humanitarian crisis

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Aug. 14th, 2010 | 10:16 pm

It's amazing how - at least according to the eulogies on Radio 4, which always tells the truth - every British soldier killed in Afghanistan was a dedicated human rights exponent, charity worker, devoted to helping the Afghan people, loved by them all, built an orphanage while teaching girls to read at the same time. Nobody, ever, seems to have joined the army for any other reason; it was never the only job on offer, they didn't go because their mates did, they were never indifferent at best and actively hostile at worst to people who didn't appreciate them being there.

Maybe somebody should have told these laudable dead young men who were so devoted to peace and justice that maybe joining the fucking army wasn't the best thing.

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Saintly soldiers

from: anonymous
date: Aug. 15th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)

Well, at least most of us can agree that no matter what their characters, they were all cannon fodder.

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