Monday, November 11, 2013

French Resistance or Taliban, they are fighting for their country.

They invaded their country, captured those who resisted, and then summarily executed them without trial, wounded or not. So how are these German troops pictured just outside Paris in 1941 different to the Royal Marine convicted of murdering a Taliban fighter? I've served in the military - including in the Gulf - so spare me the nonsense. But how do we convince the Afghans that our way of life - democracy, freedom & all that - is preferable if we act like the savages we accuse them of being? Isn't the idea to drag them up to our level, not to drag ourselves down to theirs? Just some food for thought, accompanied by a powerful image.

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