Quote: Originally Posted by Icarus27k
You're not hearing me.
I hear you loud and clear, you can't provide any supporting documentation, you're just making this up. Your credibility just disappeared.
My proof is when they decided to train to fly the Apache.
Which can also be used in defense of the Continental United States, as well as SAR ops.
Are you apposed to self defense and rescue operations?
When one does that, one is bound to all the possibilites of using that Apache.
I don't think you've put much thought into all the possibilities.
In this case, the specific possibility of shooting up some kids in N. Baghdad came true.
So now you're saying these Officers joined the military, became Helo pilots, just so they could go to Iraq and kill kids?
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
Sorry Bear, but there is no way you could say that that Van was a threat.
I don't have to. It has become SOP to terminate all manner of egress.
I will give that the group of men who were carrying the AK47's were a potential threat, but that Van was not.
Not my problem. War is ugly and ugly **** happens. I know you hate that, but that is the reality of it. I, thousands of miles away from said conflict know and understand this procedure. You would think people working with insurgents would try and keep up with such policy, so they could keep alive.
Besides that, who the f!ck brings kids to pick up wounded people, c'mon?
As for my statements being conjecture, then the statements that the Van was a potential threat to the Blackhawks or the Bradleys are also conjecture only.
Fair enough, i don't care what you do or do not believe. I'm not going to change your mind if I post a paper explaining this policy.