Tag: Soldiers

US taxpayer dollars, $250 million of em, spent to train sixty, that’s 60, Syrian rebels (that’s fewer fighters than an NFL roster, and more expensive per gladiator!)

How about instead of throwing this money down the proverbial crapper, we use it to potty-train all the children in the world. Or for refugee/humanitarian assistance in Syria. This failure (which we’ve also seen with “training” “our guys” in Iraq and Afghanistan) was inevitable, since nobody could even […]

Afghanistan – the Who Cares War?

Not Exactly, But it Fails the Real Definition of a Just War –Kevin Martin  Amid all the grim news in Afghanistan as the war enters its 12th year, a new initiative by the youth-led Afghan civil society organization Afghan Peace Volunteers called 2 Million Friends for Peace in […]

Learn more about these soldiers here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/us/faces-of-the-dead.html

1,000 too many

Today marks a heartbreaking milestone in the US’s misguided military engagement in Afghanistan. 1,000 American soldiers—fathers, mothers, daughters, sons—have perished in the war. It’s difficult to know exactly how many innocent civilians have died alongside them, but the United Nations has documented a steady yearly increase in civilian […]

Soldiers of Conscience

Their country asked them to kill. Their hearts asked them to stop. Soldiers of Conscience is a dramatic window on the dilemma of individual U.S. soldiers in the current Iraq War – when their finger is on the trigger and another human being is in their gun-sight. Made […]