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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Then I guess we will vote differently. But did you tell your family you would prefer them dead and dismembered (that is the "other cheek" in this case) to doing something to prevent it? Tell you the truth, I don't think I like your attitude toward friends and family.
    Tell you the truth, I don't like your overly emotionalized, intellectually dishonest, weak sauce arguments. So I guess we can both be disappointed.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Tell you the truth, I don't like your overly emotionalized, intellectually dishonest, weak sauce arguments. So I guess we can both be disappointed.
    What is emotional about not wanting to be killed or wanting your government to take responsibility to stop it from happening? As a matter of fact, it seems really odd, that anyone could want his family to be wiped out instead of trying to prevent it. Did you tell your "loved ones" that you would prefer to see them dead to the guy in Yemen being taken out?

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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    In other words, you would prefer your kids be dismembered to doing something to stop it?
    As kids get dismembered by american tax payers as a matter of procedure.... what is truly more sick and twisted? Sick individuals bombing kids or 100% of all American taxpayers bombing little kids across the world? Your argument is nationalistic and one sided. At makes zero sense really. More kids die from car accidents cuz mommy has to get to work and drop little dude off at day care in a hurry than from terrorists. Yet you use this as an excuse to enable bombing of children though government channels. Makes ZERO logical sense in the end once you get past Nationalistic cheer leading and actually care about humanity as a whole.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    What is emotional about not wanting to be killed or wanting your government to take responsibility to stop it from happening? As a matter of fact, it seems really odd, that anyone could want his family to be wiped out instead of trying to prevent it. Did you tell your "loved ones" that you would prefer to see them dead to the guy in Yemen being taken out?
    This too is emotional. When people make emotional arguments what they are really saying is "please do not actually think of the problem or ponder the repercussions of your actions; just react!"

    It behooves no one to embark on ignorant retaliation.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It all boils down to what you want to do to stop your family and your friends from being killed and dismembered. If you think that is okay.....
    Seriously twisted logic.

    By being at "war" we are sending our kids directly into the line of fire every single stinking day.

    By using drones to strike into countries that are supposedly our allies we're guaranteeing that we'll have to continue to send our kids directly into the line of fire.

    We've created a symbiotic relationship with our enemies.

    It's truly become nothing more than a perpetual cycle of violence.
    Unending.

    You are sending our kids to die with that philosophy.

    We are NOT acting in self-defense.
    That's the problem.

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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    You would rather you and your kids are wiped out or dismembered?
    You have convinced me with your sound argument. I think we should not only kill all the terrorists but we should wipe out the terrorist mothers and the baby terrorists too.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

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    You have convinced me with your sound argument. I think we should not only kill all the terrorists but we should wipe out the terrorist mothers and the baby terrorists too.
    Seems to justify using nuclear weapons.
    Been far too long since we've "tested" a good nuke on some actual humans hasn't it?

    Lets try some out.

    Certainly the most humane thing to do I'd think.

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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Seems to justify using nuclear weapons.
    Been far too long since we've "tested" a good nuke on some actual humans hasn't it?

    Lets try some out.

    Certainly the most humane thing to do I'd think.
    Plus, it makes great television. With the good guys winning and everything.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Seems to justify using nuclear weapons.
    Been far too long since we've "tested" a good nuke on some actual humans hasn't it?

    Lets try some out.

    Certainly the most humane thing to do I'd think.
    Isn't that what our enemies in Iran are trying to do? Oh, but it is to people we like. It is cool if we do it, but if they do it...bad. Got it.

    LOL.

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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by rjay View Post
    Plus, it makes great television. With the good guys winning and everything.
    I miss westerns...
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