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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    How can you say it's not terrorism if there is no basis for that conclusion?
    There is a professional definition of terrorism that satisfies everyone but obsessed propagandists, and conventional military operations don't qualify.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well saying that the Japanese were looking a way out of the war, we knew they were about to surrender, and the Japanese themselves even admitted that they were ready to surrender even before the bombs dropped, it seems it wasnt...
    You have to be careful which "Japanese" you're citing. Those who claimed they were ready to surrender were not the ones who could have surrendered. The book I cited has really ended the debate among historians.
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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    There is a professional definition of terrorism that satisfies everyone but obsessed propagandists, and conventional military operations don't qualify.
    citation please.


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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    You have to be careful which "Japanese" you're citing. Those who claimed they were ready to surrender were not the ones who could have surrendered.
    Based off that logic what makes you think dropping the bomb made a difference or not? If they were so brainwashed by the Emperor why did the bombs make a difference? The Emperor and his Generals were ready to get out even before the bombs dropped and were looking for a way to get out and our government knew this...

    The book I cited has really ended the debate among historians.
    Well you care to quote a part of it?


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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well saying that the Japanese were looking a way out of the war, we knew they were about to surrender, and the Japanese themselves even admitted that they were ready to surrender even before the bombs dropped, it seems it wasnt...

    'Hell To Pay' Sheds New Light On A-Bomb Decision : NPR
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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    citation please.
    FBI — Terrorism Definition
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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Again. Anything specifically from the book or is it just a summary and review of the book from NPR?


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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I don't see anything there to make your statement correct.


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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ok. So YOU tell me how we stop ISIS from beheading women and children and generally creating misery for millions, WITHOUT using violence. I'm all ears.
    I'm not a magician, I don't claim to have a catch all answer. What I said is that we should strive for non violent solutions. In the original post you replied to, Paschendale said "we need to find nonviolent solutions". Focus on 'we', as a nation.

    Finding nonviolent solutions isn't a quick easy process and I can't just produce one for you out of thin air, you know that. It takes work and perseverance, it takes good people to throw effort at the problem, not throw lives at it. Violence is the lazy solution, one that has never worked over there in the long run, time to try something different.
    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK

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    Re: Is the United States a terrorist nation?

    Absolutely no.
    The United States has no policy to target civilians for murder, nor does it have a policy to sponsor such targeting.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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