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Brits to stop using "War on Terror"

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Not_hard_to_find, Dec 9, 2006.

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    World War II was not a "War on Naziism". The Allies won the war but Nazis still exist.

    The Cold War was not a "War on Communism". The West won the war but Communists still exist.

    The current conflagration should be called, I think, the War With al Qaeda. Even if we defeat al Qaeda, terrorists will still exist.
     
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    Thanks -- now I have to research what WWII was called before it ended.

    And, do appreciate your signature. Good reading.
     
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    I think it's an oxymoronic slogan.
     
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    Honestly, what it is about is feeling all warm and fuzzy. If you dig deep enough into the arguments for these type things it is always centered around someone's "feelings".
     
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    How so? Please explain.
     
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    War causes terror.
     
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    Rather convoluted thinking, but OK.:confused:
     
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    War -> Terror

    Yeah, that's convoluted, ok.
     
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    With as simple an explanation, what causes war?
     
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    Context: I was explaining why the slogan "War on Terror" was oxymoronic (which is simple); I was not trying to explain the causes of terror (one of which is war). :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, it is.

    War and acts of terror are not the same thing, although war could induce terror in a person, it is not a terrorist act in and of itself.
     
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    No one claimed they were.

    Or in region of people or even in a poplace.

    No one claimed it was.

    Remove that which no one claimed and you remove the convolutions.
     
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    You also remove any possibility of the term "War on Terror" being an oxymoron.
     
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    No, war causes terror - simple and straightforward.


    The slogan is War on Terror, not War on Terrorists.
     
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    Ok. Shrug...

    You have worn me out.:BangHead:
     
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    You can call the WoT painting by numbers if you want, it'd still be a WoT.

    Why this is a no-no all of a sudden, I dunno. The UK explains this by:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/11/nterr11.xml

    They parse the term on end, Whatever.
     
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    "We tend to emphasize upholding shared values as a means to counter terrorists," the spokesman was quoted as saying.

    Oh yeah, that'll work.

    The government-backed British Muslim Forum meanwhile is teaching Muslims that dying while fighting for Britain's armed forces is an act of martyrdom rather than one of a traitor, which extremists insist it is, it was reported.

    How could this BMF be any dumber? Not only are they naive, but queerly, blindly, Britishly naive.
     
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