Ernst, this place is littered with big soap boxes, no apologizes are required. Actually your perspectives are quite informative. Incredibly there has been nearly zero news coverage of the war for years, at least for 7 years. And before that it was all slanted in the normal fashion covering US troops as baby killers and psycho’s. Well not quite that bad but close. If it wasn’t for freelance journalist and troops with Gopro cameras I wouldn’t have seen anything coming out of there.
Sadly it sounds like the people over there don’t feel like where and how they live is worth defending. I think you have every right to feel the way you do.