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24 October 2007 @ 03:54 pm
A good heart place in Sierra Leone  
The Reggae Bridge Caretaker of Sierra Leone Aberdeen Road Bridge

Ah, heck. Got me teared up.

Bit of restoration in human grace for this rainy, mellow Wednesday.

I was going to say peace-time before "Wednesday", but our country is at war. What is it called when your country is at war, but the war is not being fought on your land? Is there a phrase for that?
 
 
 
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Kburgunder on October 24th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
But we have peace on our land, so it's kind of a peace-time, or at least a sense of security and peace by the citizens of our country because no wars are being fought on our doorstep. I want a phrase for that, specifically. Is there such a beastie?

Gah, that spins off so many other questions. If our wars have all been abroad, how skewed is our planning, handling, etc. about war? In fact, I don't think I can even form the full and interesting questions that arise...
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floiterfloiter on October 25th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Crusade ?? Or you could (at a push) try invasion, but I don't think it really fits as well.
Kburgunder on October 25th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
That would describe what we are doing on the foreign land, though, and not what we're doing on our own land.
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sleet01sleet01 on October 26th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
"Pacification" has a likely ring.
Kburgunder on October 26th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but that still refers to the land the war is being fought on, and not the land that appears to be at peace with its people off at war elsewhere..