quote: Blind obedience is the key requirement of any religion. It is why religion was invented...
quote: That aside, the US actions are not "Better than nothing". The declared purpose of the UN actions in Afghanistan is to implement the concepts of democracy and constitutional legality. But at some point along the way, the US decided that this is best achieved by killing suspiciously looking people without involving a court of law. This is stone-age tribalism, too many of the responsible people are too uneducated to think in anything more complex than "good" and "evil", and just keep on killing in hope of a magical "final victory". Thy will feel justified to kill the "evil" persons, who in reality did nothing but themselves kill people they considered as "evil". Or worse, people who look like they might sympathize with "evil", because of the weapons and the beards they wear, or the militant group they are suspected to be part of.
quote: Nothing like that will happen of course, every assassinated Afghan of Pakistani leaves behind a dozen or more people who now have their own reasons to hate and fight the US, the UN and all they are supposed to and pretend to represent. There is never peace without justice, and never justice without equal rights.