Saturday, March 17, 2012

We Should Be But We Aren't, Updated


-PHOTO OF A CHILD THAT WAS MURDERED BY ROBERT BALES-






-BOTH PHOTOS:
ROBERT BALES IN MILITARY GEAR-

3/17/12: NEW YORK TIMES: BALES WIFE KEPT BLOG

3/17/12: TELEGRAPH NEWS SERVICE (UK): IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT MURDERING SOLDIER ROBERT BALES

3/17/12: MURDERING SOLDIER'S IDENTITY RELEASED



"Photographs show at least one child's body partially charred, while a pile of ashes lay on the floor of a room in one of the houses with what appeared to be bloodstains close by."--SOURCE: BBC.COM

This could delay the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement," an Afghan government official told Reuters.

3/12/12: ASSOCIATED PRESS: FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF SHOOTINGS
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When humanity lowers itself to the animal level of "us vs. them"...then we're all in trouble.

And that is what has happened now...in a rural village in Afghanistan .

There is no mistaking it or masking it...children died.

Even children.

How do we rise above this horrible truth ?

Where are we, as a Nation, really heading?

Look at the above photograph and ask yourself...I mean HONESTLY ask yourself...does this child's death really matter to you?

Does this child's death mean less to you because the child wasn't a United States citizen?

Does this child's death mean less to you because the child existed in Afghanistan and not in Boise, Idaho?

Does this child's death mean less to you because of genetic makeup or religious affiliation?

It's a question that has to be answered...that must be answered...that will be answered by many Americans.

I have gotten to the point where I mentally prepare myself before I open the Google News website. I hope that there isn't another story about a hate-filled shooting...a senseless slaughter.

I've had it with the ballistic insanity both inside and outside of the United States. Our flag, our Country's name and our people should be better than that. We should be.

But when I look at the above photograph, I know that we aren't.

No, we are not.

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