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Ted Rall

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 17 hours ago

    Hey Comrade Ted.
    The Islamic State terrorists have already publicly stated they’re working on an attack on the US homeland.
    You were against stopping OBL under Clinton too. Then those Islamic terrorists killed 3000 innocent Americans.
    Is your plan to just wave the white flag?

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 15 hours ago

    The New York Times philosophy column tried to define ‘terrorism’ v ‘just war’.


    The comments about the column all agreed: ‘the meaning of the term “terrorism” is clear enough, and [the columnist’s] attempts to obfuscate it won’t change that. ‘


    The only definition of ’just war’—or of ‘justice’ for that matter—that is ever applied in real life is that of Thrasymachus: As long as the US is the strongest power in the world, everything the US does is JVST, and everything done against the US is terrorism and a heinous war crime by criminal enemy combatants.

  3. old1953

    old1953 said, about 15 hours ago

    The usual definition is war declared by a non state actor using asymmetrical means of carrying on the conflict.

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Henry Ford felt the same way back in the ’30s.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 12 hours ago

    @TJDestry

    Back in his union busting days?

  6. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 7 hours ago

    Quote of the day, no, of the week, make that a month. Yet it probably is quote of the year ! No. DECADE. Wait a minute. It’s the greatest quote ever !

    “My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know… the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s a major accomplishment.”

    - Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    But yet, there we are, bombing the targets in Syria that Obama wanted to bomb in the first place before Putin intervened.
    So we are following a long range plan, they just refuse to tell us what it is.

  8. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 6 hours ago

    @Rad-ish

    Notably, in bombing Syria we are taking far less precautions against civilian deaths than Israel used when we criticized its actions against Hamas.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 5 hours ago

    @old1953

    Only if those non-state actors are not fighting for a cause the US supports.


    If they are clients of the US, then they are freedom fighters using legitimate tactics to achieve their goals. (Read link in previous post.)

  10. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 5 hours ago

    @Michael wme

    Terrorism is not hard to define. And it is rarely justifiable.

  11. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Comrade” is an honorific. Please do not presume to be my comrade.
    ISIS can work on whatever they want; fact remains, the official assessment of the US government is that they are not a threat to the US. Granted, they could be wrong. But that’s another cartoon.
    If Clinton hadn’t attacked Afghanistan in 1998, 9/11 might never have happened.

  12. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    @4my10851cs

    Genius.

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 5 hours ago

    @4my10851cs

    Uh…..right. The big picture. The big picture sucks.

  14. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    @jrmerm

    Terrorism is the use of violence against civilians to achieve a political end. So: drones. Aerial bombardment in general. Mass arrests. Force feeding at Gitmo. Etc.

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 hours ago

    @old1953

    Which means that the kids in the original “Red Dawn” movie were terrorists.

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