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post #1 of Old 05-14-2015, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Victims of a Thousand Holy Wars

This is a work in progress. The source material in bringing me to tears.
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post #2 of Old 05-15-2015, 06:40 AM
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Wow. That is an emotional piece. I can see how difficult it is to do it.



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I had a co-worker that was part of the first troupes deployed to Afghanistan then to Iraq. He was not part of the National Guard troops but was part of the hard core fighters. One time he told me of an experience. his platoon was moving to a new location and entering their armored military transport when a child he said couldn't been more than 5 jumped into the transport with them holding a grenade and the child attempted to attach himself the my co-worker. His captain using only a instinctive reflex motion proceeded to pull his 45 and shot the child and kicked him out the door, my friend in the same mental state grabbed the grenade and threw it out the door he said it flew into a crowd and he pulled the door shut. They heard it go of and lots of screaming. They left and move to their next position.
He said when your out there you have no time to think about things, you just go by instinct but now that hes back here he has time to think about it all. It's eating him up. All the rest of his comrades he said are dead ether from fighting over there or have committed suicide over here. He's the last left from his group. I haven't heard from him in over a year and don't know where he's at.
I told this story not to judge, because none of us know what we would do in the same situation. I told this story to give insight to the horrors of war's. I've been around special forces, military personal all my life and have heard many terrible story's, including my fathers' and they all have nothing good to say about the whole thing.

Well here's my next installment.
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I think so far the photo that has bothered me the most, is a photo called war crimes. Is portrayed a baby's (A child between 2 and 5) severed head at the boots of some solders. See if you can find it.
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In the attack at the Boston Marathon there was a young Marathon runner who was sitting in the stands. She couldn't run this time because she was taking care of her baby but she was in training. As she was watching the runners coming in her child was sitting in front of her, the bomb was behind her. After the explosion she was screaming for her child. her child was completely unharmed but her (the mothers) legs would be damaged permanently. After several operations she had to have them amputated below the knees. Shes getting prosthetic and she will attempt run again. All she can say is that shes glad that she was in the stands instead of running because it was her body that shielded her child from the blast saving him.
Holy Wars take on many horrible forms. God is in a bitter rage at the religious leaders of this world.

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Amazing work. Our entire history is nothing but one war after another and it will probably never change, but I still hope it does some day.



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Amazing work. Our entire history is nothing but one war after another and it will probably never change, but I still hope it does some day.
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The horrible thing is that This country (the US) has been involved with every war, in the world, in some way or fashion, in the in the last century. A quoted in the bible at Revelation 13:11 "it looks like a lamb but speaks like a dragon".
This is not the forum for a political discussion so I'm going to ask we leave this statement alone and not respond. Feel free to PM whatever but we can't allow an open forum on political views or religion.



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This is not the forum for a political discussion so I'm going to ask we leave this statement alone and not respond. Feel free to PM whatever but we can't allow an open forum on political views or religion.
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