Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jun 2011 19:52 UTC
Internet & Networking Since it's weekend, let's start with some good news we can all be happy about. The United Nations has declared internet access a human right, and has called upon all nations to not instate any laws that have the power to cut people off the internet, with France and the UK being singled out because they passed three strikes laws.
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US is shit
by twitterfire on Sat 4th Jun 2011 23:33 UTC
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

I know 1 guy, I can't say he is my friend anymore. He just told me about american soldiers in Irak. He said he saw a lot of nasty things being done by US soldiers. He said he saw american soldiers killing civilians in Irak just for fun. He said that he and another romanian soldiers, have smack the faces of some US soldiers, they have beaten some US soldiers very hard. Word is some italian and french soldiers, did the same. After they saw americans killing civilians in Irak, they tried to beat some american soldiers.

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RE: US is shit
by Rugxulo on Sun 5th Jun 2011 00:05 in reply to "US is shit"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

I know 1 guy, I can't say he is my friend anymore. He just told me about american soldiers in Irak. He said he saw a lot of nasty things being done by US soldiers. He said he saw american soldiers killing civilians in Irak just for fun. He said that he and another romanian soldiers, have smack the faces of some US soldiers, they have beaten some US soldiers very hard. Word is some italian and french soldiers, did the same. After they saw americans killing civilians in Irak, they tried to beat some american soldiers.


And of course nobody in their right mind condones killing civilians or even unjust wars, so it doesn't matter if you're American (as I am) or not. I agree that would make me very angry to see that, but vigilante justice doesn't work (and usually isn't fair), so I don't condone violent retaliation. They should arrest the alleged soldiers and put them on trial, not beat them. It's a real crime and should be treated as such, not just ignored or handled in a back alley somewhere. (Though I think it's fair to say this is just rumor and hasn't been proven, so let's not call all American soldiers war criminals.)

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some rumor
by frajo on Mon 6th Jun 2011 06:14 in reply to "RE: US is shit"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

They should arrest the alleged soldiers and put them on trial, not beat them. It's a real crime and should be treated as such, not just ignored or handled in a back alley somewhere. (Though I think it's fair to say this is just rumor and hasn't been proven, so let's not call all American soldiers war criminals.)


Here's the rumor :
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-kill-team-20110327

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RE: U is shit
by coreyography on Sun 5th Jun 2011 19:02 in reply to "US is shit"
coreyography Member since:
2009-03-06

I know 1 guy, I can't say he is my friend anymore. He just told me about american soldiers in Irak. He said he saw a lot of nasty things being done by US soldiers. He said he saw american soldiers killing civilians in Irak just for fun. He said that he and another romanian soldiers, have smack the faces of some US soldiers, they have beaten some US soldiers very hard. Word is some italian and french soldiers, did the same. After they saw americans killing civilians in Irak, they tried to beat some american soldiers.


Where do you call home, exactly? Twitter?

This rambling, third-party-hearsay drivel doesn't deserve a response. But I have a suggestion for you: why don't you go fight a war, get shot at, get IEDs going off all around you, and see if you come back with a halo floating over your head?

Whether you believe the war is right or not, those guys over there are just trying to perform the task they have been given, and stay alive in the process -- no mean feat. And I do not believe that the vast majority of them are the sadists you would have us believe they are.

Oh -- and Iraq has a Q on the end.

Edited 2011-06-05 19:03 UTC

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The Responsibility of the Common Man
by frajo on Mon 6th Jun 2011 06:21 in reply to "RE: U is shit"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

Whether you believe the war is right or not, those guys over there are just trying to perform the task they have been given, and stay alive in the process -- no mean feat. And I do not believe that the vast majority of them are the sadists you would have us believe they are.


Would you say the same of the Germans in Russia?
Because the excuse you are providing is suitable for every and any soldier of dictators, tyrants and aggressive oligarchies.

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RE[2]: U is shit
by David on Mon 6th Jun 2011 18:09 in reply to "RE: U is shit"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Oh -- and Iraq has a Q on the end.


I agree the post was pointless, but in some languages, such as Spanish, Iraq is spelled with a K.

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