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  •  War is Hell (0+ / 0-)

    I've seen more than I would care to.

    I will state that I never saw civlians targeted, and I will state that great care was always taken to avoid unnecssary property damage and loss of life.  Sometime too much so in my opinion.  That is my basis in fact - first hand knowledge.

    I am sure that in all of your little pro-insurgent/terrorist website propaganda there are two sides to each of those tales.

    As for WWII - yeah, civlians were targeted by both sides.  Go ahead and call FDR and Truman terrorists.

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    by headhunt23 on Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 03:03:25 PM PDT

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    •  I believe you in what you say you saw (1+ / 0-)
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      I resent being your saying that I write or spread "little pro-insurgent/terrorist website propaganda".

      As for the fundamentalist Islamicists, I was against them for decades. I spoke against both the mullahs in Iran and the Afghan mullahs over twenty years ago. The U.S. alliance with the latter paved the way for the growth of Islamic reaction, as some warned (though few listened).

      I never set a criteria for being a terrorist... you did! I only drew the conclusions. And it's clear, if you listen to the McNamara interview in the documentary Fog of War, that they knew they were doing war crimes, and that they would be prosecuted and hanged if the U.S. lost the war. Of course, the Japanese engaged in horrendous war crimes. But then why did the U.S. often protect these Japanese war criminals after the war, such as those in the infamous Unit 731?

      Study history and learn what really happened.

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