Bahadur the brave

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  1. spin_

    spin_ Silver Belt

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    i just picked the first source, but a simple search shows the same story shared on several sources.


    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1655527/3-bahadur-brave-afghanistans-bomb-disposal-hero-killed/




    i've only posted little excerpts to keep within the rules, but the whole story is a worthwhile read.




    other than giving notice to it, i'm not sure what perspective i can add as the thread starter, other than to say i salute his sacrifice for his people.
     
  2. spin_

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    Give him the hero's send off that he deserves.
     
  4. Trotsky

    Trotsky Social Capitalist / Capitalistic Communist

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    That's a hero, through and through.
     
  5. spin_

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    but also a man irretrievably scarred by war.

    a sad story.
     
  6. hillelslovak87

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    Not much more a human can do. He gave his life fighting against barbarism. I pity there is no paradise for him to go to, because he seems like an exemplary human.
     
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  7. Kafir-kun

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    Its very sad to see how intractable the violence and instability is in Afghanistan. I have relatively recent ancestors who hail from there and a few red hairs in my beard to show for it so I feel a kind of affinity for the country.
     
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  8. MicroBrew

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    Read thread title, thought this was going to be a news story using a Lord of the Rings metaphor. Saw Bahadur and thought Baradur
     
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  9. MicroBrew

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    If the Pakistanis weren't supporting the Afghan Taleban, there was a good chance things would have looked bright.
     
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  10. spin_

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    Actually when I saw the story, so did i.
     
  11. ShinkanPo

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    Bahadur-Baradur!

    Bahadur the great!
     
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  12. Kafir-kun

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    I think their troubles started with the Soviet invasion. The US and Pakistan haven't always been the most ethical actors in the country but the intractable instability started in 1979
     
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    It's a good thing Rambo saved them.
     
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  14. MicroBrew

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    Well what would happen if the Pakistanis kicked the Afghan Taleban out, and genuinely went after them. The Taleban (Afghan Taleban) are only able to wage war against the Coalition forces because they can always run into Pakistan and be protected. The Soviets have been gone awhile. After they left, Afghanistan descended into tribal and ethnic war, with the Pakistanis creating the Taleban to control Afghanistan.

    End of the day, the Pakistanis want to control Afghanistan, and that is the main cause for the problem.
     
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    Rip to a true hero
     
  16. Kafir-kun

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    If they stopped supporting the Taliban that would help but I think the Soviet invasion just crippled the country in such a way so as to leave it at the mercy of war lords and militant factions. If the Taliban waned I'm not sure that would necessarily lead to stability. Some of the Afghans fighting the Taliban are pretty ugly themselves and they have their own interests they'd want to advance.
     
  17. Prutfis

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    Came in thinking this must be some sort of Tolkien thread

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  18. MicroBrew

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    Fighting within the anti-Taleban alliance isn't a feature now, because they have agreed to join the coalition.

    The main problem is Pakistan and Pashtun attempts at ethnically cleansing and dominating the country. Ashraf Ghani has been quietly firing non-Pashtuns in government.,
     
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    Yeah I think nowadays Pakistan is the big problem there but I guess I'm saying that the Soviet invasion created lasting damage that will take generations to overcome with or without Pakistani interference hindering the recovery.
     
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    bahadur means brave in hindi....fitting for him
     

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