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    I bet if the US government is threatening to gas your wife and kids, you might be happy about Russia sending missles against the government that threatens to kill them.  

    •  same thing for Drone attack victims? after all a (1+ / 0-)
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      truong son traveler

      lot of women and kids have been killed by Done attacks.

      without the ants the rainforest dies

      by aliasalias on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:12:33 PM PDT

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    •  Missiles that hurt only governments and leave (1+ / 0-)
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      truong son traveler

      people unharmed.   What a wonderful invention, kind of like a Neutron Bomb in reverse.   Who came up with it, General Dynamics?

      Once the bombs start falling all that you want to do is have the bombs stop falling.

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        That was the rule for a while:  the armies go find  afield and fight.

        However, first, I'd recommend taking a look into the Halabja massacre and the Hama massacre, if you haven't already.  Of course, there's always the holocaust.

        Ideally, only combatants get killed in wars, but the targeting of civilians resisting central government in mass killing is a whole other step beyond.

        Second, you might check out Insignia.  It's a sci fi book where teenagers are recruited to fly remote aircraft to fight wars remotely for corporate alliances.  Your comment reminded me of it.

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