Something the media won't show

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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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A picture is worth a thousand words and i'm lost for words to describe the image. All i can say is RESPECT.





Some might say it maybe propaganda but i doubt that! See below :


What Does 9/11 Mean to People in Afghanistan?





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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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If you go beyond all the religious, racial and political differances we are all human at the end of the day.

We all have the capacity to respect one another. We can never assume how the media potrays certain peoples is a blanket that applies to all and this photo is evidence of that.

Very nice.





Unless this is some kind of propaganda..I sincerely hope its not.
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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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Thank you my friend and you're welcome. Unity is what we seek



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Peace through Harmony, Harmony through Unity



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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What do you mean "something the media won't show"?
The clip was from news, and the content isn't really anything new, is it?



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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I think what is meant is that the Middle East isn't shown as being caring towards our troops, or us for that matter. But that isn't the reality, they are people too that are just got up in a Banker's chess game.
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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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I was reffering to the image.

Thank you.


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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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Its worth reminding everyone no?

I am sure the numbers of negtaive stories in the media to ones like this is disporportional.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by mekhanics
Something the media won't show


The typical Afghan no more supports the Taliban than the average ATS user.

While Afghans are Muslim to a man (and women), few are Salafi or Wahhabi extremists.

It would be fair to say that most Afghans, if not the vast majority, are happy to see the Taliban being kicked out of their town or village and are happy to see the Americans do it.

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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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You have good human beings.
You have bad human beings.

Right/Wrong
...maybe you get the point.


Great picture by the way. Will sent it to the family.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by th3onetruth
I think what is meant is that the Middle East isn't shown as being caring towards our troops, or us for that matter. But that isn't the reality, they are people too that are just got up in a Banker's chess game.
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The middle east isn't really caring towards American troops.
The poor people in the middle, just as they said in the video, don't like the situation at all. And why should they care for a building that got destroyed in another country when all of their buildings are destroyed.
That does not mean that they all hate the Americans, because the Taliban is a threat too that they want gone.

So no, this has not been hidden in any way, or isn't anything the Media "won't report".



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by mekhanics
I was reffering to the image.

Thank you.


...how does that change anything?
The media reports the exact same message, regardless of if they have shown exactly that photo. The video was very clear on that point.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by MDDoxs
Its worth reminding everyone no?
I am sure the numbers of negtaive stories in the media to ones like this is disporportional.


Sure, it's perfectly find to remind people that people are people regardless of where they live.
The title was false.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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I don't see how it is so misleading? Or why it is such a ball breaker for you? I haven't seen any MSM outlet post any pictures like this of the Middle East. It's either a bunch of hooded men with guns and rpgs or it's rubble and men with guns and rpgs. The MSM seems to want to paint terribly crude picture of every nation that isn't allied with or that doesn't agree with the US.


Namaste
~~~J



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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how does that change anything?


Seems like you're not up for change



The media reports the exact same message, regardless of if they have shown exactly that photo.


where? show me




The video was very clear on that point.


Exactly, the afghan payed respect. Thats the point.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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I am sorry to disappoint you guys, it is a nice story and puts things in perspective however one third of those men are not telling the truth. They do recognize the pictures, they know the story, there is television even in Afghan villages so i think they feel as if giving recognition to those pictures means acknowledging and justifying the presence of armed forces - and they don't want to do that or maybe just not in front of others.

I am not from Afghanistan but i grew up in a similar culture and to recognize the photo means to acknowledge it and that means losing face. So you better lie and shake your head.

...
OR documaker found 1000 others who knew what this is about but didn't include them in the documentary to prove a point. Who knows.


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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by mekhanics
Something the media won't show


The typical Afghan no more supports the Taliban than the average ATS user.

While Afghans are Muslim to a man (and women), few are Salafi or Wahhabi extremists.

It would be fair to say that most Afghans, if not the vast majority, are happy to see the Taliban being kicked out of their town or village and are happy to see the Americans do it.

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Star and Flag OP.

This thread gives me mixed reactions, and here is why.

The picture makes me all warm and fuzzy and all but as nice as this picture is, it does not represent the situation as a whole.

Sure, the Taliban sucks, and most Afghans would like to live without their tyranny. But I know for a fact that they also don't like the currrent occupation and it's forces, and the constant indiscriminate death of civilians that comes with this invasion. So it's obvious that Afghans would also have mixed reactions to the current occupying forces who have invaded their homeland.

You can show me all the pictures you want of soldiers giving Afghan children lollypops and hugs but it will not change the fact that these children have a good chance of being killed by their occupiers on any given day, that being said, the Taliban may kill them as well.

It's a question of picking the lesser of two evils and in my opinion the occupying foces in Afghanistan are just as guilty and evil as the Taliban so there is no middle ground and it is not an easy situation to pick a side or remain unbiased.

We have NO business in Afghanistan, and the invading occupyers are lucky that all of the locals aren't out for blood because I know I sure would be. Yoo bomb my village and kill my whole family I'm going to do my best to put a bullet in each of your heads, or blow you up the first chance I get.

Please understand where I'm coming from on this as I know it is a sensitive issue, but this needs to be put into proper perspective. I do not believe that ollncasino is capable of grasping this perspective, but of course that is just my opinion based on previous interactions including this one.
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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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While I can't watch the movie, work blocks damn near everything, I can say this, as a human that DOES NOT agree with this faux "War on Terrorism". It does warm my heart to see that even though it would be easier for the elder Afghan man to spit on the grave mark, he instead honors a fallen man. I strongly disagree with this stupid war, we have no reason over there and if it's any nation that should be taken to International Court of justice for war crimes, terrorism and countless other atrocities, it is the United States of America.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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This is truly an amazing photo, and one that has touched my heart. There is one thing I know for sure, and that is we are all brothers, we're all related in a sense that we are all born on Earth, we are all human. We all feel the same, created the same, and share so much more in common. It seems only Religion seems to separate us. But that's for another debate. Happy 9/11 everyone, do not grieve the deceased, share their stories and celebrate their lives before they were wrongfully taken away by whoever really did this to them, to America.





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