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Five year-old Adee Aldalati killed in a car struck by tank shell in Zabadani, Damscus (Syria)
Innocent civilians aren’t the only ones being killed. Soldiers on both sides are being killed constantly.
It’s not God or destiny that throws the kids to the dogs. At the end of the day whether you’re theist or atheist, unless you believe in strict determinism, it’s just us.
We allow military recruiters into high schools and let them entice the kids, knowing full well that they very well might be sending them only to an early grave.
Incidentally, how come you can elect yourself to be killed for your country at 18, yet Alcohol is apparently so dangerous that you must be 21 to even partake in drinking the stuff?
And how come if you kill yourself alone in a room with a noose you only get a Facebook memorial page, but if you kill yourself charging into battle you get badges and a fake sense of ‘honor’ and ‘duty’ bestowed upon your corpse?
ps: I’m neither advocating suicide nor killing others, even if you’re a part of Blackwater(now called Academi). Self defense is one thing..self defense is justified. But if you fly halfway around the world to a relatively poor nation and start being dicks, it isn’t self defense to fight back when you get shot at.. it’s just continuing the cycle of being an asshole.
Well I look at it like this;
If some stranger walks into your house and started renovating it and breaking shit and harassing your children, and you kick his ass for it, that’s self defense on your part. But if he pulls out a gun while getting his ass kicked by you and shoots you.. I don’t think that’d be self defense on his part.
But what do I know? Politics is an old mans game.