I don’t know, maybe Germany or Japan?
I know we don’t agree politically on much and usually that doesn’t bother me but HOLY FUCKING HELL; to suggest that Germany or Japan or Afghanistan occupations by US forces are anything at all a like is to take history 101; light it on fire and flush the burning ash down a toilet.
Germany and Japan were fully recognized countries that were so god damn legitimate and powerful that they were able to take control of other countries by asking nicely; and when that failed - international war.
Afghanistan has NEVER launched a foreign invasion; ever.
Are you honestly suggesting that Afghanistan under the pre2001 Taliban was a full strength - legitimately-lead country as recognized by a foreign power that wasn’t an Arab-Middleeastern-Sharia-law-based country?
Because I don’t want to be mean here but if that’s the case that’s just about the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever fucking read on the entire fucking internet.
Uh, what? I’m not really following what you’re asking in your second to last paragraph. My point was that post-war Germany and Japan were able to rebound despite US occupation (one could argue that they are still occupied), and are currently amongst the most prosperous countries in the world. Yeah, of course there are huge differences between the two occupations, but that is not what the quote in question was asking.
I think this says all there is to say about Afghanistan.
I don’t know, maybe Germany or Japan?
I think this cover was a courageous move and that it sends a powerful message.
We have done a thousand things wrong in Afghanistan. I hardly need to enumerate them in this space, but to start with we’ve abused the public, murdered civilians, stolen funds from taxpayers, and wasted the lives of our citizens.
That said, the Taliban is fucking evil. It’s one thing for humanity to differ in culture and for societies to form around different interpretations of morality. It’s quite another for a backward, violent gang to create a nation in which this woman’s husband was permitted to cut off her nose and ears. A society in which the Taliban would punish her for daring to resist instead of punishing him for daring to behave like a thug.
I would love for America to be the country that brings the evil of the Taliban and entities like the Taliban to an end. I am proud of everyone who is working to that end. Call me an imperialist culture warrior if you like: to me, the culture war against the Taliban is worth fighting and winning.
You can expect to see advisory speed limits displayed on overhead electronic signs for the first time beginning at 5 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 29) as we flip the switch for the first time on the nation’s first fully operational “Smart Lanes” system.
The advisory speed limits will only be displayed during times of congestion and are expected to reduce crashes, increase safety and reduce congestion.
Now that Smart Lanes are a reality, here are a few driving tips:
- The advisory speed limits will only be displayed during times of congestion
- The advisory speed limits are the last component to create an “intelligent” roadway that provides drivers with real-time road information to increase safety while decreasing congestion. (The other components are the green arrows, yellow arrows and merge information that appears during times of crashes or other “incidents” that create congestion.)
- When a lane is closed due to a crash or other incident, a red X will indicate the exact point where any particular lane is closed. Please merge into another lane at, or prior to, any red “X.” Driving in a closed lane is not only un-safe, it is also illegal and can result in a ticket and fines.
See a video, learn more about how to smartly use Smart Lanes.
That MnDOT Smart Lanes page also says that smart lanes will go live on I-94 between the downtowns next summer.