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Continued drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere in the Muslim world are alienating thousands and thousands of people who have lost innocent relatives and neighbors for very little gain. Even the CIA admits that only 1.5% of the deaths caused by these silent attacks are those of terrorists. In the government's Newspeak, the rest are simply "collateral damage. Is it any wonder that the relatives and friends of these innocent victims are learning to hate America and that some of them are pushed over the edge into active terrorism?
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Neo128 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I sympathize with your commitment to fight injustice, but there are no innocent parties in this quandary (and I would hope you would intellectually honest enough to realize I do not refer to victims of so-called collateral damage). :|
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Terrorists...bah! Just an excuse to propagate the MIC! Believe nothing from the MSM!
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lichtie Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Yep, they're making enemies for the future generations, just as they're destroying the planet in their greed.
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While I agree that something has to be done about terrorists...the idea that we're just "exterminating" people who've never held a fist against the US is sickening.
It's not a war on terror, it's a war of terror. Who can terrify the other side into quitting?
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LeRevolutionnaire Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
yes, this is the "brave" American military, killing everyone indiscriminately . Glad N. Korea has nukes, otherwise the "world mafia" would be killing innocent Korean civilians too.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I'm not so sure that North Korea having nukes is a very good idea -- at all. Seems to me from the way the Three Fats (that is what the Chinese call the Kim dynasty) have treated their own people that they're hardly a good model for a peace-loving social democracy.
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StellarGraves Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Artist
Human Sheilds.

I pesronally think everyone must go..
By "everyone" I mean EVERY single one. Shit needs to restart or something.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You don't get it: the killing of innocent civilians is what's driving a great deal of the conflict. The genocide you're apparently advocating is simply neither acceptable nor possible for that matter. I am sure that upon reflection you will want to withdraw that comment.
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StellarGraves Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Artist
Hmm no..
Im getting the killing of innocent civilians and all.. Im not protesting nor supoprting it.

I was menntioning the only global solution I see possible. Global.
Hopefully somethings will strike with might.
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JackalsWarlock Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I just don't understand why the majority of this country is still sitting on their hands. I think it's because we're tied up in bullshit religious conflicts of our own, but this country wasn't even established on Christianity, so why it's causing such a stink now I'll never know.
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Limnoria Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I think about things like this, and then I wonder whether or not it's meaningless American military stupidity, or if the real brains of the operation are accounting for this in some grand plan only the upper echelons of command are entitled to know. :(
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poasterchild Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think it's a combination of hubris, a misplaced faith in technology, and a cultivated ability to ignore the "blow back" that inevitably results from these operations. The guys at the top aren't so smart. It is instructive to read Robert McNamara's book about how the U.S. got sucked into Vietnam by these factors, and the emergence of a certain kind of "group think" that seems to afflict policymakers who are too isolated from the facts of these situations.
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Limnoria Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
What's the book called? I'll read it over the summer.

The "faith in technology" reminded me of how North Vietnam won, but it also made me wonder if a faith in technology would be the same as the extreme dependence on technology we have now. Because in that case... I should some Scout stuff.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
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Limnoria Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Awesome! Thanks :)
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poasterchild Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome. McNamara also did a movie about the same issues: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.
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Limnoria Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Cool!
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