“There never was a good war or bad peace.” - Benjamin Franklin
The statistics say it all:
US and Coalition Fatalities in Iraq = 4670 (source: icausualties.org)
US and Coalition Fatalities in Afghanistan = 1492 (source: icasualties.org)
According to the website Iraqbodycount.com, 92,392 to 100,867 Iraqis have died since 2003 under Operation Iraqui Freedom. Some 10,557 Afghanis have also been killed during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Confucius Cat says there can be no true peace obtained from war. Bring our brave sons and daughters home now.
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Week 21 of Purrs 4 Peace details are as follows:
- Week twenty-one’s appointed time is Sunday, November 1, 2009.
- Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3 p.m. EST (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K.
- The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.
- Please post your cat name and the country you purr in at www.confuciuscat.blogspot.com as a COMMENT if you are participating in this historic project. (posting a link to your own website-if you have one-is encouraged.) Or let me know by message on twitter or facebook.
- Posting purrs on facebook ( Acolytes of Confucius Cat or as friend to Alley Mason) and twitter (@ConfuciusCat) is encouraged, since it inspires purring in others, but not required. On twitter please use #purrs4peace in your tweets.
Peace * Paix * Frieden * Vrede * Pace * Paz * Shalom * Salaam * Om Shanti *
This week the purpose of the purrs is simple: PEACE. No need to say more.