posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 06:31 PM
So, it is okay for the people that are being hunted to massacre, murder, and maim whenever they feel so inclined? To some it is all fair in love and
war, and they are freedom fighters! However, when somebody else has the unfortunate circumstance of killing civilians in the attempt to decimate a
diabolical and sadistic insurgent? Stop the presses and it is a war crime, but the other side can do whatever they want with impunity without any
sense of retribution?
Does anyone think the Taliban or any of the knuckleheads they associate with give a damn about the Hague, International Law, human rights, and
preserving the life of the innocent? If they did? They would not set up camp among civilians, hang out at weddings, hide in mosques, or congregate
where civilians are found. Apparently, they don't give a crap about the civilians they put at risk by their presence in the villages and populated
areas! Why don't they carry out their operations from the bush or the mountains like insurgents from the past instead of risking the lives of
civilians by operating in such close proximity to them? In warfare, there is collateral damage. It is what it is.
Although, I think there is two sides to the equation, and the insurgents and extremists can make every effort to steer clear of civilians, but they
don't. They use the civilians as camouflage and pawns to provide protection and to carry out operations. That is simple fact. The minute the gloves
come off ever so slightly? People are screaming to high heaven, and banging their pots and pans. I just don't understand! The enemy has been in a
bare-knuckle brawl since this nonsense began.
edit on 6-1-2013 by Jakes51 because: (no reason given)