posted on May, 7 2010 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by uptheirons!
Originally posted by uptheirons! reply to post by
No..they stayed in their own country and murdered and opressed for many years instead...
Burma oppresses, North Korea oppresses, in fact China also does some pretty awful things too but you do not see us setting up camp bastion in those
I do agree that we should help others if we can but I also think that we should be honest with the voting public and inform them as to why we are
really in Afghanistan propping up a corrupt government that can throw a tantrum and entertain talk of siding with the Taliban when they have a bad
Originally posted by uptheirons! Think yourself lucky you don't live under a similar regime to the Taliban, otherwise you would have
already been hanged as part of a public display
It is their country with their complex customs and their complex ways of life. If they wish to change it then with enough will and motivation and even
some indirect help from outside then they could change it without sending in tens of thousands of troops to lay waste to lands (and wedding guests)
under the pretext of freedom.
The voting public are not stupid, the notion that our men and woman are over there in harm’s way for freedom and respect for life is ebbing away
faster than water through a leaking dam and if the truth as to why does not reach the public consciousness soon then I think this dam will break and
our government may find they have some explaining to do as to why they said our troops were there for freedom when in fact it was for something
Hundreds of our soldiers have died and to be really upfront with you, I am not really that sure why they have died. It seems to me that they have died
for nothing and will continue to die because I think that at some point Obama might open negations with the Taliban and before long there is a power
sharing government in Afghanistan.
I for one would consider that such an act would be akin to spitting on the lives of all the men and woman that have died thus far.
I am certainly not against our troops, my brother is a British officer and cast your mind back several years ago when the Para’s lost some men? It
was my brother who wrote to the families on three occasions to inform them of their loss because those three men who had died he had known well enough
to be in tears about it.
He told me it is not about heroism or killing Taliban - that is a media BS- it is about staying alive and getting home!
The daily mail can burn in my opinion because they are peddling death like it is a football match!