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[–] drakesdoom2 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

The only way to win against terrorists is to level and clear. Leave nothing to secure. No Bridges, no roads, no airports, no water, no food.

[–] midnightblue1335 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

That would include civilian populations, as well. Civilians are terrorist/guerilla forces' greatest weapon. They are willing to kill, torture, or otherwise sacrifice their own civilians in the name of defeating us.

Meanwhile, if a US Marine's bullet goes through a Tali and into some "bystander", he gets tried for fucking murder.

We cannot win a war when we are playing by rules, but the enemy is not. RoEs and Geneva Convention policies apply to two sides who mutually agree to abide by such guidelines.

Tali never waited for our forces to brandish and fire our rifles before they returned fire. But we were expected to practically give them a perfect shot at killing us before we were allowed to defend ourselves.

The absurdity of all this- the people who come up with these policies have absolutely zero clue what warfare is like. How can we possibly expect them to come up with anything practical?

[–] drakesdoom2 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I am aware. Any town that has a terrorist attack from it gets leveled. Don't bother killing every last one just destroy the vital infrastructure and leave them to starve to death. They have been trying to kill us off for thousands of years. It's time the Navy and Marines get back to their original mission, eradicating muslims.