Originally posted by Bakatono
Really? Holy crap are you reaching for straws at this point.
Ok, one, no one is in Afghanistan raping and murdering babies by the thousands (millions)
two, WTF does this have to do with AQ and 9/11?
If you are attempting to justify AQ's actions as an act of war then I would say yes, from a strategic standpoint they accomplished a pretty lofty goal. They used minimal manpower, almost no technical resources, scant cash and accomplished an event that set off what could be considered a world war. They did it without discrimination against those that were in the buildings other than they were "the enemy" and they wanted to break our will. They miscalculated but hey, they did follow the "art of war".
I in ABSOLUTELY NO WAY think they were RIGHT to do so. I do not think the killing of innocents is ever right and I take exception to the fact that you would insinuate such a thing. To accuse me of such a thing is either small minded or the intent of an angry and feeble person who feels they need to lash out and do harm to others. I have seen the evils of war and I do not advocate for any of them. I am sure that you were comfortable in your chair while I was enduring my time learning what death means and I am sure you have a great many opinions about it. Good for you. When it is your time to experience these things, I wish I could be there to hear your opinions then.
It WAS a mildly interesting conversation, your prior insults aside, but I am done with this now. You are a tool and your intent is to insult. Good-bye.
Its too bad that you cannot seem to follow a simple train of thought. You repeatedly denounce one side for tactics that you consistently approve of when "your side" did it. That is what I am trying to point out to you, and maybe expand your mind to think outside of your USA-centric box. But unfortunately, all you can do is get indignant and blustery.
So, as long as we arent raping and killing "by the millions", its OK? I dont understand your point. Are war crimes OK when one side does them , but not another? Or should all war crimes be punished equally?
You cant use Japanese war crimes as justification for the atom bomb. Unless you believe that we deserve to get nuked by al-queda for our crimes. Thats my point. Just a couple weeks ago, our forces shot dead a bunch of Afghanis. 2 were raped before being killed. warisacrime.org...
I guess we deserve to get nuked right?
edit on 15-4-2012 by aching_knuckles because: (no reason given)