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Originally posted by ateuprto
reply to post by loves a conspiricy
You can address me directly if you so possess the spine my friend. I would venture to say that I have seen much more of that country and have a much better grip on what goes on from an operational standpoint than you do. Why would you ever want to hear the opinion of a man who has been there and seen it first hand? No chance that the individual possesses some advanced knowledge of the situation is there?
I don't make a habit of telling people what they want to hear, that is a coward's tactic, and the fact that you would accuse me of such is actually quite angering, as much as an anonymous internet message can be at least. How about you show some respect for people who are trying to share impartial knowledge with you from a first-hand account.
Seems as if you read the sensational bullsquat that parallels your much hated "MSM." Sensationalism should be frowned upon no matter the source and if we're going to speculate on something and someone we know nothing about, I would say you only believe what you want to believe. You have made up your mind on what the facts are without ever stepping within 4000km of Afghanistan or Iraq.edit on 26-7-2011 by ateuprto because: (no reason given)
If everyone in the UK put down their weapons and refused to fight I guaran-god-damn-tee you that the UK would not exist for long.
The world sucks, humanity is not as squeaky clean as you would like. The only reason you are able to continue to live a life of relative luxury is due to men and women who have been and continue to be willing to do violence on your behalf. Every time you turn on the air conditioner, use a phone or watch TV you are taking part in the result of men and women who DO fight. Life is not a perfect black and white picture, it is purely shades of grey. If you think all of the world's problems are as easily solved as "I don't like to fight so I won't," then you have a long way to go.
When you addressed the other poster regarding my words then you inadvertently involved me in this conversation. You actually made it sound as if you had a better idea as to what is going on in Afghanistan than I do. Something along the lines of a man who has seen very little of the country.
I've gone through my "peace for everyone" phase. It was great. A lot of those ideals are necessary to drive progress towards a better future. Ideals in and of themselves are worthless though. Unless you can come up with feasible actions to implement those ideals, what good are they?
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Afghan Boy Reportedly Forced by Taliban to Step on Bomb
Apparently, according to Afghans, the Taliban may have been testing a new bomb made from a soda bottle. The boy’s name is Jalil, and our people estimate that Jalil is 6 to 8-years-old. Jalil was picking grapes with his brother when the Taliban, according to reporting, told the boy to step on the bomb. It blew off his right leg below the knee, leaving hamburger on the stump, and fractured his femur. Afghans brought Jalil to the nearby American base called COP Kolk, where 4-4CAV Soldiers treated him. A helicopter took Jalil and his father to Kandahar Airfield for advanced treatment.
I asked the Taliban spokesman for his take on this, and he emailed back that “It is enemy propaganda.” The evidence is against him.
Read more: www.foxnews.com...edit on 26-7-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)edit on 26-7-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)