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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm not arguing that British stupidity played a good part in the American victory, but seriously, if you were a British soldier at that time, would you just stand there and get gunned down because that's "how it's supposed to be done"? I know I wouldn't.
    I'd like to think I'd be smarter than that, too. Lots of British soldiers did do just that, didn't they?

    Soldiers are taught to follow orders.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'd like to think I'd be smarter than that, too. Lots of British soldiers did do just that, didn't they?

    Soldiers are taught to follow orders.
    There's a difference between following orders and being an idiot. If you saw the first three ranks of your fellow soldiers walking across a field go down in a hail of gunfire, would you keep on walking? I sure the hell wouldn't. Then again, I'd never do well in the military, I can think for myself.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Like usual you miss the point. You can't win a war with nothing in mind except winning unless you have massive power and resources. You have to put up a strategy that can win the war as quickly as possible and this involves that the goal of your strategy is making you opponent think they can't win and give up. War is a mental exercise, pure and simple.
    You think terrorism is a crime?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    You think terrorism is a crime?
    It is because we defined it that way. All crimes are a matter of definition. We've just made the definition for terrorism far, far, far too broad and it's become an absurdly misused word today.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There's a difference between following orders and being an idiot. If you saw the first three ranks of your fellow soldiers walking across a field go down in a hail of gunfire, would you keep on walking? I sure the hell wouldn't. Then again, I'd never do well in the military, I can think for myself.
    I probably wouldn't either. I've never been in the military, so who knows?

    I think I'd be inclined to go prone when the rank ahead of me got shot down.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    no, the United States Military believes we should show respect to the dead, regardless of who they were.
    And how does one respect the dead? You're going to have to show that in writing...nothing is punishable in the military unless it's in writing.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    And how does one respect the dead? You're going to have to show that in writing...nothing is punishable in the military unless it's in writing.

    "um...excuse me Lieutenant, but is it ok if I take a picture of me giving the finger to the headless body of this Taliban guy? the military rules don't say exactly what we can & can't do, and I just wanted to make sure"

    "um..excuse me Lieutenant, but is it ok if I take a picture of me making believe I'm raping the headless body of this Al Qaeda guy? the rules aren't specific and I just wanted to be sure"

    ......wow, you really think our fighting men are a bunch of bumbling, backwards, backwoods, bumble****s.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Nah, it involves the strong beating up on the weak. You know, like the U.S. does. We never attack anyone who actually might be able to hurt us.
    You can win a war and be weaker militarily than your opponent and it has happened many times throughout history.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    You think terrorism is a crime?
    I don't really understand where that question comes from. Explain please.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't really understand where that question comes from. Explain please.
    me neither.

    however, terrorism is indeed a crime and most countries have stiff penalities for acts of terrorism.

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