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Author: MichaelRead Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 176810  
Subject: Deaths of the Innocent Date: 1/16/2006 5:04 PM
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It seems some posters on this board have bought into the belief that American and NATO coalition forces don't care about collateral damage and, in fact, will attack despite it. What these posters should realize that at part of al-Qaeda's (and most ME terrorist groups) set up their meeting in densely populated areas or in civilian homes that, if attacked, will result in deaths of women and children.

Saddam Hussein did this www.whitehouse.gov/ogc/apparatus/crafting.html and the link shows how it's done: keep your military assets, including personnel, in populated areas. This not only dissuades attack but also, should there be attack, deaths of 'the innocent' which is then blamed on the attacker.

If you look at almost all results of attacks on terrorists you will find there is inevitable death of 'innocents'. It is a ploy the terrorists use constantly to swing world opinion. It is the reason the Intifada used children to start an attack throwing stones – and having pictures of armed Israeli soldiers facing teens throwing rocks.

Are these 'innocents' dead. Of course they are. Yet who put them in harm's way? Who chose to have clandestine meetings in populated apartment buildings? Who made sure their military assets were surrounded by 'innocents'?

It's a guarantee there will be deaths of civilians not because the American and coalition forces seek out civilians (yet that's part of the lie of 'collateral damage) but that these people are part of a defense strategy and, if killed, part of a disinformation strategy designed to show the 'brutality' of those who attack.

For those who think this is an apology for collateral deaths thing again. That women and children are killed is abominable – yet upon whom in the abomination but those who deliberately use women and children as shields?

I've said for a long time that the war on terrorism is also a media war seeking to undercut the will to continue it. Part of this is showing how the war on terror is a war on women and children. This is also a part of the orchestration.

Also guaranteed is that the next Israeli/American/NATO/coalition attack will have 'innocents' in the fatalities. Not emphasized in the attack that a terrorist leader is killed but that the families he used to shield himself died in the attack.

As I said, some posters here buy into the belief the black hats are right and that innocents are targeted. They are not. However, they are being used as a means to condemn any attack against terrorism.

Flame away if it's your bag.

MichaelR


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