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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Where was all this speculation and understanding of what human shield are when we were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, now we want to engage Libya. I say it none of our business and we should be minding our own business because apparently the world community only like us when it serves their purpose. We really should listen to our founding fathers about foreign entanglements.

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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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?
    I don't care, one way or the other, since my point is that the United States should not be going in there in the first place. The cynical side of me tells me that Obama joined in this mission to increase his own approval ratings.
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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?
    Manic, I understood the only thing which had been authorised was protecting civilians. Before it got started I saw civilians in Tripoli muttering 'yes, but which civilians are you going to protect'. This is not an ordinary uprising. Libya seems split and while I am sure there are people in Tripoli against Gadaffi, people in Tripoli waiting on the fence about Gadaffi, there is no question that there are some people who fanatically like him. If the coalition has taken to mass killing civilians for any reason this is deeply concerning.

    Earlier on I found this article at Al Jazeera

    West overzealous on Libya - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
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    Re: Regime supporters form deliberate human shields around targets

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Where was all this speculation and understanding of what human shield are when we were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, now we want to engage Libya. I say it none of our business and we should be minding our own business because apparently the world community only like us when it serves their purpose. We really should listen to our founding fathers about foreign entanglements.
    No kiddin', huh?

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