How did Russia and the Taliban "rape" Afghanistan?
Both Russia and the Taliban metaphorically raped Afghanistan by stealing its very being, its culture, and forcing the country into submission in the same way a rape occurs. When the country is raped,its gifts, its humanity, is taken away by force. Then, when the country and its people attempt to protest, they are forced into silence. Lastly, the identity of the country is made to submit to foreign or abusive peoples and what remains is a country which has been used and is a shadow of its former self. Is this not what happened to Hassan?