Well at the risk of dragging in the rest of the whole situation into what is a purely a sex related board, I will instead only quote a few select bits from what the glorious, freedom-loving, right-respecting Northern Alliance got up to before they suddenly became the West's best friend. We have discussed before the absolutely horrific acts by the Taliban to women. The question of whether women will be better off after their fall is not quite as clear as you would have thought:
"A bloody and brutal record
GENERAL DOSTUM, the key Northern Alliance commander, is a warlord based among the Uzbek ethnic minority in Afghanistan. He was initially a supporter of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, and has since repeatedly switched sides in the Afghan civil war. At one time he was even allied with the Taliban.
The US State Department reports that thousands of civilians were massacred by Dostum's forces, which "purposefully targeted civilian areas". Claims that the Northern Alliance will somehow liberate women are nonsense.
The Sunday Times's Jon Swain reports that in the Afghan capital "Dostum's forces are remembered for raping women and girls in Kabul, cutting off their breasts". Journalist Robert Fisk reported his first meeting with Dostum: "When I arrived at the fort to meet Dostum there were bloodstains and pieces of flesh in the muddy courtyard.
Well atleast they are consistent. They dont seem to show much mercy to men either:
"The guards told me that an hour earlier Dostum had punished a soldier for stealing. The man had been tied to the tracks of a Russian-made tank which then drove around the courtyard crushing his body into mincemeat as Dostum watched."
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