Framing the Dialogue

The Enemy of My Enemy…

russian soldierI know that many of our American soldiers do great things every day.  This story of a young Russian is, however, too powerful not to pass along.  The young man was in Syria calling in air strikes on ISIS murderers when he was surround by the murderous thugs.  The following is his communication thread with his command;

Officer: They are outside, conduct the airstrike now, please hurry, this is the end, tell my family I love them and I died fighting for my motherland.

Command: Negative, return to green line.

Officer: I can’t, command. I am surrounded, they are outside, I don’t want them to take me and parade me. Conduct the airstrike. They will make a mockery of me and this uniform. I want to die with dignity and take all these bastards with me. Please, my last wish, conduct the airstrike, they will kill me either way.

Command: Please confirm your request.

Officer: They are outside, this is the end commander, thank you. Tell my family and my country I love them. Tell them I was brave and I fought until I could no longer. Please take care of my family, avenge my death, good bye commander, tell my family I love them.

Command: [No response, orders the airstrike]

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