From: Helsinki, Finland
How can you say "risk" when there is no choice to do it or go to prison or even be executed in some places? As I said, HAVING to go to a war abroad does not make anyone great or a saint, as they had no other choice. Volunteers are different but I would say they mostly don't understand the reality of war. Then again there are people who really defend their homeland and families (Finland has a history with this agains Russia in WW2, Korea also against China etc), unlike the US usually, where their freedom is defended on the other side of the globe ;) (usually nowadays where oil resides and of a result freedoms of US citizens are taken away, not added). A volunteer in such a war I really would respect but not automatically label as a great human being. Conscripts really have no other choice and this does not make them this or that - the only feeling for them I have is sadness for them being forced put their lives on the line because of decisions of other people that do not do the fighting. This is just common sense.
People who have lived a great life otherwise are another subject and if this was the case here, horrible case anyway, it's really sad.
< Message edited by Sieppo -- 8/26/2013 2:44:11 PM >
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