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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Sure. Of course civilized society has been raping, pillaging, and stealing from other societies since the dawn of civilization.
    And it was evil.

    Also, Somalia as a whole largely is not civilized.
    So? It only works into my point.


    Sentience, conscience, language, complex emotions, intelligence, imagination, understanding....
    There are various animals who display all of that.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Tell me, what's the difference between human and animal, if not civilization? That's a serious question.
    DNA, cognitive abilities, vast intelligence and extelligence. etc.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    And it was evil.
    Sure, people commit acts of evil all the time sometimes systematically even. That doesn't make them evil and it certainly does not make them inhuman.

    "Judge not lest ye be judged."

    So? It only works into my point.
    Your point that civilization is the best measure of humanity? I don't think so.

    There are various animals who display all of that.
    Not really...

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    There are various animals who display all of that.
    Well when animals make huge cities, advancements in medical technologies, arts, science, etc. I may concede you the point.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post

    Like I said before, I have no qualms with rescue operations to preserve life and property, but trying to "eliminate piracy" through force is an irrational objective.
    It worked during the Barbary Wars didn't it?

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well when animals make huge cities, advancements in medical technologies, arts, science, etc. I may concede you the point.
    That would be civilization.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    The Islamists eliminated the Pirates and piracy by making it illegal and enforcing the law .... 6 whole months before US and Ethiopia overthrew the Islamist Government allowing piracy to start again
    lol the pirates ARE the Islamists, the pirates are al-Shabaab al-Mujahadeen, the pirates are ****ing Mujis.

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Sure, people commit acts of evil all the time sometimes systematically even. That doesn't make them evil
    What, then, makes someone evil?


    "Judge not lest ye be judged."
    Take your own advice, dude. You've been judging me this whole exchange.


    Your point that civilization is the best measure of humanity? I don't think so.
    Then what is? Simple genetic code?
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    What, then, makes someone evil?
    Nothing because evil is a subjective term.

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Nothing because evil is a subjective term.
    Nothing can make a man evil; so we're ALL good?
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