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  •  Do you think calling something an "armed (0+ / 0-)

    love in" changes what it is? The war powers act permits Congressional Authorizations other than declarations of war, but you wish to discard that, so all you can come up with is cheap semantics.

    Were we waging peace in Viet Nam, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan? Answer carefully now, what is armed aggression in the furtherance of political policy (no fair looking at Von Klausewitz - memory only)?

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 11:20:02 AM PDT

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    •  Please don't distort what I say (0+ / 0-)

      "armed love in" isn't my phrase and I wouldn't use that kind of language.

      Contrary to your statement, I have never favored "discarding" the war powers act. There are universally acknowledged problems with the act that should be addressed.

      "Waging peace" is cute but not serious.

      The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect is a coalition of ngos. I would guess you might be interested in their work. Here's a list of the member groups:
      http://responsibilitytoprotect.org/...

      I invite you to browse that site with special attention to the Syrian crisis.

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 11:39:02 AM PDT

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      •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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        I suggest you peruse history
        [http://www.bbc.co.uk/...]

        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

        by enhydra lutris on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 12:12:28 PM PDT

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        •  Thank you, that's a good link. Here's another. (1+ / 0-)
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          But you better read it soon. I have no doubt it will be edited
          often. We're getting far afield, but at least it's interesting.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/...

          I don't think any of our "thinkers" have given much thought to the possibility that not playing the Game is the only way to win.

          Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

          by Just Bob on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 12:45:51 PM PDT

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