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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:23 PM

In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats


Very good read.

http://m.guardiannews.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/17/us-killings-tragedies-pakistan-bug-splats

"Mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts Ö These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change." Every parent can connect with what President Barack Obama said about the murder of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut. There can scarcely be a person on earth with access to the media who is untouched by the grief of the people of that town.

It must follow that what applies to the children murdered there by a deranged young man also applies to the children murdered in Pakistan by a sombre American president. These children are just as important, just as real, just as deserving of the world's concern. Yet there are no presidential speeches or presidential tears for them, no pictures on the front pages of the world's newspapers, no interviews with grieving relatives, no minute analysis of what happened and why.

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Reply In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats (Original post)
BrentWil Dec 2012 OP
dkf Dec 2012 #1
cpwm17 Dec 2012 #2
treestar Dec 2012 #3
woo me with science Dec 2012 #4
BrentWil Dec 2012 #5

Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:26 PM

1. Watching the reactions to the Newtown shootings puts perspective on how Pakistanis must feel.

 

Or Iraqis.

Very sobering.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. All of our lives are equally valuable at birth

and every murder is tragic. We should be equally sad by Americans murdered by fellow Americans as citizens in foreign countries murdered by Americans. We are all equally human.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:58 AM

3. War is a different thing

We may be against a war, but it's not murder the same as a murder in peacetime. And for God's sake, the President does not "murder" them. The President is elected, we may as well say we all did if we're going to say that.

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Response to treestar (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:40 PM

4. US government admits deliberately aiming bombs at children.

They have approved the practice. And we have already had ghoulish posts here attempting apologism for this depravity.

Purposely aiming bombs at children: "It kind of opens our aperture."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021931748

The US Military Approves Bombing Children
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021930268

"Some Afghan kids arenít bystanders"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021931789

At a certain point we need to stand up together as human beings and stop defending the indefensible.

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Response to treestar (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:18 AM

5. I didn't say I agreed with the article...

Just that it is important to read

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