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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Kill us, but you won't enslave us

that is the title of one of the more moving blog posts i've read in a while. it's the latest from Iraq the Model, a blog written by several iraqi brothers.
the determination behind the words posted do not bode well for the crazy homicidal killers of innocents in iraq.

It was the day he was celebrating the opening of a foundation that was going to offer essential services to the poor but the criminals were waiting for him to end his life with their evil bullets and to stab our family deep in the heart.

never has there been any intimation that the "insurgents" want a humane or civilized outcome to their fighting. who do they target? doctors, teachers in the classroom (as reported today ), police, and anyone else trying to improve the country.
i know it's easy to sit back here in the safety of northern california and pontificate about how "they" should do something. i can't imagine what it must be like to know someone was in the area that was intent on tearing down anything good that might be done. the fear of retribution must be great. but fearing repercussions as opposed to living with the consequences of the terrorist's actions, that's hard for me to accept.
sure, it's easy for me to say that i would do my best to turn in any and all of the "bad guys" to the military intelligence folks. but then, i'm not the one living and working in an area where innocent people are killed just to make a point. my family would have to be paramount in my decision to turn in the killers. nobody in their right mind wants to come home to find their children and wife murdered because of taking a stand.
what a hard place to live. turn in those you suspect of nefarious intent, hoping for a better future, possibly resulting in horror, or be quiet and watch the decline of hopes for your country. watch with your family intact.
i'm glad i don't have to make those kinds of decisions. i don't harbor any resentment towards those keeping quiet for their own safety. i hold an unmeasurable amount of respect for those brave enough to stand up and say "No more".

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