posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 01:49 PM
a reply to: dollukka
I hope you don't mind that I address the title of your OP rather than Turkey's involvement. In terms of the numbers you present, I also feel that so
many are disillusioned young men in their twenties, some of whom are quite well educated. I would like to know if this whole problem with young males
is being addressed, and how. I also wonder if there is a personal fame value in having gone to fight and how their families and communities react to
their going as well as how they react after they return home.
We see how in the US people thank veterans for their service, even though their service involves killing and waging war and how most families express
pride in their offspring who are service members.
For me as a mother who was raised with a sensitivity to the horrors of war, no matter on which side people fight, I steered my children away from
any glory associated with it. I appreciate that some will cite an example of instances where defense is needed. However what is the sickness in the
community that encourages people to think that there is glory associated with being tougher and baser than the opposition forces?
We have reached the lowest point in our humanity when both sides justify their baseness, using torture and cruel methods of disrupting any sense of
peace humanity so much wants.
edit on 21-8-2014 by aboutface because: (no reason given)