Sincere condolences to the families of the US special forces guys killed in Niger. I’m sorry they got killed but I’m having a hard time working up sympathy for the soldiers. The antiwar movement has never blamed soldiers & veterans but has tried to win them to an antiwar perspective based on their experiences with war & the price they have paid for being na├»ve or being conscripted. They are a respected part of the old antiwar movement usually leading off the demonstrations. But special forces units are something else entirely. These are specially trained elite psycho squads who torture, execute, commit monstrous human rights & war crimes. Call me heartless, but I just haven’t got it in me to cry for them. My sympathies are more for their victims in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, & elsewhere.