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This is Appalling

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DPH, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. DPH

    DPH IncGamers Member

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    This is Appalling

    I haven't posted here in awhile but this story makes me really sick.

    Hamas government called for WOMEN to act as human bullet shields to protect gunmen hiding inside a mosque. How can any self-respecting man have a woman block bullets for them?

    I don't know how anyone can defend this. Just for this, Hamas should be forced out of power by any means necessary.
     
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    alexzed IncGamers Member

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    Well, actually seems as if they would think that the Israelis would not fire on women. But given that they run small children over with tanks, that's not much of a surprise.

    Still - not exactly kosher behaviour on either side. But then, that's occupation. I mean, war.
     
  3. DPH

    DPH IncGamers Member

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    I guess by your logic, if a woman was shooting at you (refferring to the gunmen who dressed up as women and hid among them), then you wouldn't shoot back? You'd ask her out to the movies?



     
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    ffejrxx IncGamers Member

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    some people are so brainwashed they will do anything to protect their leaders

    if any women or children are injured during the shootouts it makes the us/isreal troops look like the bad guys
     
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    thejdawg2 IncGamers Member

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    I have a feeling that some of these people don't consider woman as...well, people. So this is sickening, but not surprising. Pretty much no matter what happens concerining the Israeli/Palestinian conflict falls into that reaction.
     
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    Well, obviously that's a loaded question...so I looked at other reports. Not one mentioned men dressed as women, and firing at Israelis. Like this one:

    So it's a he-said she-said. *shrugs*



     
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    If you cant stand the heat. Get your invasion force out of thier country.
     
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    they want women to get shot by israelis so that they can make a big media stink and say ohh god theyre killing innocent women



     
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    You'd imagine that they need more dead 'innocent' women. 72 virgins for every guy that blows himself up, God must be running low.



     
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    What do you expect out of animals? They're not men. Yet the left continues to support them.



     
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    Why is it worse to use women as a shield, than men as a shield? They're all humans...
     
  12. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

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    Because without women, men quickly can degenerate into barbarians. We need women after the war is over to help the men readjust back to civilian life and replace those that have died.

    That and it's dishonorable to kill women. Not that they have any honor.
     
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    Who is this mysterious 'they' you speak of?
     
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    Assuming you weren't asking a rhetorical question, I'd say it's because the relevant societies in this case have socially constructed views regarding the roles of men and women in combat that say killing women or children is worse than killing men, and so women and children should always be excluded from combat zones first. Whether or not you find those views to be justified, or as to why they exist that way, well...



     
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    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    "They" is everybody not "us".



     
  16. Ariadne

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    It wasn't a rhetorical question. Both is as appalling. I can't see why women would have to be excluded from combat, and why it should be the men in combat. I'd say, they'd both have to be excluded from it.
    So I can't find anything appalling or shocking about it - whether it's women or men, it's a horrible thing to do.



     
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    "It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

    -- (Terry Pratchett, Jingo)"



     
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    another example that those who are on the side of the U.S. are labelled as right/justified and everyone else is a terrorist/criminal

    propaganda is fun
     
  19. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Did you ever think that we are the ones in the right? Oops, my mistake, the US is evil in your opinion. Unless I'm mistaken. I thought I made a mistake once but I was wrong.
     
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    well the american administration and media sure seem to support the U.S. is right mentality

    i guess it all comes down to the old saying "history is written by the victors"

    i also see you have become quite the expert at shoving words in other people's mouths
     

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