Sunday, August 7, 2011

Did the NATO troops really have to loose their lives?

Watching news is so hard for last two days. Every time I see the faces of the fallen in the recent attack in Afghanistan and hear their wives and other family members, sadness fills my heart. I feel sick to my stomach when I think of thousands of others who die in the name of war that we don't even get to know. Countless questions haunt me repeatedly.

Why these young precious patriots are sacrificed?

Why those who make the decisions to send the brave men to wars get to sit in their comfort zones? Why can't those who actually understand the pain of war and have excellent strategies to run the world in peaceful ways don't get to be the decision makers? Until when are we going to engage in wars?

Today, how many spouses and children are grieving for those who lost their lives in the name of war around the world? I dread the answer to this question.  If all their sadness could be summed together, would it be greater than the collective desire of those who wage war against each other, would it be sufficient to invoke compassion to end violence and wars?

I urge each one of us to use our influence to stop the wars. Contact our leaders and tell them we want prosperity for our loved ones not the devastation and pain that wars bring into our houses, our neighborhoods and our countries. Let us openly denounce the deaths of our youth and pledge that we will do everything possible to prevent it in future. Let this post be not just another article that you read today but make the decision for peace before you close this page. Do it for those little children who haven't even realized that they've lost one of their parent. You never know when your children or grandchildren would find themselves in a similar situation. Stand up for peace before it is too late!


  1. As long as wars are fought for business purpose and not ideological, peace remains a distant dream. These days wars are more like a business takeover and human casualties have only the value of loose changes... It may sound pessimistic, but for any effort towards peace to be successful, we should not miss this point.

  2. May your pious thoughts of peace spread all over the universe. Your heart is vibrating with the love.

    Your words that ' Let this post be not just another article that you read today but make the decision for peace before you close this page.'
    are the reflection of your kind heart.

    I don't think that you have forgotten my blog.


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