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Girl screams after watching US soldiers shoot her parents in front of her in Tal Afar, Iraq (January 18, 2005)
US Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division out of Ft. Lewis, opened fire on a car when it failed to stop and came toward soldiers despite warning shots during a dusk patrol in Tal Afar, Iraq.
The car, which held a frightened Iraqi family, was riddled with bullets and the mother and father were killed. Their five children survived in the backseat, one with a non-life threatening flesh wound.
(Photos from “One Night in Tal Afar”, by Chris Hondros / Getty Images)
This is fucking terrible. This is the sadest post I ever seen. I’m in tears right now, omg
This little girl
This is SO FUCKING WRONG!!!!!!
I know this seems wrong. BUT LISTEN FIRST BEFORE STATING SOMETHING NEGATIVE—-I think people need to realize that U.S. Soldiers are trained, when on foreign or domestic soil, (in times of peril) you have to consider everything a threat (if they don’t comply with a warning). So yeah, its wrong how it turned out but they didn’t have a choice.
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Sappho; Greek Poet
One of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world, Sappho.
Sappho was called a lyrist because she wrote her poems to be performed with the accompaniment of a lyre, she even composed her own music and refined the prevailing lyric meter to a point that it is now known as sapphic meter. She innovated lyric poetry both in technique and style, becoming part of a new wave of Greek lyrists who moved from writing poetry from the point of view of gods and muses to the personal vantage point of the individual. She was one of the first poets to write from the first person, describing love and loss as it affected her personally.
Her style was sensual and melodic; primarily songs of love, yearning, and reflection. Most commonly the target of her affections was female, often one of the many women sent to her for education in the arts.
In the 1920s, 30s and 40s, bisexual and lesbian women would give violets to the woman they were wooing, symbolizing their “Sapphic” desire. People believe that it was because Sappho described herself and a lover in a poem, wearing garlands of violets.
In the last century, Sappho has become so synonymous with woman-love that two of the most popular words to describe female homosexuality, lesbian and Sapphic, have derived from her, the word lesbian developing from the Isle of Lesbos which Sappho lived on.
Only a few poems of the Greek poetess Sappho’s work have survived but thanks to a leading scholar’s investigation two new works have just been recovered—and gives experts hope to find more.
OH MY GOD
“The new Sappho is absolutely breath-taking,” said Albert Henrichs, a Harvard classics professor who examined the papyrus with Dr. Obbink. “It is the best preserved Sappho papyrus in existence, with just a few letters that had to be restored in the first poem, and not a single word that is in doubt.
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