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The Whole W.O.T is a crock.
Terror is a Feeling. How can you have a war on a feeling?
War on Sadness
War on Happiness
And the other... War on Terrorism... is also senseless. Because Terrorism is an Action. Like saying you're going to have a war on running or jumping. Or militarily, a war on mortar attacks, a war on firing guns. It's dumb.
So obviously, it should be War On Terrorists. BUT, it won't be because you can clearly define a Terrorist and when you do... Look at the Dept of Defense definition...
"the unlawful use of -- or threatened use of -- force or violence against individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives."
To me the Key part of this is "unlawful". Because if you take that away you are left with...
The use of -- or threatened use of -- force or violence against individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives.
Which looks a bucket load like what the US is doing in Iraq and Afghanistan. So to avoid being called terrorists themselves, throw in the word Unlawful and you're covered. Of course, Unlawful in Whose eyes is a different matter.
And get this...
A few months back the Aussie Soldiers, in Afghanistan I think it was, were requesting a change to their Rules of Engagement. They wanted to be able to shoot first instead of having to wait until being fired upon!!!
What dumbass thought it would be a good idea to send a soldier into a war zone and them order them Not to fire and to only fire After they'd been fired upon?
Sir, look, a guy carrying six machine guns and a few RPGs going into that house. The same house were a dozen other guys carrying as many weapons and boxes of ammo went into. And they can over see our position. Permission to take them out.
No, sonny. We don't fire until we are fired upon.
What happened here?
Well General, that house over there launched a relentless RPG attack with non stop machine gun fire at 2am in the morning. And destroyed our position and killed all the men.
General: Alright, which one of these idiots (dead bodies) fired at the freedom fighters... achem... I mean terrorists... and made them return fire. Don't they know we are here to give them civilization and democracy?
Sir, message coming in from Lieutenant Ripley, last remaining survivor of the Nostromo and one of a handful from the Sulaco. It says... "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit with pig fat. It's the only way to be sure."
General: WHAT THE HECK... FLAMING WOMAN... IF SHE....
There's more sir... "And whomever said you should be going to war with the idea you shoot second is a dumbass. Commander Ellen Ripley signing off"
In the words of Darth Sidius... Now we shall have peace.
Oh, speaking of me old mate DS, he's being trying to find work. Look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeB6VhbbY_g (4.37 funny)
Nah, Darth Obama won't wrestle with pigs.
BUT, if his Birth Certificate thing isn't resolved...
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