Thursday, June 08, 2017

Walking down the street in Kabul, 1972

At Ace of Spades, Oregon Muse posts this photo from Kabul, Afghanistan from 1972.

Then, he writes,
Will you look at that.

No burkhas.

No hijabs.


And no bearded thugs with automatic weapons driving around in pickup trucks.

It looks like this is an American city.

I've seen similar photos of Tehran from prior to 1979.

Also Beirut. Did you know that Beirut used to be called "The Paris of the Mideast"?

Yes, it did.

But then, something must've happened in that part of the world.

Something terrible.

Something absolutely devastating and soul-crushing.
We may never know what it is, though.

It's a complete mystery.

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