Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
I read an article calling it the "locusts" generation and honestly, as the years go by that's exactly what it's proven to be.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
Civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan (2001
So we can assume that there at least 18,000 to 20,000 other people in Afghanistan who are very upset about American and allied attacks on their country. These civilian casualties are breeding the next generation of fundamentalists. A life is a life - and a US or British life is not worth more than a life of someone in the Middle East without a voice.
Have a look also t Malala and Nabila: worlds apart - Al Jazeera English which tells the story of Nabila, an 8 year old Afghan whose grandmother was killed by a US drone and who made it all the way from Afghanistan to Capitol Hill to address a Congressional hearing about it - just 5 representatives turned up. Here's an extract from the article below:
"The unmanned aircraft released its deadly payload onto the Rehman family, and in an instant the lives of these children were transformed into a nightmare of pain, confusion and terror. Seven children were wounded, and Nabila's grandmother was killed before her eyes, an act for which no apology, explanation or justification has ever been given.
This past week Nabila, her schoolteacher father, and her 12-year-old brother travelled to Washington DC to tell their story and to seek answers about the events of that day. However, despite overcoming incredible obstacles in order to travel from their remote village to the United States, Nabila and her family were roundly ignored. At the congressional hearing where they gave testimony, only five out of 430 representatives showed up. In the words of Nabila's father to those few who did attend: "My daughter does not have the face of a terrorist and neither did my mother. It just doesn't make sense to me, why this happened… as a teacher, I wanted to educate Americans and let them know my children have been injured."
The translator broke down in tears while recounting their story, but the government made it a point to snub this family and ignore the tragedy it had caused to them. Nabila, a slight girl of nine with striking hazel eyes, asked a simple question in her testimony: "What did my grandmother do wrong?" There was no one to answer this question, and few who cared to even listen. Symbolic of the utter contempt in which the government holds the people it claims to be liberating, while the Rehmans recounted their plight, Barack Obama was spending the same time meeting with the CEO of weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin."