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Thread #58447   Message #928486
Posted By: fiddler
08-Apr-03 - 04:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Subject: RE: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Sorry I'm a cynic - we are all in the grip of news media - do we know how many are really killed!

And back to where this thread started we had a news bulletin yesterday as we (the Brits) lost and 18 year old, the youngest Brit casualty of the war. I'm Sad he had to die, I'm sad we are at war. I think public opinion is pretty much the same! BUT I could be wrong

Embeded journalists showing sights I don't want to see and sights that confirm my lack of support for the war but my backing to establish a 'job done' scenario but no one has given us that parameter just they need to topple the regime - is this double speak for 'kill Saddam Hussain' Why? what about Pol Pot, Mugabe, Idi Amin. Look at Koreas recent statements on Nuclear testing - Are they next for big brother to invade and protect under the cloak of protecting the world. What about the countless other despots and terror regimes around the world!!!!

No casualties is the ultimate aim but seemingly not achievable. Sadly the Americans seem to be better at shooting up their own at present (or the Brits) and a few kurds.

The whole thing seems ill conceived and ill justified. Sadly I will be in my wooden overcoat or cast from my urn in to the wind when the truth of GWB Junior avenging his father, having a paddy and getting away with it or whatever comes to light - when we find out the real reasons for the war instead of all these suppositions.