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    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    I find the furore a bit ridiculous. Is it any worse than dropping bombs on people that can't defend themselves or using using unmanned drones so there is no risk to the attacker at all? That's worse IMO sanitaised warfare without risk. If you go to war it's a bit silly to be precious about how you kill people.
    Besides you, who suggested it was worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Besides you, who suggested it was worse?
    I didn't just suggest it was any worse I also asked if was any worse and I even put a question mark at the end of the sentence. I suggested it was worse because that is my opinion on the matter and what has what anyone else said got to do with it? I don't need to wait for anyone else to express an opinion before stating my own. If you have no opinion on the matter that's fair enough but if you are going to take umbrage don't expect me to apologise for having an opinion you don't agree with especially if you have no opinion of your own to offer on the matter. I don't think warfare should be reduced to sanitary or surgical and collateral damage a mere incidental in the proceedings. Go to war if you must just don't pretend it is anything but nasty. The best way to kill an enemy is in a way so he doesn't have a chance why pretend there is anything noble about it? The reality is we invaded iraq because militarily the forces against iraq were so overwhelming they had little realistic chance of stopping them. Do you really think if the odds were even we would have done so?

    Why are snipers viewed as cowards by some (that is not actually my opinion if you want to know) and it's seen as sneaky and unfair (for want of a better word) for killing from afar without warning when bomber pilots or drone pilots are not? It's an odd double standard, maybe it just seems worse to us because the sniper sees his target and watches them die and it seems quite cold blooded. Many troops must have killed at close quarters during the iraq war come to that some at least will have had to decide in a split instant whether to fire or not at what later turned out to be unarmed civilians or even children or hesitated and cost the lives of their mates and have to live with the consequences of that decision

    I save my approbrium for the politicians that caused this mess criticising the soldiers involved and the decisions they made gives them (the politicians that is) a cop out.

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    Gosh, all I did was ask a question. You're so cute when you're mad. I agree with all you say above.

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    This Brit Craig Harrison (sniper) Seems comfortable.



    I admire such men.

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    Funny.......I have every sympathy with them, they have major problems.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    This Brit Craig Harrison (sniper) Seems comfortable.



    I admire such men.
    Sick, arrogant son of a bitch in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Sick, arrogant son of a bitch in my opinion.
    Not only that; it's senseless and the grammar is poor to boot. It's insulting to the very God he (and TD) believes in. If it's an actual tattoo he should go shoot the guy who did it and himself for approving it. Better yet, go shoot everyone who agrees with it first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    Not only that; it's senseless and the grammar is poor to boot. It's insulting to the very God he (and TD) believes in. If it's an actual tattoo he should go shoot the guy who did it and himself for approving it. Better yet, go shoot everyone who agrees with it first.
    yup it is an insult to God.
    All I know is that I wouldn't wish to be standing next to him when a lightning storm is approaching.
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    Removing evil from the Earth is a noble cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Removing evil from the Earth is a noble cause.
    So said God ?

    Helloooo God.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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