Monday, December 13, 2010

The Kite Runner Lie

I remember reading The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini published in 2003 and seeing the movie just recently which was a Dreamworks picture. The book is beautifully written about the Afghan culture and life in Kabul before the Russian invasion except for a disgusting episode of homosexual rape and pedophilia. The problem I had with the insertion of the rape and pedophilia is that this was a fictional account. I remember thinking at the time, "how could this writer think to put something like this into a story" I mean, if the book was a true story, that is one thing. But to subject the reader to it just in the name of fiction; I felt was going too far.

Not long after reading the Kite Runner, I learned that when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 1999 from the Russians, they prohibited the cultivation and sales of poppies and heroin. In fact from 1999-2001, opium producion in Afghanistan dropped over 90%. Since, 9/11 and US invasion, opium production has increased to twice pre-9/11 levels. Pat Tillman, defensive back for the Cardinals was assassinated for sending letters expressing his desire to use his fame to protest the fact that US Troops were being used in Afghanistan to assist in poppy production and cultivation.

Now new WikiLeaks info reveals that Texas-based DynCorp was pimping out young boys and buying drugs for Afghan police. bacha bazi is a pre-Islamic Pashtun, Afghan tradition that was banned by the Taliban. Bacha boys are eight- to 15-years-old. They put on make-up, tie bells to their feet and slip into scanty women's clothing, and then, to the whine of a harmonium and wailing vocals, they dance seductively to smoky roomfuls of leering older men. These young boys are then sold as sex slaves to the highest bidder.

This bach bazi is a significant element of the plot of the Kite Runner. In the story, the main character must go back to Afghanistan to save his nephew from being a "bacha bazi" sex slave. However, according to the book, it was the Taliban who were the pedophiles. However, I knew this was lie when I read it, and the book was propaganda designed to shift public opinion against the Taliban. Now, don't get me wrong, I am no fan of the Taliban or Berkas. But, the sick thing is, is the real pedophiles and drug dealers in Afghanistan are the globalist companies like DynCorp who have been controlling poppy production in Myanmar and Afghanistan for millennia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

are you serious? this is disgusting. how can you say this is propaganda against the taliban? you watched the fucking documentary. they are sick, perverse people who do these disgusting things to little boys desperate for money. many of them feel this is their last chance because the TALIBAN killed their fathers and the TALIBAN won't let their mothers work to keep themselves and their children alive. you're a disgusting person for saying this is a lie against the taliban. stop blaming it on the companies, you sick, disgusting taliban lover.