The good die young

  karmgord 19:33 07 Aug 2010
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Sad to see aid workers killed in Afghanistan.

  MAJ 20:07 07 Aug 2010

Sad to see that they have to be there in the first place, but when will people learn that killing others that are only trying to help and do good, is crazy and self-defeating. I hear on the news that the Taliban say these people were trying to convert the locals to Christianity, poppycock.

  spuds 00:48 08 Aug 2010

"Sad to see aid workers killed".

It will always be the case, whether in Afghanistan or any other hot-spot around the world. Aid workers whether voluntary or paid (in whatever form)can be a very good bargaining tool in some conflicts.

  Forum Editor 09:00 08 Aug 2010

to Christianity or not, it's of no concern of the Taliban. This area hasn't been under Taliban control for quite a few years, and the attack is far more likely to have been a robbery that ended in tragedy, regardless of what the Taliban may claim.

  sunnystaines 09:55 08 Aug 2010

was she brave or foolish to go to such a dangerous place as an aid worker with no protection.

I would say both.

  spuds 11:14 08 Aug 2010

That is why there is a multi billion dollar industry in security and protection at virtually all hot-spots and perhaps some non so hot-spots in the world.

Perhaps in answer to your general question, think Terry Waite and all the other 'bargaining' imprisonments and deaths, that have occurred since the days of the missionaries!.

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