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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Terrorism, as we all should know by now, is a tactic. How, exactly, does one succeed in waging war on a tactic? Kind of like waging war on bullets: It gets you nothing unless you stop the shooter.
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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    That seems to me a very depressing and sad world view. It would explain a lot, however, about the rage in the half-term quitter's camp. It's a pity you would view God's ultimate creation with such disdain. It does nothing to advance political discourse in this country and everything to bring about self-fulfilling prophesies of Armageddon.

    I am not an extremely violent person. Neither are the people I know. The only violence I have witnessed recently is coming from the Palin camp, as well as those like her. Can I bring an AK47 to one of her rallies? It's okay?
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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev316 View Post
    It would explain a lot, however, about the rage in the half-term quitter's camp. It's a pity you would view God's ultimate creation with such disdain.
    If we're 'the ultimate creation' then God needs to find a new hobby!

    We wage wars - killing MILLIONS at a time, rape the earth and piss in each other's Wheaties (if we're not just taking the wheaties away) - and much of this was done IN the name of religion no less.

    He must be so proud. His little derelict troublemakers of the Universe. So impish and cruel - we're adorable and precious!

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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev316 View Post
    Terrorism, as we all should know by now, is a tactic. How, exactly, does one succeed in waging war on a tactic? Kind of like waging war on bullets: It gets you nothing unless you stop the shooter.
    Very well put.

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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev316 View Post
    Terrorism, as we all should know by now, is a tactic. How, exactly, does one succeed in waging war on a tactic? Kind of like waging war on bullets: It gets you nothing unless you stop the shooter.
    But... but... if a bullet cost 5000 dollars...

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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    But... but... if a bullet cost 5000 dollars...
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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev316 View Post
    Terrorism, as we all should know by now, is a tactic. How, exactly, does one succeed in waging war on a tactic? Kind of like waging war on bullets: It gets you nothing unless you stop the shooter.
    The war was defined as being against terrorist organizations with a gloabl reach. You can certainly destroy organizations and kill their members.
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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The war was defined as being against terrorist organizations with a global reach. You can certainly destroy organizations and kill their members.
    It's entirely possible to have a "war on terrorism".

    What's quite a bit harder is to try having a "war on terror". Unless you're thinking in terms of "war on drugs", and the like, a "war on terror" would be self-defeating. Since, warfare almost always means someone is going to be terrified....
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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    It's entirely possible to have a "war on terrorism".

    What's quite a bit harder is to try having a "war on terror". Unless you're thinking in terms of "war on drugs", and the like, a "war on terror" would be self-defeating. Since, warfare almost always means someone is going to be terrified....
    Sure, but no one has ever seriously understood it to be a war on the feeling of terror.
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    Re: Does defense justify genocide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Sure, but no one has ever seriously understood it to be a war on the feeling of terror.
    Yeah.

    Come to think of it, a "War on Terrorism" is pushing it, also...

    And really, the correct method in that kind of war is to change/eliminate the thoughts/ideas that allow people too consider commiting an act of terrorism...which is REALLY a hard task.
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