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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:58 AM   #1

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Mes Aynak: the jewel of Buddhist Afghanistan to be destroyed in December 2012


Yes fellows, unfortunatelly the Afghan gobvernment gave to a Chinese mining company authorization to extract the copper beneath the syte. It can be the second largest copper of the world. The Chinese will destroy half of the city in two months

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 12:06 PM   #2

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Unbelievable, I wonder how much Karzai and his cronies have been given in the way of sweeteners. The fanatics have merely been replaced by crooks.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 01:07 PM   #3

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It is for the Afghan people to decide what is good for them. Do you seriously think this petition will make a difference? I think it is just a waste of time.
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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?
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Considering the Afghans are muslim, if questioned, will they even want to preserve this particular heritage?
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 02:41 PM   #6

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It is for the Afghan people to decide what is good for them. Do you seriously think this petition will make a difference? I think it is just a waste of time.

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.
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Considering the Afghans are muslim, if questioned, will they even want to preserve this particular heritage?
Why not? Don't you think that for some their national heritage is important as well? Or do you think Muslims in general are special and unlike every other peoples in this regard?
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Don't you think that for some their national heritage is important as well?
Of course! And I hope they constitute the larger part of their nation.
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Or do you think Muslims in general are special and unlike every other peoples in this regard?
When their religion is combined with poverty, bad education and fundamentalism - yes, I think so. Let us not forget the Talibans' appreciation of pre-islamic statues..
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When their religion is combined with poverty, bad education and fundamentalism - yes, I think so. Let us not forget the Talibans' appreciation of pre-islamic statues..
Or that the Taliban is not representative of the general Afghan population, in fact most of them aren't even Afghan.
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Alas, it does make a real difference if people in some Muslim countries don't value their non-Islamic or pre-Islamic heritage, even they're not positively iconoclastic in that regard like the Taliban.
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