reply to post by phantomjack
In the same spirit, I would like to thank all soldiers from all countries, around the world who sacrifice their lives to allow millions around the
globe to sleep at night knowing that soldier from their country is out there to protect them people that send their own soldiers from far away places
to blindly attack them.
38 years ago I saw US ships with their cannons pointing to the Portuguese parliament. It wasn't because the Portuguese were enemies of the US, it was
just because the Portuguese ended a 48 years old dictatorship and the US was afraid of the big bogeyman of that time, Communism, so they sent their
soldiers to point their guns to a civilian population that was trying to get their deserved freedom back.
The revolution that ended the 48 years long dictatorship was organised by (mostly) captains from the Portuguese armed forces (I know the responsible
for the organisation of the revolution in Mozambique, then one of the Portuguese colonies fighting an independence war)but they were supported by the
people from the start.
Soldiers are paws, just like the civilians, they just have to understand that instead of thinking about "us" (military) and "them" (civilians), as
they are all part of the people of the country (whatever it may be).
So, I would like to thank to all people, civilians, from the armed forces, religious or not, that fight for the lives and well being of their fellow
humans, regardless of country, colour, religion, etc.
Countries are just another way of keeping us apart.