Originally Posted by GetBack
The difference between the two is that innocent American civilians were blatantly targeted during 9/11. There was nothing "military" about it. Thousands of innocents in the Middle East die/died, but it's collateral. I'm not defending why we went to Iraq, but it's clear that these extremists TARGET innocent lives.
Oh BS. Save me the "it's collateral" nonsense. The war in Iraq was overtly illegal, nothing collateral after the fact.
And I love how you overlook everything else America was involved in prior to 9/11. Proxy wars in the middle-east? Involvement in the Soviet-Afghan war? The CIA training and arming Afghan mujahideen to fight the Soviets (Operation Cyclone)?
***** been going on since the 80s b. America had such a hard on for Russia we did whatever we could to hurt 'em so long as it didn't directly sully our own hands.
As a result we destabilized the middle east. That ain't even the half. You think America helping out the Kurds is a good idea? Mull that one over slick and get back to me.
And in the end, don't act like we don't OVERTLY TARGET innocent lives. We murdered Anwar Al-Awlaki's teenage son, an American citizen without due process. A ******* child. We drop bombs on foreign cities with zero regard and under false pretenses.
You can rationalize it all you want, you can sprinkle glitter on **** all you want, the fact is we have as a nation targeted innocent lives, we have engaged in terrorism, and we have committed war crimes.
You can sprinkle glitter on **** it's still ****. Neither side in this is the 'good guy'.
Even the term "collateral damage", that's a propaganda buzzword force fed to the American public so that we can sleep at night. FOH b.