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In Reply to: RE: The Justice Department is pursuing. . . posted by rivervalley817 on February 14, 2021 at 21:19:15
ROTFLOL! So says one of the resident TDS victims!
hey TWB, how ya' been?
rest assured I'm not deranged, and of course this 'TDS' meme cuts both ways ... perhaps in your rush to post shade on RV817 you lost sight of the larger picture ... wait, you're sulking over the Big Sky thread, that's it!
CFL's odd Putin obsession and your bona fides as a die hard 45 apologist aside, you don't think Assange was wrong to publish the traitor Bradley Manning's stolen classified army intelligence briefs in an internet info dump? well I do
you know, that bastard went up on 22 charges and plead guilty right? he could have rcvd the death penalty for aiding the enemy! you're all good with his betrayal of country & the oaths he took to serve?
just where do you stand ... ? answer quick before the thread goes *poof*
So. . . to get serious for a minute. . . Manning (together with Assange) exposes WAR CRIMES and you call him a bastard and want the death penalty to apply? While the actual bastards who COMMITTED the war crimes roam scot-free? Man, you are one messed up dude!
I said nothing about any preferences for punishment ... if he could have afforded himself of 'whistleblower' protections he probably would have but he plead 'guilty' ... to the majority of sentient human beings that means he was, in fact, guilty as charged ... as info, I do not believe in the death sentence
what WAR CRIMES are you talking about? the most reliable sources report 'collateral damage' in the strike made under the Bush2 era command and there was zero evidence produced under the Obama era command
both involved air strikes and there was no evidence of civilian targeting in either incident ... I am anti-war and US foreign military operations in the region but you clearly have no idea what you're talking about
your opinion of me being 'messed up' is a 'consider the source' moment because as I've stated, your mind set impairs your judgement, since you can't help it I don't have any resentment about it
it is unfortunate though
"what WAR CRIMES are you talking about?"
What do you call the video below? Is it "collateral damage"? (BTW, I love your use of that Orwellian term. And since the video depicts the brutal war crimes brought to light by Wikileaks, it's restricted, but I've put in the link below too.)
View YouTube Video
And you say you're "anti-war and US foreign military operations in the region"? You could have fooled me.
So, tell me again, whose mind impairs whose judgement?
someone's fooled you CFL but it isn't me, that's not in my repertoire here
the footage you present is horrific and I personally believe that war itself is a crime against humanity but in order for military activities to be crimes they have to meet certain criteria. what you've chosen to expound on simply fails the test ... you do know that there were other players involved in the infamous 'wiki-leaks dumps' that weren't charged with criminal activity correct? no ... you obviously don't ... maybe you should look into that and figure out why
that way you can make principled judgments and statements on these matters instead of parroting the anti-American spin and propaganda deployed by those who are either avowed or sub-rosa enemies of the country you live in
there's no need for me to repeat myself about impaired judgement or 'win' any 'exchange' here so I'll just step away and let this subject drop. of course your eristic obsessive compulsive tendency won't let you, but I can
it's a really unfortunate though not unforeseen development. I do feel bad about it on many levels except for the consequential. you even forced some half-assed punctuation out of me. it's too bad that your mind-set = a set mind
And I thought you were doing so well at one time!
"you do know that there were other players involved in the infamous 'wiki-leaks dumps' that weren't charged with criminal activity correct? no ... you obviously don't ... maybe you should look into that and figure out why"
If all you can do is make allusions to some kind of "knowledge" which you suppose I don't possess, I hope you can see how that would look somewhat. . . uh. . . weak on your part.
"instead of parroting the anti-American spin and propaganda deployed by those who are either avowed or sub-rosa enemies of the country you live in"
Yes - always looking for enemies, aren't we. Our MIC is so much better off that way. Again, you deal only in allusions (and illusions for that matter!).
"there's no need for me to repeat myself about impaired judgement or 'win' any 'exchange' here so I'll just step away and let this subject drop. of course your eristic obsessive compulsive tendency won't let you, but I can"
But repeating yourself is all you've done so far. I'm the one who has presented actual evidence (e.g., the video in my previous post). Nevertheless, that's mighty fine of you to let the subject drop - tip of the hat!
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