posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 09:09 AM
ATS, A VERY important message is here!
And the father -- whose has lost two sons, two daughters and one grandchild -- accepted McRaven's apology, according to family members and Afghan
"I am the commander of the soldiers who accidentally killed your loved ones," McRaven told the family, according to the Times of London, which was
present for the meeting. It was the first time special operations forces acknowledged their participation.
"I came here today to send my condolences to you and to your family and to your friends," McRaven said. "I also came today to ask your forgiveness for
these terrible tragedies."
Presenting sheep is such a powerful form of requesting forgiveness that the father is now obligated not to take revenge, even though he has told
reporters he wanted to become a suicide bomber.
"We were very happy he came to our house," said Mohammad Tahir, the brother of the two men and father of the 18-year-old woman who was killed,
referring to McRaven. "We told him, 'Thank you very much. We will not keep anything in our heart against you
The war on terror got a little sunlight!
This makes me think that suicide bombers are mostly suicidal than bombers. They are grieving!
Can you imagine foreign troops killing pregnant american women? Would an apology be accepted here?
Who the hell are we man, what have we become?
Instead of wanting revenge the father decided not to become a suicide bomber based on the most simplest of gestures.
Will the war on terror learn ANYTHING from this?
Admitedly he only came to apologize with two sheeps once the report was released by the media, so we can be a little cynical, sure!
But the opportunity to learn from this even is something that we shouldn't miss.
It's a HUGE message being sent here and I hope that the entire planet learns from it.
This huge stupid senseless war based on lies... how many lives could have been saved? How much less blood would have been spilt? How many families
wouldn't have fathers fighting an immoral war on the other side of the planet, how many kids wouldn't have lost a father, how many wives wouldn't be
Let's not allow the opportunity of learning from this to escape us!
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