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  •  Despite his jabs, I stopped arguing because it's (1+ / 0-)
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    Geekesque

    clear that the user has one agenda that they will not be moved from.

    Today, strive to be the person you want to be.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 10:27:39 AM PST

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    •  I'll pick one: Colombia vs. Syria (1+ / 0-)
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      You are very wrong, and I won't need to swear or insult your intelligence to make my point.

      Both have ongoing civil wars.  Both have governments that kill their own citizens and suppress dissent.  More than 3800 labor union leaders have been killed in Colombia since the 1980s.  The repression is ongoing.

      The US seeks a free trade agreement with Colombia and provides military aid, assisting in the repression and murder of labor organizers.

      In the case of Syria, the US Right wants to arm the rebels while the US Left cannot decide if that is a good idea or not.

      Clearly there are worthy and unworthy victims.  It doesn't surprise me that US liberals would help push a narrative that  could lead the US into another proxy war.  It disappoints, but doesn't surprise.

      "The attack on the truth by war begins long before war starts and continues long after a war ends." -Julian Assange

      by Pierro Sraffa on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 10:47:49 AM PST

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      •  "ongoing civil wars" (3+ / 0-)
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        If one holds that the Syrian protestors and FARC are exactly the same, I guess your point holds.

        For those interested in rational discussion, however, your words are still nonsense.

         

        "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

        by Geekesque on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 10:58:57 AM PST

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        •  I never said FARC and, say, Riyad al-Turk (0+ / 0-)

          are exactly the same, though if you got the two together they'd agree on far more than they disagree on, but that's not the point I was bringing up.

          Peruse the websites of all the major media outlets.  The Syria story is front and center and will remain there.  The same is never true when a US client state is the one doing the repressing.

          "The attack on the truth by war begins long before war starts and continues long after a war ends." -Julian Assange

          by Pierro Sraffa on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 11:21:46 AM PST

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          •  BTW, it's amusing that you call them (0+ / 0-)

            protestors, when the rebels are armed and in control of multiple cities, and are being led by defectors from the military.

            It's a civil war and you can't obfuscate that by misusing and abusing language.

            "The attack on the truth by war begins long before war starts and continues long after a war ends." -Julian Assange

            by Pierro Sraffa on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 11:23:29 AM PST

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