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    shaharazade

    Instead of "intentionally" I should have said "knowingly".

     But I stick with "targeting", not because it means "because they are children", but despite the fact they are children.

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

    by gjohnsit on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 01:08:56 PM PST

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    •  "targeting" is still misleading (0+ / 0-)

      For the reason DaNang65 gave you. "Targeting children" at bare minimum carries the connotation that children are the preferred target.

      Again, there is no information in either article to say the US soldiers knew ages of the people seen digging that hole on night vision. Indeed, how could they?

      Child soldiers are a tragedy but they are hardly a fiction and they are hardly limited to Afghanistan.

      At any rate, since this is entirely tangential to the point you aimed at with this diary, is it not obvious how a less accusatory title might have launched the diary on surer footing?

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