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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:57 PM
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We dropped 340 bombs on Afghanistan in June of this year
and 180 bombs on Iraq during the same month.

Human Rights Watch argued that NATO is relying too much on aircraft to attack insurgent positions. In June, the U.S. Central Command reported 340 airstrikes in Afghanistan, double the 160 strikes in Iraq in the same month, the group noted.

``NATO should reconsider the use of highly destructive but hard-to-target weaponry in areas where there is a clear risk of considerable civilian casualties,'' Zarifi said, referring to aerial bombs and missiles.

Maj. Luke Knittig, the spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, said that ``airpower is used extensively because it is an advantage and it can be decisive at a close fight.''

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6177230...


It is good that our guys are safer. But that 650,000 civilian Iraqi death count number sure does appear creditable to me since we are still dropping on average about 50 bombs a day on Iraq.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:00 PM
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1. These are both countries where the US is the OCCUPYING POWER
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:00 PM by DoYouEverWonder
We are supposedly in charge and we are supposed to maintain law and order.

Instead, we bomb the civilian populations of these countries on an almost daily basis.

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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:05 PM
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2. That must be why things going so well in Iraq & Afghanistan
Killing civilians will make us lots of Friends
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:48 PM
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5. Bush doesn't care
He knows the whole world hates him. He just wants the oil.

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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:20 PM
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3. And how many of those bombs were dropped..........
on goat herder's tents? Isn't that what Republicans accused Bill Clinton of doing? Bush like to blow things up, there's no doubt about that. If blowing shit up were a measure of political success Bush would be more popular than George Washington or Abe Lincoln. But he's not, is he?
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:49 PM
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6. Hey, genociding
is hard work.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:10 PM
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4. We need to stop this insanity! We (the world) need to take the bombs away from
the US and Israel to have a peaceful world. Pay back is going to be hell when the world has had enough of bombing defenseless people.
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