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Old 10-02-2006, 11:24 AM   #22
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Re: RIP Habeas Corpus, Hello Torture

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John Hogan wrote:
Wow - Americans in the Revolutionary War kidnapped, beheaded, tortured, "donkey" bombed (unless you are going to tell me there wer cars back then, too!) & used suicide bombers deliberately targeting British civilians during the war?? Man, I learn something new everyday....
Kidnapped?
Yes
Beheaded?
Not sure, but the method of death is really unimportant. Beheading is just another way of killing someone. It's just more common in some countries than others. Is hanging someone by the neck until dead an act of terrorism?
Tortured?
Yes
Donkey bombed?
LOL. That's kind of funny.
Suicide bombers?
I'm sure many Americans did similar things, we just call them war hero's. One does what one thinks is necessary in a given situation. They become suicide bombers because it's highly effective, no matter how reprehensible you think it is. IED's and suicide bombers are one of the most difficult things for our troops to defend against. It's driving our war fighters and the Department of Defense nuts trying to figure out how to defend against them. We have largely been unsuccessful in doing so.
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