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We are: See Sherman's March to the Sea. The Trail of Tears. The Tuskeegee experiments, where black men with syphilis were left untreated to see what would happen... We taught (well, actually the French taught) the Indians to take scalps. Every gorey video game. We /can/ be as bloodthirsty & brutal as anyone; that's why we insisted on the Geneva Conventions to restrain ourselves. Alas, we've forgotten that the rest of the world doesn't particularly mind brutality and horror. Their attitude is reminiscent of the Japanese General, in the movie "Bridge over the River Kwai". We must remind the world that we can, we just choose not to. And since they asked, this time we choose to be efficiently bloodthirsty and brutal, delivering Death as we usually deliver Disaster Relief. “War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.” - Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, US Army
“No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” Sure, but if you refuse to submit to the religion whose name IS "Submission", you are an infidel; which is a crime punishable by death. So the ones they kill aren't "innocent". And imperfect submission (like being the wrong sect) is as bad as not submitting at all: You're an infidel, it's punishable by death, and so you're executed. A lie camouflaged as the truth is a good example of taqiyya.
“No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” Sure, but if you refuse to submit to the religion whose name IS "Submission", you are an infidel; which is a crime punishable by death. So the ones they kill isn't "innocent". And imperfect submission (like being the wrong sect) is as bad as not submitting at all: You're an infidel, it's punishable by death, and so you're executed. A lie camoflaged as the truth is a good example of taqiyya.
I don't mind chasing them there. What worries me is the implication we'd bring them back for trial.
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Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 10:32 AM
Just announce that the lubrication on our bullets will no longer be Cosmoline (or whatever they use now). Let a contract for bullets lubed with lard, and let that fact be known. Nineteenth Century Muslim Indian troops rebelled against the British, when they suspected that the bullets in their own guns were larded. The Brits eventually had to make a production of using mutton grease instead. Learn from History!
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Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 10:24 AM
Where do you think the new strain of children's "flu" came from? Does the phrase "invasive species" mean anything to you?
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Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 10:21 AM
The best way to make a Nation "war weary" - prolonged, futile war. The best way to cure "war wearyness" - swift victory, at whatever cost /to your Enemy./
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Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 10:19 AM
Why not just let American soldiers fight, instead of having to cope with ridiculous "rules of engagement"? No victorious Army has had rules like we must submit to. Here's a thought. First rule: Kill the Enemy. Second Rule: If they're not fighting on Our Side, they're our Enemy. Third rule: When in doubt, consult the First Rule.
And just how does the Chinese government intend to enforce this edict? If the Dali Lama dies without reincarnation, will they put him in jail? And how will they "prove" he was reincarnated as /this/ child, and wasn't reincarnated somewhere else, as someone else? There are some things a government just can't do, and the attempt is risible.
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