Well, that came as a surprise.

#1
Iranian MPs have voted to classify the US armed forces and the CIA as terrorist groups.

A statement signed by 215 Iranian MPs cited the bombing of Japan during World War II, and the invasions of Vietnam and Iraq, as "terrorist actions".

Linky: BBC

At least they're not asking for reparations. I'd imagine compo for the various Sassanid invasions would be a bitch...
 
#2
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
 
#3
What a fantastic new way to improve US-Iran relations!

Stupid fu*kwits
 
#4
Mazur_UK said:
What a fantastic new way to improve US-Iran relations!
Standard reaction to the US classifying parts of the Iranian military as Terrorists.

This actually worries me to be honest, it seems that these countries have decided to treat each other as sub-human. That kind of attitude leads to the atrocities we have seen in Japan, Germany and more recently in FRY.

I would hope people would have more intelligence than to accept this kind of propaganda from their governments.

Sad really :(
 
#5
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
So you'd rather thousands more British forces had died fighting instead :roll:
 
#6
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
What an absolute stupid statement, costs for the invasion of Japan if Op Olympic was undertaken 500,000 Americans alone, many millions of Japs. The fact that the A-bombs used, killed less than had died during the bombings of Japan or say the Japs at the rape of Nanking shows that.

Total mong answer electric-citizen
 
#8
Well that's Iran off the septic's Christmas card list then.
 
#9
scarletto said:
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
What an absolute stupid statement, costs for the invasion of Japan if Op Olympic was undertaken 500,000 Americans alone, many millions of Japs. The fact that the A-bombs used, killed less than had died during the bombings of Japan or say the Japs at the rape of Nanking shows that.

Total mong answer electric-citizen
In total agreement
 
#12
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
numbty, try reading a bit about the cost of taking okinawa alone and then try and imagine the cost of an invasion of the mainland itself
 
#13
scarletto said:
No,they were invited in by the South
Yes, and in 1979, the Afghan administration invited in Soviet forces.

Remember your PC effects language chaps: we don't blockade, we create an exclusion zone, we don't drop bombs, we employ kinetic solutions.
 
#14
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
There's a good chance I wouldn't be here if we'd invaded (along with thousands of others) - my grandfather was with 3 Div and they were slated to be one of the divisions taking part in the invasion.

Why should we have risked hundreds of thousands of allied lives to save the lives of enemy citizens?

Will the Germans, Japanese, Russians, Italians, British etc all now also be classed as terrorist states since they all bombed civillians during WW2?
 
#15
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
It must be nice to sit an an ivory tower, ignoring the context of any action and instead focusing purely on the (retrospective) legality of everything. What is the view like from up there?
 
#16
wehappyfew said:
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
It must be nice to sit an an ivory tower, ignoring the context of any action and instead focusing purely on the (retrospective) legality of everything. What is the view like from up there?
Crowded, but unrealistic, I'd have thought...
 
#17
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
This is one of the reasons why Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuked.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa

More than 150,000 Japanese civilians were killed on Okinawa. More than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Many committed suicide or were murdered by their own troops to prevent them surrendering to the Allies.
 
#18
ChickVonFlick said:
scarletto said:
No,they were invited in by the South
Yes, and in 1979, the Afghan administration invited in Soviet forces.

Remember your PC effects language chaps: we don't blockade, we create an exclusion zone, we don't drop bombs, we employ kinetic solutions.
Are you a fecking retard? The Govenment of South Vietnam asked for assistance to prevent an invasion from the North, they were two seperate forces. The US never invaded the North, and often put their own troops at great risk by not following NVA units back over the border.

The Soviet invasion of Afghan was just that, an invasion. Read a book or two for Gods sake.
 
#19
electric_citizen said:
I would certainly classify the atomic bombs dropped on Japan as terrorist actions. How many innocent people, including children, were murdered? I realise that it probably brought the war to an earlier conclusion but at what cost?
Think yourself lucky you didn't have to be part of the forces tasked with invading the japanese mainland, based on losses sustained during the okinawa operations, the losses would have been immense,and remember that had the opposition got hold of nukes first then i doubt they would have sleepless nights wonering wether to use them or not!
 
#20
Eh...?

You say that US forces were invited in by the South Vietnamese...fine.

I say that Russian Forces were invited in by the Afghan government.

What's the difference?..or because it was America that said it, it's got to be true and because the Soviet Union said the same thing, it's got to be a lie. Do you always take their side?

Ever heard of the 1950's theory of The Domino effect (look it up...you might find it in one of your books).

And I'm sure that the North Vietnamese were very happy with Operation Rolling Thunder...but that wasn't attacking the North was it?
 

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