Since I work for a state agency I know that another child of a mother in my state had died in our senseless and immoral war in Afghanistan. The email tells me he died in Kandahar Province from unjuries caused by an IED.
No. What killed him was our government's wrong-headed policies that send our people into harm's way.
America has the largest military budget on the planet. Bigger than the militaries of the next several countries, combined.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. So America sends our hi-tech tools and our young men and women into harm's way. This does NOT make anyone safer.
When you see state and federal flags at half mast, it means someone has died. In my state it's a silent symbol that the State-sanctioned terror had claimed another mother's child.
Family of US Army Cpl Sean M Collins, Ian so sorry for your loss.
Peace, y'all. NOW
1 year ago