I always thought clothes were a mark of civilisation; one of the characteristics that distinguishes the human race from the animal kingdom. We conceal our private parts, engage in acts of intimacy with our spouse in privacy, and have ancient rules that guide and restrict with whom we can procreate with.
I can imagine the Afghans in Kabul saying 'Get a small taste of your drones', as they look at the images of the Boston bombings on television. In their minds, the marathon may be the equivalent of the Afghan wedding celebrations that get bombed; the perpetrators, they would have thought, were targeting American terrorists hiding among civilians, thus there was collateral damage.
In order to comprehend the politics and the complexity of the various forces that shapes the current Afghan nation, it is necessary to examine the historical milestones along with the economic infrastructure, and the composition of the major influential tribes distinguished by linguistic and religious affiliations: Pashtun, Uzbek, Hazara, Tajik, Aimaq, Turkoman, Baloch and other smaller tribes.
The arguments that rage over the Islamic veil, and the bikini, a battle between the conservatives and liberal secular forces, can be summed up as: nudity is liberation and covering up is oppression from the secular faction.