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

    when we lose the moral highground, we lose the war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    where are their photos?
    walk into any internet cafe in the middle east. Selling "kill-porn" movies of compilations of dead and dying Americans and other infidels is just good business for the Jihad. I've watched the productions of hits on personal friends; found them being produced in houses I've searched. They are usually set to some music, with men singing in the background and the flag of the insert-your-personal-faction-here in the top left corner.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    when we lose the moral highground, we lose the war.

    fortunately we aren't running around with a policy of throwing acid in little girls faces for the crime of wanting to learn to read, so it turns out your appeal to moral equivalency is bull****. As, by the way, is your apparent understanding of counterinsurgency.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    fortunately we aren't running around with a policy of throwing acid in little girls faces for the crime of wanting to learn to read, so it turns out your appeal to moral equivalency is bull****. As, by the way, is your apparent understanding of counterinsurgency.
    Well, I'm not sure we should aim for the lesser of two evils.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    bigotry, homophobia, supporting big corporations, nationalism...these are all the politics of the RIGHT.....not the Left.
    I really laugh when the left calls *the right* "fascists" and "Nazis". Nazi is short for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, or National Socialist Workers Party. Socialist.

    Fascism was coined by Benito Mussolini and was derived from the Italian word fascio, which means bundle or union. Socialism.

    If you tell a lie long enough, people will believe it.


    nevermind the fact that the Nazis murdered thousands and thousands of Socialists, Communists, Social-Democrats, and other leftists.

    Nazism is left-wing huh? bull**** and you know it.
    The NAZIs got much of their start in the US. The Swastika symbol predates Hitler and was in use by the American Socialist party well before 1933. It was one S laid atop another, standing for two socialists working together.

    With regards to the genocide angle, Margaret Sanger was a leader in the American Eugenics movement. Hitler was also a believer in eugenics and sought to purify the "Aryan" race by eliminating all that he considered to be defective. Sanger created Planned Parenthood with a stated goal of eliminating undesirable minorities by abortion and sterilization.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I remember a trial, not any pictures.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'll say this:

    A friend of mine is a former Marine Sergeant who served in Kandahar and Helmand/Lashkar Gah back in 2008. We discussed this incident, and what he said ran something along these lines. (My Marine friend leans "very liberal" by the way, so partisan politics doesn't play into this). He said that when you're under the daily stress of combat, when you see your brothers killed, your friends maimed, and body parts flying everywhere, one essentially experiences a paradigm shift. What's moral or immoral? What's normal or abnormal? All of these things are shifted and become relative based on one's own experiences. When you experience the horror of war in that fashion, posing with some dead bodies seems relatively innocent in comparison. Not that such behavior is ever excusable or should be condoned, but frankly I'm a bit sick of the whole "sicko soldiers/baby killers" mantra.
    SB, that's almost exactly what my brother-in-law told me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    I really laugh when the left calls *the right* "fascists" and "Nazis". Nazi is short for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, or National Socialist Workers Party. Socialist.

    Fascism was coined by Benito Mussolini and was derived from the Italian word fascio, which means bundle or union. Socialism.....
    #1. the swastika is a symbol that was used by the Romans, Greeks, Hindus, Buddhists, even by Jews. It doesn't symbolize Socialism in any way.

    #2. The USA is also a union. Does that make us Socialist?

    #3. The Nazis murdered tens of thousands of Communists, Socialists, Unionists, Social-Democrats, and other leftists. They hated Bolshevism and saw it as Jewish.

    Your very silly claim, that Nazism=Socialism, is a tired & failed one.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    fortunately we aren't running around with a policy of throwing acid in little girls faces for the crime of wanting to learn to read, so it turns out your appeal to moral equivalency is bull****.....
    as is your failed mischaracterization of my view on this matter.

    funny how that works huh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Odd, you look at it this way and not at how poorly those who takes these pictures reflect badly on soldiers. Must be that poor national esteem surfacing again.

    I never said it didn't reflect poorly on soldiers, it does. What I did say was that it is not a crime warranting the type of punishment the anti-soldiers are screaming for.
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