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    Bush Is The Man, He Stands Up For What He Believes And Doesn't Change His Mind On Issues Cause It Might Not Be Popular. I Voted For Him The First 2 Times And I Would Do It Again If I Could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbol View Post
    Bush Is The Man, He Stands Up For What He Believes And Doesn't Change His Mind On Issues Cause It Might Not Be Popular. I Voted For Him The First 2 Times And I Would Do It Again If I Could.
    I'm sorry you feel that way, you must be very misinformed. The only thing he stands up for are his own personal financial interests and those of the New World Order.
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    I don't think that ignoring the will of the majority of the population and just doing whatever you want is a virtue. I call that being a dictator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrall View Post
    I'm sorry you feel that way, you must be very misinformed. The only thing he stands up for are his own personal financial interests and those of the New World Order.
    i'm sorry you feel that way. i guess i will just have to be part of his new world order all by myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrall View Post
    I'm sorry you feel that way, you must be very misinformed. The only thing he stands up for are his own personal financial interests and those of the New World Order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    If he posted "I hate America" i'm sure you would give that a clap to. I thought big muscular guys like us were suppose to be tough, not a bunch of liberal pansies. guess i was wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbol View Post
    If he posted "I hate America" i'm sure you would give that a clap to. I thought big muscular guys like us were suppose to be tough, not a bunch of liberal pansies. guess i was wrong

    I think you have a skewed image of what patriotism is. You also don't seem to like to do your own thinking. Neither will get you anywhere, but to each his own.

    Its also funny how you lump "big muscular guys" into some ridiculous stereotype. You must live in tv land. Been to Green Acres lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbol View Post
    If he posted "I hate America" i'm sure you would give that a clap to. I thought big muscular guys like us were suppose to be tough, not a bunch of liberal pansies. guess i was wrong


    It's really sad that so many people have world views as retarded as this. It's obvious this guy cares more about the 'image' of his politcal views than the consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufio View Post
    It's really sad that so many people have world views as retarded as this. It's obvious this guy cares more about the 'image' of his politcal views than the consequences.
    sorry guys, i just put america first. i know how much you must hate that as a fellow american
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbol View Post
    If he posted "I hate America" i'm sure you would give that a clap to. I thought big muscular guys like us were suppose to be tough, not a bunch of liberal pansies. guess i was wrong
    hey bitc h i was in the U.S Marine Corps! INFANTRY!!!
    dont tell me $hit about hating America!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    hey bitc h i was in the U.S Marine Corps! INFANTRY!!!
    dont tell me $hit about hating America!
    they let gays in the military?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbol View Post
    they let gays in the military?
    LOL!! you are a funny guy! enjoy your short stay in this board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbol View Post
    they let gays in the military?
    yeah and they let cokehead rednecks into the white house too!
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    On a positive note, I am gonna miss his comical antics.
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    John Kerry and Al Gore were designated losers. They along with Bob Dole existed only to create the illusion that there was a choice!

    Al Gore was not endorsed by Bill Clinton, how embarrassing after 8 years of being Clinton's vice president!!! Loser !

    John Kerry both George Bush's cousin and Fraternity mate!
    WTF out of 300 million people Bush runs against his own cousin !

    Kerry let the Bush people make him out to be the "coward" in the campaign even though he was actually in Vietnam, while Bush was.., well nobody is really sure where? something about missing records!

    Kerry spent 20 million dollars on anti voter fraud systems, then conceded the election with out even considering the Ohio ballots !! WTF !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    John Kerry has only been good at thre things:

    1). Lying

    2). Selling out his country

    3). Getting lonely rich women to marry him and give him their money.

    Okay, the last one's maybe not so bad.

    He is a phony shell of a man. 100% product of the political marketing machine. I have seen tapes of him saying one thing to one crowd, then taking the exact opposite position just one hour later--giving each exactly what they wanted to hear. Now THAT is leadership!

    I was an airborne medic in the 504th PIR. Just wanted to point out that Kerry also put himself in for some of his own awards from Vietnam, As a combat veteran, let me tell everyone that that is some pathetic crap. Just my $00.02...........
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    You can't win with no success condition. WInning means achieving success. We haven't defined what success is so how can we ever achieve it.

    Additionally we are NOT in a war. We have not been to war since WWII. Military action, yes, but not war. There IS A BIG DIFFERENCE.

    Heck, we havent' even defined an opponent in this "war."

    And how can you say he was trying to divert attention with cruise missiles when he was launching them at Osama Bin Laden. His intelligence reports made a mistake. The SAME MISTAKE THAT BUSH MADE AT TH START OF THE IRAQ INVASION.

    At the start of the Iraq invasion, Bush ordered the bombing of a farm on a river in Iraq. His intel said Saddam was vacationing there. His intel also said tehre was a bunker there. So he had 2 stealth bombers go in and drop bunker busters on the farm.

    It turns out that the only people there at the time were a bunch of servants, no one else. Approximately 500 people there, most of them killed in the blast. And what they thought was a bunker turned out to jsut be a winecellar. Nice. To top it off, because of that bombing, it compeltely blew our surprise advantage in the invasion. Plus it gave Saddam extra time to escape. Awesome job.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    Either way, it is a "war" we will either win, or perish.

    You are not living in reality on this issue, my friend. Sometimes it does boil down to us or them.


    Bill Clinton killed innocent people with cruise missiles to try to divert attention from his own crimes. I'm ashamed a fellow Michiganian, Rep David Bonior, stood up before Congress and said "I cannot believe the Republicans are trying to impeach the President while we are at war!". Wag the dog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    No offense, but you really do not have a firm grasp of the situation here. War is hell, yong man. Always was, always will be. We cannot define an opponent that cowardly hides amongst children, withou a uniform. Funny, the onoly complaints of Geneva Convention violations are made against us.
    If you cannot define your opponent you cannot declare war on them. You can, through covert operations and police efforts thwart them or combat them when you uncover them, but you cannot declare war on them. Conventional warfare only works against armies, not terrorist cells.

    Your words support an enemy who kidnaps babies, executes them, then booby traps their little bodies so their grieving parents have their arms blown up when they retrieve their dead baby's body.
    Empty rhetoric. Typical, "if you don't follow Bush without question, the terrorists win!"

    The most UNAmerican thing anyone cna ever do is obey without question.

    The simple fact is we stopped the next Adolph Hitler *SNIP*
    I invoke Godwin's Law

    I do have a 15 year military career, a Secret Security Clearance (recently relinquished when I was discharged LAST WEEK--YAHOO!!!), and a lot of real life experience. Those of us who see the world for what it is understand we have to do what we have to do. Or there will be no "Land of the Free".
    BTW, it never was "free".
    No you only see the underbelly, you don't see the real world, you see the worst side of the world and nothing else.

    Sometimes one must climb down from the Ivory Tower and get their hands dirty. And bloody.
    Again, rhetoric. You see things in black and white. Us against them even when you don't even know who the heck "them" is. You'd rather shoot first and ask questionis later. You ignore all the things which actually cause terrorism in the first place. You ignore the conditions which allow increases in recruitment by terrorist groups.


    Combatting terrorism through police action worked for 200 years. The use of military blunt force is now proving to not only be ineffective, but to actually contribute to increased enrollment in terrorist groups and increase the number of terrorist which are more likely to target the US specifically. THAT is directly from our very own CIA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    I'm afraid there is so much head-in-the-sand stuff in your post, I cannot respond to it all. See the world. Live life. It will all become apparent to you. You are smart--just inexperienced in the ways of Man and the world.
    Translation: you've given up. You don't want to respond because you have no vali response.

    "Police Action" told me all I needed to see to understand your position. And you simply are not qualified, by what you write, to comment on military science. I am.
    Terrorists are small individual cells and camps. You cannot fight those with a big lumbering conventional army.

    Please do not make me out to be an evil person who would murder innocents--that is what the terrorists you support do. My morals, ethics and kindess are not in question here on this Board, I hope.
    Never said you murder innocents, just said that blindly agreeing with the President or administration without question is UNAMERICAN. Even more UnAmerican is demanding others do the same.

    In the meantime, remember this: these people would walk up to you and cut your throat in an instant. You cannot use reason against unreasonable people. How do you spell "Koombyah"? LOL You can only defend that which is yours, and that which you believe in.
    Appeal to Fear fallacy
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    let's vote in chuck norris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post

    The simple fact is we stopped the next Adolph Hitler by taking out Saddam Hussein. Study his life. I have.

    Not trying to disrespect here but this is the downright silliest thing I have ever heard. Was he a horrible, sociopathic lunatic? Of Course. Does that make your statement even remotley close to valid? Not in the least. He was in power from '79 until we got there, and the numbers of those killed do not support your statement in the least. Please, when you are trying to build a case for your argument, make sure you realize whether you have one shred of fact in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTotality View Post
    Not trying to disrespect here but this is the downright silliest thing I have ever heard. Was he a horrible, sociopathic lunatic? Of Course. Does that make your statement even remotley close to valid? Not in the least. He was in power from '79 until we got there, and the numbers of those killed do not support your statement in the least. Please, when you are trying to build a case for your argument, make sure you realize whether you have one shred of fact in it.
    WOW, you know your history...

    Or not.

    There are numerous similar instances in the lives of Saddam Hussein and Adolph Hitler. From there experiences in life, to there dictator beliefs, to there slaughter of those without disregard for human life.
    Were they carbon copies of one another-- absolutely not, but if you cannot see similarities and you cannot fathom the future that Saddam would have created had he been in power, then you are not looking very keenly my friend.

    The even bigger problem today is that there are numerous men in our world today that have the same sort of desires of the Third Reich and much of the world does not seem to care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    You're just getting condescenidng and a bit insulting now. I've truly lost interest. You have no idea what the real world is like.

    Again, you think yourself qualified to lecture me on military operations. You are not. Your military teachers are the Liberals (politicians and media) who act as if they secretly carry Al Queda membership cards in threir wallets. They have sold us out and weakend us for 50 years now. The day may come...

    You aren't even wise enough to listen to someone who has been there, done that.

    Thank your lucky stars there are adults out there protecting you.

    BTW, I'm still waiting for your first word of anger toward those who kidnap and saw the heads off purely innocent people, would beat and imprison women for daring to open the cover of a book, blow up innocents by the hundreds in town squares, etc. Your pals.

    Do a Google seach of "beheading video". Scroll down until you find a hot one, such as the one where the teenage Nepalese was murdered. Watch it. Keep your eyes on the screen, volume nice and loud. Your heart will grow two sizes this day. Your wisdom could use a bump, too.
    I have all but given this thread up as well.

    There are two types of us in America.
    Republicans and Democrats... the boundaries are clear as day.
    It is a damn shame that there is no blending of the two... except Joe Lieberman and Dennis Miller.

    Even if I were in favor of greater taxation and partial-birth abortion and gay marriage, which I am not, I would still not want to quit the fight in Iraq. The way it's being fought needs help (through better warfare and more education); however leaving would create more problems for my son's son. I want it over before I die.
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    The US embargo on Iraq killed far more people, especially children, than Saddam ever did. Bush's cabinet, and by that I mean people like Rumsfeld and Cheney, were the ones who supplied Saddam with the power to kill so many people in the first place. Does that make the US leaders like Hitler?


    As for Clinton, yes he was brutal as well. I don't support the majority of his black ops, but the idea that he engaged in them as a diversion from his "crimes" is ludicrous. The reasons were mostly imperialistic, same as the majority of politicians' motivations.


    The war in Iraq is about controlling the oil and thus maintaining veto power over Europe and Asia. This is extremely obvious. Bush and his cabinet have pardoned terrorists and supported dictatorships. You're living in a pure fantasy if you don't think this is more about power than "freedom."


    That being said, yes Clinton and other Democrats have taken part in plenty of atrocities. Bush is unique however in that he doesn't even try to be diplomatic on the surface. His foreign policy is pretty extreme in its brashness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    No, you just cannot change the mind of someone who refuses to pull their head out of...the sand.

    Don't worry. There are lots of brave men and women out there who will go fight and die so you can live in your little Ivory Tower. l am one of them.
    fight and die for WHAT? you are not really going to tell me that you think all the troops that have died in Iraq did so " Protecting Freedom" are you? cause thats bull$hit. i dont care if you`re airborn or not. Infantry gets most of the KIA`s. This war should never of happend. we had no intel to show they had WMD and our little buddy Bush just wanted to go play with his toys in the sand. 70% of the people in the U.S want us out of Iraq. it doesn`t matter if we`ll look bad by leaving or if Iraq burns to the ground. tax payers are the boss. bush doesn`t seem to understand that. if the people want us out then we leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    You're just getting condescenidng and a bit insulting now. I've truly lost interest. You have no idea what the real world is like.
    Translation: you've given up

    Again, you think yourself qualified to lecture me on military operations. You are not. Your military teachers are the Liberals (politicians and media) who act as if they secretly carry Al Queda membership cards in threir wallets. They have sold us out and weakend us for 50 years now. The day may come...
    You don't know anything about me so you can't exactly say what my background is. I can however point to history in my favor.

    You aren't even wise enough to listen to someone who has been there, done that.
    You haven't been there and done that. You haven't eliminated terrorism. You haven't been a policy maker. You haven't been in a position of government. All you've done is follow orders.

    Thank your lucky stars there are adults out there protecting you.
    Appeal to fear fallacy

    BTW, I'm still waiting for your first word of anger toward those who kidnap and saw the heads off purely innocent people, would beat and imprison women for daring to open the cover of a book, blow up innocents by the hundreds in town squares, etc. Your pals.
    Appeal to emotion fallacy

    Do a Google seach of "beheading video". Scroll down until you find a hot one, such as the one where the teenage Nepalese was murdered. Watch it. Keep your eyes on the screen, volume nice and loud. Your heart will grow two sizes this day. Your wisdom could use a bump, too.
    Appeal to emotion fallacy.

    Getting upset about an event does not increase one's wisdom. Far from it. It is in fact more likely to make you more impulsive and less reasoned or logical.


    I forgot to add:

    GODWIN'S LAW. STOP WITH THE SILLY INNAPROPRIATE REFERENCES TO HITLER OR NAZIS. IT'S JUST AN APPEAL TO EMOTION FALLACY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    You're out of the loop, Bro.
    out of what loop? i got out of the Marines in Feb of this year. i did so because im not going to let my son grow up without his father because JW wants to " stay the corse ".
    A LOT of guys are getting out, going AWOL/UA and just not joining b/c this war is bull$hit. there is NOTHING good that will come in the end of this. this has been a waste of money, time and most importantly U.S lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    You're out of the loop, Bro.

    And the war has gone badly because the Democrats sabotaged it from day one--as soon as they realized they could gain political power by doing so.

    I am Airborne Infantry. LRRP. LRS. Then a Field Surgeon when I became a physician.
    Somehow, I think I may have ran accross you in Afghanistan in early '03. I could be wrong, but your credentials seem about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    You're out of the loop, Bro.

    And the war has gone badly because the Democrats sabotaged it from day one--as soon as they realized they could gain political power by doing so.

    I am Airborne Infantry. LRRP. LRS. Then a Field Surgeon when I became a physician.
    well i thank you for saving lives but you shouldn`t be doing it there. not for these reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    Here are some "Inconvenient Truths" for you:

    Saddam Hussein killed, on avergae, 95-98 people, every day of his regime.


    The death toll for the 11-year US embargo on Iraq was over 1.3 million people, mostly children. The US also had a part in quite a few of Saddam's atrocities.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    He lined up entire villages, and bulldozed them into mass graves--often alive.

    Every country does similar things.




    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    He imprisoned and tortured children in order to get back at their parents.

    But he didn't kill nearly as many children as the US embargo which Albright stated was "worth it."


    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    He was practicing genocide against the Marsh Arabs--a culture which lived peacefully in the area for millenia.

    Reagan's regime commited what amounts to genocide in Latin America. If you look at the sheer amount of US embargos stopping ceasefires, it looks very much like the Palestinians and people of Gaza among other places have been subject to genocide.


    You can find examples of this among virtually any industrialized country.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    He was protecting and fostering terrorism all over the world.

    So are the Bushes. See Orlando Bosch and Luis Posado Carrilles.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    He DID have weapons of mass destruction--get past the Liberal media and do some honest reserach. The evidence is overwhelming.

    Do you mean nukes or things like chemical warfare? He obviously did NOT have nukes. Not that it would be any less of an act of aggression if he DID have nukes. Several countries have nukes, but preventative war is still a blatant violation of international law. It's considered against international law to invade a country just because it doesn't like you and has weapons.


    Although if you believe that Iraq had nukes, I wonder why they didn't actually use them during the invasion.




    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    Who was his Number One hero? Adolph Hitler. And we have Hussein's writing where he was plotting to literally follow in Hitler's footprints.

    I'm aware that the Ba'athist party looked up to Hitler, but I've never heard of Hitler being Saddam's #1 hero. In fact, from what I've read Saddam got his blueprint for running a country from the Godfather movies.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    He ordered the ignition of thousands of oil wells, causing unspeakable damage ot the environment (where are the Tree Huggers over that?)

    And then there's Kuwait? Remember? And numerous violations of his surrender terms--with corrupt United Nations support (and France, German, Russia).

    And you would stand by while he did all that? Have you no heart?

    Liberals only have a "heart" when it gets them votes.


    Now you sound like Ann Coulter. The US is allied with Saudi Arabia, which is one of the most brutal and oppressive regimes in the Middle East. They WERE allied with Saddam until the Kuwait incident threatened oil control. Look at the long list of genocide and torture that the US, Britain, Israel, etc. have racked up.


    If your point is that Saddam was a bad man, I agree. However, I feel much the same way about virtually ALL world leaders. If you think his track record of bloodshed is outstanding compared to the rest of the world, you need to do some research.


    By the way, a war of aggression such as Iraq IS a liberal move in the traditional sense. Neocons are not real conservatives as the word was used for most of history. I'm not saying Democrats are much better though.
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    It's good to see intelligent discussion, just try not to make things personal. We all have somewhat different opinions. We can all learn something from eachother if we let go of our egos and beliefs.

    I see a lot of finger pointing between the left and right. But honestly, who gives a crap about parties, we need to take a step back and see the whole picture. Most Americans vote for a party just because their father taught them that it was the party of choice when they were young.

    We are human, and thus, not at all perfect. We are ALL flawed by greed, corruption, hatred...etc Instead of being angry at the situation, and eachother, I think we all need to just concentrate on the future. What can we do? And what SHOULD we be doing right now? I think we can all agree war is not going to fix **** over night. We have to find a common ground to deal with terrorism. We are pissing off the rest of the world with our actions, whether they be right or wrong.
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    Bush is allied with Saudi Arabia

    Bush is protecting the Cuban terrorist Luis Posado Carrilles

    Bush Sr. presidentially pardoned the Cuban terrorist Orlando Bosch

    Bush basically left Aghanistan in the hands of the warlords whose presence led to the rise of the Taliban in the first place


    As for the "liberal media," it's funny how quickly they unite when someone attacks American foreign policy as a whole. For instance, Ward Churchill and Hugo Chavez.


    Chavez's "devil" comment was presented as a literal claim, and taken out of context as if to imply that he wants to attack America. This is despite the fact that his entire speech was a a rant against militarism and imperialism.

    Ward Churchill was demonized as supporting 9/11 by taking snippets of his essay out of context, when his actual point was in comparing 9/11 to the many similar atrocities the US has commited on Middle Eastern civilians. He was condemning atrocities in general but it's been presented by the "liberal media" as him supporting 9/11.


    And why didn't the "liberal media" cover NSDP 51?



    The truth is that Democrats and Republicans are both committed to concentrating power and don't mind killing innocent civilians to do so. They like to present the other side as well-meaning but inept, but when someone questions the nobility of their intentions both sides of the media become united pretty quickly. The issues like gay marriage and abortion are distractions from the real problems in the world.


    Having a party loyalty is entirely undemocratic. It's a way of narrowing debate and information that the public recieves to a comfortable level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smc252 View Post
    It's good to see intelligent discussion, just try not to make things personal. We all have somewhat different opinions. We can all learn something from eachother if we let go of our egos and beliefs.

    I see a lot of finger pointing between the left and right. But honestly, who gives a crap about parties, we need to take a step back and see the whole picture. Most Americans vote for a party just because their father taught them that it was the party of choice when they were young.

    We are human, and thus, not at all perfect. We are ALL flawed by greed, corruption, hatred...etc Instead of being angry at the situation, and eachother, I think we all need to just concentrate on the future. What can we do? And what SHOULD we be doing right now? I think we can all agree war is not going to fix **** over night. We have to find a common ground to deal with terrorism. We are pissing off the rest of the world with our actions, whether they be right or wrong.

    The rest of the world is pissed off mainly because the US has set a new precedent for defying international law and because they're hording veto power. That's the real issue IMO. Places like China could conveivably become new superpowers, and the US is fighting it by trying to horde control of the oil that they depend on. Terrorism is a much smaller threat in the minds of the people in power. The big issue is the threat of the US having *****s in power.


    The way terrorism is brought up now is different than it was during the days of Carlos the Jackal or Pablo Escobar. Back then there were clearly defined targets. Now it's addressed as an abstract concept, similar to the "War on Drugs." You really can't win a war on terrorism. Terrorism has always been around and always will be around. In fact, we engage in it. IMO the very idea of a war on terrorism, like the war on drugs, is a talking point to allow for endless war for whatever purpose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufio View Post
    The rest of the world is pissed off mainly because the US has set a new precedent for defying international law and because they're hording veto power. That's the real issue IMO. Places like China could conveivably become new superpowers, and the US is fighting it by trying to horde control of the oil that they depend on.

    Terrorism is a much smaller threat in the minds of the people in power. The big issue is the threat of the US having *****s in power.


    The way terrorism tends to be addresssed is fighting an abstract concept, which basically means never-ending military actions as terrorism has always been around and will always be around.


    YouTube - Bush-Truly not concerned about bin Laden
    I disagree.

    We don't want superpowers, such as Iran or North Korea.
    We welcome superpowers, such as UK, most of Europe and Russia.

    And if terroism is abstract, should we do nothing when an embassy or train is bombed or an attack takes place on our soil? Shall we not persue justice whereever that may take us. We expect any country who agrees with us to comply and help. Is that too much to ask?

    Terrostists and rogue nations have zero regard for any law. So, do you insist that we do not do what is neccesary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_town View Post
    I disagree.

    We don't want superpowers, such as Iran or North Korea.
    We welcome superpowers, such as UK, most of Europe and Russia.

    No we don't. That's the real reason why France is against the war. They had an oil deal with Saddam that the US declared null and void.


    The US would not want any part of Europe gaining power to ***** the US. What they want are governments they essentially have puppet control over like the UK and Israel.


    Quote Originally Posted by D_town View Post
    And if terroism is abstract, should we do nothing when an embassy or train is bombed or an attack takes place on our soil? Shall we not persue justice whereever that may take us. We expect any country who agrees with us to comply and help. Is that too much to ask?

    It's too much to ask when your own country commits much greater acts upon the rest of the world and you're invading a country that didn't attack you. Although the rest of the world doesn't really care about that, except for the Middle Eastern civilians who've died from US intervention for the past 50 years. The rest of the world cares about the US hording power.



    Quote Originally Posted by D_town View Post
    Terrostists and rogue nations have zero regard for any law. So, do you insist that we do not do what is neccesary?

    How do you define "terrorists" and "rogue nations?" Do you want to compare the atrocities of the US and its allies to whatever "rogue nations" you could come up with? The truth is that no country has any regard for law. The US is pretty high up there when it comes to defying international law.


    I believe in fighting terrorism, yes. That also includes the US' own terrorism against the Middle East, which has a much longer and bloodier history. I'm against imperialism and dictatorships, including BOTH the ones the US has attacked and the ones it's supported and taken part in.


    Iraq, however, did not attack the US. The US attacked Iraq. Iraq was not behind 9/11. The US however was behind the embargo that killed over a million Iraqi civilians and did take part in several of Saddam's atrocities. The real issue is not "rogue nations", "terrorism," or "freedom." Those are merely code-words for "countries we like" and "countries we don't like." The real issue is distribution of world power.

    If you don't believe me, please read up on the US' history with Saddam in the 80's, or their relationship with Saudi Arabia right now. Look at how often the US has vetoed UN resolutions, even when over 100 other nations signed them. The United States, like all other major world powers, likes throwing its power around.


    You're living in an idealistic world if you really think the US and its allies don't dabble in the same kinds of atrocities as its enemies.
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    It seems pretty simple to me, but I am sure others will disagree...


    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    People who think as they do believe terrorism is "abstract". That is why they think it can be controlled through the courts. "Police Action". Hmmmph.

    Now, who has watched a beheading video? Pretty abstract (I cannot get myself to "LOL" on this one).
    Terrorism has ALWAYS had deep roots in religion. Religion has been used over and over to control and influence people since the begining of time. It has poisoned earth; so many people die and kill in the name of it. It's all about power and fear, and thus control. There's obviously more to it, I don't have all the answers

    As for the beheadings,
    In the end where does that get them? What does it do besides sending the message that they are totally nuts and have lost all touch with reality. It's the definition of insanity; repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

    The only thing that comes to my mind when watching any of the beheadings is how cowardly and pointless it is.
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    Who are "they" of which you speak?
    I see a whole lot of talk of the mysterious "them" without a whole lot of explaination of who "them" is.


    Quote Originally Posted by smc252 View Post
    Terrorism has ALWAYS had deep roots in religion. Religion has been used over and over to control and influence people since the begining of time. It has poisoned earth; so many people die and kill in the name of it. It's all about power and fear, and thus control. There's obviously more to it, I don't have all the answers

    As for the beheadings,
    In the end where does that get them? What does it do besides sending the message that they are totally nuts and have lost all touch with reality. It's the definition of insanity; repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

    The only thing that comes to my mind when watching any of the beheadings is how cowardly and pointless it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    Where exactly do you think we are "defying international law"?

    1. Waging a blatant war of aggression as defned by international law

    2. Evading prisoner of war procedures by shipping people to internment camps in Cuba, indefinitely held with no trial

    3. Seizing a hospital in Falujah and kicking out the patients, which is a violation of the Geneva Conventions

    4. Demanding a cut-off of supplies to Afghani civilians that, by some estimates could've starved millions. I don't believe it was ever reported how that turned out, but luckily millions didn't starve. Regardless, cutting off supplies needed to feed millions of civilians could be considered a crime against humanity




    That's just recently of course.

    Quote Originally Posted by D_town View Post
    Do you think terrorist nations should have seats on the Human Rights Commission?

    I think "terrorist nations" is a misnomer. All countries support or punish terrorism depending on how convenient it is, including the US. The US has allied with terrorists including Osama Bin Laden, the US mafia (in an attempt to assassinate Castro), Los Pepes, etc. on several occasions.


    I believe that international law should apply to all countries equally and that we shouldn't ignored our own atrocities. There should be an attempt to pressure the leaders of all countries to abide by international law. The first step to that is getting people in every country to acknowledge their own leaders' crimes.


    In general I'm against imperialism, international mass murder, etc. and I think it's inevitable that there will be new superpowers. IMO the US is trying to prevent this instead of preparing for it, and that's one of the biggest factors behind the deaths of millions of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    People who think as they do believe terrorism is "abstract". That is why they think it can be controlled through the courts. "Police Action". Hmmmph.

    Now, who has watched a beheading video? Pretty abstract (I cannot get myself to "LOL" on this one).


    No, what I said is that the US leaders speak of terrorism as an abstract concept. See the Youtube I linked. Bush went on about how he doesn't spend much time thinking about Osama Bin Laden, claiming that "terrorism is bigger than one person." It was pretty obvious that he didn't give a **** about Osama and wanted to move on to talking about Iraq.


    Here's a pretty good article on the people whose views have dominated US international politics for quite awhile:

    http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/pnac/


    Although IMO Clinton pretty much followed their doctrines as well, although he sounded more diplomatic in speeches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullifidian View Post
    Who are "they" of which you speak?
    I see a whole lot of talk of the mysterious "them" without a whole lot of explaination of who "them" is.
    The terrorist fruit-cakes, and the *******s that distill such hatred and fear in them, of course. Who else would I have been talking about?
  

  
 

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