A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NAVY SEALS & MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM & UNDER COVER!!!

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    In Response to Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NAVY SEALS & MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM & UNDER COVER!!!:
    Dirtdog, I think that the problem here is that some come here because they enjoy debating and playing devil's advocate. After awhile after much reading and discourse you should be qualified to make the distinction between those who are serious and being honest versus those who are merely being argumentative for entertainment sake.   Many have made the distinction and ignore them with willpower, some let the ignore function do it for them, and others without willpower get baited and trapped and waste their time. I should talk. What I need to do is to establish an alias where I put all those who fit the above definition onto ignore and see if the forum is more pleasant and still entertaining for me to come to. Of course, there is another category and that is those who are sincere and very opinionated but are so different from you that they are annoying and repulsive without intentionally trying to be. It is still a good idea to put them onto ignore. If you are an optimist and hopeful person, you don't invite those from the office who are the opposite over to your house to socialize. This is not censorship or eliteism as many here like to say. It is as similar to programming the remote control on your TV so that it skips over the channels that you have no interest in.
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    :)  All good points Pike!!!

    Call it "youthful" inexperience!  That goes for all of us still below the BIG 5 0 mark.

    In terms of age on this site, I could still be considered an adolescent????  Hey, in some ways that really works for me.  On here, I could still have all my hair & a rock hard, flat stomach....

    So, please excuse my "youthful" indiscretions........

    I'll surely make others, but I will definitely try to IGNORE more often than not :)

    Hey!  We have 2 big games tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Sox!!!!   Go Bruins!!!!

     
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    Hey!  On that note........  I even apologize to andrewmitch!  :)  Sorry!

    Perhaps he wouldn't have jumped on the nutty train if I hadn't been chasing him?????

    So, for what it's worth.......  Sorry!   and to quote Tiny Tim............ 
    "God bless us everyone!!!   Go Sox!"

    I'm pretty sure he said that last part....... The movie's always different than the book..............  :)
     
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    So why don't you tell me: how is a group of people overthrowing their goverment through violence not considered an act of terrorism? if a group today tried to do that would they not be considered terrorists? (Andrew)

    Here is the difference - those who are considered the leaders of the US revolution were same citizens of that land. The government of which you speak were in fact on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and beginning to impose taxes which were deemed unfair because said people had no say in the matter.

    The attack on the US were by foreign enemy combatants whose only purpose was to maim, kill and scare. It had nothing to do with unfair taxation or anything else. Bin Laden's death was needed and justified and I have no problem with Americans celebrating. In fact, I wish the American Gov't didn't respect the Islam religion this one time and taken Bin Laden head and stuck it on a pike just like Vlad the Impaler did.

    Is this over, not by a long shot. As long as groups of people feel that it is God's will, there will be war.

    And if you cannot see the difference, then I do not know what to say.
     
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    In Response to Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NAVY SEALS & MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM & UNDER COVER!!! : I'm in no way attempting to disagree with you, I just think in our current world what is or isn't an act of terror is not as clear as maybe it once was.   I think we make the mistake of thinking that Bin Laden and Al Qaeda are operating in a far more isolated sense than they are, and I mean that both physically on philosophically.  We have learned today that Pakistan, on some level, has been largely complicit in housing Osama for years.  Personally, I always found the idea that he was living in cave, rolling around his IV cart to be proposterous and downright hilarious. My point though, is that it is more simplistic to label these acts of terror when they are being carried out by rogue individuals, when in reality much of what Al Qaeda does, is supported by governments around the world. As for the philosophy behind the "terrorism", on 9/11 they attacked strategic targets within our borders.  The pentagon is a military target, the WTC is a economic target.  It is labeled terrorism because the planes are full of civilians but when the U.S. bombs a target their are going to be civilian casualties associated with that target.  Maybe a janitor, maybe in the building next door.  Whether or not the civilian death is deliberate isn't all that relevant to me.  I just find it overly simplistic to say we are at war and they are terrorists, when both sides show the same indifference for innocent life.
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    Every war has collateral casualties. They are unintentional. They are not deliberate and every effort is made to minimize them by a moral country. I believe that our country is more moral than others. The mission yesterday made every effort to have no innocent lives lost and they succeeded. 

    Can Calmy tell me why the USA was under attack in 911 in 2001. What was the need for the terrorists to target the Pentagon (military target) and the World Trade Center (Economic target)? Why did we deserve to be at war with the terrorists? What is their justification for trying to kill hundreds in the London subway. Please give us a history lesson and fill us in on why the USA and England are evil and the terrorists have God on their side? 

    Posters take note here on what you think of Calmy and Andrewmitch.

     
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    Andrew - there is no conversation with you on this subject because you have decided to twist the truth to fit your view point. At no time did the leaders of the American Revolution plan an attack on the citizens of Great Britain. It was a militia vs regular Brit army. How you seem to think this is the equal of Bin Laden's group is completely beyond any scope of logic and reason.
     
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    the Founding Fathers wrote a Declaration of Ind. in open view and signed it telling everyone who they were and what they believed in...Bin Laden lived in cave like a rat and used his family as human shields just before he was put down...there is no comparison...the tyrants were the English, this is why they lost the war....Bin Laden has lost as well because he too is a tyrant...America is far from perfect but if you cant tell the difference between the US Govt, Bin Laden, and Hitler, than thats sad...
     
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    I have been watching this thread and I would like to pass along a small bit of advise to you andrewmitch. I hope for your sake that you never ever walk into a VFW or American Legion Post and try and convince those fellahs with the military caps that said they served in any theater you can imagine some of the horseshit you spewed in here. I doubt very seriously that you ever wore the uniform and served this great nation of ours. have you ever been to viet-nam? or the mid east? walked the streets in iraq or afganistan with a weapon looking for islamofacists? had a little old lady walk up to you and take your hand and put it to her face and kiss it with tears in her eyes of thankfulness because you are there? son, you don't have a fkn clue. you and some other "posters" that spew bullsh!t about that this country is a country ot terrorists. I have not the words to express how mad I am about what was said here today. that son-of-a b!tch got away easy for what he did to us and the world. the problem I have is that he could only die just once. don't bother responding. I'm done with this thread.
     
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    Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NAVY SEALS & MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM & UNDER COVER!!!

    We do need to give BO some credit here for alowing the mission to go forward, but the intelligence that led to the courier who pinpointed UBL's location was derived from Kahlid Shiek Mohamed during "enhanced interrogation" that has been outlawed, in favor of miranda rights & presumed innocence etc.  So Bush deserves some of the credit here.  The whole key to getting bin laden was finding him & that intel came from the previous administration.  That type intel may never be available again due to curent politically correct interogation procedures...
    The real credit goes to the troops whose bravery & exceptional training actually acoomplished the mission.  Having helicoptered into much less hostile situations, I can tell you that the "pucker factor" was up to 10 .  Those guys must have cajones the size of grapefruit.. biggrin
    I am willing to give credit where it belongs.  But BO can't blame Bush for everything bad that happens on his watch, then take credit for the successes, especially when GWB was a major factor in the success.  And GW, with his typical class, was one of the first to cangratulate BO...
    Clinton had 10 chances handed to him to take out UBL (2 easy captures & 8 kill opportunities) and declined them all.  Bush tried many times to get him but never had the location down so they all failed (with the same type people who executed this time).  So one might say it was the luck of the draw for BO who is in full campaign mode, for this to fall into his lap... biggrin.
    This is not just a victory for obama; It's a victory for all Americans (& the world).  Including a (special) victory for George Bush.  
     
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    Time for everyone to put Andrew on ignore. He is here to irritate everyone on baseball , politics, morality, and religion. A very unhappy old man in Conn.
     
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    No you just insult the country on one of its finest day's.... but hey it isn't personal.
     
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     I personally do not believe in God and I could care less wether people use "God Bless"....  I believe in the flag and the flag allows for all of us to speak our minds and share at least one point of common ground "freedom of speech"; though the flag burners seem to think "speech" means freedom of "expression" when they set it afire.  

    Before you go touting old school Christian values over the modern version, Christianity was no saintly group in the 1700's.

    Today the Navy Seals showed the country at its finest.  
     
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    I think you took a thread that should have been a good thing and turned it into your own personal platform.... a negative one at that.  You should not be proving any points here on this thread - it was not about that.  Shameful.

    Take this forum - 99% baseball threads and yet you have stayed on top of this one like a cat on a mouse hole. You are salivating at the opportunity to argue your disgust for the country in which you live... you have made your case.  I challenge you to cease posting on this thread and try spending the rest of your day either discussing baseball or logging off.

    Go Seals!  Go Red Sox!
     
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    he shall get the credit; and it shall help him in the polls, and his re-election chances.

    Who gives him credit depends upon the individual. It will have zero affect on his re-election chances, which will will be tied to his economic policies and the current state of the economy. I understand you are assigning him credit and claiming it will help him get re-elected, but 100% of the credit goes to the intelligence and military professional who have been working on this mission for over a decade.
     
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    Your comment was "attacked" because it was inappropriate for the subject matter. Why would you not expect a reaction?  I believe you did expect one and this is what you wanted... an argument.  Either way if you do not want to be challenged than its best to leave it - as I said you made your belief well known, no reason to keep it going.

    Anyhow it does not impact me enough to go on about it....  like the others before me I will leave you here so that you can spin your beliefs.

     
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