Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Afghanistan and India

"UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned as "shocking and shameless" a Taliban raid which killed at least five UN workers in the Afghan capital Kabul.
Three Afghans also died when suicide bombers stormed a UN guesthouse in the city, but Mr Ban said the UN would not be deterred from its mission there.
The Taliban said the attack was the first step in its bid to disrupt next week's presidential run-off election."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8329543.stm Why is this important to you--beyond the study of location and place--explain your answer with real world examples.

33 comments:

  1. This is important because we have to look out for our safety around us, just like Afghanistan does. The Talibans are trying to rule Afghanistan and ruin the democracy they are trying to create by using violence.

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  2. The cause for all of the family loss is because of the Afghan Elections. If people have black prints on their fingers, then that means they voted. Gangs wanted a certain person to win the election, so they went around killing people who voted for the gang's opponent.

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  3. The US embassy has confirmed that one of the suicide bomber victims was an American. It has had an effect on presidential run-off elections. We all share one world. When chaos starts in another country, it's everyone's concern. The voilent raid in Afghanistan can spread to other parts of the world, effecting nearby countries and so on. And problems, such as this one, that effect presidential elections are very effective on country leaders.

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  4. This is important to me because now the U.S. government and other governments will go to Afghanistan and try to help the people and to stop more people from being killed and seriously hurt. The U.S. will stress freedom for people to vote for anyone they choose instead of having them vote for a certain person or not letting them vote at all because of threats from the Taliban. If something happens to the election or something else that doesn't please the Taliban, they might blame the U.S. for helping make the cause fair. The Taliban might start setting attacks against the U.S., which would really affect me and millions of others. The U.S. has to be careful not to upset anyone that could do damage to our country.

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  5. This is really important for me and everybody out there because we need to watch our backs and help each other out. Or esle other countries will try to rule us or bomb us and that would be a terrible thing for us. For example Afghanistan are trying to watch their backs because the Talibans are trying to rule them. Also Talibans are trying to destroy democracy with violence. Which they been killing a lot of people in Afghanist and they might do the same thing with us or other country.

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  6. This whole crisis is very important and it should not be happening. It is very important to be able to be and stick with your family. Without your family you can't join together to help one another. This is just not Afghanistan and India it is happening around other parts are the world also. People have to start making a great change to help better the world.

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  7. This events are imporatant because where there is trouble America will be there to spread the democracy by stoppping any wars or fights in any parts of the world. Gangs in Afghans are not fair and will kill anyone that votes for their opponent, like Jeffrey5 said. Also America sends our love ones that are in the army to go and stopped the war by making it even bigger just by getting themselves in the situation which causes other countries to get mad and so that is how America makes new enemies which can try to bomb places in America.

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  8. i believe is unfair how india has to go through this because of how muslimsz are trying to go against them because of wat india has and what they dnt have.

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  9. I care about safety. The 9-11 planes knocked down the Twin Towers unexpectedly. If I were on one of the floors in which one of the planes crashed, I would have died without making a single mistake. That is why I fear moving to a big city. I especially fear a high floor in a tall building.

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  10. I think that this event is unfair. We as Americans, we always stick together. We make sure nothing or nobody will enter into our country and try to kill our American people. I don't believe in war because I don't see why we can't all just live without gun-shots and people having enemies, but if we are fighting for freedom then thats what I like.

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  11. I think that America should end terrorism once and for all. We have the power to do it. After 9/11 we got an idea of the power terrorists have and its not just happening in the U.S but in eastern countries. During the Afghan elections people are dyeing due to gangs wanting to rig the elections. They tell people not to vote and if they do the gang goes to different villages to look at peoples' hands if they see ink on their hands which means they voted they would kill them or take their hand off. This needs to stop at once people need to stop being treated like this.

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  12. This event is important to me because it's a tragedy and it effects family's and people around the world. One of the victims was american which is a concern for us. We should try to help Afghanistan as much as we can without getting in too much of their business.We should be more careful and aware that things like this could happen to us at any moment.

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  13. These events are important because of what happened on 9/11 and to be aware that terrorist attacks and suicide bombings can happen at anytime. Terrorism happens all over the world and I don't believe there is a reason for it. The Talibans are trying to rule Afghanistan people and trying to ruin democracy. The same thing could happen to us, so we should help Afghanistan and make sure we try and prevent terrorist attacks.

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  14. This is important because there have been thousands of suicide bombings especially in the Afghanistan region. We have to be aware of this or what happened on 9/11 is just the intro to what they can do. Suicide bombings are well planned out killings and are very hard to prevent, but if we learn about how they happen maybe we can discover some way to make it less of a disaster.

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  15. This topic is important to me because we as Americans have to be careful. On September 11 a few years ago there was a terrorist attack on many national buildings in New York and Washington DC. This accident killed many. Because of this crisis we have to protect our country and be ready for anything. You never know what suicide bombers are planning. It is a very secretive mission

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  16. People are being killed because they want to have a fair election. This affects everyone in the United States. Our government tries to spread democracy throughout the world. Attacks like these against a democratic voting procedure is something our government does not tolerate. This is one of the reasons for the War on Terror.

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  17. This topic affects america because just like afghanistan you never know if the taliban or other gangs will have and attack in the US just like september 11 when the terrist attack hit important buildings in new york and washington DC. I think that we should be prepared for the next terrist attack happens to our country.

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  18. I believe this is important because we have to be aware of the dangerous things that could be coming towards us so for us we have to look out for our safety, just like Afghanistan have to be safe too. The Talibans are trying to rule Afghanistan and ruin the democracy they are trying to create by using violence.
    Question: Why are they trying to take over Afghanistan?

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  19. Fighting for FREEDOM does not get through my head. I just don't get why we fight over to get what is our's when we both just have what is our's. Yes, it is important that we all work together to fight for what is right not to get what was our's it doesn't work like that.

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  20. The Taliban raid which kill at least five UN workers in the Afghan capital Kabul are important because their killings and raids in Kabul can end up coming into the United States and effect us very quickly. The 9/11 bombing and terrorists attack back in September 2001 can become a present day attack. If this happened only a couple years ago, it can definitely happen again. Our weapons have become more advanced along with the people working agaisnt the United States. The United States isnt the most beloved country in the world, we have our problems, like our huge economic debt and almost heading towards another depression. Experts say this can very well happen today in the near future. Future is the past, and the past is the future. This Taliban attacks is important to me because their attacks can become our attacks and lead to a war between the two nations. Creating not only an uneeded war, but it also creates problem within the two nations. This can also lead into other countries coming into the war and helping out the two nations.

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  21. This is important to me because it reminds me of what happened on 9/11/2001. People shouldn't die like how they did in the examples such as a Taliban raid that killed 5 or more UN workers. To me, life means everything. So if they died because of something that wasn't their fault, that just isn't right. Even though that is the real world, it shouldn't happen.

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  22. It is important because we don't know what is going to come to us and how it could be dangerous to us. And also, i do understand that people do fight for what is yours but this isn't being done right. We, as two nations, should work together to fight not against each other. Im not sure if im just not understanding but it's just not getting through my head. It's also heartbreaking the way this is happening.

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  23. This is important to me because the fact that terrorism has spread to attacking UN members is shocking. They are trying to promote peace and them getting attacked shows that terrorism will not back down. The Talbian attacks are important because it can lead to another nation getting involved or the U.S. getting involved. That would only waste money and create unwanted deaths.

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  24. This is important to us because we have to be aware of the danger that we are in. People may thing that the U.S is such a nice place and stuff like that wont happen here but we are in war with these people and it could happen to us and our troops in Afghanistan. We had something similar to this during the 9/11 bombing. During 9/11 we were bombed by terrorist. The bombing by the Taliban may not be as bad because they aren't killing as many people but it will lead into that same danger that we were in.

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  25. The Taliban attack is very important because the terroist attacks will come to the U.S. just like on september 11, 2001 many peoples lives ended and were changed because of what happened.

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  26. This is important because attacks happen in not only in Taliban, but also in other parts of the world, even in our country. The September 11, 2009 attack in New York killed a lot of people in America, and even more people's lives were altered and changed because someone that they knew died, or was hurt. It is really important for not only America, but also other countries to be prepared in case another terrorist attack happens.

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  27. The taliban attacks are very important to us because it can affect us. Americans can be harmed by the taliban's. There is always a possibility the attacks can come to the US. People died during the attacks and the taliban wont be happy with just 5 deaths. The terrorism will just keep spreading until there is a way to stop it for good. But an idea or opinion is impossible to stop.

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  28. The Taliban attacks are important to us because America can also be attacked by the Talibans or any other group. A few years ago we were attacked on 9/11 and many people died. The Talibans are very dangerous because they wont stop killing it will go on forever.

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  29. This topic is important because America has had our own issues as well. A couple years ago 9/11 happened in New York and Washington DC. This even killed many people, injured many, and is known of the destruction of the Twin Towers. I think this crisis has helped us stay prepared for the worse. Although some may think that security and airlines are going to far, terrorists can be anyone and now we have to be sure so we don't have the same issue again.

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  30. This is important because now that Afghanistan is stirring up issues, we will start to feel the effects in America. America is a country that doesn't like to sit back and watch chaos begin. America steps in and attempts to resolve issues by spreading democracy between other countries to obtain global peace. Afghanistan's citizens are being killed because they want a fair election and if they don't resolve their issues then the United States will become involved and will severely impact the United States and our government.

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  31. This tragedy has impacted our life here in America. One of the victims was American. The Taliban does not like any of the other countries that opposes them, and that wants to get rid of them.

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  32. Terrorist don't stop unless they accomplish their goal or they are given a reason to believe it is impossible to achieve. The way they try to achieve their goal such as suicide booming proves this. if we get pulled into the incident either by going in ourselves to try and stop it or the Talibans feeling that we are an obstacle in the way of their goal. And if we are pulled in to this Their will be American deaths on the front pages of news papers and all over the news.

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  33. This story shows us that people use bombs and suicidal
    acts to get attention. They want people to know that they
    don't want the election to go on. But it mad no effect other
    than grief in the families of those killed.

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