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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
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    A hung over sailor always puts others at risk. Does being punishable mean they should be dishonorably discharged?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You always do this when you don't get the answer you want. It's cheap silliness on your part. The portions I quoted show specific examples in two, and one talked about historical context. You, whihc is acommon tactic, skip those, and went to something you want to play a game with. The question was has it happened. The answer is yes.

    Now, as to his quote, I would need to know more and investigate more to give a definitive answer. Now I know that's being too nuanced and not an off the cuff non-thinking way prefered by some. But it's not my way. I tiold what I though on the subject even though it has nothing to do with the question I was answering.
    Cheap silliness? Dude, you embody cheap silliness....
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You always do this when you don't get the answer you want. It's cheap silliness on your part.
    This isn't about me. This is your tactic, make it about me when you are dodging the answer...

    The portions I quoted show specific examples in two, and one talked about historical context. You, whihc is acommon tactic, skip those, and went to something you want to play a game with. The question was has it happened. The answer is yes.
    Aw Joe, I'm hurt. Games? Tactics? Me? Nah, I don't have time for that crap. They call me 'Just the Facts!'

    However, The examples they use are weak in relation to the question mac asked. Venezuela is headed before long toward civil war should Chavez continue to drive that country into the gutter. And Argentina I would argue under the thumb of England wasn't a true free country. But you seemed to have posted an article that in its title showed a stunning bias that transposed to the rest of the opinion, and that was why I asked you the question I did.

    Now, as to his quote, I would need to know more and investigate more to give a definitive answer. Now I know that's being too nuanced and not an off the cuff non-thinking way prefered by some. But it's not my way. I tiold what I though on the subject even though it has nothing to do with the question I was answering.
    His quote, hell it was in his title....Didn't you even read the article you posted in answer of mac's question? I am not asking you to tell me what you think he was saying, or the context, or anything of the like that takes your typical dancing bear answer that goes in paragraph circles and says little. I am asking you, Joe, YOU, a direct question that I would like a direct YES, or NO answer to if you can even do that without your head exploding. And that is:

    Do YOU JOE, think that a country moving from a democratic means of government, to a dictatorship, is an evolution?

    Oh, and BTW you do realize that in the last sentence of what you just posted, you are saying that you posted something meant to be an answer to mac, that you now say has nothing to do with the answer you were giving mac....lol....Busted!


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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Democracy is copyrighted by the good ol' USA?

    So why try to force it on others??? You do realize that we are trading partners with many communist countries that don't require our perpetual military protection at our expense, right?

    Why we have even been trading partners with Vietnam for decades, whom some previously thought if it fell to communism would be the end of the world.

    Communist China is our largest creditor.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    ah...like Vietnam....
    500,000 American troops had a "small military footprint, if any"?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    ah...like Vietnam....
    Not like Vietnam. Vietnam was about US hegemony in Southeast Asia. There was no need for any US action there.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This isn't about me. This is your tactic, make it about me when you are dodging the answer...
    It is about you and your tactic. No one is dodging.



    Aw Joe, I'm hurt. Games? Tactics? Me? Nah, I don't have time for that crap. They call me 'Just the Facts!'

    However, The examples they use are weak in relation to the question mac asked. Venezuela is headed before long toward civil war should Chavez continue to drive that country into the gutter. And Argentina I would argue under the thumb of England wasn't a true free country. But you seemed to have posted an article that in its title showed a stunning bias that transposed to the rest of the opinion, and that was why I asked you the question I did.
    They are weak because you don't like them? Venezuela was a democracy and it isn't now. Mac made no stipulationas to how it had to happen. And was Argentina any less free than those democracies we've set up? I doubt it. Do you remember when we free Cuba for another example?

    Face it J, you just want to make excuses for is ill informed question.

    His quote, hell it was in his title....Didn't you even read the article you posted in answer of mac's question? I am not asking you to tell me what you think he was saying, or the context, or anything of the like that takes your typical dancing bear answer that goes in paragraph circles and says little. I am asking you, Joe, YOU, a direct question that I would like a direct YES, or NO answer to if you can even do that without your head exploding. And that is:

    Do YOU JOE, think that a country moving from a democratic means of government, to a dictatorship, is an evolution?

    Oh, and BTW you do realize that in the last sentence of what you just posted, you are saying that you posted something meant to be an answer to mac, that you now say has nothing to do with the answer you were giving mac....lol....Busted!


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    His title, which means what?

    And no that is not what I said. I said your question has nothing to do with my answer to Mac.

    As for your question, try to read slower this time:

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo
    I would need to know more and investigate more to give a definitive answer.
    Too many answer without any real knowledge, like Mac's question for example.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    A hung over sailor always puts others at risk. Does being punishable mean they should be dishonorably discharged?
    Not necessarily, no.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So why try to force it on others???
    because democratic nations do not war on each other. You would like to see an end to wars, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Not like Vietnam. Vietnam was about US hegemony in Southeast Asia. There was no need for any US action there.
    No, Vietnam was about supporting allies.
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