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OT: Taliban Presser

I'm following the Taliban Press Conference which is on right now. In itself I find this quite bizarre.

I'm not sure why, I can't quite put my finger on it, but I am not sure I believe them.

Anyway, the general crux is that they have the right to live by their values (Sharia), that everyone has been pardoned, women will get a fair crack of the whip (pun intended) and all in all it's going to be some kind of nirvana compared to the incompetent Afghan Government (their words). Most of all they want an end to all fighting against external and internal enemies.

I also watched the two part documentary on Afghanistan (iplayer) by the extremely courageous Yogita Limaye and their Government does seem pretty whack.

What a mess.

Anyway, what are the thoughts on what the Taliban are saying? Should they be allowed to live by their values in their country? Should we step in? What are the answers?

posted on 22/8/21

comment by rosso - time to #takefootballback (U17054)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by Oscar. #TeamFury. (U12980)
posted 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9914969/amp/Popular-blue-surgical-face-masks-NOT-stop-people-infected-COVID-19.html

Finally

First long term study into masks show they don’t fackin work

10% effectiveness at best if worn correctly and countering that around 20% of people wear them wrong and touch their face and wear dirty masks overall on balance they’re more dangerous than safe

Same as last weeks one that got revealed the plastic screens/dividers increased Covid spread because it stops air naturally circulating and blocks the circulation
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“First long term study into masks show they don’t fackin work“

WRONG.

Firstly, this isn’t a “long term study”. It’s a lab experiment. Did you actually read the university’s press release or details of the study?

The uni’s press release title is:

“Study supports widespread use of better masks to curb COVID-19 indoors”

It explicitly shows that masks *do* work, and that N95 and KN95 masks are the most effective, filtering 50% of droplets that may carry the virus.

The study leader, Serhiy Yarusevych, said:

“There is no question it is beneficial to wear any face covering, both for protection in close proximity and at a distance in a room.”

Are you purposefully promoting fake news or too lazy to read beyond Daily Mail headlines?
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Please can we not post common sense here please. Oscar wants to be able to post unsubstantiated nonsense that may lead to extra deaths, he feels good with that.

posted on 22/8/21

The Taliban to Trump to anti-mask half truths. They know what they like, this lot

posted on 26/8/21

Bombing reported at the Kabul airport. Welllp

posted on 26/8/21

comment by Mr. McGibblets (Freedom FC) (U7214)
posted 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
Bombing reported at the Kabul airport. Welllp
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Yep. Not surprised

posted on 26/8/21

White House just canceled the press briefing for the day too.

WTF is going on here.

posted on 26/8/21

Never mind. They moved it to 3PM.

Going to be interesting to tune into

posted on 26/8/21

poor american leadership is what

posted on 26/8/21

dunno. seem to be military casualties

posted on 26/8/21

I read they tried to shoot the guy who set up an animal sanctuary and won't leave.

posted on 26/8/21

comment by Taki Minamino (U20650)
posted 2 minutes ago
poor american leadership is what
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has to be. Crazy that Biden isn't directly organising and directing these press conferences. #outraged

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