I dont think I can keep saying this is insane.
Its hard to know what to say.
Everything is just totally nonsensical.
There is zero freedom of press in the United States. It has less freedom of press than any country ever in history. The USSR had a freer press, modern China has a much freer press.
But the West is worried about freedom of the press in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan follows Islamic law, and does not guarantee a freedom of the press. They are not violating their own rules. Theyve made no such promise.
Surely, if the West is concerned about freedom of the press, they should first deal with their own domestic situation before they even begin thinking about telling other countries to develop a free press?
The Taliban actually said this exact thing during the first press conference their spokesman was asked about freedom of speech, and he said that they should go ask Facebook about that.
He was pointing out the absurdity of a country without any freedom of speech saying that his country must have freedom of speech.
If the West had freedom of speech, they could then go to Afghanistan and say this is good for society, so we think you should have this policy, and wed like to try to help you to develop it, if you are interested in it. That would be reasonable. The Taliban could then decide what they think about the policy.
But when the US and the UN come in demanding the Taliban implement a policy that the US has decided they will not have in their own country, it is just nonsensical, and no serious person could possibly take it seriously.
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