Afghanistan Is Not The White Woman’s Burden

You can’t bomb feminism into people


American mission creep has gotten creepy. Now they’re saying they invaded Afghanistan for the women. To liberate them of course. They just told us last week, but that was the plan the whole time. Like every other mission they’ve declared, it’s a bald-faced lie.

America gives a fuck about any human being Afghanistan. They ran Afghans over with their warplanes on the way out. They evacuated dogs before people. America killed over 240,000 people in two decades of war, many of them women and children. Afghanistan was just a place to hit after 9/11 and then they kept hitting it, like a cash register.

America bombed that country for 20 years, moving trillions of dollars from their own taxpayers pockets to the arms dealers’ purse. Over $6.4 trillion has been spent on America’s terror wars since 2001. The US media made billions on the advertising rights, and they can’t stop. Even after losing, they’re still selling war.

First it was fighting terrorism, then it was spreading democracy, and now it’s somehow feminism. Whatever gets taxpayers to open their wallets for the endless, bloody grift. Now they’re using women’s rights to sell war the same way Philip Morris used women’s rights to sell Virginia Slims.”You’ve come along way baby.” Now smoke on a Hellfire Missile and die.

The White Woman’s Burden

Afghanistan is somehow a feminist cause now. They did it all for the girls. Just read this nonsense from Caitlin Flanagan in The Atlantic:

Leave American troops idle long enough, and before you know it, they’re building schools and protecting women. We found an actual patriarchy in Afghanistan, and with nothing else to do, we started smashing it down…

For a bewildering two decades we had the political will and a large-enough volunteer military to spend our blood and treasure protecting the human rights of some of the most powerless people on Earth: girls.

In no other country would that story even be possible.

What the actual fuck is she talking about? American troops are liberating women in their spare time? Meanwhile their full-time job is shooting and droning…



Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at, or just email me at