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Old November 24th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #11
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'It is for the Afghan people to decide what is good for them.' Do you really suppose that it is the Afghan people who are deciding this, rather than the small group of people who will profit from it? Or that any people have an absolute right to destroy an artistic and cultural heritage of which they are merely the temporary custodians?
I understand it is the US backed Afghan govt which is deciding this. This government hasn't been able to do much for the people of Afghanistan. I don't see it lasting long once the US forces withdraw from Afghanistan.

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Considering the Afghans are muslim, if questioned, will they even want to preserve this particular heritage?
That is a good point. The Bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed too - not so long ago.

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I usually try to fight every battle, even if I can add 0.00000001% of the effort.

From my point of view, heritage is valuable both in terms of economy and culture, specially in the long run. By destroying this syte, Afghans become less rich in fact.
I agree with you. However, I believe one shouldn't spread oneself too thin and should choose the battles judiciously. As an Indian I'd rather worry about what can make me rich.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #12

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I can't believe they would allow such things of great beauty fall into ruin just so some corrupt corporation can mine an earth resources for profit in another country. The place is scared.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #13
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The place is scared.
Any place with over 3 decades of fighting would be scared.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #14

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Be better if they turned Afghanistan into a place off historical learning and culture, with such a wealth of history they should be trying to preserve such things, metal is here today gone tomorrow, the Afghan economy would prosper more in the long term if they built more museums, as usual its the quick fix approach, its a sign of the times very little on this earth has much sacred value anymore.
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This is unbelievable.
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