Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
Have you lost your mind?
No, Colpy, I haven't!! It was instant joy without any thinking beforehand! That's the way I am... I don't support bullies!
Really, sometimes you are just out of it.
Thank you for being so civil to me!
Many of these prisoners were common criminals.
Colpy, the REAL criminals in Afghanistan are free and keep corrupting the country. Karzai was just pledged another 21 billion, along with a request to do something to stop the corruption!!
The rest were Taliban.........who would have you whipped, beaten, imprisoned or stoned to death for any number of things you regularly do here in Canada, like be seen in public without either your father, brother or husband to escort you (don't have any male relatives? Good. Starve to death inside), be seen without your face and body completely covered, and on and on.
But Colpy, we, the West, are not in Afghanistan for that!!! Or is that now the new and improved official reason for fighting there for the past seven years? I thought we Canadians are fighting there for the Americans to secure the oil and gas pipe-lines, and help secure a solid strategic foothold for the US in the region.
To say nothing of which these people harboured the folks that murdered 24 Canadians on 9-11, and over 2500 of our allies.
THAT I doubt profoundly!! IF the official 9/11 story is to be believed, then why not go after Saudi Arabia where the high-jackers came from? And to invade a country that is ruled by Islamic Fundamentalists who are by way of the dictionary linked to the fundamentalists that flew into the American
towers and accidentally killed 24 Canadians who so happened to be there at the time, is like pulling teeth from a hen for having bitten
Not to mention the 85 soldiers we have lost in Afghanistan.
They knew they were risking their lives, there was no order they had to enroll. They were brainwashed
like the rest of the Canadians. Talks about honor, doing the right thing to save us from those stone-aged maniacs, the poor Afghan women get no education, Canadian tradition to help secure peace in the world etc., plus the benefits of good pay, learning some skills.... those are the lures being used to get recruits. Many of our boys come from poor situations, unemployed, dropouts, deadend road. I read how the military specifically targeted the poorer Maritime Provinces for their recruiting tactics. I feel very sorry for the fallen 85, to have unknowingly given their lives for a shady cause. Canada has no legitimate reason to fight in Afghanistan!!
Pull your head out of the sand and look around. Being against the war in Afghanistan is a valid political opinion. Support for the enemy borders on sedition.
We have no enemy we have to fight off right now, dear Colpy! Maybe your head is in the sand???
Look around, where do you see an enemy threatening us? I see none!
Guess who will have to hunt these guys down again?
You perceive them as animals? I don't! They are human beings who have no obligation to answer to us! WE are at fault!! By what right are we in Afghanistan killing and incarcerating people who have done absolutely nothing to us, not even threatening us? You
should think about that, once you manage to get the facts straight!
I'm trying REALLY hard to be polite here.
And I REALLY appreciate that from you, a gentleman!! I see no reason why you should not treat me politely,... because we have different opinions? Colpy, that would be so immature and childish.
Last edited by dancing-loon; Jun 19th, 2008 at 06:11 PM..Reason: typo