9/11/01

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MECH-lift, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    What he is calling war is really war criminals.
     
  2. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    no no, war and terrorism are not necessarily bad. they are words. thats like saying racism is bad. its the context.

    were more than 15 years since 9/11 and ppl dont even know what terrorism is. :S
     
  3. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    im using google defintions of both words, not picking and choosing. i mean i guess your right since most US wars by international law are illegal which more accurately fits the definiton of terrorism. not saying other countries governments dont do state terror aka war, but US govt does it the most currently. maybe china will beat it in the future
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Dropping two atomic bombs on cities or the firebombing of Tokyo and Dresden were were not designed to hurt civilians?
     
  5. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    it says "especially against civilians" but i read that as not necessarily against them.

    ter·ror·ism
    ˈterəˌrizəm/
    noun
    noun: terrorism
    the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
     
  6. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    huge war crimes.
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Only if your side loses the war.
     
  8. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    war
    wôr/
    noun
    noun: war; plural noun: wars
    1.
    a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.

    ter·ror·ism
    ˈterəˌrizəm/
    noun
    noun: terrorism
    the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.


    from wikipedia:
    State terrorism refers to acts of terrorism conducted by a state against foreign targets or against its own citizens.[
     
  9. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    get on it.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You do realize that wasn't real life?
     
  11. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    the movie?
     
  12. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    just because its a story doesnt mean theres not truths in it we can apply to our lives.

    like religion
     
  13. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    The atomic bombings had military targets initially planned.
     
  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Crimes happen when the rules are not followed.
     
  15. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    who gives a :censored2:, u killed a bunch of civilians who didnt necessarily agree with what their government was doing.

    im not saying they can wash their hands clean of their governments actions anymore than americans can wash the blood of their hands of their govt's wars, but killing civilians in war by nuke is wrong and :censored2:ing terrorism.
     
  16. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    which happens all the time.
     
  17. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Moral relativism.
     
  18. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Then terrorism is criminal at the outset.
     
  19. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    It was also a massive show of military strength, and possibly saved more lives than were destroyed. Speaking about Nukes on Japan WW2.
     
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  20. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    If civilian casualties was the aim there, then Tokyo should have been the target.