MIL Two for 250

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  1. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070128/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq


    Interesting trade off. We will 250, they kill two of ours. That's two too many, however I couldn't help but get giddy at the through of 250 dead terrorists. Of course the article doesn't allude to the details of the battle, but the first thing I thought of was the battle that took place in Mogadishu (aka Black Hawk Down).
     
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    they are insurgents, not terrorists.
    Theres a difference
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    Sounds like terrorism to me.
     
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    MumblingJoe169 New Member

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    terrorism and terrorist is a new flash word thats applied to just about everything today.

    acts of 'terrorism' have been committed throughout history
    afterall, wasnt the firebombing of dresden and the holocaust terrorism? nobody calls it that cause they only apply it towards recent history.

    No one called us or the Nazi's terrorist back then because we attacked civilians.
     
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    Although 2 is a loss, it's an acceptable loss.

    For the battle of Saipan over 3k died in 1 months time.
     
  6. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    I don't disagree.


    They're still terrorists.
     
  7. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    the winners of the wars dictate who's a terrorist or not. i don't like how you're sympathizing with the enemy. :squint:
     
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    They are insurgents committing acts of terror, so they are both.
     
  9. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    mumblingjoe raises good points that I've been mulling for awhile now and I think we as military members owe it to ourselves and our nation to call them what they are without falling into the political rhetoric that our President has so fallen in love with.

    Unfortunately our news media is very reluctant to provide us on the outside with the correct terminology also. There is very little opacity in who is doing what to allow us to fully understand what happened yesterday. The books out there seem to be doing a good job of delineating it...but those are usually about 6 months behind...I do wish the news would get with it.
     
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    i think we can agree that for the duration of the war, 'those hadji fucks' is the appropriate terminology.
     

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