Dark Apocalypzia: The Faces of War: "I Am Allawi"

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Collateral Damage:
[the] unintentional damage or incidental damage affecting facilities, equipment, or personnel, occurring as a result of military actions directed against targeted enemy forces or facilities. Such damage can occur to friendly, neutral, and even enemy forces.

Wars don't end like they used to

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No more cheering, no more ticker tape parades, no more kissing pretty nurses in the middle of Times Square.

Of course, back in the day, wars were supposed to end, not to continue indefinitely as profit-centers to boost some corporation's bottom-line. You know, like President Eisenhower warned us on his last day in office.

Today, wars just grind on, like background noise, as we go about our everyday lives.

That is, of course, unless someone you love is damaged, collaterally or otherwise, by the ravages of eternal wars.

Blackwater's Youngest Victim

Allawi Kinani was a nine year old Iraqi boy caught in hellish para-military crossfire in Nisour Square in downtown Baghdad.

His grieving father continues to seek an apology from Blackwater whose employees he believes fired the bullets that ended Allawi's young life.

The following half hour documentary is a heartbreaking story that is worth watching.

Why We Fight

When a young man was killed in the infernal crash of the World Trade Towers nine years ago, his father, a retired cop, looked for resolution.

What he found was something that shook the very foundation of his patriotism and love of country.

Watch the first segment of the excellent documentary Why We Fight, below.

If you want to see more you can watch the entire 90 minute film at the end of this post.

Why We Fight - First Segment

Why We Fight - 90 minute film