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  •  This diary has a lot of reliable testimony. (3+ / 0-)

    It's not just "conjecture."  You just can't stand hearing this stuff.

    I'm disappointed in YOU.

    •  You can see how many agree with you... (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, IndieGuy

      oops....there you are all by your lonesome...holding a sack of BS.

      The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

      by Persiflage on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 07:56:01 PM PST

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      •  Its not about how many agree with him or (4+ / 0-)

        me.

        One could argue that many Americans are all right with destroying a country and killing hundreds of thousands of it's people, even if that country never attacked us, or maybe only because we wanted something they had.

        It's about changing that mind set. It's about changing the idea that there was anything noble about what we did in Iran, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Iraq and Afghanistan, or what we are toying again, with doing to people living in Iran.

        Where is the outrage for the millions of victims of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines?  

        Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

        by Clay Claiborne on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 08:49:25 PM PST

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        •  One can argue anything. (2+ / 0-)
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          I'm certain many people of many nations really don't care what goes on anywhere as long as they themselves aren't affected.  It's fine for you to take up the cause of protesting the horrors of war and the damage done.  Lot's of people here would jump on your bandwagon.   You then chose to denigrate and slander.
          See where that got you?

          You've got a real problem.  You're stupid.  On this site, that's fatal.  

          The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

          by Persiflage on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 06:48:09 AM PST

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    •  No, you'd just rather sign on to (6+ / 0-)

      a wholesale condemnation of an entire branch of the armed services, and all its members, from its earliest days on, because it fits your political frame.

      Apparently you just can't see people as human beings--just cogs in your little paradigm, which this diary shares with you. Military BAD; antiwar signwavers GOOD.

      Risible. I would have thought a Kossack was capable of more, shall we say, "nuanced" thinking, especially where living, breathing human beings are involved. Silly me.

      "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

      by Sharoney on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 07:56:13 PM PST

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      •  Total nonsense. (1+ / 0-)
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        You obviously buy into the standard position that one American life is more important than hundreds of thousands of dead brown people.

        Yeah, I'll leave it at that. That's exactly what you're doing.

        It's immoral...and it's also un-American.

        •  Interesting bit of hypocrisy there. (1+ / 0-)
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          You obviously buy into the standard position that one American life is more important than hundreds of thousands of dead brown people.

          Juxtapose that against your fauxtrage regarding hatred of Jews, above.

          As you said:  And you got an uprate?

          "If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.." - John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961. We are the 99%.

          by IndieGuy on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 09:46:24 AM PST

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        •  For the record (1+ / 0-)
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          Vetwife

          your entire comment is a lie.

          "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

          by Sharoney on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 11:17:06 AM PST

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