Friday, June 15, 2007

"You know, there is something extraordinary, Robert," he said. "You can tell a soldier to burn a village and he will do it and commit a war crime. Or you can tell him to rescue people and he will do that and he is a humanitarian hero. Isn't that extraordinary?"
Adrien Jaulmes speaking with Robert Fisk.

4 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Hi Di,

That is so true.

Keep smiling

David

womanwandering said...

It is ... so disturbingly true that I had to post it. Maybe there's change a-coming in the 21st century but watching a movie based on the recent war in Croatia did break my heart some.

Mark J said...

Chilling in its simplicity.
Just how much free will does your average soldier have these days?

womanwandering said...

I would imagine and hope they have more free will than in the past ...