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rk9152:  I understand - now, do you think terrorists should be treated as enemy combatants or criminals? 

 

 

I'm sure the military can sort them out and will treat them according to their rules.

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@Panjandrum wrote:

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Does that mean that some here agree with treating terrorists as criminals - even on the battle field?

 

 

 

Since you asked..................it means in the military, you aren't allowed to make up your own rules of engagement. It's not each individual soldier's choice to decide who to kill. Do you understand that, or or does it lead to more "does that mean" questions?


I understand - now, do you think terrorists should be treated as enemy combatants or criminals? 

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rk9152: 

Does that mean that some here agree with treating terrorists as criminals - even on the battle field?

 

 

 

Since you asked..................it means in the military, you aren't allowed to make up your own rules of engagement. It's not each individual soldier's choice to decide who to kill. Do you understand that, or or does it lead to more "does that mean" questions?

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Criminal or terrorist? 

 

Or insurgent, or resistence?


History makes it clear - when a country invades, bombs and occupies another county (in this case for 17 years), there will always be people who live in the occupied country who will resist.


Resistance movements during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda, and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.


In many countries, resistance movements were also referred to as The Underground.

 

In Afghanistan, it's a tricky situation. We're separating the good guys (the Afghan army) and the bad guys who refuse to succumb to our plan for their country. The bad guys don't wear uniforms, so we're never sure if they're civilians or resistence. Even our uniformed good guys can't be fully trusted.

 

 

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Or that they just like attacking fellow posters of a different political ideology than theirs and use any topic to do so?---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------RK- you hit the nail on the head!


 "rk" crookedly hit the nail off-center on the head, folded it over and failed to drive the nail in.

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Or that they just like attacking fellow posters of a different political ideology than theirs and use any topic to do so?---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------RK- you hit the nail on the head!

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@Panjandrum wrote:

BigLib:  Why do conservatives always have to distort and gloss over the facts. Pathetic.

 

 

 

I think they do it because they begin with an outcome they want, and straight facts won't support their preferred outcome.


Does that mean that some here agree with treating terrorists as criminals - even on the battle field?

 

Or that they just like attacking fellow posters of a different political ideology than theirs and use any topic to do so?

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BigLib:  Why do conservatives always have to distort and gloss over the facts. Pathetic.

 

 

 

I think they do it because they begin with an outcome they want, and straight facts won't support their preferred outcome.

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An element of the problem ed mentioned can be seen in the idea of treating terrorists as criminals. 

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@Panjandrum wrote:

ManicProgressive:  Who are these phantom liberals you see?

 

 

Some see dead people, Ed sees liberals.


Manic - this sort of childishness might explain the point you asked about.

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