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  • Old Wolf

    Nice polite euphemisms. Funny how they do that.. ‘neutralized’.

    I could stomach ‘killed in a firefight’ far better. Or even ‘killed while holding a hostage’.It’s another method of dehumanization of the target. But then, that’s the language anymore, isn’t it? “The target was neutralized at 09:00″ “Target initiated hostilities, has been neutralized” “Target terminated” “Blew the kid with a gun away from 200 meters. Have a nice day.”

    • cl

      I would have said “Terminated with extreme prejudice”…. (and would have meant it)!

      • Old Wolf

        Apparently the kid shot himself.