Friday, January 2, 2009

Military Police Make Arrest in Afghanistan

It is clear from this and from the comments that follow it in the online article that some people believe that the Taliban "hates our freedom" and other people believe that the majority of Arabs hate the West because of the licence we take with their economies and their politics and thus with their lives and the lives of their generations. I'm one of the latter believers, so I happen to agree in principle when the Military Police act against a soldier: of course, the MP's may have been ordered to find and make an example of a soldier as part of our new Afghan PR campaign, so that the arrested man may himself be no more or less than yet another casualty of war lost to a split-second response to dangers/paranoia while embattled in the ethical shades that haunt the killing of anyone on behalf of a nation.

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