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U.S. Airstrikes Kill Civilians: Reactions

Bullish
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1/11/2015 8:16:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
http://www.msn.com...

"A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed at least 50 Syrian civilians late last month when it targeted a headquarters of Islamic State extremists in northern Syria, according to a witness and a Syrian opposition human rights organization."

"A subsequent email from Central Command said the Pentagon had received nine reports of civilian deaths in Syria and that determinations were still to be made in four of those. No details of the incidents were provided."

"One witness, an activist in Al Bab, gave the death toll as 61 civilian prisoners and 13 Islamic State guards. The Syrian Network for Human Rights estimated the death toll at 80, and said 25 of those were Islamic State Guards and another 55 were either civilians or imprisoned fighters from non-Islamic State rebel groups."

"about 35 of the prisoners had been jailed shortly before the airstrike for minor infractions of the Islamic State's harsh interpretation of Islamic law, such as smoking, wearing jeans or appearing too late for the afternoon prayer."


>> Reactions from Americans (top 4 rated comments):

"Tell everyone here in America again how 'MANY' innocent American men, women and children where killed on September 11th. Then tell me how much I should care."

"The terrorists make a point of hiding among innocent civilians and do not care that women and children are killed. Why don't they come out and fight like real men?"

"The Human Rights group is quick to condemn America, but just a bit shy to say anything about ISIS."

"These aren't civilians they were Muslims and future terrorists. CAs far as I'm concerned They are ALL terrorists. Their prophet Mohammed was a pedophile. The Quaran a blue print for mass killing. They all want to meet allah lets help them on their way."

This is why the world hates America.
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Raisor
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1/11/2015 9:30:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
These comments are pretty ridiculous. They don't reflect the opinion of most of the country, just some vocal bigots.

Most people recognize that civilian deaths are always a tragedy, even if they believe them to be a tragedy necessary for global security.
YYW
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1/11/2015 9:51:08 PM
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Whenever a civillian dies in any part of the world, it is unfortunate. If many civilians die, it's a tragedy -whether it's here or in the Middle East or in Africa or any other place.
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Bullish
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1/11/2015 10:17:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/11/2015 9:30:01 PM, Raisor wrote:
These comments are pretty ridiculous. They don't reflect the opinion of most of the country, just some vocal bigots.

The point is that they are reflective -- these are the 4 *top rated* comments.

Most people recognize that civilian deaths are always a tragedy, even if they believe them to be a tragedy necessary for global security.
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1/11/2015 11:29:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/11/2015 10:17:27 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 1/11/2015 9:30:01 PM, Raisor wrote:
These comments are pretty ridiculous. They don't reflect the opinion of most of the country, just some vocal bigots.

The point is that they are reflective -- these are the 4 *top rated* comments.

Extremists are the most vocal people on the Internet. I am a right wing bigot and I am pretty vocal. Most moderate people probably don't say anything or look at the comments. They read the article and say "ok, this is interesting".


Most people recognize that civilian deaths are always a tragedy, even if they believe them to be a tragedy necessary for global security.
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Bennett91
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1/11/2015 11:47:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/11/2015 8:16:01 PM, Bullish wrote:

"The Human Rights group is quick to condemn America, but just a bit shy to say anything about ISIS."

There's not enough paper on earth to document all the crimes against humanity ISIS has committed.
Raisor
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1/12/2015 1:05:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/11/2015 11:47:17 PM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 1/11/2015 8:16:01 PM, Bullish wrote:

"The Human Rights group is quick to condemn America, but just a bit shy to say anything about ISIS."

There's not enough paper on earth to document all the crimes against humanity ISIS has committed.

Ya and pretty much everyone in the world condemns them. No one is giving Isis a free pass.
Bullish
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1/12/2015 1:29:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/11/2015 11:47:17 PM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 1/11/2015 8:16:01 PM, Bullish wrote:

"The Human Rights group is quick to condemn America, but just a bit shy to say anything about ISIS."

There's not enough paper on earth to document all the crimes against humanity ISIS has committed.

That's the point, NO ONE is "a bit shy to say anything about ISIS," but this comment, which was one of the most upvoted comments on the article, is ignorant of that and pretends like he's being persecuted.
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1/14/2015 8:32:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/12/2015 1:05:55 PM, Raisor wrote:
At 1/11/2015 11:47:17 PM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 1/11/2015 8:16:01 PM, Bullish wrote:

"The Human Rights group is quick to condemn America, but just a bit shy to say anything about ISIS."

There's not enough paper on earth to document all the crimes against humanity ISIS has committed.

Ya and pretty much everyone in the world condemns them. No one is giving Isis a free pass.

...no one except for ISIS's supporters.
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If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?