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Do you think the American military's video game 'America's Army' violates international law?
"America's Army" is a video game developed in part by the US Army to lure potential recruits...

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13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 2:19:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
The funny thing is, the only people I know who play this game are Canadian.
Joke's on you, US Army.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 7:06:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
if its ment for recruiting people i thinkk thats horrible. i dont agree with war.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 9:21:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt it really violates international law, but the recruiting advertisements in general for the U.S. Military (be it Marines or Reserves) do annoy me. The people depicted in those promos all seem to have a stick up their arse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quOZ...
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:20:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's too much reading. Why would it violate international law?
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:29:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:20:11 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
That's too much reading. Why would it violate international law?


From what I can tell, it's "violates" international law by targeting people under 17 years of age. International law prohibits people under age 17 in combat...

The way I read it, it isn't a violation at all...
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:31:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 7:06:32 PM lucinda17 wrote:
i dont agree with war.


I suppose you would have been OK with Hitler's Jewish camping program then?
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:32:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 2:19:57 PM birdsong4j wrote:
The funny thing is, the only people I know who play this game are Canadian. Joke's on you, US Army.


They're trying to lure back the guys that drifted North to avoid the draft...

13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:33:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, that's dumb. After all, even if it's "targeting" them, they're still not allowed to join, so they wouldn't be in combat, would they? This seems like just another reason for people who hate the military to whine.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 11:17:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 7:06:32 PM lucinda17 wrote:
i dont agree with war.
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:31:18 PM CowDung wrote:
I suppose you would have been OK with Hitler's Jewish camping program then?

That's it folks!

That's the thread!

Comparison between present and Hitler/Nazis!

Thread over, no morte comments.

No, I don't think it does, it's just dumb.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 11:18:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can't target people under 17 for military recruitment?

then why do I get mail from the Army almost every day?
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/27/08 - 4:59:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure targeting gamers for recruitment is a violation of international law. Maybe just a bad idea in general. I guess the army figures they can whip those kids into shape.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 7/27/08 - 6:41:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 7:06:32 PM lucinda17 wrote:
i dont agree with war.
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:31:18 PM CowDung wrote:
I suppose you would have been OK with Hitler's Jewish camping program then?
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 11:17:55 PM Raphael wrote:
That's it folks! That's the thread! Comparison between present and Hitler/Nazis! Thread over, no morte comments. No, I don't think it does, it's just dumb.


Why does it necessarily have to be a comparisan between present and Hitler? Her statement was "I don't agree with war". It wasn't "I don't agree with the war in Iraq" or even "I don't agree with the war".

The absence of qualifiers indicates to me that she is against ALL war- - which would presumably include one of the best examples of why war is sometimes needed...
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 7/29/08 - 9:02:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 2:19:57 PM birdsong4j wrote:
The funny thing is, the only people I know who play this game are Canadian. Joke's on you, US Army.

i play it
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/30/08 - 5:06:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have played it :P it was a good game.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 7/31/08 - 4:37:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
I played this game on a site that had to do with fighter planes. It was a fun game and when I passed it, I got a thing that had stuff for you to sign up for information on the Australian army. Ha.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 7/31/08 - 4:37:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 7/31/08 - 4:37:49 AM KnifeGoingIn wrote:
I played this game on a site that had to do with fighter planes. It was a fun game and when I passed it, I got a thing that had stuff for you to sign up for information on the Australian army. Ha.


You must have done OK at the game then. For players that do really badly, they give you information for signing up for the French army...




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