Cause and Effect

The photographs below are from two different countries, and the events they depict are directly unrelated to each other. Having said that, seeing one makes me think of the other, so here they are; juxtaposed. I think there are some connections to be made...


Kunar, Afghanistan: Members of Charlie Battery, 3rd Battalion of the 321 Field artillery, fire at a Taliban position in Kunar, eastern Afghanistan. Theirs is the busiest artillery unit in the US army
Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Villagers in Syria gathered Monday near the coffins of people who died during an American Special Operations raid aimed at Iraqi militants on 26th October 2008.
Photograph: Hussein Malla/Associated Press

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