Saturday, 20 August 2011
Dave - they are not cowards
David Cameron called the bombing of the British consul in Afghanistan wicked and cowardly. These attacks are anything but cowardly Mr Cameron. All the people who carry them out know they will die.
Some of them may have been threatened to carry them out, some of them are very young teenagers, some of them have been captured and harrassed, some may even be paid - money which they hope will feed their families, some of them believe in the cause - fighting a foreign invader.
Mr Cameron, I realise you are trying to belittle these people, but in my eyes you only belittle yourself, and our armed services fighting these people. This is an act of bravery and make no mistake about it.
Sending an army into a war, in which you will never see death, blood and gore - THAT is cowardice.
At least these people believe in a country, a culture a society - it may be unappealing to us, and many many people around the world, but not to them. We on the other hand seem content to allow our country to be colonised, our society destroyed, our culture forgotten, our laws abused, our freedoms sacrificed.
If we do not treat our enemies with the respect they deserve - we will end up regretting it.