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  •  What is the point of this diary? (1+ / 0-)
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    Dr Swig Mcjigger

    It really doesn't seem to be about gun control. It merely uses the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School to enable a rant about the US military and its role in the war on terror.

    If you want to rant about the War on Terror for the umpteenth time, go right ahead, but don't exploit the deaths of 20 second graders as an excuse. Your contention that the US military is targeting children is way over the top.

    I agree with some of what you have to say. I disagree with you on some of your points. But I totally reject your spurious connection between what happened at Sandy Hook and US foreign policy.

    Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

    by OIL GUY on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:14:31 PM PST

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      How can I "use Sandy Hook" and never mention it?

      How can we be on the lookout for "children with hostile intentions" and be killing said children, and yet not be targeting them?
        Let's rephrase this a little: We are on the lookout for "military aged adults with hostile intentions". Is it fair to say that we are targeting them? Yes! It is fair to say that.
         The only word I changed was "children". All the actions and intentions remain the same.

        The problem is that the idea is so horrible that you reject it out of hand.
        I understand.

      ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

      by gjohnsit on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:57:33 PM PST

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    •  The violence and killing globally (0+ / 0-)

      under the guise of GWOT are not separate from the violence and killing in our society. You can site all the stats you want about how there is no relationships to societies our fixation with violence, guns and killing. Shock and Awe and kick some ass along with fear are pumped at us daily. No way does the violence just stay in our so called foreign policy. We've cheapened life with our fear and our love of dominance. Viet Nam? How did those people deserve what we did to them. Now we have a war on terror which means anyone who might resist our neocon geopolitical wet dream of a nightmare NWO.

      When we globally kill, drone bomb torture preemptively anyone we declare a 'terrist', insurgent, militant, extremist, or a potential threat to our geopolitical madness you can't tell me that our own domestic violence is separate.  We are told that the GWOT is to protect us from  people who are gonna kill yer family. Sounds like the same rationale that the gun culture uses to arm themselves to the teeth with military grade weapons. To top it off American's are addicted to fear and the masters of war and bankster con men play off fear and whip it up anytime they want to do the nasty on people including children.  

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