Although it may surprise you - I agree with more of what you have to say and your opinions - then I disagree with. That includes that this is not the most appropriate place for this discussion. However I will make a final (for me ) comment on Amnesty International ( and other groups like them ) by again using a particular example - this one however - unfortunately too real.:
For most of the Vietnamese War - on Sunset BLvd. in LA, in a prominent place - there was a bill board - which showed a terribly burned Asian child , naked - running toward the camera. The caption on top - stated; "Napalm is a terrible way to kill children!" The add was sponsored - as I recall - by the - "Mothers against Napalm" . I don't think you could take this add any way other then (unintentionaly) implying - there was a GOOD way to kill children.If you've studied war at all (I assume you have ) - you must realize that the only way - relatively recently - that wars are now won - is not by killing soldiers - but by killing civilians. ALL civilians. We got no where for six years with the Germans in WW11 - and then we accidently "firebombed" Frankfort and killed 80,000 civilians, Our last GOOD president - Truman - realised the opportunity and ordered a "non accidental" firebombing of Dresden - a completely peaceful German city - with no military value what so ever. We killed another 80,000 German civilians and Germany surrendered two days later. Same story with Japanese. Six years of Island Hopping didn't deter them in the least . Killing 200,000 or so civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki - ended the war in 48 hours.
I don't think we should have gone to war in Iraq I would prefer that we don't go to war anywhere. But if we go to war - the best way to win is to kill as many of the other sides civilians - in any way (but preferably the most brutal way) possible. If you are not willing to do that - you are wasting our fighting men's lives and freedom - and you are - in my opinion - a coward and a hypocrite. and you are going to loose the war! That - I think - describes the character of most of our current (and past ...)political leaders and is also why I can't tolerate groups like the ones that you apparently support - that want to "discuss " the "acceptable" ways to kill. There are NONE sir.
I wish you the best !
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