Warning, Adult topic and pictures, Proceed only if you are all growed up.
This isn't a rant but rather a plea...
What the hell happened to common sense? *Never mind empathy
We read daily about this conflict or that and see sides drawn in support of this action or that and all the while civilians are caught in the
crossfire. I haven't read too many responses or threads discussing the people caught in the middle. Most of the time many here try to justify the
killings as being warranted for this reason or that.
Reprisal killings are never justified, whether they happen in the Israeli/Palestinian, Syrian/Rebel, Ukraine/Russian, Vietnam/US, USSR/Afghan,
US/Afghan, Iraq part I or II etc conflicts, so on and so forth or not! *If I've left out your favorite pet online gorefest then forgive me, it's early
and I haven't had my 4th cup of coffee yet.
So where is common sense when we need facts not opinions/agendas on subject matter? (Whether one side or the other agrees with the findings or not)
Selective readings, One side will post verifiable links and information, the other side ignores it and sidesteps the information. We've all seen it on
both sides of arguments/debates.
Reprisal killings are never justifiable nor effective militarily. Ever!
It didn't work for the NAZI's, The Soviets, the Vietcong, The US, The French, The UK, The Japanese, The Communist North Koreans ad infinitum
They also are not simply collateral damage/pawns either! They're human beings with families, loved ones and close friends. The vast majority probably
had dreams of a better life. I cant imagine one civilian enjoying watching their Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son or Daughter being blown to bits.
It doesn't matter which side does the killing, It's wrong, it's not justifiable.
I have no issues if grown adults want to blow the piss out of each other, have at it. Leave the Children and non combatants the hell out of it.
Mankind is at war alright, not JUST over resources, Greed, Religious intolerance, political ideology, yadda yadda blah blah blah, but more importantly
over losing our sensitivity/empathy for the sufferings of our fellow human being.
We must stop the killing or lose the war.
edit on 22-8-2014 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
edit on 22-8-2014 by intrepid because: Offensive pis