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RON PAUL ACCUSED U.S. TROOPS OF WAR CRIMES IN DESERT STORM
The Ron Paul Political Report | October 15, 1991 | Ron Paul

Posted on 11/09/2007 11:27:46 AM PST by LSUfan

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To: LSUfan

Traitor.


51 posted on 11/09/2007 11:54:12 AM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: darkwing104

They can’t.


52 posted on 11/09/2007 11:54:57 AM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: LSUfan
1. the incidences were rare, as most units within the Kuwait theater did surrender.

2. Conscript or volunteer is irrelevant - they were uniformed troops under arms who had treated the conquered Kuwaitis brutally.

3. Generally A9 bulldozers were used, not that that matters:

It's armored but it never was a tank.

4. There is no requirement to offer quarter to an enemy in the midst of battle. They could have surrendered before the bulldozers came in, or better yet - left the Kuwaitis the F*** alone.

5. The chain of command would be treasonous if they had required troops to engage with small arms when a simple method was available to eliminate friendly casualtie. Which side was Ron Paul on? (Don't answer that.)

Semper Fidelis

53 posted on 11/09/2007 11:55:01 AM PST by MrEdd (Ron Paul is Ralph Nader for the right...)
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To: Darksheare

Let’s just let him play his little games. Paulvestites are so cute when they defend their messiah.


54 posted on 11/09/2007 11:55:30 AM PST by mnehring (I am free not to support Ron Paul... Wow, I feel special...)
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To: LSUfan
At the beginning of the debates I took Ron Paul for a serious candidate with serious ideas. The more I find out about him and his views, the more he looks like an absolute looney toon.
55 posted on 11/09/2007 11:56:06 AM PST by Ferox
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To: ejonesie22

LOL!!!!


56 posted on 11/09/2007 11:56:11 AM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: LSUfan

I would like to see the whole article to assess why he pulled this chestnut of rumor out, what facts he cites to substantiate it, and where he was going with it (what argument he was trying to shore up).

Can you provide the whole article?


57 posted on 11/09/2007 11:56:52 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: mnehrling

True.
Being a former soldier, this guy ticks me off!


58 posted on 11/09/2007 11:57:23 AM PST by Darksheare (Cordite Chipmunk, the Splodent Rodent.)
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To: LSUfan

Love the “teenagers” thing.

Umm.....earth to Ron.....OUR TROOPS are comprised of a whole lot of “teenagers” too.


59 posted on 11/09/2007 11:57:46 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27 Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: odd_anomaly

Welcome to FR. Hope you enjoy your stay......


60 posted on 11/09/2007 11:59:23 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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Comment #61 Removed by Moderator

For that kind of money we could have invested in technolgy to give us flying cars like they had in that futuristic cartoon show the Jetsons running on an alternative energy source instead if continueing to p*ss things away in that middle east rathole.

Uh...

Forget the buffet, see the medical officer....

Ask for the green pill with the white stripe....

62 posted on 11/09/2007 12:02:26 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: MrEdd

Yours is the most helpful post so far - I remember hearing these stories way back when. Once the battle is engaged, playing nice may get you killed.


63 posted on 11/09/2007 12:02:44 PM PST by Puddleglum
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banned already???? DARN, that was a fast ZOT.


64 posted on 11/09/2007 12:03:20 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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To: Darksheare; odd_anomaly
OMG, this has to be the funniest argument yet.. if we didn’t have the war, we could spend that on developing flying cars like what is on the Jetsens.

I swear, Odd, you are playing a parody of a Paul supporter, right? I mean, this has to be a joke.

65 posted on 11/09/2007 12:03:26 PM PST by mnehring (I am free not to support Ron Paul... Wow, I feel special...)
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To: odd_anomaly

You tried to sidestep this:
Okay, so we’re just supposed to leave the place a chaotic shambles, where Al-Qeada can get a strong handhold and reinvigorate the Taliban?
What’s conservative in that?

Had to talk to your buddies to put your ‘response’ together, didn’t you.

What we are getting for our money?
A fighting force worth the money, body armor, bullets, boots, beans.
We are getting supplies, fuel, and food.
We are getting medical services, and equipment.
We are getting done what HAS to be done.

“For that kind of money we could have invested in technolgy to give us flying cars like they had in that futuristic cartoon show the Jetsons running on an alternative energy source instead if continueing to p*ss things away in that middle east rathole.”

Yeah, and everyone could have golden lazerbeam eyeballs too.
I’ve heard that comment before, from a rat troll punk KID.


66 posted on 11/09/2007 12:03:30 PM PST by Darksheare (Cordite Chipmunk, the Splodent Rodent.)
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To: LSUfan

You could start by producing a more accurate headline. There’s nothing about “war crimes” in the excerpt you posted.


67 posted on 11/09/2007 12:04:04 PM PST by UncleDick (Ron Paul '08)
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To: StarCMC; All
Well I guess he should have waited for orientation...
68 posted on 11/09/2007 12:04:17 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: Puddleglum

That is the entire article.


69 posted on 11/09/2007 12:04:20 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: Moose4
Rule #1 of war: SHIT HAPPENS. People die, not all deservedly, and many in horrible ways.

Gosh, I would never have known that if you hadn't told me.

I just don't know nothin' about no war, Miz Scarlett.

70 posted on 11/09/2007 12:04:24 PM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: mnehrling; odd_anomaly

Yeah, I’d heard the flying car comment from some libtard troll before.
Just don’t recall which one offhand.


71 posted on 11/09/2007 12:04:27 PM PST by Darksheare (Cordite Chipmunk, the Splodent Rodent.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Like lightening...


72 posted on 11/09/2007 12:04:52 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: mnehrling; Darksheare

odd_anomaly is DEAD already.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~oddanomaly/in-forum


73 posted on 11/09/2007 12:05:17 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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To: UncleDick

Do you have a flying car?


74 posted on 11/09/2007 12:05:32 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: Darksheare

Needed another bonghit and a some Doritos to put his thought together. :-D


75 posted on 11/09/2007 12:05:43 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: LSUfan
The problem with much, but not all, of the libertarian movement is that in the 1970s they began accepting part of the New Left’s critique of American foreign policy. Murray Rothbard, the heir to the Austrian school of economics, collaborated with several leftists in that era with regard to an emphasis on the evils of American imperialism and a blind eye toward Communist aggression and plans for world domination. Lew Rockwell and a number of libertarian writers, clustered around lewrockwell.com and antiwar.com, carry on the Rothbard line. In all fairness, the heirs to Ayn Rand, such as Leonard Peikoff and David Kelley, firmly reject such a myopic and anti-American view. (Rand was a staunch anti-Communist, as would befit a refugee from the Soviet Union.) The Reason Foundation is not antiwar, and it is the leading libertarian think tank. You cannot brush off all libertarians as being myopic leftist fellow travelers. Unfortunately, Ron Paul is more influenced by the Rothbard school than the Ayn Rand school.
76 posted on 11/09/2007 12:05:52 PM PST by Wallace T.
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To: UncleDick; LSUfan
UncleDick,
Killing troops who are trying to surrender is a war crime, and apparently Paul accused our solders of doing that.

Next..

77 posted on 11/09/2007 12:05:57 PM PST by mnehring (I am free not to support Ron Paul... Wow, I feel special...)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Alas, we hardly knew ye!


78 posted on 11/09/2007 12:06:05 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: ejonesie22
...feel free to enjoy the buffet, if you can find it, we can't...

Silly! It's over at the FR Canteen thread. They've always got really good stuff, too.

Don't tell anyone else, though. We don't want everything to be all picked over.

79 posted on 11/09/2007 12:06:22 PM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: StarCMC

Dorito power!


80 posted on 11/09/2007 12:06:57 PM PST by Darksheare (Cordite Chipmunk, the Splodent Rodent.)
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To: ejonesie22

Yep. I happened to have two browsers open. I looked at the first page with the <-— arrow and he/she/it was dead.


81 posted on 11/09/2007 12:07:14 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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To: UncleDick

Uh, your hero claims our troops were killing enemy soldiers who were attempting to surrender...


82 posted on 11/09/2007 12:07:14 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: mnehrling
So UncleDick doesn't have a flying car then...

Damn...


83 posted on 11/09/2007 12:07:43 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: UncleDick

Just what do you think Ron Paul is saying in the newsletter?


84 posted on 11/09/2007 12:07:52 PM PST by Darksheare (Cordite Chipmunk, the Splodent Rodent.)
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To: Allegra

Well it looks like he won’t be eating any of our food today...

Dibs on his portions!


85 posted on 11/09/2007 12:08:33 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: MrEdd
I want to drive a REVA. One of those big ones.

I want to drive it right through town.

86 posted on 11/09/2007 12:10:14 PM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: Allegra

Hey, I know YOU know that—you’re a heck of a lot closer to it than many of us are! Ron Paul, despite the fact that he’s actually served in the military, is the one that doesn’t seem to get it. That wasn’t aimed at you.

}:-)4


87 posted on 11/09/2007 12:10:38 PM PST by Moose4 (Ron Paul is like a beautiful plate of food ruined by a cow patty.)
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To: StarCMC

It will be back on another R [I] P thread.


88 posted on 11/09/2007 12:10:48 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I wonder if he’ll get his flying car between now and then...


89 posted on 11/09/2007 12:11:32 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: AppyPappy
He’s a lunatic.

.....as well the voters he attracts.

90 posted on 11/09/2007 12:11:58 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: ejonesie22
They've been coming out of the wood work lately. I have a suspicion:

91 posted on 11/09/2007 12:14:38 PM PST by mnehring (I am free not to support Ron Paul... Wow, I feel special...)
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To: mnehrling
Killing troops who are trying to surrender is a war crime, and apparently Paul accused our solders of doing that.

No. killing troops whose offer of parley you have accepted and who are advancing to negotiate, or whose actual surrender you have accepted is a war crime. There is no requirement for quarter to be offered or accepted.

92 posted on 11/09/2007 12:15:05 PM PST by MrEdd (Ron Paul is Ralph Nader for the right...)
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To: LSUfan

Most excellent!


93 posted on 11/09/2007 12:15:09 PM PST by Petronski ("Willard, you canít buy South Carolina. You canít even rent it.Ē)
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To: ejonesie22
Dibs on his portions!

Well, OK, but don't hog all the guacamole.

And those burritos are looking mighty good...

94 posted on 11/09/2007 12:15:42 PM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: mnehrling
Ahhh...

Now it makes sense, and I know how they get here so fast...


95 posted on 11/09/2007 12:16:58 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: LSUfan
Sounds just like some of the talking points CNN was spouting at the time.
96 posted on 11/09/2007 12:18:43 PM PST by McGruff (A "Big Time" Fred Thompson supporter!)
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To: mnehrling
Oh, what the hell...completely off-topic, but probably necessary at this point...


97 posted on 11/09/2007 12:19:48 PM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: Allegra
Ok, I’ll be good...

You damn Neo Con...

BTW how’s the “war profiteering” going....

98 posted on 11/09/2007 12:20:40 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: Allegra

BTW, I see you’re a Texans fan? We’re finding out here in North Carolina that the reason David Carr sucked in Houston wasn’t all his offensive line being bad. When Vinny Testaverde (at age 1349 or whatever he is) outplays you? You got problems.

}:-)4


99 posted on 11/09/2007 12:24:44 PM PST by Moose4 (Ron Paul is like a beautiful plate of food ruined by a cow patty.)
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To: Allegra
Another I can has cheezburger fan? I didn't see them anywhere in the blogger awards. Do you know if they are somewhere in that arcane vote list?
100 posted on 11/09/2007 12:26:35 PM PST by MrEdd (Ron Paul is Ralph Nader for the right...)
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