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  •  So there's 295 civs killed in single blow. (5+ / 0-)

    What's the second biggest difference.

    Maybe Russia dismembering a country that had been given inviolate borders by its solemn treaty in order to steal its oil reserves.

    Or the fact we set up and are trying to maintain an independent Libya within its previous borders.

    Or the fact we actually saved countless potential civilian lives by taking Syria's chem weapons.

    When do we get to the part that's NOT a difference?

    Sooooooooo.................you don't have any questions for me after all?

    by Inland on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 09:28:10 AM PDT

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    •  The differences depend, more than anything, (0+ / 0-)

      on who's doing the talking.

      By the way -- no passenger planes, but lots of dead civilians in Syria, Libya, and Iraq.

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      by dinotrac on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 09:37:57 AM PDT

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      •  Well, you're doing the talking now. (2+ / 0-)
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        So let's compare:  Ukraine, civilians killed most probably by Ukraine separatists backed by Russia.

        Syria, civilians killed by Syrian government and US prevents further.

        Libya, civilians threatened and NATO intervenes.

        Mongols sack Baghdad in 14th Century.

        Each one occurred on the planet Earth and involved humans, not earthworms.  Not exactly an astonishing set of coincidences.

        Sooooooooo.................you don't have any questions for me after all?

        by Inland on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 09:43:34 AM PDT

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        •  In Syria, civilians also killed by "rebels" (0+ / 0-)

          In Ukraine, civilians also killed by government.

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          by dinotrac on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 10:08:48 AM PDT

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          •  But you said "our activities". (0+ / 0-)

            and the fact that it's literally true that some civilians have gotten killed in every war has got what to do with anything?    

            Sooooooooo.................you don't have any questions for me after all?

            by Inland on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 10:13:31 AM PDT

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            •  I was wondering the same thing. (0+ / 0-)

              If civilians get killed by Russian-backed rebels it seems a lot like civilians getting killed by US-backed rebels.

              But...

              I'm going to lay off this line of conversation for the rest of the day to honor Greg's request.

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              by dinotrac on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 10:19:58 AM PDT

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