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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 11:58 AM
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17. All Military Organizations, My Friend, Are Killing Machines
About the only better formulation would be "killing organisms," as there always seems to me something a little wrong with mechanical metaphors for living things.

It is well known to students of the military trade that occupation duties are extraordinarily corrosive to military forces: discipline and order in military organizations stands up much better to daily attrition rates of two or three percent than it does to policing a hostile population, even when virtually no asualties attend the duty.

"If you want to test a man's character, do not give him adversity: give him power."
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  -7000 soldiers say they cannot follow orders to expel Jews mike_c  Jan-18-05 09:30 AM   #0 
  - Interesting defiance  UL_Approved   Jan-18-05 09:41 AM   #1 
  - this is making Israel look VERY bad....  QueerJustice   Jan-18-05 08:25 PM   #8 
     - Actually, it makes Israel look highly un-democratic  tinnypriv   Jan-19-05 03:40 AM   #12 
        - To Be Fair, Mr. Priv  The Magistrate   Jan-19-05 11:50 AM   #16 
  - This is a statement by a "Settler Leader"  Coastie for Truth   Jan-18-05 10:04 AM   #2 
  - Not quite  tinnypriv   Jan-19-05 03:22 AM   #10 
  - a lot of propaganda floating around......  pelsar   Jan-18-05 10:04 AM   #3 
  - Posturing for the best "eminent domain" deal  Coastie for Truth   Jan-18-05 11:29 AM   #4 
  - When the time comes they will act like Israeli soldiers...  QueerJustice   Jan-18-05 03:14 PM   #5 
     - oh please....  mike_c   Jan-18-05 06:50 PM   #6 
     - it aint no hooey .... these are the bravest.....most  QueerJustice   Jan-18-05 08:20 PM   #7 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-19-05 04:22 AM   #13 
        - chances of me ``shutting up``?  QueerJustice   Jan-19-05 06:45 AM   #15 
           - It was just an offer...  Violet_Crumble   Jan-19-05 01:48 PM   #18 
              - LOL  QueerJustice   Jan-19-05 06:04 PM   #20 
     - and talking about peddling hooey and garbage....  QueerJustice   Jan-18-05 08:29 PM   #9 
        - to be more specific...  Violet_Crumble   Jan-19-05 04:24 AM   #14 
     - Or  tinnypriv   Jan-19-05 03:26 AM   #11 
        - All Military Organizations, My Friend, Are Killing Machines  The Magistrate   Jan-19-05 11:58 AM   #17 
           - occupational duty....  pelsar   Jan-19-05 02:25 PM   #19 
 

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