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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    This comes as no surprise to me. All the posters on this forum who love to try and compare the far right conservative Christians to Taliban, would be wise to open their eyes and see what type of brutality and cruelty goes on under Taliban rule. There is absolutely no comparison.
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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait, what? First of all, that's the stupidest plan I've ever heard of. You can't deliver HIV via freaking explosives. It's literally impossible. Second, I've never heard of anyone trying to do this. Where did you hear this?
    It's been in the news for a couple of days.
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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yes you can. The infected needles would puncture people as shrapnel and give them HIV. Here's an article about it Taliban using HIV bombs | The Sun |News|Campaigns|Our Boys
    HIV can live outside the body in uncontrolled conditions for only a few hours at best. HIV bombs are pretty ****ing unlikely to accomplish anything. Not to mention the fact that even being exposed (getting a puncture from a needle with active HIV infected blood on it) would STILL only result in an HIV infection a very small percentage of the time. The virus would have to be alive (difficult to accomplish in a 'bomb' since the virus would die in mere hours) and the projectile needle would actually have to puncture someone, AND the needle would have to contain enough of the virus to actually cause an infection (it takes quite a bit of the virus, which is why women don't give it to men very easily), and the person would have to fail in fighting off the virus (most often, our bodies DO fight off an exposure to HIV).

    Seriously, if they are actually doing this crap, they're ****ing retarded and it's hardly something to be concerned about.

    Hepatitis, however, can live outside the body much longer than HIV.

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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We protest American troops killing people because that's something we might actually have influence over. Americans marching in the streets isn't going to get the Taliban to change its behavior. That's for the Afghanis to do. And really, "peaceful group?" Are you implying that someone in this country has actually made that claim?

    They're a bunch of warlords who need to be either dismantled as an entity or blown to smithereens.
    Should hae clearer in the world needs to protest more on this event. Yes the Afgan people need to take control of their own action.. My point is if you protest/object when US troops kill injure civilians, then the same outrage should be when the Taliban does the same. The UN has been critical of the US in the past. Ever hear them object to the terrorist tactics?

    Personally, we need to step up the pace and rid the world of these varmin.
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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait, what? First of all, that's the stupidest plan I've ever heard of. You can't deliver HIV via freaking explosives. It's literally impossible. Second, I've never heard of anyone trying to do this. Where did you hear this?
    Actually it is not impossible, needles infected with HIV can and do contaminate people who have the misfortune of stepping on such or in this instance flying through the air and sticking into someone.

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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    HIV can live outside the body in uncontrolled conditions for only a few hours at best. HIV bombs are pretty ****ing unlikely to accomplish anything. Not to mention the fact that even being exposed (getting a puncture from a needle with active HIV infected blood on it) would STILL only result in an HIV infection a very small percentage of the time. The virus would have to be alive (difficult to accomplish in a 'bomb' since the virus would die in mere hours) and the projectile needle would actually have to puncture someone, AND the needle would have to contain enough of the virus to actually cause an infection (it takes quite a bit of the virus, which is why women don't give it to men very easily), and the person would have to fail in fighting off the virus (most often, our bodies DO fight off an exposure to HIV).

    Seriously, if they are actually doing this crap, they're ****ing retarded and it's hardly something to be concerned about.

    Hepatitis, however, can live outside the body much longer than HIV.
    You are right about the HIV stuff, but it's still sick that they would use viral warfare against people. If anything it might cause troops to fear mine sweeping if it means risking an HIV/hepatitis infection. It just shows the inhumane barbaric tactics of the taliban.
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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    HIV can live outside the body in uncontrolled conditions for only a few hours at best. HIV bombs are pretty ****ing unlikely to accomplish anything. Not to mention the fact that even being exposed (getting a puncture from a needle with active HIV infected blood on it) would STILL only result in an HIV infection a very small percentage of the time. The virus would have to be alive (difficult to accomplish in a 'bomb' since the virus would die in mere hours) and the projectile needle would actually have to puncture someone, AND the needle would have to contain enough of the virus to actually cause an infection (it takes quite a bit of the virus, which is why women don't give it to men very easily), and the person would have to fail in fighting off the virus (most often, our bodies DO fight off an exposure to HIV).

    Seriously, if they are actually doing this crap, they're ****ing retarded and it's hardly something to be concerned about.

    Hepatitis, however, can live outside the body much longer than HIV.
    Agreed.
    Still, the idea of giving people HIV (or Hepatitis) via bombs is ridiculous; it would be a lot easier just to blow the people all up.
    Few would likely be infected with either of these diseases via this type of exposure (you've already mentioned some of the logistical issues) and even if they were, people can live for many decades with either one of these illnesses, without even experiencing any symptoms.
    If one wanted to infect people with illnesses, I can think of much more horrible and frightening diseases, which- as a special added bonus- are airborne, rather than blood borne.
    Or, as another option, they could expose everybody to high levels of carcinogens easily enough.
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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Actually it is not impossible, needles infected with HIV can and do contaminate people who have the misfortune of stepping on such or in this instance flying through the air and sticking into someone.
    I don't think you understand just how spectacularly low the probability of infection would be. If you exposed everyone on the planet to such a device you'd run out of people before you achieved an infection.

    Edit: And I want to see some proof that someone actually tried this. Sounds too retarded to be real.
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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    and some people think we should just clear out of Afghanistan, but stuff like this proves why we need to finish the taliban properly.
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    Re: Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy

    Those silly Muslims, always so kind, caring and peace-loving : :
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