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We train freedom fighters. They train terrorists.

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on November 05, 1999 at 16:18:37:

In Reply to: How many decent people survived Reagan's actions? posted by Quincunx on November 03, 1999 at 13:22:54:

: DS:And it is a fact that the Cubans were training terrorists at Granada. Reagan took those guys down.

: Qx:Actually, the Cubans knew that they didn't have a chance.

Don: Of course they didn't. They were set up for training terrorists, not for defending the island.

: Qx:Besides, the use of the word "terrorist" is, as you well know, a very malleable term. When it comes down to it the American government trains many more "terrorists" but you don't want to know that do you?

Don: We train freedom fighters. They train terrorists.

Don: In fact, I know we have trained some nasty people in the past. The Cubans were training nasty people who were trying to bring Cuban/soviet influence to Central America. Shutting them down was a good thing, even if it was only a set back for them and they set up house elsewhere.

: DS: I wonder how many decent people are alive because of Reagans actions? It is interesting how you guys aren't bothered by commie terrorists killing people in Central America. It seems your concearn is based upon the politics of the victims.

: Qx: I wondered how many survived despite Reagan's actions. It is interesting how you aren't even bothered by death squads killing people in Central America.

Don: In fact I am. And why do you assume all "death squads" are right wing?

: Qx: Much more than any "commie terrorists" ever did. It seems their concern was definitely based on the "potential politics" of the victims.

Don: Both sides killed their political opponenets.

: Don: Free market fascist is, of course, an oxymoron.

: Qx: No it's not. Just calling it an "oxymoron" doesn't make it an oxymoron. Fascism is an outgrowth of capitalism and it's been shown many times on this bulletin board. Free trade as it is in the real, material world is very compatible with fascism. To understand free trade one should read about it's origins as far as the usage of the term goes.

Don: Fascism is a seperate economic system. It is not free enterprise.

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