Saturday, October 27, 2007

RALLY TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally uploaded by Oldmaison


Anonymous said...

Bring them home!
But if you win,will the soldiers still get their 20,000$ Afghan extra pay,and if they don't,and were looking forward to it,besides possibly enjoying what they were trained willingly to do,(I know nothing about the quebec bunch)will THEY be disturbed, for YOU,who really knows nothing about whats going on,may wind up on the short end of THEIR stick.
Oh well,YOUR picture on tv or in papers,is whats important.

violentmonkey said...

If they stay they'll be able to enjoy their 20,000$ ... if they live to do so?

Willingly trained or not, how is it right when thousands of young men and women, as young as early 20's, are killed? When fathers and mothers don't return to their children?

It's not our war. We're just brainwashed into thinking that all this bulls... is our responsibility to fight for.

Bring them home!!!

Anonymous said...

Read this book.Its at your library

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life.
“Why did you leave Sierra Leone?”
“Because there is a war.”
“You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?”
“Yes, all the time.”
I smile a little.
“You should tell us about it sometime.”
“Yes, sometime.”

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived.

In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

The Washington Post - Carolyn See
Everyone in the world should read this book. Not just because it contains an amazing story, or because it's our moral, bleeding-heart duty, or because it's clearly written. We should read it to learn about the world and about what it means to be human.

More Reviews and Recommendations
Ishmael Beah came to the United States when he was seventeen and graduated from Oberlin College in 2004. He is a member of Human Rights Watch Children’s Division Advisory Committee and has spoken before the United Nations on several occasions. He lives in New York City.

Anonymous said...

Anyhow,as you can see,the U.S doing the fighting.
Harper has the quebec troops,---well you tell me!!

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan/Washington - A joint reconnaissance patrol by the US-led coalition and Afghan security forces encountered and killed several Taliban fighters Saturday in southern Afghanistan, the coalition announced. The patrol was underway near Shah Wali Kowt district in Kandahar province when rocket and small-arms fire broke out, a coalition statement said. The Taliban insurgents were engaged and several reportedly killed before the survivors fled.

"The superior capabilities of the ANSF were instrumental in this successful engagement with Taliban insurgents," said Major Chris Belcher, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force 82.

The coalition said that no civilian casualties were reported in the incident.