War vs. Syria

me, writing to the Huffington Post about word-hiding strategies – because Kerry said, a strike vs. Syria would not be a war …
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16 responses to “War vs. Syria

  1. Well that – makes no sense whatsoever! I guess they will call is the Syrian Conflict – Vietnam was never declared a war either – just a “conflict” – Disgusting!

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    • the same in Germany, our troops, killing in Afghanistan, have not been in a war – but what else? They do not dare to use the word “war”, because then the population could have the idea, to resist …

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  2. I tried to comment on the Huffington Post, but couldn’t because I’m not a Facebook or anything else member. There are alternatives to the word war. Diplomats are creative with military actions, interventions, resolutions and armed response. I think it all comes to about the same thing though.
    Say, that City of New Orleans sounds good.

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  3. “Word-hiding” strategy–that’s a good one!! I’m with Ms Kathleen–the number of casualties from Vietnam makes the term “conflict” quite insulting.

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  4. Family lore has it that my father volunteered for the 19th General Army Hospital without discussing it with his bride, my mother. While I was not to be part of the family until 1958, I have the letters and artifacts from that time. Dad started out riding the wave of US patriotism; his letters home bearing a tone of vigor and resolve. Into the second and third year, and as he saw the impact of war upon the enlisted and civilians, the letters changed. My father changed. A kind of bitterness replaced the fervor…the true nature of war sat squarely upon him. How does one come to terms with this?

    Will we ever become peacemakers?

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  5. I suspect the semantics of the current negotiations also fall under the umbrella of fobbing for time in the pursuit to rationalise the inevitable, whether that be action or inaction. . . .

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  6. Killing is killing and dead is dead and thanks for speaking out!

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  7. It’s never a war for those who give order to drop bombs on a country…. Just a war for the civilians under the bombs

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  8. I agree with you dear Frizz, and you are doing great always in your post and I love your music… without music life couldn’t be good… Thanks and Love, nia

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