Taliban in Drag, or Why Burqas Suck

Shop window, KabulSeveral Taliban were captured wearing women’s clothing as a means to get closer to their military targets (I don’t think I can legally include the AP photos in this blog, so click the link to see the pics).  My first thought on seeing the pictures:  not even the Taliban will wear those freaking blue burqas.  And since the burqas cover the face, one would think they’d make a better disguise.  On the other hand, you’ve got no periferal vision in a burqa and they’re made of the cheapest artificial fabric possible so they’re horribly hot.

Ugh.  Never have giant blue pillowcases been so creepy.  Which is probably why I don’t have any photos of burqa’d up women in my collection.

Anyway, instead the captured Taliban were dressed in cheerful spangly outfits.  I’m not sure if I should applaud their sense of style or sneer at their hypocrisy.  Naturally, I’m tending toward the latter.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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