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To: Coop
No matter how difficult the military objective, how chaotic the field of battle, the wholesale killing of civilians can never be justified or excused. To absolve military personnel of any responsibility for their behavior is to take the first step toward condoning war crimes.

Our enemies justify the wholesale killing of civilians all the time, to them it is a way to break our will to fight back, to them it is the only way to break our nerve, to them if they can make the war we are fighting too terrible we will surrender rather then fight back.

I don't believe that our Marines killed everyone in the immediate area as retaliation for a single roadside bomb and the death of one Marine, but perhaps they should have, the insurgents would have, the terrorists would have, our past enemies would have, they're fighting to win this war, and today we are fighting to look civil while losing it.

Ultimately the moral balance of history is written by the victors of any war, they get to decide who get tried for war crimes, they get to decide who lives and who dies after one side has surrendered, and we know what the insurgents, the terrorists, Al Queda, Bin Ladin, islamofascists have in mind for every American or for that matter every non Muslim in this world should we lose to them.

They won't be as civil, as kind, as gracious in victory as we have always been. they will enslave us and destroy us as a pox upon their planet, perhaps it is time to show them we can be even more brutal then they can even imagine in their wildest nightmares to break once and for all time their willingness to destroy anyone that doesn't follow their beliefs.

7 posted on 08/23/2006 6:39:58 AM PDT by usmcobra (I got my end of the world underwear on, It's totally stain proof and aluminum.)
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To: usmcobra

Total War

Nothing else is acceptable.


10 posted on 08/23/2006 7:12:09 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (In a world where Carpenters come back from the dead, ALL things are possible.)
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To: usmcobra
The Road to Haditha
Marine Lance Cpl. Mike Meyer is evacuated after being shot during a firefight south of Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003.
15 posted on 08/23/2006 5:24:21 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: usmcobra
Wars are one by the total destruction of the enemy or that enemy surrenders. When these bombers strap one on and kill soldiers or civilians we should then flatten whichever village that person lived. It won't be long before the civilians start giving up these suicide bombers as they'll be more afraid of our retaliation rather then fearing the bomber and his co-conspiritors.
42 posted on 08/24/2006 5:49:41 AM PDT by liberty or death
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