Among the world’s intelligence agencies, there’s a long tradition of using sex as a motivator.
But it goes on to report this additional outrage:
Such was the case with the 60-year-old chieftain who received the four [Viagra] pills from a U.S. operative. According to the retired operative who was there, the man was a clan leader in southern Afghanistan who had been wary of Americans — neither supportive nor actively opposed. The man had extensive knowledge of the region and his village controlled key passages through the area. U.S. forces needed his cooperation and worked hard to win it, the retired operative said.
After a long conversation through an interpreter, the retired operator began to probe for ways to win the man’s loyalty. A discussion of the man’s family and many wives provided inspiration. Once it was established that the man was in good health, the pills were offered and accepted.
Four days later, when the Americans returned, the gift had worked its magic, the operative recalled.
“He came up to us beaming,” the official said. “He said, ‘You are a great man.’ ”
“And after that we could do whatever we wanted in his area.”
So we’re basically supplying Viagra to old tribal chiefs with multiple wives so they can keep on violating women who are never given a choice in sexual matters. On the government dime, with their approval. And you still wonder if there is a god. If there is, he’s a dude, and he hates women too, ftr.
And the Washington Post reports this crap without even the hint of awareness about the women involved, how they might feel about powerful foreign agents supplying their “husbands” with the tools of rape. And I don’t know what else you’d call polygamy without choice but rape, institutional rape, specifically. How about that headline, huh? CIA Facilitates Institutional Rape in Afghanistan. Think you’ll ever see that headline? If you guessed no, you’d be right.
This ought to blow up right in their fat little faces, and it would, if American women gave a shit about the patriarchy they themselves live under. But they don’t. They ride happily along, buying every single diversionary tactic said patriarchy sets up. Ooooooh! Aaaaah! Lipstick feminists! You mean I get to participate in my own degradation and still call myself feminist? Cool! I don’t have to miss out on any of the fun now.
For the record, I wear lipstick and I like it. But I’m NOT stupid enough to believe institutional lies like this bullshit flying from the lipsticked mouths of moronic third wavers:
Not according to the American feminist Katie Roiphe. “I think the proper reaction to a beauty pageant these days is to be bored by it. I would have thought that old version of feminism, which was violently opposed to lipstick and high heels, had died out by now. It’s an extinct image of feminism — that you can’t be both frivolous and serious or care about clothes and read books at the same time. And, in a way, it’s sort of depressing that these same old-fashioned battles keep on being recycled.”
Can you just die already, you mindless vaginal bot? Please? Because I think the proper reaction to you replicating institutional/patriarchal memes is to be outraged by it. I also think the proper reaction to the CIA assisting institutional rape is to be outraged, and to get the fuck up off my chair and do something about it: write letters, physically protest the CIA, harass people with phone calls.
But why? No one will join me. Not a single blog out there that I’ve been reading for the past few months is even remotely on the right track, except maybe Reclusive Leftist, but then she’s so busy she’s become, well, reclusive. Half of them are fighting amongst themselves over some obviously emotionally-driven issues (take a step back, people, for fuck’s sake), buying the latest diversion (see Caroline Kennedy), or still propogating the kind of Republican-style hit jobs on Obama that where never going to work to begin with. Meanwhile, Summers got his job, and Favreau is still employed. The CIA is free to pass out little blue fuck pills so 60 year old Afghan patriarchs can screw their 19 year old wives, while third wavers are on the publicity march. Lovely way to end the year, don’t you think? Total apathy meltdown it is, then. Thanks for tuning in.
UPDATE: As you expected, The Progressive Dude Nation thinks the CIA handing out Viagra to Afghan warlords is a novel idea. Clever, says, Yglesias. Spencer Ackerman is very double entendre about the whole thing.