Sunday, November 01, 2015

A Veteran Looks at His Country's New War

This time the veteran is Russian, a veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan

"Every soldier who was there thought about life and death," Vladimir recalls. "We all thought we might not make it out alive. I felt such a need to leave something of me behind on this Earth. So I began writing songs.
"The main lesson of Afghanistan is that politicians should think twice before getting involved in a military conflict. War is always bad. It shows the weakness of politicians."\
No matter the flag or the language, war is the failure of political leaders.

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