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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    oh, and a soldier in the field carries a copy of the Geneva Convention at all times, and uses it to decide which enemy gets to surrender and be held as a POW, and which one should have his head blown off?

    the fact is that it takes a bit of homework to declare someone a true unlawful combatent.
    The average soldier in the field has a far greater understanding of the contents of the Geneva convention than you do, apparently. Are you under the impression that the average soldier is scooped off the street, given a gun and sent to Afghanistan the next day?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    oh, and a soldier in the field carries a copy of the Geneva Convention at all times, and uses it to decide which enemy gets to surrender and be held as a POW, and which one should have his head blown off?

    the fact is that it takes a bit of homework to declare someone a true unlawful combatent.


    No, but he is trained on it, in Basic and afterwords.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The Taliban weren't responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Afghanistan didn't attack us at all. Just to make sure you know, those who attacked us came from mostly SA. Money for it came from SA and Pakistan. It's a large leap to link Afghanistan to 9/11.
    The Taliban enabled those that were by harboring them. That, in the least is conspiracy...of course they are responsible. If you think it's a large leap to link Afghanistan to 9/11 then you should recuse yourself from this discussion. And any other regarding foreign affairs/policy...and perhaps anything relying on logic.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    We held the taliban responsible for allowing al qaeda to fester, and for them to harbor and protect AQ. again, you are being irrelevant, in an attempt to split hairs.
    Again, argue that. And realize that a standard like that means a whole lot of invading.

    You interrupted a discussion about facts. You don't dispute the facts, but go to another issue. You then call a factual point irrelevant. Do you really think you're contributing much here?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    No, but he is trained on it, in Basic and afterwords.
    sorry, but if you are claiming that soldiers in the field have the option of deciding who qualifies for POW status and who can simply be blown away even if they surrender, then I call utter bull****.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, argue that. And realize that a standard like that means a whole lot of invading.
    except the taliban enabled a group that killed 3000 people on 911, then protected them.... So, you would be wrong.


    You interrupted a discussion about facts. You don't dispute the facts, but go to another issue. You then call a factual point irrelevant. Do you really think you're contributing much here?

    More so than you, kid. Perhaps you can tell us how the military is full of criminals and dumbasses again, brother.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The Taliban enabled those that were by harboring them. That, in the least is conspiracy...of course they are responsible. If you think it's a large leap to link Afghanistan to 9/11 then you should recuse yourself from this discussion. And any other regarding foreign affairs/policy...and perhaps anything relying on logic.
    For other things, maybe. But they had no hand in 9/11. No one who attacked us was from Afghanistan. No money for it came from Afghanistan. So, there isn't even any conspiracy. The Taliban only dealt with things on a local level with no outward concerns at all. And now that we've invaded, look at the cost. Can you show gain?

    However, that's another issue. The simple point is, the Taliban did not attack us.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    except the taliban enabled a group that killed 3000 people on 911, then protected them.... So, you would be wrong.

    No, they did not. They had no connection to that at all. None. They neither planed it nor had the power to stop it. There is no connection.


    More so than you, kid. Perhaps you can tell us how the military is full of criminals and dumbasses again, brother.
    Now you throw in something I never said? Like your friend, you make too many leaps. Is it so hard to address what was actually said?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The Taliban enabled those that were by harboring them. That, in the least is conspiracy...of course they are responsible. If you think it's a large leap to link Afghanistan to 9/11 then you should recuse yourself from this discussion. And any other regarding foreign affairs/policy...and perhaps anything relying on logic.
    Just as there are right wing fundamentalists who rely on religious dogma for their points of view, so too are there leftist fundamentalists who adhere to dogma every bit as rigid and unquestioned. This dogma may not have been written down in a book, but its practitioners are just as mindlessly conformist as their religious counterparts.

    The formation of rational belief systems has no place in either.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, they did not. They had no connection to that at all. None. They neither planed it nor had the power to stop it. There is no connection.

    /facepalm


    "After the Sudanese made it clear, in May 1996, that bin Laden would never be welcome to return,[clarification needed] Taliban-controlled Afghanistan—with previously established connections between the groups, administered with a shared militancy,[107] and largely isolated from American political influence and military power—provided a perfect location for al-Qaeda to relocate its headquarters. Al-Qaeda enjoyed the Taliban's protection and a measure of legitimacy as part of their Ministry of Defense, although only Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates recognized the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
    While in Afghanistan, the Taliban government tasked al-Qaeda with the training of Brigade 055, an elite part of the Taliban's army from 1997–2001. The Brigade was made up of mostly foreign fighters, many veterans from the Soviet Invasion, and all under the same basic ideology of the mujahideen. In November 2001, as Operation Enduring Freedom had toppled the Taliban government, many Brigade 055 fighters were captured or killed, and those that survived were thought to head into Pakistan along with bin Laden.[108]"

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    But you keep making excuses for them.






    Now you throw in something I never said? Like your friend, you make too many leaps. Is it so hard to address what was actually said?

    Right, you made a stupid statement about how we are bringing more soldiers in on waivers..... which unless you can prove that the soldiers in this instance were enlisted via waiver, serves no purpose other than to disparage those who serve. despicable.
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