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loukanikos wrote

It's not the first time the military industrial complex did this either. A few years ago when I was in uni, I injured myself and was on crutches. I was living off campus and previously my means of transport was a bike. I was super behind in classes after and wanted to graduate in time so even though it was expensive I just started taking yellow cab to class every morning (this is before UberX). My cab driver 80% of time was this old afghan guy who after a while became really friendly with me. I think he basically knew I would be calling for rides and would hang out in the area.

After maybe six weeks of this we would talk about a lot of stuff, incl. my family, his family, etc. He told me he'd been living in the US since the Taliban first came to power, and that before 9/11, for over a decade he had a job doing translations for the government. But when 9/11 happened they audited all the Afghans' security clearances and many people lost them. Including my friend. So since then he'd been driving yellow cab. Anyways just sharing this story to confirm a long trend of American imperialists being assholes to people that helped them.

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