understand the culture…...

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By Anonymous, March 4, 2008 at 2:11 am Link to this comment
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teach me how to become a model modeling auditions I received plenty of callbacks Fashion Modeling

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By cyrena, March 4, 2008 at 12:29 am Link to this comment

My God, my God, my God!!

The arrogance of the “Ugly American” knows no bounds!!

They honestly have NO idea how disrespectful this is to the people (women included) who belong to Afghanistan.

A flippin’ FASHION SHOW in Afghanistan,with the US MILITARY modeling the attire of Afghanis, and this one woman says that it’s an ‘honor’. Ignorance and arrogance simply runs the world practiced by…ignorant and arrogant Americans.

I realize that the concept/principle epitomized by ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do” is totally foreign to most Americans, but one would think that at least there might be some measure of respect for whatever the local region lives by.

Nope. Not a chance. That adage should now read, “When ANYWHERE on the GLOBE, do as the AMERICANS do” since the Americans sure will do whatever the hell they want to do.

My God, my God, my God…

And we wonder why they hate us…

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