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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    No matter how far technology goes in the fighting of wars, you have not taken anything until a kid with a rifle is standing on it.
    Or so those of us who spent time learning how to wage war believe.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Oh look you have pictures?

    I have pictures too.





    Yes, I was hoping someone would post these.

    The fools spreading violence are just violent fanatics that don't represent the entirety of the population in the regions where all this is occurring. But, of course, the pictures of protests and bombed fast food restaurants get more attention -- that kind of stuff always does.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Yes, I was hoping someone would post these.

    The fools spreading violence are just violent fanatics that don't represent the entirety of the population in the regions where all this is occurring. But, of course, the pictures of protests and bombed fast food restaurants get more attention -- that kind of stuff always does.
    Imagine how much attention a smoldering hole where Mecca once was would receive.

    We should do it just for the dramatic effect.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Uhh...why?
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    LOL sue it is. So I suppose the manly way to approach a war on terrorists is to go in to a country that is cooperating with us and bomb their people. That should bring about a good reputation for the US, like the way it did when Bush went to war. Oh, and it's ok to have our men and women killed in the process all so Obama can appear more manly. I don't see how Obama has violated the constitution. Maybe you can enlighten me?
    And using UAV strikes has helped us with these countries how? In some cases, instead of a UAV strike, you use a special forces strike team. Exactly how much has using them improved our image and popularity in these countries and how much does it contribute to recruitment for the enemy?

    Bush's problems were not how he handled war, it was how he handled occupation and rebuilding. The invasions went fine, could of been better in some areas, but overall, not to bad. The problems came in later.

    During the invasion we bombed out bridges and roads, power plants and many other things necessary to achieve victory, but only plan that Rumsfeld had for after the conflict was "ok, we deposed him, everyone go home." Then it became, "ok, we need to help them, how. Yeah, lets use the same policies we used in Germany in '45. Never mind that Generals like Patton ignored many of the dictates of those policies. All Bath party members are fired from their positions and all members of the military/police are also fired for supporting Sodamed Insane. Never mind that many of them were only party members because it allowed them a job. Never mind that a lot of the military/Police were drafted or weren't politically active.

    As a result, large areas we left without power, water, food or law enforcement for long periods of time. Gee, I wonder why the quit cheering us and started shooting and throwing things at us?

    We imprisoned some without them ever having committed a crime and no evidence that they were hostile. And then we put poorly supervised Reserve/Guard Combat troops in charge of the prison instead of properly trained personnel and torture/humiliation occurred. Gee, again, I wonder why some of the ones once cheering us were not fighting us?

    In Afghanistan,

    We force farmers not to grow poppy for heroin (or is it Opium? I don't know a lot of specifics about illegal drugs), but we don't give them an other means to make a living and support themselves. Gee, why in the world would the start supporting the other side?

    We use bombers and UAV strikes to kill individuals, also killing all those around him. We blow up a whole wedding party to kill one guy because it is safer for our troops that way. Gee, I wonder yet again why people would turn against us? And did we actually make it safer for our troops than if we had sent in a couple squads and just took the one guy instead of killing so many?

    etc, etc, etc...

    No, it was not Bush's war efforts but his recovery efforts that were flawed. The US has never, to my knowledge, trained a force for the purpose of occupation. We do not have a corp that goes in following the troops and provides law and order, or the recovery of systems for helping the citizens meet their fundamental needs in a country we invade. The recovery and occupation of any country will always be a problem for us until we establish a trained, disciplined force specifically to meet that task.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

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    LOL sue it is. So I suppose the manly way to approach a war on terrorists is to go in to a country that is cooperating with us and bomb their people.
    Which Islamic led countries where the riots are occurring are cooperating with the US?
    That should bring about a good reputation for the US,
    Why are you concerned about the 'good reputation' of the US? Maybe there'd be fewer Americans murdered if they had a bad reputation, just as the Muslims have. Then they'd quake in fear whenever an American was insulted in their media.

    It doesn't seem as though the Apology Tour enhanced America's reputation in the world at all.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Do your own homework. I suggest you start with a search engine. Google is popular.
    It doesn't exist. That's why I can't find it.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Wrong idea. Select one place. Destroy it. Completely. I think Mecca is the right target. Create a list of Islamist "holy" places. One riot, one place. Even swap. You destroy a Burger King. We destroy a Mecca. Give the people enough warning to depart of they choose to. Otherwise arrange the meeting of the Islamist with Allah.

    Then let's convert the survivors to Christianity at the tips of spears if necessary.
    I hope you're being facetious here.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Bomb. Strafe, shoot, engage as necessary. Why create men of straw to do battle with? Did Libya, the host country, defend our embassy? If not then this was an act of war. We can choose to respond and change that regime. I believe we should.


    The reputation for fierceness in the face of attack is something we want. Bush did just fine on the war. In my opinion the one term Marxist snatched likely defeat from the jaws of likely victory by withdrawing too soon. It is what appeasers do.


    Other than Obama being a sissy this has nothing to do with her. We wage wars to win them. Do you get that? We want the other poor, dumb bastards to die for their countries.


    I was referring to your son taking an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Yet here you are asking that we take away some of our rights so that others are not offended. So your words dishonor your son's actions.
    Yes, Libya did defend out embasy and our people. Libyans died trying to save our people. Bush did horrible on the wars, that is why we are in so much debt and so hated in the Middle East. We can't solve all of our problems in the Middle East with war.
    We didn't win the Iraq war and we haven't won the Afganistan war. We lost men, money, and reputation. We lost more than we won, that is why I say we didn't win those wars. I never said we should take away our rights. However, people should realize how their inflame these situations. Also, freedom of speech was limited constitutionally by the Supreme Court. If speech is designed to inflame and it causes deaths, those who inflamed a situation to the point of it causing deaths can be held accountable for their part in the situation. Like it or not, freedom of speech has its limits.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Yes, I was hoping someone would post these.

    The fools spreading violence are just violent fanatics that don't represent the entirety of the population in the regions where all this is occurring. But, of course, the pictures of protests and bombed fast food restaurants get more attention -- that kind of stuff always does.
    Yet, the rest of the people of the region are doing nothing. The people pictured, protesting the goofy asses, are a small handful of people. Where the hell is everybody else?
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