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Iraq Attacks Kills Dozens, Wounds Over 100 In Several Cities

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by FriendlyFire, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Neomega

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    Useful to who?

    Because I live in America.

    In the nineties he was hardly killing anyone. Not that it matters. America got the mantle of "master murderer of Iraqis" after the first gulf war, and the sanctions, and the second war.

    U.S.A. always number 1.

    Now let's forget all this and weep for the innocents in Boston, for weeks... ...with candlelight vigils and memorials and CNN specials with soft guitar music and crying parents. In fact, why not turn this thread into one about Boston? I mean, after all, who cares about Iraqis? Let's give Boston another thread! More coverage!
     
  2. GhostWriter16

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    I seriously doubt it.

    Few Republicans are deficit hawks. I :rotfl: any time anyone tries to tell me that Paul Ryan is a deficit hawk. Mccain/Bush are even less in favor of reduction of the deficit than Paul Ryan...

    He's not, he's being sarcastic. The reality is that people, in general, don't care enough about people who are killed in foreign countries. That might be forgivable if it was people in foreign countries being killed by people in other foreign countries, at least that's genuinely not our government's problem, but if the US President is murdering people, and fighting wars that lead to more people being murdered on top of the ones that were already murdered in the initial imperial invasion, its a SERIOUS problem that people don't care about it. Obama has murdered far, far more people than Adam Lanza could ever dream of, but guess who everyone talks about? Its a problem, its a serious problem, and it deserves addressing. Kudos to Neomega for being brave enough to address the problem.
     
  3. Goodfella

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    I don't know. Needlessly cynical posters often forget that the US is only like 60% white.

    The problem with the casualty debate is that your opponents will just respond with how many people were killed in Vietnam, or Korea, or even Iraq. Something like, "I find it quite revealing that you'd continue to defend the indefensible while blatantly ignoring the mass casualties the US inflicted upon the very country it was trying to protect. How ironic/hypocritical/etc." And well, they're kind of right. But of course, Hussein was a pretty terrible guy as we all know (or at least some of us know). Do we really need another Iraq war debate?
     
  4. Neomega

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    America!

    Kills not many more people than Saddam Hussein, depending on time frame!
     
  5. Azale

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    Humanity and your health, to start.
     
  6. Patroklos

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    I am sorry, did you just claim Saddam was hardly killing anyone in the 90's?

    I just want you insanity and atrocity denial on record.
     
  7. Neomega

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    I know huh? This is a thread about Boston now, not Iraq!
     
  8. Neomega

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    Blah blah. I've been over this so many times.

    Like I said, nobody cares about Iraq.

    And this thread is about Boston now.
     
  9. Patroklos

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    Yes, we have exposed your blatant lying and hypocrisy on this many times. And as usually when confronted with both you run away.
     
  10. Neomega

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    Humanity?

    Hey, I'm just pointing out the blatant disrespect of the millions of war dead at the hands and cause of US imperialism. Kill millions, nary a peep. A couple of your people get blown up, and it's international news, INTERNATIONAL news for weeks.

    But there is no agenda in Western media, right? In fact, it's a liberal media, right?

    Yeah, somebody needs to keep reminding these narcissists running the world that they aren't the only people suffering. In fact their stupidity is causing suffering all the time. Their little bomb in a street has happened hundreds of times before in Iraq. Thank you USA for the freedom!
     
  11. Neomega

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    Wave your flag harder! A great victory, here, today! At CFC! You made the enemy flee! I recommend you for a medal from your C.O.!
     
  12. MobBoss

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    Yeah, the 1991 Shia massacres by Saddam only killed a few 10s of thousands. That was hardly trying by his standards.

    Or what about the mass grave found that contained 60,000 Kurds in it from the Kurdish massacre also from 1991?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-180704/Mass-graves-Iraq.html

    And yet....'in the nineties he was hardly killing anyone'.

    Yeah.
     
  13. MobBoss

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    Way to move that goalpost. :goodjob:

    Wanna go for say, there were very few killings in July of 1999 now? On a Thursday. At noon?
     
  14. Ayatollah So

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    North Korea has always been far more efficient at killing its own citizens than Saddam. If saving lives were the point, NK would have been the first target. (Never mind the superior cost-efficiency of medical aid in the developing world generally.) For that matter, the post-invasion administration of Iraq would have gone very differently, too.

    Which brings us to the current situation, with most Sunnis feeling marginalized at best, and some of them using bombs to make their point.
     
  15. GhostWriter16

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    It doesn't matter is Saddam killed ten million people. That doesn't change the fact that George W. Bush murdered 100,000 (Assuming the accuracy of government statistics) in that country, and apparently for little to no reason.
     
  16. ace99

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    I like how the reactions to bombings in Iraq is this nonsense vs. the bombings in Boston.

    #keepitup
     
  17. FriendlyFire

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    Fixed for you !
    Better move to Iraq its safer there.
     
  18. Patroklos

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    No, its about your false equivalency.

    The serious answer to your unserious question is Boston is news because bombings don't routinely happen there. Iraq, unfortunetly, has then rather often.

    What happens when a hotel in Mumbai gets bombed? International coverage.

    What happens when a theatre in Moscow gets bombed? International coverage.

    I night club in Bali? International coverage.

    Its about expectations, ands nets that are outside them get the coverage. In this case it also happens to be an event inside the nation with the most media influence in the world, that coverage is not hypocrisy but rather an example of proximity.
     
  19. Patroklos

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    Iraq does have a lower murder rate than the US, but i'd point the finger at Chicago instead of Boston for that.

    But assuming the point of this thread is as suspected, you just undid yourself.
     
  20. ace99

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    Id think the bombings wouldn't be counted as homicides.
     

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