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Huan Yi
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0 posted 04-08-2007 07:39 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6537103.stm

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The chance to be rich
instead of dead
should help recruiting though

yet you can’t in your heart
really blame them now
since the press long before Hearst
have used a war or the prospect of war
for its gain

and soldiers who historically
are the lowest of the low
unless the war is popular
have rarely had any opportunity
to come out gold

still there is
in the shadow of prosperity
a certain uneasy company
with the slain


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[This message has been edited by Huan Yi (04-08-2007 08:31 PM).]

Drauntz
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John, you always have a sensitive heart to the news. I say that let dead ones in peace. Let the lives out of death zone get whatever they deserve. Whatever they have experienced is beyond words, poem and music able to tell…sometimes life long mental trauma.
May God protects all solders.
have a very good night.
Ron
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quote:
… since the press long before Hearst have used a war or the prospect of war for its gain

As do countries, of course.

The thing to remember is that the press isn't really buying anyone's story. They're simply acting as a middleman, in anticipation of you and I being willing to pay for it. When you and I stop buying, they will too.

quote:
and soldiers who historically are the lowest of the low unless the war is popular

Is that supposed to be the way you feel, John? Or your impression of how I do?


 
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