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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Dec 29, 2010 at 23:18

" Not only that, by publishing this video, any (islamic) audience will now be logically prejudiced with the foreseeable outcome, that fanatics will justify their future atrocious acts against innocent civilians with precisely this video."

My Reply : Mr. Zala , the video that you are talking about is only true. And by the way Muslims have genuine reasons to not approve the US policies in the world since they have always been at the receiving end of the same. The most important thing regarding that video should be to consider is not the reaction of the Muslims behind it but whether the perpretators of the act has been brought to justice or not. In this case the perpetretators are the American marines who ordered that attack and they should meet the same fate in a court of law as common criminals do. I guess the Islamic reaction would be muted if US govt. actually tells the world that all those marines responsible for the attack are either behind bars or court martialled for life. That would help in this particualr scenario.

"when war erupts,it is only the Americans who wage it with civilians in mind. "

My Reply : Historical evidence proves your hypocracy in this scenario. We have seen in past American wars a tremendous amount of civilian casualties inflicted upon innocent civilians. Remember Wounded Knee massacre , remember Gen. Sherman's marches throughout the civil war , remember Philippines and American brutal colonization of that land (Mark twain condemned it in no uncertain terms and Mark Twain is probably the only good writer you Americans have produced ever ) , remember Dresden , remembr Hiroshima , remember Mai Lai massacre. All these past historical evidence proves that Americans are not different compared to any Imperial western armies like the Roman destruction of Carthage.

"Buhuu, you bigot deplore the innocent wedding party killed, at best case an accident, "

My Reply : Your above answer suggests that you do not consider the lives of the innocents killed in those drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan as equal to the ones killed on 9/11. To me that is nothing but pure and simple racism. If the killing of innocents are either in Mumbai or New York can be considerd as a terrorist atrocity then why the drone attacks which kill innocents in Pakistan are called "accident" ? If this is not racism bordering hypcracy I donot know what is.

"Instead of appreciating this result of western warfare which is subject to civilian oversight and conducted according to a code of honor"

My Reply : Another incorrect statement. What civilian oversight and what code of honor you want to talk about here ? Has GW Bush , Dick Chenney or Don Rumsfeld (or for that matter those neo-con pundits like Richard Perle and Bill Kristol) has ever been brought to any kind of civilian trial in the USA ? What kind of code of ethics you talk about when Don Rumsfeld personally ordered innocent detainees to be tortured and put them to rendition ? Has any of the American military leadership been brought to trial for Hiroshima or the Wounded Knee massacre for that matter ? So please think twice before you come up with this kind of statements like "Civilian oversight" and "code of honor".

"America has never occupied territory to build an empire"

My Reply : What kind of lunatic statement is this ? Have you not heard anything called Philippines ? Was that not an American colony ? Another point. If the Americans are not "empire builders" then ask yourself why do you need to maintain World's biggest military as well as keep the largest number of military bases all over the World ?

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