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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    If we pull out now, who knows what the consequences might be. Hence why policymakers should take heed and learn the lessons of my sig line.
    I don't care about Afghanistan, or Iraq (not anymore) or Libya.. A stronger intelligence pressence, perhaps, but troops?


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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I don't either, I'd have liked to see some court action however. I wouldn't mind if the families of those servicemen sued Jones.
    Do you also think that someone drawing a cartoon about a religious figure should be actionable?

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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    I think Playboy should do a spread with women in hijabs.
    Then let's have mass demonstrations burning Allah in effigy.
    Then school bonfires burning the Quran.

    Perhaps then we'll have some laws that prohibit these senseless hate demonstrations when our soldiers are in-country. Don't like giving up what you perceive as your right to free speech? Feel free to pick up a rifle and join the other American soldiers who are giving their lives and limbs protecting your right to be an asshole.
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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    A different version of this story was posted, but I want to post this for some information it provides, that I hadn't heard before.



    This part made my blood boil. Pastor Jones has American blood on his hands. Now, I don't want to give any more attention to that d**k, but the point I want to drive home is that his speech directly caused the death of 2 American servicemen.
    He can't say he wasn't warned..

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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I don't support legislation banning whatever Pastor Jones did. But it clearly wasn't a good idea and didn't help.
    There is a difference between doing this, because he is putting our military at risk... If everybody in America started doing this **** to provoke our enemies and endanger the lives of our service members, then something would have to happen. This asshole is basically inciting the murder of the very people risking their lives for his freedom.

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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think Playboy should do a spread with women in hijabs.
    Then let's have mass demonstrations burning Allah in effigy.
    Then school bonfires burning the Quran.

    Perhaps then we'll have some laws that prohibit these senseless hate demonstrations when our soldiers are in-country. Don't like giving up what you perceive as your right to free speech? Feel free to pick up a rifle and join the other American soldiers who are giving their lives and limbs protecting your right to be an asshole.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    No, it was indirect. The shooter directly killed.

    Not defending the pastor, he's a dumbass, but he didn't actually kill anybody... the afghan ****wad did.
    I am tired of people saying, "so and so didn't pull the trigger."

    Well, no **** Sherlock. Nobody is saying he pulled the trigger, we are saying he is accountable for his role and nothing else.

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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Why not blame the press for giving so much attention to the guy?

    I'm not for banning such things; I believe crap like that should just be ignored. Maybe if journalists were a little more responsible, he would be. That some nut wants to burn a book, whatever it is, isn't really pressing news in any context IMO. So if you want to hold the pastor accountable in any way for these deaths, throw in those that gave him his platform too.

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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    This guy makes the Westboro Baptist Church look like John Lennon

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    Re: Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    Why not blame the press for giving so much attention to the guy?

    I'm not for banning such things; I believe crap like that should just be ignored. Maybe if journalists were a little more responsible, he would be. That some nut wants to burn a book, whatever it is, isn't really pressing news in any context IMO. So if you want to hold the pastor accountable in any way for these deaths, throw in those that gave him his platform too.
    Why not blame.... why not blame?

    Why not just hold everybody accountable for their role?

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