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Originally posted by dgtempe
Are you saying you're received u2u's from ATS wishing your son and the troops dead??? Would you tell us who? Maybe i misunderstood you.
If this is so, this would and should be cause to ban whoever did it. There's no excuse for saying something like that-
Do you think they imply it simply because they're against Bush and the war?
Originally posted by paperclip
War is such a sad and ugly thing.
I am very much against middle east policies of Bush administration, but I would never take it out on a simple soldier, who went there to fight, genuinely convinced and with wish to HELP people there.
I am from Bosnia and I remember very well the foreign troups who came to Bosnia during the war to help us, risking their lives. I've talked with them on many occasions, they really genuinely had the wish to help us, regardless of their country's policies (which is this case were more of a quiet observer kinda thingy). They escorted humanitarian convoys, refugees, risking their lives.
The actions of such individuals deserve utmost respect.
I am sure that a lot of troups currently in Iraq are helping people the same way. Not all of them are like those who were torturing people in Abu Ghraib.
There are always those who act in a very inhuman way and who kill out of pleasure. But not all are like that.
One should always look at them as individuals and not generalize and indentify them all with policies of goverments.
They were just nice normal folk, who wanted to help those in need. They felt it is their duty to protect those who can't protect themselves and to help them.
Originally posted by Frith
While I am of the opinion that you cannot support soldiers if you don't support a war that they intentionally or not enlisted themselves to be in (I make an exeption for conscripted soldiers), I would never make such highly personal attacks to anybody online or off for any reason including anti-war sentiment. Its a shame that people would do this on ATS, but this is the internet where opinions can and will be shot around with the highest degree of inflammatory intent.