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  posted on 7/18/2014 at 07:54 PM
hmmm

killing civilians

it is a bad thing, but does the western way of WAR handicap us? western culture i mean. in other areas of the world some cultures seem to have no problem killing civilians. is worrying about civilian casualties something new to WAR? is it a western thing? 100 or more years ago did anyone worry about civilians?

drinking and just wondering.

 
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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 09:10 AM
how dare you call them civilians.

it's collateral damage.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 10:25 AM
Don't know the history but currently it seems that the world is divided between those who label civilians as different from soldiers and "off limits" and those who make no differentiation. It is a moral issue that different cultures seem to handle differently
 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 03:13 PM
As was said by the Israeli Ambassador the other day: "The difference is we have a missile system to protect our civilians, while Hamass uses civilians to protect their missiles."
I'm pretty sure he said Hamass.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 12:27 PM
Since when has the US ever been concerned about civilian casualties? How many Native American civilians were massacred? How many confederate civilians were killed during Shermans march to the sea? How many Japanese civilians were killed when Truman made the decision to drop the A bomb? How many Vietnamese civilians were napalmed during the Vietnam war and most recently how many Iraqi and Afghan civilians were killed by tomohawk cruise missiles and drones during Iraq war and Afghan wars?

It's never been an issue with the military powers that be what so ever.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 01:50 PM
Relatively new to the game is the use of depleted uranium to make more effective armor piercing weapons. The depleted uranium contaminates ground water. Perhaps worse, upon explosion the uranium becomes a fine dust that is breathed into the lungs and scattered into the atmosphere.

Iraq is currently experiencing unique post war cancers and birth defects.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 03:00 PM
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Since when has the US ever been concerned about civilian casualties? How many Native American civilians were massacred? How many confederate civilians were killed during Shermans march to the sea? How many Japanese civilians were killed when Truman made the decision to drop the A bomb? How many Vietnamese civilians were napalmed during the Vietnam war and most recently how many Iraqi and Afghan civilians were killed by tomohawk cruise missiles and drones during Iraq war and Afghan wars?

It's never been an issue with the military powers that be what so ever.


Very well stated. Obama finally supported Israel - and has then disappeared. Kerry has defended Israels right to defend itself - then somewhat recants when the mike was mistakenly still on. ISrael is just doing what the US did in Afghanastan

 

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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 03:46 PM
When one side are cowards who fire rockets from populated areas and then retreat into the population then there are gonna be civilian casualties. It sucks but it is the only way to counter attack and get rid of the bad guys and their weapons and their way of smuggling those weapons in. It sucks but it is what it is. We would do the same thing if we were being attacked the same way and rightfully so. You wouldn't see any ceasefires by us until we knew the job was done and the attacks against us were over.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 09:26 PM
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