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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, let's get for real here.

    When you say "the West", you're not really thinking France, Germany, Italy, or England is going to get involved, right? What you mean is "the United States".

    That's fine. The main unspoken reason the Bush Boy invaded Iraq was to place thousands of US troops on the Iranian western border. So, thanks to Bush, if we need to move into Iran, we can do it.
    No .. We did not invade Iraq for that.
    Quit trying to give Bush undeserved praise.

    And thanks to the Iraq war, UK will most definetly NOT be taking part in any bombing campaign. Our military has been stretched too far already in Afghanistan, Iraq and numerous other peacekeeping countries.


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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    No .. We did not invade Iraq for that.
    Quit trying to give Bush undeserved praise.

    And thanks to the Iraq war, UK will most definetly NOT be taking part in any bombing campaign. Our military has been stretched too far already in Afghanistan, Iraq and numerous other peacekeeping countries.
    I dunno...I've always assumed occupation of Iraq was a staging ground for dealing with Iran when the time came.

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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    My "short list of responses" are whats known in most circles as critical thinking. Apparently you have no intention of engaging in that kind of behavior.
    formulating a response to an unfounded rumor is not critical thinking, it's kneejerk reaction. I just checked CNN again, there's
    nothing about axe attacks. And yet you have a response ready from your magic bag of rightwing solutions.

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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I dunno...I've always assumed occupation of Iraq was a staging ground for dealing with Iran when the time came.
    If US or UK were clever which we weren't, we would have bribed Saddam to be on side. Iran/Iraq were enemies and Saddam despised anything Iranian. Why did we not use Saddam as a buffer? Or use his country as a base for our soldiers? Give Saddam weapons to keep Iran in check?

    No one bring up human damages and how dreadful it was for Iraqi's under Saddam because Darfur is much worse yet we are not invading to liberate them

    But yeah, Iraq has sufficently dented and damaged our military.
    We all know Brown doesn't give a **** about our soldiers but some of us would prefer they have correct equipment to be sent to war with. But MP's would rather spend such money on extra houses
    Last edited by Laila; 06-25-09 at 11:09 PM.


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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I dunno...I've always assumed occupation of Iraq was a staging ground for dealing with Iran when the time came.
    I always assumed it was because Cheney said to do it.


    Joking, just joking. Mostly anyway.

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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    No one bring up human damages and how dreadful it was for Iraqi's under Saddam because Darfur is much worse yet we are not invading to liberate them
    I am not concerned with Darfur. They have no oil.

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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    formulating a response to an unfounded rumor is not critical thinking, it's kneejerk reaction. I just checked CNN again, there's
    nothing about axe attacks. And yet you have a response ready from your magic bag of rightwing solutions.
    And the leftwing magic solution bag seems to be empty of contingency strategies.

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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I am not concerned with Darfur. They have no oil.
    Exactly.

    The one thing i hate is when people try and twist Iraq as some form of humitarian act.
    **** off, if we cared for human life, why are we not stopping massacres, genocides in the world. Our Soldiers are good enough to be killed for when it comes to economic interests but not to improve the lives of others. Why does the West throw away so much food and consume so much when there are parts of the world who are dying for food?
    Why are drug companies allowed to charge such ridiculous prices making it impossible for treatment to be affordable?

    The West is no more moral than any other country when it comes to war. We just lie more and fool ourselves into thinking we have a moral high ground.
    UK says it does not torture, sure. But it sure as hell loves passing people onto Arab countries who do torture. Who does the blame lie with? With UK ofc.

    Just ... don't get me started on Iraq


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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    No .. We did not invade Iraq for that.
    Actually, we did.

    Look at a map someday.

    Learn some rudiments of military strategy while you're about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    And thanks to the Iraq war, UK will most definetly NOT be taking part in any bombing campaign. Our military has been stretched too far already in Afghanistan, Iraq and numerous other peacekeeping countries.
    And why is England in countries that have been keeping the peace?

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    Re: Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Baharestan Square Massacre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Exactly.

    The one thing i hate is when people try and twist Iraq as some form of humitarian act.
    **** off, if we cared for human life, why are we not stopping massacres, genocides in the world. Our Soldiers are good enough to be killed for when it comes to economic interests but not to improve the lives of others. Why does the West throw away so much food and consume so much when there are parts of the world who are dying for food?
    Why are drug companies allowed to charge such ridiculous prices making it impossible for treatment to be affordable?

    The West is no more moral than any other country when it comes to war. We just lie more and fool ourselves into thinking we have a moral high ground.
    UK says it does not torture, sure. But it sure as hell loves passing people onto Arab countries who do torture. Who does the blame lie with? With UK ofc.

    Just ... don't get me started on Iraq
    In all seriousness, though, Iraq was a worthy cause. It's not Saddam didn't repeatedly posture himself as having WMD's and threatened to destabilize the entire region.

    He may not have actually had them, but he postured as if he did. And he did have a record of using WMD's in the forms of gases on the Kurds in an effort to exterminate them.

    The oil is just an added kickback that sweetened the deal enough to go through with it. I'm glad we did.

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