Because Code Pink is at war with men in the West. What goes on in the rest of the world is only a pawn in their strategy. It might bring me great satisfaction for misfortune to happen to the members of Code Pink. I wouldn't push for such an event, but if it were to happen I am certain that it might put my mind at rest.
I do not deny I slept well last year the night I heard about the tragedy in the Vanessa Redgrave family concerning Natasha Richardson who never spoke out against her mother's words, but when I woke up in the morning and realized people were sad it didn't make me feel better. perhaps there is no satisfaction from stupidity. the greatest injustice is that these people are so annoying that they lead my mind to such thoughts. Perhaps sometimes silence and shaking your head is the best response... or you could blog.
I'm not sure why Vanessa Redgrave comes to mind... the post is about Code Pink. perhaps it is because we have allowed her to continue to represent our values in the media.
If western feminists who have staked out a "troops out" position remembered to ask Afghan women their views, they would find that rather than bristling at "masculine militarization," "cultural imperialism," or any other in-vogue sin found on the placards waved at rallies, many Afghan women are haunted by the memory of the Taliban's public stoning to death of women. They recall what life was like when you couldn't leave your home alone, when you could not speak aloud in the streets because your voice was deemed inhuman, subservient, inherently impure. It was not the West's interference that led to their collective misery, but the lack of it."We hope this means Code Pink will rethink what we see as a damaging position out of sync with the peace building and development priorities voiced by ordinary Afghans. But why did it take Code Pink so long to ask Afghan women what they think?"
Afghan women might also tell you about the intensely empowering experience of watching 1,500 women gathered in Kabul's Loya Jirga tent in the historic "5 Million Women Campaign" where they mobilized to go out and vote. They might tell you about the exhilaration of watching women take their seats in parliament in 2005. They might tell you about the courage of the hundreds of women who protested the discriminatory Shia Personal Status Law that a fundamentalist mullah sought to push through parliament.via www2.canada.com
Socialist Unity advertises Respect leader Salma Yaqoob’s appearance on the BBC’s Question Time as the sole antiwar voice in a discussion on Afghanistan.