posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 08:53 AM
Originally posted by oozyism
I oozyism, officially call for a moment of silence for all those who are being killed and were killed as result of two Aggressive wars.
Every year today I will stand from 6:00-6:01 PM (CST), to show my solidarity to our fellow humans who stood up against
aggression, against double standard, against imperialism, against dictatorship.... So stand with me, don't give in to the power..
[edit on 1-10-2009 by oozyism]
I can certainly see your point though reluctantly I choose not to agree with it even though I do respect your decision. I say reluctantly because to
be precise our men and woman serving in Afghanistan are for want of a better word, occupiers for sure and secondly they are propping up an utterly
crooked governmental structure. The whole afghan campaign is a mess and my opinion of the way my government is pursuing the campaign is that they are
incompetent and their glaring ineptitude is costing the lives of British soldiers at every turn with a foot dragging lack of initiative in regard to
equipment and overall long term military strategy.
You advocate that respect should be shown to them, the Taliban freedom fighter, striving to remove the occupier - our men and woman serving where they
are told to serve. Our soldiers are propping up an extremely corrupt government as I have said and if I was in the same position of the Taliban I
would certainly have a great deal of respect for those fighting and dying to remove the occupier. However these people do not seem to show much
respect to the people they apparently are fighting to save from the occupier, and this is proved every time they detonate a bomb that kills their own
Supporters might say the insurgents do not hold to the same ideals we do, they respect those who die indirectly or directly in combat, no matter if
they are fighters or unlucky bystanders. That is all well and good but when death comes amidst a hail of shrapnel and limbs have been blown off, words
of respect, admiration and so on are just words and mean absolutely nothing. Such acts simply add to the overall misery of those who are caught
between a rock and a hard place and who then will tend to the crops, feed their families?
I respect Islam a lot; I admire it for its rich history just as I do the Christians culture and their faith but I cannot and do not respect those who
are willing to blow their own people apart because they happen to be walking in the wrong place at the wrong time in close proximity to the so called
Like the Christians of the Teutonic and holy land crusades for instance the Taliban have become corrupted and they have corrupted the true meaning of
their religion to suit their agenda which I think has more to do with a struggle for power rather than a hope to free their people.
You are obviously much more enlightened than I if you can accept this and see past this to something more, and I sincerely salute you and have a true
respect for you as that incredibly tolerant capacity of thought you are showing is a rare thing in this world but I cannot show solidarity with you on
The men and woman I really respect are those who are coming home in body bags or minus pounds of vital flesh.
Star and flag for your brave individuality of thought however.