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  •  "Surgically" removing first-responders, mourners.. (9+ / 0-)

    Whether it's "surgical" or not, we are killing women and children, first-responders and mourners. We don't even count as civilians any post-pubescent boys who happen to be in the same "area" as suspected terrorists.

    All of this creates more enemies, enemies that we again have to bomb, which creates more enemies, on and on...

    We will never be able to eliminate all the people who wish us harm. It goes with the territory of being a superpower that plays a huge role in world affairs. We can, though, reduce the number of people who want to harm us. We can do it by not murdering their people, by demanding some level of accountability from Israel (as we do with the Palestinians) in the middle-east peace process, and by providing more aid and support to the region than death and carnage.

    If a foreign country dropped a bomb or launched a drone strike that killed a member of my family, or just damaged my neighborhood, I would want revenge, regardless of whether it was accidental or not.

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