Mon, 06 Aug 2012 5:29a.m.
The Defence Force has released the names of two Kiwi soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
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6/08/2012 2:36:22 p.m.
@Gareth: the harsh truth is neither of us can support the families without knowing them - unless by support you mean "don't criticise the war," in which case you just mean the country should collectively participate in patriotic hand wringing and that no one can ever criticise the war in the context of people dying - which, needless to say, would be pretty stupid.
6/08/2012 1:16:12 p.m.
@Gary and @AlexThis is not the time to be displaying your anger at the government. The soldiers haven't even been named yet - imagine if it was your child. Some families are hurting really badly right now and we should be supporting them. The time for finger pointing and anger can be later. Right now we should support the families. RIP
6/08/2012 12:57:20 p.m.
Always a sad event when anyone dies and worse for the families involved. As they say stupid people start wars and stupid people run wars and all in the name of religious beliefs. But a soldier is a soldier that signs up with the likely event of being sent into war. They are not a politician nor do they enter into politics they do what is required for their country. I don't agree with the Afghanistan war in general principle but I do not understand fully the issues behind it. However the soldiers can stand proud for doing what they do and RIP for the ones that have not made it through.
6/08/2012 10:56:24 a.m.
Totally agree ALEX. Why are NZ troops in Afghanistan?? For what purpose?? A sad day for NZ they should still be here with their families. @NICKI "RIP our two brave boys" they have died for nothing!! I am sure JK will be blowing the dust off some medal to award so we are all tricked into believing how they died to save our country. Come on people, wake up, would you give your life just to promote some political B/S.
6/08/2012 10:28:14 a.m.
we shouldn't invade other countries on a false premise imo. these deaths, like every single one in this war, will go down as being for nothing. that'll be a "controversial" opinion for "patriotic" people, but if you actually cared about people, including new zealanders, you'd share it.
6/08/2012 10:06:22 a.m.
May they rest in peace.
6/08/2012 7:58:46 a.m.
Nicki Fairbairn wrote:
Kia Kaha all families, friends and service personal; close ranks and support one another; thoughts are with you all. RIP our two brave boys and speedy recovery to the injured.
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