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War

Thursday, April 08, 2010

What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!!!!! wasn't there a song that had this title in the 60 or 70"s? Unfortunately war is needed, ironic that it contributes to Peace in the world, unfortunately the reason's for war is greed, power, religion,oil but mostly the belief's of people. The people who are willing to die for what they believe in, most who are called to fight because they are told to, not really ever knowing WHY they are willing to die, only that their Commander in Chief has issued the few words: We are at war.

As a mother I agree what is war good for? Absolutely nothing-as a citizen of the Untied States, I can understand. But the understanding is becoming weaker by the day. Too many people in higher ranks, our government is I believe not doing enough to pull out our troops. Too many people are dying.War can be traced back to the Indo-European root *wers-, "to confuse, mix up." In the Germanic family of the Indo-European languages, this root gave rise to several words having to do with confusion or mixture of various kin.

you have me convinced-war = confusion. I come from a military Family,who my Mom can date us back to the American Revolution. When our Men and women come back from war, as generations before us, it doesn't end there. They have to deal with not only the physical deficits they may have encountered but the mental deficits as well. One of my Son's will never have that fun, carefree look anymore thanks to the destruction he had to see "over their". Unfortunately it doesn't stop with him, it spreads to all around him who love him, his Family.

I pray that all the men and women return safely from any and all wars, and the people who don't,I not only thank you, but your Family as well for enduring/supporting and loving that man you sent off to war.

I just don't know what to say anymore. I feel and sense what my Son saw the other day has changed him-again- so please God, bring Michael home with that "smirk" he so often had, but most important God, please bring my child home safe and sound. Thank you
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JENNIEJA 5/23/2010 1:39PM

    I am the mother of a UK soldier who has not yet served on the frontline, but his turn is coming. I have been thinking for along time about the troops. Apart from the needless deaths there are other casualties of war. And did you know that it was just 50 IED's a month the troops were finding, now its 1500.

I found this data on the MOD site. The UK war casualties and fatalities for Afghan from 2001 to 15 May 2010

UK soldiers who have died from their injuries is 231. Amputees 236.

Then there are the hidden. These are all the soldiers suffering from combat stress, post traumatic stress, and other mental disorders due to serving their country (and injuries not listed as amputees) plus many others that have gone unnoticed in the MOD data.

I can't find any coalition data to post. So am on a mission to to find out the various coalition forces who served during the last Iraq war and currently in Afghan and collate the data and am going to actively post it everywhere and pray some good comes out of it.


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CATHYGETSFIT 4/10/2010 9:53PM

    I, myself, have never had a family member in any war. My dad was in the service for a short period of time, I think before the Vietnam War. I think he was out of the military by the time that war started. I've had some acquaintances / friends that have been in the military. One neighbor that was in the war with Iraq. I tend to agree with you though that war is good for nothing and the reasons we go to war I would agree with as well. I too, sincerely hope that not only your son but all of our men & women whom are in the wars we have overseas will come home safe & sound but most importantly with the same personality they had before they went to war!

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BELLACUDDLES 4/8/2010 8:46AM

    I'm right with you Kathleen........I pray for our men and women serving. A cousin of mine has 2 daughters over there....they're in the medical field, but nonetheless, I feel they are in danger too. Please God, keep your protective arms around our men and women and bring them safely home to ALL of us, especially their loved ones!



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