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Response to jeff47 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 04:11 PM

22. Here is a difference.

In war, the goal is to push the other side to admit defeat and negotiate peace.

The first targets are military ones. The point is to disarm not destroy the civilian population. The military that can strike back at the attackers are the first targets for that reason.

ISIS in France attacked civilian targets -- helpless, unsuspecting, unprepared and UNARMED civilians.

Attacking civilians for the sake of killing and terrorizing a population is an act of cowardice. It is also an act of cruel aggression. It is an act of war.

The bombings by western military organizations are usually strategically organized and prioritized to focus first on targets that a country might use for defense or aggression -- military targets.

ISIS action was cowardly and intended to incite retaliation. It was and it will.

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