Friday, September 14, 2012

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right. ~William Safire

Update: A federal judge on Thursday determined a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight risk and ordered him detained. Court records show that Nakoula was convicted on federal fraud charges in Los Angeles in 2010. Read: Purported anti-Muslim film producer ordered jailed in probation case

 Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  ~William Shakespeare
I don't know if this email is true or not. I'm using it to make a point. Instead of headlines that shout "Protests rage worldwide; three reported killed outside US Embassy in Tunisia" we could have a peaceful world, grateful for all the civilians and military working and serving overseas. Rage over an anti-Islamic video produced in California spread across much of the Muslim world. Why? Because we have freedoms here in America that get Americans killed. A stupid film that maybe 10 people heard of before now has created an international incident. Once again, children have no father, parents have loss a child, family and friends have loss loved ones. Prejudice will get you dead. Ignorance will get you killed. Compliance will get you more of the same. 

 One does evil enough when one does nothing good.  ~German Proverb

I for one, am thankful for the power of the Internet. I would never see this in or on any of this country's main media outlets. Shame on them.

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This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood , Texas
The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. 

Kalat was so grateful for the America 's liberation of his country; he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors. 

Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months.
To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms. 

Do you know why we don't hear about this in the news? The media avoids it because it does not have the shock effect. But we can do something about it. 

We can pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference.

And please pass this on!
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