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  •  Let me just throw something out there... (0+ / 0-)

    Say you send your children to the store to buy something to eat, just as you do regularly with no problems, and no thoughts of danger, other than your children not being mindful of traffic.

    So...they set off on thier bicycles, and get to the store.  They fool around a bit, they meet some school friends and share You Tube videos...and finally, the get the item you sent them for....

    While your children are there, the store is robbed, and the criminals shoot police officers...unfortunatly killing them.

    The robbers, now murderers run back into the store and dont let your children, the staff, or any of the other shoppers leave, and vow to kill anyone who comes near the store.

    Rather than 'negotiate' with the murderers to save the lives of the innocent people, the police call in the army to bomb the store, just to get the murderers who killed the police officers.

    That is what watching the whole video feels like to me.

    Of course, everyone else in the world saw the 'rest of the video'...demeaned and minimised by calling it 'the van thing'.

    We saw our children in a routine thing, riding in a car, being attacked for no reason, other than 'being there'.

    ...but, we hate you for your freedom.

    Oaths and alleginaces only become valid after being tested in adverstity.

    by Nur Alia Chang on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 04:34:07 AM PST

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