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passchendaele: no unwounded soldiers

four dead in ohio

Posted on 2010.04.05 at 11:36

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peacey at 2010-05-04 21:24 (UTC) ()
The article was written by James Rosen, a respected author and journalist. He has reported from 49 states and more than three dozen foreign countries across five continents. His articles and essays have been published The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today, and in mags like Harper's, Playboy, the National Review, and the American Bar Association Journal. I think he's pretty reliable. Anyway, to my knowledge, he does freelance writing, and is not a staff writer for the Washington Times.

A crowd of students throwing rocks and yelling is not a valid, legal reason to open fire on them.

Being fired upon first is. If the Guard was. We will likely never know with any degree of certainty.

US troops are really, really well-trained--there certainly must have been a more focused way to go after a potential sniper.

Agreed. Usually with a sniper situation, you don't initially know where the shots are coming from, thus you find cover if you can and assess. That is, if there is cover, and if there is time. Like I said, the truth will most likely always be veiled.

...it was a tragic, awful event that should never be repeated, and I really believe that the way to prevent tragedies from happening again is to learn from them...

Agreed, especially when it comes to the proper use of military troops, and the proper execution of war when winning is the goal. Now I'm going to go watch David Tennant be brilliant in Hamlet. The postman delivered the wonderfulness today!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-05-04 22:07 (UTC) ()
Anyway, to my knowledge, he does freelance writing, and is not a staff writer for the Washington Times.

Hmm, okay, that's better than some random WT guy. Because seriously, that paper creeps me out.

And yeah, the truth will always be veiled, unless some amazing evidence comes out forty years later. MY point was that it doesn't matter--the whole thing was a tragedy and a clusterfuck and should never happen again.

Agreed, especially when it comes to the proper use of military troops, and the proper execution of war when winning is the goal

This. Also the proper reasons for going to war in the first place.

Now I'm going to go watch David Tennant be brilliant in Hamlet. The postman delivered the wonderfulness today!

Must find when this is going to be rerun and DVR it. Not that I can record from my DVR as I have no burner, alas.
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