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The Chinese communists has not yet mastered or lacked the ability to sanitise dastardly actions with fanciful words. For eg.
- Collateral damage (bomb the #s out of the civilian population)
- Rendition (torture the living daylights out of the poor bastard, but do it somewhere else)
- Friendly fire (Oops sorry! Blown you to smithereens by mistake)
- Shock & awe (make sure even the earth worms are dead)
- Neutralize (Make sure he's really dead and one more to the head)
- Embedded Journalist (You bloody well report what I tell you to!)
- Unilateral Journalist (Don't want to be embedded? Hey guys, see who can shoot one first.)
- Operation Iraqi Freedom (We want the freedom to take your oil)
Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle - Mode of operation
In a MIRV, the main rocket motor (or booster) pushes a "bus" (see illustration) into a freely-falling suborbital ballistic flight path. After the boost phase the bus maneuvers using on-board small rocket motors and a computerised inertial guidance system. It takes up a ballistic trajectory that will deliver a reentry vehicle containing a warhead to a target, and then releases a warhead on that trajectory. It then maneuvers to a different trajectory, releasing another warhead, and repeats the process for all warheads.
Source : Wikipedia
Originally posted by Atomic
Oh boy I knew this would degrade into America sucks. Yes we are evil because we are human. Sometimes I feel like people treat countries like their lover: You can't do anything right! You don't love me right! You don't do what I want you to do! Why did you do what you did 3 years ago to me...
Then they think some other lover/country has the right attitude because it's newer to them--until time shows everyone has screwed up (or continues to). We all do it daily, the government is made of humans so human screw ups will happen again.
Like a good relationship: forgiveness, communication, loving, and mutual goals is a great way to come together but it takes TIME!! China at least gets this, that changes don't happen necessarily in one lifetime, people are slow to change...just keep steering the boat and accept sometimes you go the wrong way.
This site and even this topic is a great way to do that, but please stop with the bashing...you will turn people off, even if you are wronged in life, you won't change it by putting people in a box of evil that they have to fight to get out of. Every discussion will become a battle of egos instead of change. Look at Israel and Palestine...do you want to brand people and their pasts so much that they can't build a future?
Rich love ya man. I may not agree with you all the time or comment much on your posts, but you start posts that make people think.
I'm not really into "venting" so I stay out of these topics, but once in a while I weakly jump in...I guess some people need to get it out somehow in their posts, I think I'm past that. I'm more interested in topics that bring up an issue and then ask "How do we overcome this or reach middle ground so it doesn't happen again?", yet it needs to do it where you don't brand people with a label. Of course there are points where you just say: "Hey I disagree, here's your space and here's mine...were not robots so we'll have to accept we have different preferences or experiences that make us think like we do." Just don't trample on the other person's freedom while you do what you do.
Again America at times is; hypocritical, dumb, has screwed up, killed innocents, taken freedoms and hurt even it's own people. But America is "group of humans that live in this area and educated in this culture, this way". It is not a "thing" it is a group and groups can be persuaded with intelligent thoughts. Accuse them and brand them with a name and you won't go anywhere, they'll just fight you to defend their ego.
[edit on 4/1/09 by Atomic]
... why the resurgence of this story now?
If it's for the better good of society, if a man has no value, ie kills, murders, rapes and so on, wouldn't we be better off without them? But I'm far from ready to defend either thought.