This is why we serve!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by TA2D, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Got this email a while back from SudDawg, really hits home with all of our troops that are deployed!

    From a person who's there, in the midst..........

    The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at
    war...My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband
    and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to
    serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would
    give him a good explanation. My husband thought for a few minutes and
    then told my son to go stand in our front living room window.

    He said "Son, stand there and tell me what you see?"

    "I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses." he replied.

    "OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the
    United States of America and you are President Bush."

    Our son giggled and said "OK."

    "Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that
    every house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband
    said.

    "OK Dad, I'm pretending."

    "Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and
    pretend you see Saddam come out of his house with his wife, he has her
    by the hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He
    hits her in the face, he throws her on the ground, then he starts to
    kick her to death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him,
    they are screaming and crying, they are watching this but do nothing
    because they are kids and they are afraid of their father.

    You see all of this son....what do you do?"

    "Dad?"

    "What do you do son?"

    "I'd call the police, Dad."

    "OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations. They take
    your call. They listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to
    help.What do you do then son?"

    "Dad.......... but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts to
    whine.

    "They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their
    place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of
    it," my husband says.

    "But Dad...he killed her!!" my son exclaims.

    "I know he did...but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now
    I want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who
    you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his
    children."

    "Daddy...he kills them?"

    "Yes son, he does. What do you do?"

    "Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door
    neighbor to help me
    stop him." our son says.

    "Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses
    to get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop
    him," my husband says.

    "But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"

    "WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry.

    "OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you
    ask for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands
    taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?"

    "What Daddy?"

    "He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks
    down her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her
    house on fire and then...he kills her. He turns around and sees you
    standing in the window and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?"

    "Daddy..."

    "WHAT DO YOU DO?" Our son is crying and he looks down and he
    whispers, "I'd close the blinds, Daddy."

    My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him. "Why?"

    "Because Daddy.....the police are supposed to help people who
    needs them...and they won't help.... You always say that neighbors are
    supposed to HELP neighbors, but they won't help either... they won't
    help me stop him...I'm afraid....I can't do it by myself Daddy....I
    can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible
    things and...and.....do nothing...so....I'm just going to close the
    blinds....so I can't see what he's doing........and I'm going to pretend
    that it is not happening."

    I start to cry. My husband looks at our nine year old son
    standing in the window, looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to
    my husband's questions and he says...

    "Son"

    "Yes, Daddy."

    "Open the blinds because that man.... he's at your front door... "WHAT
    DO
    YOU DO?"

    My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls up
    his
    tiny fists
    and looks his father square in the eyes, without hesitation he says: "I

    DEFEND MY
    FAMILY, DAD!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM HURT MOMMY OR MY SISTER,
    DAD!!! I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD, I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM!!!!!"

    I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs our son to
    his chest and hugs him tight, and says... "It's too late to fight him,
    he's too strong and he's already at YOUR front door son.....you should
    have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife, and his children
    and the old lady across the way. You have to do what's right, even if
    you have to do it alone, before its too late." my husband whispers.

    THAT scenario I just gave you is WHY we are at war with Iraq. When good
    men stand by and let evil happen, son, THAT is the greatest evil. All
    the atrocities in the world won't move them. "YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID
    TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT! EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!" BE PROUD TO BE
    AN AMERICAN! BE PROUD OF OUR TROOPS!! SUPPORT THEM!!! SUPPORT
    AMERICA SO THAT IN THE FUTURE OUR CHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLOSE
    THEIR BLINDS..."

    This should be printed in every newspaper and posted in every school in
    America.
    Of course that won't happen so we'll use the internet.

    If your blinds are closed, do nothing with this email. If they are
    open, I do not need to tell you what to do.

    Steven R Chandler, CMSgt
    332 ELRS/Vehicle Management Flight
    Balad Air Base, Iraq


    Aaron

    TA2D
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Great post brother, shipping some Rep points your way.
     

  3. That story never gets old. Thanks for posting it Aaron.
     
  4. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    I can't read it without getting a little choked up.

    Aaron

    TA2D
     
  5. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    Thats an awesome post and I hope everyone reads it and thinks about what it really means.
     
  6. WV Hillbilly

    WV Hillbilly New Member

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    There is a lot of truth in that story. Every person in America should read this, heck, every person in the world should read it. Reps to you brother.
     
  7. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    Aaron

    devil that was an outstanding post that post breaks it down barney style

    my wife hates when i leave the blinds open not sure y
     
  8. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Aaron,awesome post brother,reps for you...