Female teams help win confidence of Afghan women

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Ministry of Defence said:
A key aspect of the Royal Marines' mission in Afghanistan is winning the confidence of the local population, and this effort is being greatly enhanced by the deployment of Female Engagement Teams (FETs).

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That's all lovely and fluffy but at the end of the day Afghan women will do or say what their husbands tell them.
Too right. British women could learn a thing or two.

In order to avoid being told off as this is current affairs, I hear wonderful things about female British servicewomen training female Afghani helicopter pilots right now.
 
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Don't underestimate what goes on behind closed doors. Yes, Afghan women are downtrodden, but islamic women generally are extremely strong people.....having lived in such a society for two years, I got to see first-hand the power they wield indoors and do it subversively.

Besides.All the girls on here know how henpecked most of the ARRSE blokes are ;) all the cyber-squawking's just an outlet ;) .....
 
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Don't underestimate what goes on behind closed doors. Yes, Afghan women are downtrodden, but islamic women generally are extremely strong people.....having lived in such a society for two years, I got to see first-hand the power they wield indoors and do it subversively.

Besides.All the girls on here know how henpecked most of the ARRSE blokes are ;) all the cyber-squawking's just an outlet ;) .....
In a country such as Oman where the majority are Ibadhi Muslims I can well believe it.
 
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What a waste of effort. As soon as we pull out the women will be put back in their box toute de suite, the school we have been fooled into paying for will be burnt down, and the education of women will be prohibited as before.
 
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What a waste of effort. As soon as we pull out the women will be put back in their box toute de suite, the school we have been fooled into paying for will be burnt down, and the education of women will be prohibited as before.
It's just a case of how quickly it all goes to ratshit
 
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It's taken thousands of years for the West to become as 'liberated' as it has thus far for women, with Affie et.al. still in the dark ages all round, it's going to take them a very long time to catch up.Still tribal, still fighting either foreigners or themselves......
We can but make small inroads in offering them an alternative.....they may get a taste of 'democracy' as we know it and one day want it enough, in numbers enough, but until the mentality changes, literacy rates and the general economy starts to pick up it ain't going to happen.
Last on the list will be women because they are the outlets for male frustration the world over.That's a fact. It happens here, it'll keep happening there in more obvious forms until some fundamental changes take place. Methinks with an ex-warlord as their PM that ain't going to happen until they wise up and see what's good for business and what isn't.So far, opium seems the most lucrative export.
 
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It's taken thousands of years for the West to become as 'liberated' as it has thus far for women, with Affie et.al. still in the dark ages all round, it's going to take them a very long time to catch up.Still tribal, still fighting either foreigners or themselves......
We can but make small inroads in offering them an alternative.....they may get a taste of 'democracy' as we know it and one day want it enough, in numbers enough, but until the mentality changes, literacy rates and the general economy starts to pick up it ain't going to happen.
Last on the list will be women because they are the outlets for male frustration the world over.That's a fact. It happens here, it'll keep happening there in more obvious forms until some fundamental changes take place. Methinks with an ex-warlord as their PM that ain't going to happen until they wise up and see what's good for business and what isn't.So far, opium seems the most lucrative export.
The Afghans taster of our Western democracy so far has been bullets and bombs. As for opium they are producing so much that it is currently the cheapest option available for those who need or desire it where class A is concerned.
 
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