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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 10:24 AM
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4. Uh... attack, invasion and occupation are parts of war
that's basically what a war is... it's an attack, an invasion and then an occupation. Pretty much every single war in human history has more or less followed that basic plan.
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  -Why do so many threads refer to "THE WAR"? Angela Shelley  Dec-05-07 10:21 AM   #0 
  - For purposes of brevity  PeterU   Dec-05-07 10:23 AM   #1 
  - Aren't attacks invasions and occupations part of a war?  bryant69   Dec-05-07 10:23 AM   #2 
  - Thats another issue that should be addressed by Congress...  LakeSamish706   Dec-05-07 10:23 AM   #3 
  - Well, if the administration says it,  Angela Shelley   Dec-05-07 10:25 AM   #5 
  - Uh... attack, invasion and occupation are parts of war  cgrindley   Dec-05-07 10:24 AM   #4 
  - Occupation comes after the war, not during-nt  sampsonblk   Dec-05-07 11:04 AM   #16 
     - No  cgrindley   Dec-05-07 11:06 AM   #18 
        - No  sampsonblk   Dec-05-07 11:38 AM   #19 
           - Yes, WWII was still going on when you occupied Japan (nt)  cgrindley   Dec-05-07 02:16 PM   #27 
              - Till when?-nt  sampsonblk   Dec-06-07 06:41 AM   #38 
                 - I guess it still continues in Okinawa  cgrindley   Dec-06-07 12:48 PM   #39 
                    - True. Will V-J Day be moved?-nt  sampsonblk   Dec-06-07 04:32 PM   #40 
                       - It will be remembered in the same breath as Armistice Day  cgrindley   Dec-06-07 07:14 PM   #42 
  - Tell that to the people in Iraq  BushOut06   Dec-05-07 10:25 AM   #6 
  - I can imagine that they already know  Angela Shelley   Dec-05-07 10:29 AM   #8 
     - So, if one country attacks another country, and fighting ensues, that's not a war?  BushOut06   Dec-05-07 12:02 PM   #23 
  - Here is an interesting read on "War"!  LakeSamish706   Dec-05-07 10:29 AM   #7 
  - Thanks for the info on "Declarations of War"  Angela Shelley   Dec-05-07 10:33 AM   #9 
  - Thank you for reminding everyone that it is an occupation, illegal at that.  quantessd   Dec-05-07 11:58 AM   #22 
  - Interesting read; Bush admin lawyers have argued...  Brian Fearn   Dec-05-07 10:43 AM   #12 
  - Add to your list ... the destruction of Iraq.  lpbk2713   Dec-05-07 10:36 AM   #10 
  - "Liberated" ... from their earthly existence  Echo In Light   Dec-05-07 10:43 AM   #11 
  - And what about the "War on Terror?"  Brian Fearn   Dec-05-07 10:55 AM   #13 
  - Why use "The War"???  Bigmack   Dec-05-07 10:57 AM   #14 
  - It should be referred to as the illegal invasion and occupation  Spazito   Dec-05-07 10:59 AM   #15 
  - An illegal invasion and occupation can still be a war  BushOut06   Dec-05-07 12:08 PM   #24 
  - One can "call" anything a war, that does not make it a war, legally....  Spazito   Dec-05-07 03:30 PM   #34 
     - So basically, the bloodiest conflict on American soil wasn't really a war  BushOut06   Dec-05-07 04:40 PM   #36 
        - Not according to your Constitution, it was a civil conflict  Spazito   Dec-05-07 05:19 PM   #37 
  - I may be wrong on this, but...  Brian Fearn   Dec-05-07 12:11 PM   #25 
     - My focus was regarding declarations of war as defined in the US Constitution...  Spazito   Dec-05-07 03:33 PM   #35 
  - Because the lazy are common and the foolish think Afghanistan is OK  leftist_not_liberal   Dec-05-07 11:05 AM   #17 
  - Like it or not it IS a war. Our people are being shot at and killed.  MookieWilson   Dec-05-07 11:55 AM   #20 
  - My definition of war...  stillcool47   Dec-05-07 11:56 AM   #21 
  - I don't get your point  BushOut06   Dec-05-07 01:36 PM   #26 
     - The use of the word 'war'  stillcool47   Dec-05-07 02:26 PM   #28 
        - War = organized armed groups fighting for monopoly government of territory  Brian Fearn   Dec-05-07 02:33 PM   #29 
        - Not offended at all  BushOut06   Dec-05-07 02:34 PM   #30 
           - Perhaps it is ..  stillcool47   Dec-05-07 03:18 PM   #31 
  - Vietnam was never an official "war" either  Neo   Dec-05-07 03:24 PM   #32 
  - There was no formal declaration of war against Vietnam, either...  KrazyKat   Dec-05-07 03:26 PM   #33 
  - Because it's a war. You don't think people are firing back?  Occam Bandage   Dec-06-07 04:35 PM   #41 

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