Assalaum alaikum brothers and sisters!
Why doesn't CNN and the likes of it show those women who have been widowed by American B52 bombers and lost their homes, husbands, children or even their own lives.
Those women who survived American brutality are living a constant life of tragedy. Afhganistan doesnt have a welfare system and a woman's guardian is her husband. When he is taken away from her, her world is destroyed.
America has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civillians whose distruction has never been reported by these media outlets.
Beware of the wickedness of these sources my brothers and sisters. They mix right and wrong/truth and lies and present you with a picture that is full of deception. They are there to brainwash the general public and so far have been very successful.
Um...they did. They interviewed a woman and made it very clear that many of the widows are widowed because their husbands and even children were killed by US bombs during the invasion. Plus, their husbands are sometimes far from their guardians. The men are the ones harassing the women, begging for food to feed their children. Certainly not all men, but it's a very sad situation indeed when your protector has turned into your tormentor (and not to say all afghan men are like that at all - all I know are very upstanding, respectable men).
I really don't get why some of you guys are so hung up on how maybe the Taliban is good, maybe bin Laden is a cool guy (which is funny, really), the US did all of this, blah blah blah. It doesn't matter WHO did it, what matters some of these Muslim women are oppressed, poor, abused, and uneducated. They're beaten and insulted, sold into marriage without any hope of education or freedom of choice, and driven to the point where they actually light themselves on fire to escape the miserable hell they live in. They're being denied their basic human rights - their Islamic rights as humans, and as women.
This documentary is far from propaganda - it's a sad reality for many women both in and out of afghanistan. Sorry if it shatters your belief that the Middle East is always full of sunshine and rainbows and proper treatment for women. It's not. Conditions for these women were horrific before the war, and have largely gotten worse after it because the people in control have lost sight of real Islam, and ignore any examples of the Prophet (saw). They've let culture overcome them, and use Islam for convenient excuses, and cherry-pick the Qur'an and hadith for anything that might make what they're doing look OK. The US has completely failed in their mission (well, humanitarian aid was never the objective, but it's what they'd like the public to believe), and left it in a condition that's just as bad, if not worse. The fact that some of you want to deny human suffering to take a pot-shot at the US is just sad.
Terribly sorry if any of this comes off as being too abrasive (I'm sure it will). I'm not trying to insult or belittle anyone here, I just think some people get so caught up in the blame game that they ignore the most important issue, which is the suffering of our brothers and sisters. Politics plays a part in everything these days, but sometimes I think we need to put politics aside for a minute and look at what really matters.
I'm also not one to get all my info on such touchy topics from just media sources like CNN. I've heard some horrific first hand stories from afghan men and women, and a good friend of mine who was born and raise in Kabul, and still visits, confirmed much of what was seen in this documentary.