Voice from the Commonwealth Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
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Nasser is 12 years old. He has never met his dad because he was taken away by the Iraqi Army for taking photographs.
"My father was taken when I was not born - his favourite thing was taking pictures - he'd see a pond in Quatar and he take a picture. If I see my dad I am going to give him a big hug and a kiss - but there is no chance of that, well maybe a chance now. People tell me that he liked to take pictures and that he was a strong man. He just liked his country, Kuwait, and he went to jail for his country."
Miriam is 14 years old. She and her whole family were taken prisoner and most of them were released. But her 15-year-old brother Khled wasn't set free, and they haven't heard from him since.
"I don't remember my brother. I was told that he was taken away. I think my mum and sister saw him being taken away. They came asking for my brother - they were going to ask him a few questions they took him and then after a few days they came and took the rest of us away too. I don't feel that I have an older brother. He knows me but I don't know him - I don't know his ways or his character. If my brother comes back it will be the best day of my life and it is a dream of mine that he comes back. It would be a dream come true."
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