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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 09:37 PM
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42. That's one of the worst acts of animosity in that part of the world...
Edited on Sat Oct-11-03 09:37 PM by Shakespeare
I recall watching a national geographic piece a year or so ago with Sebastian Junger on the situation in Afghanistan. A village was in an uproar, because an elderly man's fruit tree had been cut down by his enemies.

After interviewing several Afghans, he reported that because of the desert-like climate, it takes DECADES for a fruit tree to reach maturity and produce fruit, and a family fortunate enough to have such a tree values it highly. To destroy such a tree is considered a shocking act of insult and aggression.

I'm sickened by our actions over there.
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