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Libyan NTC Islamists Destroying British and Commonwealth War Cemetery Benghazi

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by haveaniceday, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Castiel

    Capo Crimine

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    You could say the same about some dipictions of Muhammed......what difference does it make? He has been dead for centuries........

    Or burning a book. What difference do the contents make....stop being so sensitive.

    :p
     
  2. Craterloads

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    No problem with it, people are free to do what they want.

    Like i said they are only graves, and 100yr old ones at that. They not going to be able to tell whats going on are they.

    edit: bet most people didnt even know there were british graves in libya.
     
  3. dirtydog

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    Speechless.
     
  4. badcompany

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    No personal attacks
     
  5. Castiel

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    It would seem that most people disagree with you, including most Libyans including many ofthe Islamist groups who have also condemned the actions of a few.

    Grave desecration is not acceptable regardless of your personal connection to it. I find it strange that you think it is fine simply because they are dead......I think it is about respect and common decency with regard to the deceased, I don't think it particularly matters that the Graves date back to the two World Wars or that many of the people associated with them are now dead themselves.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  6. Nitefly

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    No personal attacks please.
     
  7. badcompany

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    sorry delete offending post if you wish, but that statement was outrageous.
     
  8. Craterloads

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    Of coarse its not a good thing to do, but im sure the Libyan's responsible had their reasons. Maybe they were the people Britain helped rendition for torture and wanted some sort of payback however pathetic it was.

    Anyhow its hardly something to get worked up about is it.
     
  9. trigger-happy

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    Guys you forget there was Muslim soldiers who died for this country and their tomb stones are there. Its a shame what has happened but those look like a bunch of teenagers\young men to me. What they done was unislamic and Islam does NOT permit such things even in response to burning of the Qu'ran. There will always be nutters around in every country, so chill guys.
     
  10. Von Smallhausen

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    You should learn some history crater then hopefully some respect will follow.
     
  11. dowie

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    The arab uprisings involved huge numbers of the populations of the countries involved while they were supported by both the west and by islamist group such as al qaeda they weren't 'largely run' by any group in particular and to suggest that they were run by 'islamists' is to suggest that a huge portion of those countries are 'islamists' which is frantically ridiculess. They might be Muslim and have different values on average to people in the west but they're not largely al quaeda fanatics either.
     
  12. Richand

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    crater, I just wanted to tell you that you really should learn what a grave is and why people cannot go around smashing them up regardless of the reason.

    I'm sure many people here pass grave yards all the time and having reflected for a moment while passing one you feel a great deal of sadness for the attachment of those graves to individual families that you have zero connect with, you know what those feelings are? respect and compassion.
     
  13. EdGey

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    Your name suits you...
     
  14. Le_Petit_Lapin

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    If I found a video of some chavs ****ing on gravestones, it would be fair to attribute their actions as the true face of the British people?

    No? That would be unfair wouldn't it...?
     
  15. Scougar

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  16. Faustus

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    Yea but come on you guys does it matter so long as BP get their oil contracts back? :rolleyes:
     
  17. Monkeymatt

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    100yr old graves? You sure? Most, if not all the graves are from WW2 where brave troops from all over the British empire fought so people in the middle east, Europe and everywhere else in the world did not have to live under Fascist rule...

    I'm pretty certain everybody knew there was graves in Libya, considering it was the African campaign that led to Hitlers downfall and the end of the war..

    You are incredible heartless, what would you do if some thugs smashed one of your family members grave? Would you be fine with that because they're dead now so not able to know what is happening to their grave? I'm fairly sure you and your family would be angry about it, so why should we not be annoyed that soldiers of the British empire, who fought to stop fascism, had their graves smashed..

    Utterly ridiculous..
     
  18. SlugForAButt

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    Crass beyond belief! I'm sure your hypocrisy would become apparent if the local necrophiliac took a liking to your deceased wife/mother/sister.

    "Hey, what does it matter? She's dead already right?" wouldn't be the words coming from your mouth then. Absolute hypocrisy of the highest order.

    You are constantly a defender of anyone who takes an anti-British view. I wonder who your loyalties are with... :mad: