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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    who ruled the Phillipines from 1565 till 1898?

    Spain.

    case closed.
    we took it over from Spain after the Spanish American war and ruled it until the 1940's.

    Obviously, they are Anglo-Saxon.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    we took it over from Spain after the Spanish American war and ruled it until the 1940's.

    Obviously, they are Anglo-Saxon.
    not under US rules.

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

    when did this get to be about Asians and Latinos?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Thunder, why do you consider taking pictures of dead afghans to be , in your words " disgusting"?

    why is it so different for a soldier to take a picture over a photojournalist taking a picture?


    I do think you have the right to criticize what you may see as "disgusting behavior"... but i would think it best to gain some sort of understanding of the issue before doing so.... and to be quite honest, you can't have that type of understanding while you are sitting comfortably in the States sippin' mocha lattes.

    I think instead of airing your opinion (without understanding), it would be best to offer a reasonable opinion that isn't going too far in the judgmental department.

    i find it odd that there has been no mention, by those who are after these soldiers heads, of the fact that these dead afghans were suicide bombers... they were actively engaged in actions meant to kill our soldiers and innocent civilians.... these are the people you are effectively standing up for.( but most assuredly not supporting).
    personally, i'm not disgusted by the reality of war.. been there, done that, got the scars...... i'm desensitized to such things.
    while i understand it's not " normal" or even preferable.. but i don't care if these boys piss all over these dead suicide bombers, cover them with pig fat, and light them on fire and take home movies of it.... now, i wouldn't suggest that such behavior should be condoned or accepted, i'm just sayin' it doesn't bug me.

    just try to understand that your sense of decency is vastly different from a dude who is over there dealing with the blood, guts and body parts... judging him on your standards is not right.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    when did this get to be about Asians and Latinos?
    when thunder decided asians can be hispanic
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    if by "what I want to pay for" you mean "dead Taliban", then yeah, um, duh? we are at war.



    I will admit to being continually amazed at the number of people in America who seem thick enough to have failed to grasp that rather basic concept.
    well, lots of folks don't want to think that war means death,killing blood, guts and gore...., they'd rather believe we are over there yelling " pew pew" at bad guys and then the bad guys give up and go home.... they don't want the reality, they want the rated PG version.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    when thunder decided asians can be hispanic
    Asians can be Hispanic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Asians can be Hispanic.
    im still not getting how philipinos in general can be qualified as hispanic when a little more than 3% of the population speaks spanish and they have very little spanish heritage compared to any other country spain had occupied.

    if you wanted to be clever you would have brought up asian latin americans who live in central american countries like brazil and immigrated there during spains heyday of influence on asia.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    im still not getting how philipinos in general can be qualified as hispanic.....
    that was never my claim.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    the fact is, Philipinos qualify as being categorized as Hispanic, due to them being a former Spanish colony.
    wanna say that again thunder?
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