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Thread: What is Terrorism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    1) What state am I always "crying about"? Please tell me you aren't one of those types who believe that holding the government accountable = hating the country? You should know, agree or not, that speaking out is far more Patriotic than excusing everything one's government does.
    2) Ask yourself why the hell the American military needs to hire security? That doesn't make sense .
    3) How can the amount of war we wage be irrelevant to ethics or the use of mercenaries? That also makes no sense. Ethics is not my whole argument anyway. When it comes to killing and dying in foreign wars the chain of command should be as tight as possible and an outside contractor does not accomplish that. Blackwater damaged our world image.
    4) Didn't these pure as the driven snow contractors murder civilians in 2007 and lose some of their contract? So I guess they don't fight after all, they just kill?
    You're not always talking about the evil government and your corporate Boogeyman?

    Because the active army is overextended and US planners would rather employ professionals to perform security tasks. It frees up US troops for 1) more relevant duties and 2) allows fewer troops to be deployed. is that not obvious?


    Again, Blackwater was not tasked with combat operations and US troops don't need any help tarnishing our image.

    Straw man. No said they were "pure". US troops aren't either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    You're wrong; it's blue: you failed to show any credible evidence of WHAT my favorite color is, therefore all you have is an empty assertion.
    You haven't proven anything. Try again.

    [i]I prove what I say by producing evidence that backs up my claims. Thus far I have learned that you do not.

    So again, if you're going to say that myself or my proofs are wrong, then you have to research and present credible evidence that proves I'm wrong.
    Can't prove a negative.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    It's proof.

    Prove it wrong or stop talking about it.
    I just did.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    That's waaaay off topic and I'm not going to help you derail the thread. Start a thread on the subject and we can argue it there.
    Nice dodge. Not gonna work tho.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    Nice dodge. Not gonna work tho.
    Okay, you're clearly pout of league trying to argue anything other than finger counting. You really have no idea what your talking about, so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    It was the TSA, as stated. Flying out of Dulles. Think before you speak.
    I’ve been at Dulles since 9:00am. I missed my connecting flight to Seattle because my flight out of Syracuse was delayed by two hours because they were unprepared for the weather and de-icing the planes was a huge dick-dance. I should have been home by now.

    Now I won’t get home until midnight. But United airlines gave me a $10.00 meal voucher. That was very generous of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    Terrorism is violence against civilians with the intention of creating fear to further a political goal.

    Mass shootings can be terrorism, but unless there is a political motivation it's typically not called terrorism.


    Except when such action is part of a war or war like action or. Well except when we are the ones taking such action.

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