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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Call them Nija, Derwish or Huns. Why talk about indigenous heros?
    Well one reason is that aside from being names of fierce warrior cultures the names also honor former enemies which the US Army fought against.

    These tribes often put up very violent resistance and although they ultimately lost the US army did not always have a lot of fun fighting them.

    Seems how the US Army is the only Army I know of to honor a former enemy this way.

    Somehow I just cannot see a british army helicoprter being named the Zulu or the Continental. Can't See a russian Army helicopter being named Wehrmacht.

    Can't see a French military helicopter being named " surrender to everyone "

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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    Can't see a French military helicopter being named " surrender to everyone "

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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    To get PC, the military should just dump all the historic warrior names and just go with one letter & numbering.

    H-64, like they do with F-14, F-16, etc.. Next they'll be wanting to stop naming streets after great Americans, like MLK Drive, Jane Adams Expressway, Dan Ryan Expressway, etc....

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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    Well one reason is that aside from being names of fierce warrior cultures the names also honor former enemies which the US Army fought against.

    These tribes often put up very violent resistance and although they ultimately lost the US army did not always have a lot of fun fighting them.

    Seems how the US Army is the only Army I know of to honor a former enemy this way.

    Somehow I just cannot see a british army helicoprter being named the Zulu or the Continental. Can't See a russian Army helicopter being named Wehrmacht.

    Can't see a French military helicopter being named " surrender to everyone "
    Personally I thought it was a nice gesture and honored the earlier enemies too.

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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    (Oh no...he's on to me...)

    Pointing out the absurdity of ones argument tends to come across as 'insulting' to some. Sorry you have your feelings hurt.
    With whom are you speaking?

    My feelings are A-OK.

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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    You GOT to be kidding me.


    It's called Apache because it is BADASS, like Apaches. Badass isn't insulting, unless you're some kinda wuss.



    Ye gawd, this PC crap has gone insane...

    We should just call them "Tribbles", and the worst that would happen is we piss off a few trekkies.


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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Just a stupid op-ed, who gives a ****?
    Macho men.

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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    We need to remove ALL reference to Native Americans from all aspects of American culture. Forge them, let them fade, ignore their history, might offend.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Should we change the Militaries use of Native American tribal names?
    That must mean the '50 truck Apache is racist too.

    We must invent a time machine to go back and make sure that name is never used.

    More than likely the owners of those trucks will have to cover the names on the side of the truck or Ebay will refuse to advertise the truck because of the racist name.

    Where will this stop?

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    Re: Armyís Apache under assault: PC police call helicopterís name racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    We should just call them "Tribbles", and the worst that would happen is we piss off a few trekkies.


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    reality is, you'd probably have more Trekkies that would be pissed than actual Indians pissed at this.

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