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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Hell at the very least its bad politics.
    At the very least it's illegal and UN forces need to follow the laws of war, to the letter.

    They also need to detail an exit strategy and define success.

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    apdst said: They also need to detail an exit strategy and define success.
    Is that even remotely possible in the Middle East? I guess the only thing that's ever worked is setting up another thug just like the last thug, hopefully one who'll leave Israel alone and keep the oil flowing. Gads is right. Can Middle East countries function any other way? Call them kings, call them colonels, they're all the same except Attaturk.

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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Not so quick. You know if we defeat Gaddafi they will name a hiway after Obama and all the people of Libya will love Americans.

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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, no, no...killing non-combatants during military operations is a war crime and the perpetrators should stand trial for those crimes.

    Which part of "take all necessary measures" don't you understand?
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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Not so quick. You know if we defeat Gaddafi they will name a hiway after Obama and all the people of Libya will love Americans.
    Oh yeah, I forgot. . . And they'll put his face on a coin!


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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Which part of "take all necessary measures" don't you understand?
    Wait! Now, it's ok to hose down non-combatants?

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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Not so quick. You know if we defeat Gaddafi they will name a hiway after Obama and all the people of Libya will love Americans.
    If that is true, then you need to show me the highway in Iraq that is named after Bush.
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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If that is true, then you need to show me the highway in Iraq that is named after Bush.
    But...but...Libya's different.

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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But...but...Libya's different.
    Yup it is. If those civilians are choosing to become human shields, then they have, IMHO, joined the Libyan military, and are fair targets. But, if they were forced by Khadafi Duck to become human shields, then Khadafi needs a trial and execution. But that should be the Arab Nations' responsibility, and not ours. So, for me, just add another reason I don't like Obama. You see, you don't have to be a birther to dislike what Obama is doing. There are plenty of honest arguments against him.
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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yup it is. If those civilians are choosing to become human shields, then they have, IMHO, joined the Libyan military, and are fair targets. But, if they were forced by Khadafi Duck to become human shields, then Khadafi needs a trial and execution. But that should be the Arab Nations' responsibility, and not ours. So, for me, just add another reason I don't like Obama. You see, you don't have to be a birther to dislike what Obama is doing. There are plenty of honest arguments against him.
    Do you agree that civilians whom shelter terrorists in their home are equally legitimate targets?

    I think we're going to see the, "you only create more terrorists", crowd treading on very confusing ground, here.

    How are we going to determine if they volunteered to be human shields, or were forced to be human shields? Send some folks from Gallup and conduct a survey?

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