"We came to liberate this town from that tyrant Cornello. We’re trying to help! What’re you blind?"
"You’re not interested in helping, you’re here for control. This is our village, not yours. We’re the only ones who can make it better."
Again, is it really that hard to understand why people see parallels with American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan? This is exactly the way our military postures when it interferes in regions like the middle east. Lior is a desert town with very religious people of color, and it’s not hard to see the similarities between that and the real-world conflict America meddled with for years.
But Rose calls out the military’s bullshit. She understands how condescending and even exacerbating it is for the military to “help” her people. She says they have to fix their own problems and the military should stay out of it.