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Old 03-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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very interesting. If you had a Terminator following you...what would you do?

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When Obama sneezes extremists burn a flag and Al-qaeda uses it as an excuse to recruit.

Anyone got an article titled 'Accountability: How knocking down two skyscrapers rains holy hell down upon you, even if you hide among and as civilians.'

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No matter how much anyone talks about "surgical" strikes and precision bombing, any warfare in the air, water, or land and civilian deaths are inextricably bound together.
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Referring to our air power as "one-sided slaughter" is a little extreme. As for the civilians, I like munkyspunks edit. With any type of warfare you face collateral damage. Not to mention many of these innocent civilians know exactly what they're doing when they are harbor insurgents. No one gets a warm and fuzzy feeling when we find out that women and children have been caught up in an air strike, but it's nothing compared to the horrifying things these insurgents do to their own people. This article rubbed me the wrong way and frankly I have no idea what point the author was trying to make. Had it focused on the changing dynamic of air warfare from fighter jets to drones using actual facts rather than rhetoric and unsupported anecdotes painting the US military as a school yard bully of terminator proportions, then maybe I could have gotten behind it.
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When Obama sneezes extremists burn a flag and Al-qaeda uses it as an excuse to recruit.

Anyone got an article titled 'Accountability: How knocking down two skyscrapers rains holy hell down upon you, even if you hide among and as civilians.'

Fixed it.

Really? Still with the 911 bullshit 10 years later?? I thought you were smarter than that.. Pathetic. If in 10 years you can't find a fucking guy...quit. Or quit the bullshit war...one of the 2 And it'
s more about war profiteering than accountability.

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Take a pill jackass and stay on topic instead of trying to get personal.

OK, we'll hypothetically try it your way: The U.S. pulls out.

Al-Qaeda's going to just shrug and go back to farming poppies? They're called fanatics for a reason. They're just as stubborn, persistent, hypocritical, and irrational as any other religious nuts.

Drones create terrorists.

Terrorists create drones.
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Take a pill jackass and stay on topic instead of trying to get personal.

OK, we'll hypothetically try it your way: The U.S. pulls out.

Al-Qaeda's going to just shrug and go back to farming poppies? They're called fanatics for a reason. They're just as stubborn, persistent, hypocritical, and irrational as any other religious nuts.

Drones create terrorists.

Terrorists create drones.

there's hardly any such thing as al-queda. the pentagon themselves admitted there are believed to be less than one hundred al queda operatives in Afghanistan. the war is total and complete bullshit. Equivocal to Vietnam. just profiteering. dropping bombs so companies can have an excuse to build more bombs. Al Queda is the boogeyman.

the point about the drones isn't that they kill terrorists. they are killing innocent people. how would you feel if some crazy american terrorist group attacked germany and then germany responded by raining bombs on your friends and family in their own homes? this is what is happening over there. thousands of innocent civilians dying.

by the way: they never stopped farming poppies. our puppet president in Afghanistan's brother is one of the head heroin dealers in the country and your tax dollars are going directly into his pockets every single day while they try to tell us we have to cut spending on education and healthcare.
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That's the dumbest shit that I've had the pleasure of reading by you Munky.
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That's the dumbest shit by you Munky that I've had the pleasure of reading.
fixed it...that was bugging me.
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both of those sentences need a comma :P
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