Quote: Originally Posted by Icarus27k
I still want to meet, and shake the hand of, the guy who said, "Let's make this chess commercial. It'll be great."
You'll have to go to New York and meet with the execs at some ad agency. I think it was Zenith Media, but I could be wrong.
Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68
You need to recheck your sources CDNBear: the Rabbit was for Trix ("silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids") and Lucky Charms had that short Irish guy in green (how can he be a leprechaun with no pot of gold ?!?!). I'll let it go this time...
D'oh!!! I had the Leprechaun on my mind as I was typing that out, lol.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tonington
Your posts say otherwise.
No. Ambulances drive only.
You should go back and check your post there was a small discrepancy in your syntax. I made an assumption about what you meant, and because of our long time relationship here and there, I over looked it so as not to even come close to being rude about it or pointing it out in a sarcastic way as might make you embarrassed. I can guarantee that that will not happen again.
The medics in the ambulance bring the injured to the hospital. Which is what they appeared to be doing...
Please post some proof that these people were well known medical personal in the area, that the pilots should have reasonably known they were not part of an insurgent group, trying to sterilize a scene.
Because it's already been posted that a Van fitting a similar description, had been in the area, during earlier attacks.
Making the best decision doesn't equate to perfect. Nobody expects the military to be perfect. Honestly, many decisions have to be made quickly. Like the initial engagement, if you think an RPG is about to be fired, then they have to act. I've never said anything about that being wrong. I just think lacing the van and the people helping the injured was wrong. It was a decision that wasn't made in a split second, and a very poor one, unnecessary.
In your opinion.
We're talking about analyzing behavior. That doesn't change. Risk is still risk. Threats are still threats.
Please tell me you aren't comparing military pilots to the specifically
trained security personnel at Ben Gurion are you?
I'm not trying to make this a legal issue...no need for the legalese. If anything, what I am saying is that this incident should be a teachable moment. Pilots get all kinds of time training, unless you're flying a Cormorant from CFB Greenwood.
For a case of "murder", you need to prove mens rea.
You shoot anything that tampers with the scene? See, now that's just asinine.
Again, ain't perception a bitch? You perceive that as asinine. I don't because this is a war zone. The identity of the operator of the van and his intentions are known NOW. They weren't then. DS posted a video of a decent interview, so you won't have to read about the whole incident.
This is war ton, not a clash between the cops and a group of thugs in Bedford.
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