Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Bastards Burnt Down the Merry-Go-Round

While the dusty rock strewn armpit of central Asia is reeling from the fallout of the U.S. withdrawal, Russian government officials and state media are busy extolling the Taliban — the new sheriff in town.

On Tuesday, an article by state news outlet Vesti gushed that the Taliban “is displaying unprecedented liberalism” towards women by allowing them to continue working in television.

On Monday, anchor of state TV channel Rossiya-24 pointed out that according to Russia’s ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov, Kabul is a much more peaceful place under Taliban rule. The program showcased a clip of what appeared to be jolly Taliban members at the amusement park—riding around in bumper cars and bouncing on a trampoline.
“According to all the information coming in, the Taliban is not what it used to be... Unthinkably, they even permitted golf and soccer! The atmosphere in Kabul is so calm that Taliban fighters are riding carousels like children and jumping around on trampolines.”

The Taliban burned down the Fukin' amusement park.

A video of what appears to be the theme park set ablaze has been widely shared on the Tweeter. "The Taliban probably objected to the horses on the merry-go-round. For them, these are idols that are prohibited in Islam."

On Monday, Ambassador Zhirnov told radio station Ekho Moskvy:
“This morning, the Taliban came to us and said that since they guaranteed our safety, not a single hair would fall from the head of a Russian diplomat... Everything is very civilized, very calm...".
You know the Ambassador could imagine the feeling of the cold steel of a Taliban knife on his throat through that whole meeting.

Co-host of the Russian state TV show 60 Minutes, Olga Skabeeva, proclaimed during Tuesday’s broadcast:
“You won’t believe this, but even Afghan head-cutters from the Taliban turned out to be better crisis managers than the civilized peacemakers from the United States.” 
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