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Posted: 9/19/2001 10:01:03 AM EDT
The terrorists that wrecked the WTC were working outside their government(s), and were privately funded. IF our government is unable to do what needs to be done (because we need to keep the image of a fair, level headed, PC government), then why shouldn't privately funded militias be sent to 'take care of business'? After all, didn't the "Eye for an Eye" philosophy begin in the middle east? Isn't it still practiced, and included in their laws, today? What do you guys (and girls) think? Am I just crazy? SlackO Anarchism: The radical notion that I am the sole authority when it comes to deciding what's right for me.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:06:51 AM EDT
I am in the school of thought that says if you kill 5000 of us, we kill 500,000 of you! I say an eye for 100 eyes!
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:08:20 AM EDT
IF our government is unable to do what needs to be done (because we need to keep the image of a fair, level headed, PC government), then why shouldn't privately funded militias be sent to 'take care of business'?
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We call them Mercenaries, and they are!
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:29:42 AM EDT
Ever hear of McVeigh?
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:42:34 AM EDT
I MEANT the ones on our side, working overseas...
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:45:25 AM EDT
arent you jumping the gun here?
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:51:40 AM EDT
One word. Wetworks.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:57:46 AM EDT
I think you are forgetting that up until 1 week ago we didn't look at arabs any differently than anyone else. But if I go over there; I'd stand out like a sore thumb and would be lucky to get anywhere near Kabul. -CK
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 11:15:09 AM EDT
In general Americans are VERY soft. Most people are far more concerned about how far they'll have to drive to pick up a Big Mac then taking up arms over ideology. I'm not saying that tough, ready-to-fight citizens don't exist, but their numbers are tiny percentage wise when compared to the extremist whack-o's in the middle and far east. When you live in a cave, and eat sand for lunch and believe dying in the name of god is the highest honor, you have much less to lose than the average Americans 401k, SUV and white picket fence. It's a major cultural difference.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 11:15:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cck: I think you are forgetting that up until 1 week ago we didn't look at arabs any differently than anyone else. But if I go over there; I'd stand out like a sore thumb and would be lucky to get anywhere near Kabul. -CK
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Exactly.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 2:33:39 PM EDT
If I remember correctly it is still within the constitutional powers of the congress to issue "letters of Marquis" to citizens. Maybe we should bring back the practice to issue them to volunteer groups willing to go play "hardball" in Saddam and Bin Ladins back yard
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 2:46:22 PM EDT
And the Afghans don`t have news media to put labels on things.........[argue]
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