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  •  I did, it was me being a little over emotional (4+ / 0-)
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    about this subject. I was really upset that more people did not stand up to that bullshit.

    I removed it though, you are right.

    "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

    by ranger995 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:23:04 AM PST

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    •  FWIW... (6+ / 0-)

      Denise and bjm are listed as members of RKBA.

      As for the diary you are so upset about, I personally, as well as most others, did not read it as a call to overthrow the government, or a blueprint for same. It seemed that the author was pointing out that overwhelming military force is not a guarantee of immediate and decisive victory (which I'm confident you'll agree with, given your experience), especially when the military may not want to lay waste to the countryside. He also addressed the likely unwillingness of many soldiers to wage all out war against their fellow citizens.

      Plus, the diarist is a libertarian, and we all know how they tend to ramble on about theoretical freedoms and challenges to them. It was a thought exercise, nothing more.

      YMMV, but honestly, that's how most of us perceived that diary. Had we seen it the way you did, I can guarantee the reaction would have been quite different.

       

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:06:05 AM PST

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      •  Thank you nt (1+ / 0-)
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        "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

        by ranger995 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:11:43 AM PST

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      •  Look, I am way too emotional about this and (2+ / 0-)
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        I made a mistake. I probably shouldn't write about this topic.

        I just want you all to understand how absolutely insensitive it was  to post and support a diary discussing the use of assymetric warfare to defeat the US military in the middle of two wars where people are dying by those very same measures. To reference one of those wars was just too much.

        Do you not see that I know people that were killed from those very same types of measures.

        I am so upset about it that I have avoided posting this for a long time, and I guess it still wasn't long enough.

        "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

        by ranger995 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:41:11 AM PST

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        •  I can see (5+ / 0-)
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          that what I, who am not a combat veteran, view as an abstract discussion could look much different to someone with a different set of life experiences. Thank you for clarifying that. But please believe me when I say that none of us support overthrowing the government, or killing soldiers. We're all Americans, and we're all in this together.

          "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

          by happy camper on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:51:10 AM PST

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