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  •  You're not describing the truth (1+ / 0-)
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    wonderful world

    you're railing in lieu of an argument and trying to change the subject.

    The fact is we have had some incredibly delusional, Bizarro World commentary from people who seem to have trouble dealing with the complexities of moral judgment in the real world.

    The Russian army after the 19th century has never risen to the moral standards of the worst atrocities ever committed by the United States Armed Forces.  If you were to put a Russian soldier who served in Chechnya into Iraq under US command during the worst of the violence, he would have considered himself on vacation and his American superiors as a bunch of bleeding-heart ponces for not just massacring every Iraqi who looked at them cross-eyed.

    We called it the My Lai Massacre.  The Russian Army would have called it Tuesday Afternoon.  There's your truth.  If you can't deal with the idea that the universe is not divided into Gandhis and Hitlers, and that war is morally murky, then perhaps you should just stay away from the subject altogether because you're not contributing any deep thoughts or meaningful insights on the topic.

    Change yourself, and you have already changed the world.

    by Troubadour on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 02:36:14 AM PDT

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    •  Fine. Forget the massacre. (1+ / 0-)
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      Arza

      What about the bombings of villages? Was the Russians' sin the throwing of grenades by hand? Does the use of an airplane make it okay?

      Of course war is morally murky. That's why they are generally to be avoided except as an absolute last resort.

      “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

      by Jyrinx on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 03:52:12 AM PDT

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    •  (BTW, the massacre *was* just another day (1+ / 0-)
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      Arza

      until Sy Hersh dug it up. Who the fuck knows what we've done a better job of covering up?)

      “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

      by Jyrinx on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 03:54:24 AM PDT

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