Similar post earlier by http://theonlylightyoueversaw.tumblr.com/ but I have strong feelings around this subject.
One of many posts of this theme on my facebook wall:
‘It is now Christmas day in Afghanistan, please take a moment or raise a glass to those fallen soldiers and the ones still fighting for our freedom, stay safe & have a Merry Christmas, pass this on to show your respect♥*UK*.’
Fighting for our freedom? sorry, but last time I took a stroll outside I didn’t see any signs of this country being actively invaded, especially by Afghanistan. I am confused by the people who go as far to call these people ‘heroes’. I mean, soldiers in the first and second world wars were most definitely defending the rights of humanity, they were heroes. The murderers with pay-checks of today are securing opiates, oil and other resources, not people.
…and they are surprised every time a British soldier dies, the way I see it, the people of Afghanistan are defending their country from an invasion.