Soldier reads poem moments before leaving to battle Russian troops | USA TODAY

Soldier reads poem moments before leaving to battle Russian troops | USA TODAY 1

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  1. “Call on the Lord in the day of trouble,
    and he will deliver you.”
              -Psalm  50 :15

  2. What a beautiful poem. He seems to be speaking and understanding Persian fluently. I hope the machine of war can be stopped soon.

  3. U.S. Invasions
    1914-1918 – a series of invasions of Mexico.
    1914-1934 – Haiti. After numerous rebellions, America introduces its troops, the occupation lasts 19 years.
    1916-1924 – 8-year occupation of the Dominican Republic.
    1917-1933 – military occupation of Cuba, economic protectorate.
    1917-1918 – participation in World War I.
    1918-1922 – intervention in Russia. In total, it was attended by 14 states.
    Active support was provided to the territories separated from Russia – Kolchakia and the Far Eastern Republic.
    1918-1920 – Panama. After the election troops are introduced to suppress unrest.
    1919 – COSTA RICA. U.S. troops are landed to “protect American interests.”
    1919 – U.S. troops fight on the side of Italy against the Serbs in Dolmatia.
    1919 – U.S. troops enter Honduras during elections.
    1920 – Guatemala. 2-week intervention.
    1921 – U.S. support for guerrillas fighting to overthrow Guatemalan President Carlos Herrera for the benefit of the United Fruit Company.
    1922 – intervention in Turkey.
    1922-1927 – U.S. troops in China during the People’s Revolt.
    1924-1925 – Honduras. Troops invade the country during elections.
    1925 – Panama. U.S. troops break a general strike.
    1926 – Nicaragua. Invasion.
    1927-1934 – U.S. troops are stationed throughout China.
    1932 – Invasion of El Salvador by sea. There was a rebellion there at this time.
    1937 – Nicaragua. With the help of U.S. troops, dictator Somoza comes to power, deposing the legitimate government of J. Sakasa.
    1939 – The introduction of troops into China.
    1947-1949 – Greece. U.S. troops participate in civil war, supporting fascists.
    1948-1953 – hostilities in the Philippines.
    1950 – Uprising in Puerto Rico is suppressed by U.S. troops.
    1950-1953 – Armed intervention in Korea by about one million American soldiers.
    1958 – Lebanon. Occupation of the country, counterinsurgency.
    1958 – confrontation with Panama.
    1959 – America enters Laos, the first clashes of U.S. troops in Vietnam begin.
    1959 – Haiti. The suppression of a popular uprising against the pro-American government.
    1960 – After José María Velasco is elected president of Ecuador and refuses to submit to U.S. demands to break relations with Cuba, the Americans conduct several military operations and organize a coup.
    1960 – U.S. troops enter Guatemala to prevent the removal of a U.S. puppet from power.
    1965-1973 – Military aggression against Vietnam.
    1966 – Guatemala. …U.S. troops enter the country, massacring Indians who were considered potential rebels.
    1966 – Military aid to the pro-American governments of Indonesia and the Philippines. . (60,000 people were arrested for political reasons, with the government officially employing 88 torture specialists).
    1971-1973 – bombing of Laos.
    1972 – Nicaragua. U.S. troops are brought in to support a government favored by Washington.
    1983 – Military intervention in Grenada by about 2,000 Marines.
    1986 – Attack on Libya. Bombing of Tripoli and Benghazi.
    1988 – invasion of Honduras by U.S. troops.
    1988 – U.S. warship Vincennes, in the Persian Gulf, shoots down an Iranian plane with 290 passengers on board, including 57 children.
    1989 – U.S. troops suppress riots in the Virgin Islands.
    1991 – large-scale military action against Iraq.
    1992-1994 – Occupation of Somalia. Armed violence against civilians, killing of civilians.
    1998 – Sudan. Americans destroy a pharmaceutical plant with a missile strike, claiming it produces nerve gas.
    1999 – Ignoring international law, bypassing the UN and the Security Council, U.S. NATO forces launched a 78-day campaign of aerial bombardment of the sovereign nation of Yugoslavia.
    2001 – invasion of Afghanistan.
    2003 – Bombing of Iraq.
    2011 – Libya.

  4. Throughout his career, Oscar-winning American director Oliver Stone has been provoking the United States, presenting in his films an alternative perspective on various events that go hand in hand with Washington’s position, writes La Croix. In his new documentary “Ukraine on Fire”, the director accuses the US government of fueling the revolution in Kiev and the Donbass war, as well as interviews with Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych, which is unlikely to please the White House.

  5. Why is footage of this war so different than in any other war? I don’t remember Syrian footage, or Iraqi or Afghan or any other footage that looked like what they show for this one. So odd..

  6. My heart goes out to all the Ukrainian soldiers defending their homeland in the face of senseless tyranny 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

  7. Here is the poem translated into English:

    At times I wonder
    Who will tell you the news of my death?
    The moment when you hear of my death, from someone
    I wish I could see your beautiful face
    Shrugging your shoulders, carefree
    Waving your hands — it’s no matter
    Nodding your head, “Wow! He died! How sad!”
    I wish I could see it
    I ask myself
    Who would believe
    Your love burned to ashes
    The jungle of my soul

    گاه می اندیشم خبر مرگ مرا با تو چه كس می گوید ؟
    آن زمان كه خبر مرگ مرا از كسی می شنوی ،
    روی تو را كاشكی می دیدم
    شانه بالا زدنت را بی قید
    و تکان دادن دستت که ، مهم نیست زیاد
    و تکان دادن سر را که عجیب !‌
    ” عاقبت مرد ”
    افسوس
    کاش می دیدم
    من به خود می گویم : چه کسی باور کرد
    جنگل جان مرا ،
    آتش عشق تو خاکستر کرد ؟
    حمید مصدق

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