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Afghan Children Legitimate Targets, Says U.S. Lt. Col., As They Might Have "Hostile Intent"

Reason: When the war gets to this level--whether or not we believe the Army's assertions that the kids it's killing in Afghanistan deserved it--it's time to rethink whether you are winning hearts and minds, nation rebuilding, or just involved in an endless insane game of blowing shit up and making people so mad they give you what you think is a legitimate excuse to keep blowing shit up.

When Marines in Helmand province sized up shadowy figures that appeared to be emplacing an improvised explosive device, it looked like a straightforward mission. They got clearance for an airstrike, a Marine official said, and took out the targets.

It wasn’t that simple, however. Three individuals hit were 12, 10 and 8 years old, leading the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul to say it may have “accidentally killed three innocent Afghan civilians.”

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How about that biased media?

Because this article sticks completely to the facts right? Yeah, sure, let's look at the first "quote:"

" 'look...for children with potential hostile intent,' and if we find them, kill them." 'Said' the colonel.

Sure, he meant trying to kill. Because when you go to a bar on friday, and say you're looking for a hottie, you actually mean you want to rape and murder them. Great journalism.

And of course, when they saw three individuals digging, in a road, in a known IED emplacement area, they had NO IDEA they were children. Go look on youtube what the video feed from a UAV looks like and tell me if you know the difference between a young teenager and an adult from 10,000 feet. How do they know children were killed? Because their parents came to a base, reported the incident, told them they had kindly sent their children to gather fuel in a minefield.

How's this for the real story? "There were 316 documented cases of underage recruitment in the war last year, most of them attributed to the Taliban..." (Military Times) Think this war has become a waste of lives and money? Think its extending conflict and creating a deadlier world? Awesome, but maybe there isn't a need to make up war criminal stories so you can feel better about being such a great person protesting on the internet.

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WHAT ... THE ... F*** ?

WHAT ... THE ... F*** ?

Civilians. Better yet, CHILDREN. As DECLARED targets.

Okay. So... NOW THEY BRAG about their CALCULATED intents OPENLY.

And RATIONALIZE ABOUT THEM with english adjectives, adverbs, and connectors.

How DARE that

F I L T H

of Humanity call itself "MILITARY" or "DEFENSE" ?

I suggest a more appropriate choosing : SERIAL KILLERS.

Wait. Serial killers don't actually know WHY they are that way.

But that

F I L T H

does :

they think they are GOD.

"I'm glad to introduce you to Mr. Satan. HIMSELF." :

http://www.dailypaul.com/253314/democide-death-by-government

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

What kind of twisted logic?!

I think the Lt.Col mother might have "Hostile Intent"... Should we target her?

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

It didn't seem to bother most

It didn't seem to bother most Americans when the US killed 500,000 Iraqi children by starvation and diseases due to US sanctions nor didn't seem like a big deal when the US military through the use of depleted uranium in their munitions,bombs and missiles brought about 500,000 Iraqi babies being born deformed and most have died.Unfortunately for the rest of these third world countries the majority of Americans see you as less than human." The US has anew credibility. What we say goes." George Bush,NBC Nightly News,Feb.02, 1191.We are a nation that has also sit back and allowed the abortion of 57,000,000 million babies since the Roe vs. Wade decision.Once Hitler came to power, abortions was quickly legalized but even then,500,000 abortions were performed each year.

Bob Marshall

Equation

Lots of ignorant people "led" and manipulated by lots of sick and twisted people = lots of despicable activity.

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito.

_________________________________

Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

And we wonder why they hate us. Oh that's right "They hate us...

...for our freedom."

Burn in hell Bush. Along with...

Cheney
Rumsfeld
Rove
Wolfowitz
Kristol
Bremer
Hannity
Bachmann
McCain
Graham
LIEberman
Morris
Santorum
Limbaugh
Levin
Medved
Ingraham
O'Reilly
Kerry
Clinton
Krauthammer
Bush Sr.
Barnes
etc etc etc...Hell is gonna be full of these A-Holes.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Sad we we have people like that in charge

They should be in prison

I ask just about every solider in uniform that I see in public

why are we still kiiling people and having Americans die in Afghanistan?

Typical Answers include:

We have to get things in order before we leave.

There are still some crazy people over there we need to take care of.

Gotta finish our bin ness.

Whats your problem? You a fcuking Pussy?

I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you. (ha ha ha)

No comment

I don't know but I'm done in 1 year, 2 months, 4 days, etc

You tell me...

All just wonderful reasons that we keep killing innocent people in a far away land that had NOTHING to do with 9/11.

HEY - COSTAS - why don't you go on a rant about this????

This is the twisted, crazy, orwellian world we are living in. Not as far off from the Hunger Games as we think.

Dodging American bullets is considered aggressive behavior.

At least by our military/political leaders.

Those who live by the sword...

Will perish by the sword.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

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I only ask to see the beginning.

Now I want to see this truth in my lifetime more than ever, David.

Yes, now I want to see this Sword of Justice come to do what it has to do.

I only ask to see it BEGIN.

It will make me go with more peace.

Indifference of the many before such things announced or done is becoming almost unbearable.

On this end.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

You are not alone.

Luke: 18:7 Won’t God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them? 18:8 I tell you, he will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Romans: 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility – not willingly but because of God who subjected it – in hope 8:21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. 8:23 Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 8:24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Screw the Geneva Conventions, right?

Before you accuse me of being in favor of global governance, let me remind you that I am in favor of SELF governance, and I suppose that is "global" but not how the Rothschilds think of "global." I am dealing, best I can, with what IS, not what I wish for. The Geneva Conventions exist, our military is SUPPOSED to be bound by them. The fact that this LEADER of heavily armed men will so publicly flaunt his war crimes shows the rest of the world just how corrupt the US government and military have become. If Americans don't catch on soon, we can expect the rest of the world to declare war on us. Our "big, bad military" is falling further and further behind technologically, but our arrogance and cruelty are second to none.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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The Geneva Conventions are redundant, but not bad, IMO

I wouldn't feel the need to make this sort of disclaimer.

You are on the right side. It is sad it ever had to be written and signed in the first place (to anyone who already understands the Golden Rule) but the Geneva Conventions, IMO, aren't a coercitive set of rules.

The Geneva Conventions mostly, if not exclusively, tells about what MUST NOT be done - what is INHUMANE - for armed forces to do during war times.

"... are rules that apply in times of armed conflicts."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Conventions#Conventions

They do not regulate or forcefully impose things that "SHOULD" or MUST be done against people's lives or freedoms when there is NO war or threat, life endangered context.

You know, VERY MUCH UNLIKE the sole purpose of THE U.N. REGULATIONS INFAMY (including during peace time), otherwise.

P.S.

I had to write an essay in high school on what motivated writing them - treatment of the wounded, etc - and what are the inherent limits of such texts - I got a D because my conclusion was that anyway the only supreme authority one could reasonably, possibly trust to be incorruptible in interpreting those correctly and ALWAYS is GOD, man being imperfect and corruptible any time ... knowing that teacher, I didn't care about the grade, you get the picture...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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If an American teenager can be killed by the CIA,

it comes as no surprise that foreign children are also "targets of opportunity".

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2097899,00.html

Does that include his kids?

Fucking prick.

Whether by drone or on the

ground, the actions of the empire are becoming progressively more evil.

Magna est veritas, et prevalebit. Truth is most powerful, and will ultimately prevail.

Guerilla War Always Comes to This

When you are on someone else's land for no immediate purpose, you can expect them to fight to the last man, woman and child. One officer was asked how to win in Vietnam, and he said to kill everyone over the age of five.

frag em

fragging is brought the end to Vietnam war. Privates threw grenades in the officers tents instead of being ordered to go on patrol.

R3ovlUTION charles walker 8322474577

Right on bro...

When given an order that goes against the Constitution of the United States...FRAG 'EM.

Don't forget that OATH you took.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

This makes me fucking sick.

This makes me fucking sick. How one can say this with a straight face is beyond my comprehension. This guy is a psychopath and a mentally ill, desensitized coward.