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Best Line in the Film


"Once upon a time it was the Americans who were terrorists to the British. They are forgetting their history already."

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"the difference between you and him is that he knows he is an *beep*

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eolloe, I consider that the absolute worst line in the film. It makes absolutely no sense, the character is attempting to compare apples and oranges. If he can't figure out the difference between the two, it would seem the only one forgetting history is Omar.

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Yes, I seem to have lost all of the records of the colonial militias blowing up grocery stores. Our big acts of terrorism were stealing tea, and burning a smuggler's ship when nobody was on it.

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Terrorists aren't trying to make a point. They are trying to fight a war. And maybe you should look at how the revolutionaries dealt with American Loyalists. That line has a lot of relevance to it. How many times have I heard how this war we are fighting is not a conventional war? That was the kind of war Revolutionaries fought. It seems those who forgot history doomed us to repeat it.

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"i answer to god, we all do"

kind of sums up his actions...




Man made God, the reverse is a LIE

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"She thinks I'm a music producer."

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"I answer to God. We all do."

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American Revolutionaries were fighting for freedom. These terrorists aren't.
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"So fair, yet so cold"

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American Revolutionaries were fighting for freedom. These terrorists aren't.
Right, like you know. The line between "freedom fighter" and "terrorist" is remarkably thin with Americans. The U.S armed what was eventually gonna become the Taliban and other similar groups in Afghanistan in the 1980s when they were fighting Communists, and back then they were called "freedom fighters". Ten years later the very same people were "terrorists" because they turned against us, even though their behavior towards us was, and remains, pretty much the same as their behavior during their war against the Communists. People don't care what cause a person is fighting for or how they're fighting for it. They only care who that person is fighting against, and that's what they use to label them.

I was reading an article recently about the civil war that's happening now in Libya, and they were talking about a rebel fighter who claimed to have fought in Iraq against the U.S. He said he wasn't an al-Qaeda person or a fundamentalist of any sort, but went to Iraq to fight against the imperial occupation of Iraq, fight against an unjust foreign invasion/occupation. But few people take enough of a look at these situations to see how the black-and-white becomes more gray when you actually look closely at it. People can only throw little labels around, because they're simple-minded and live in black-and-white worlds. It's the era of CNN and text messaging; people can't handle many words anymore, so simple labels do fine. So which is this guy? Is he a terrorist, or a freedom fighter? He fought against the U.S, and now he's fighting against the Ghadhafi regime. So which is he? Let's not examine his motivations; let's just label him based on who he's fighting.

I'm sick of this "anyone who dares take up arms against the U.S is a terrorist" crap. Now every Afghan who fights us is considered part of the Taliban, whether he is or not, and every Iraqi who fights us is called al-Qaeda, whether he is or not. Maybe a lot of those people are just people like George Washington's revolutionaries, fighting for their independence from a foreign empire. But, oh wait, they have brown skin and they're fighting against the 'Red White & Blue', so I guess their fight doesn't count.

Now watch, as doubtlessly someone's gonna reply to me accusing me of supporting al-Qaeda, or being anti-American, or supporting car bombings or something. Watch the simple-minded do their work, because I dared to say that things aren't always as black and white as the picture the media paints.

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Ya - I've always found it funny that in the movie Rambo III, the original dedication was altered after the events of 9/11. Here's what it is now vs. what it was when the film first came out in the 80's:

The movie ends with two quotes: "This film is dedicated to the gallant people of Afghanistan." and "I am like a bullet, filled with lead and made to kill" However, this was a not the original quote in the movie. Prior to the American war in Afghanistan, the ending quote of the movie read "This film is dedicated to the brave Mujahideen fighters of Afghanistan". This was then edited to read "people of Afghanistan" during the post 9/11 era.

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Prison gang leader: "I have fifty men in this compound who are prepared to kill for me!"
Omar: "And how many are prepared to die for you?"

ZING!!!


There's a plan in everything, kid. And I love it when a plan comes together!

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How is this statement relevant at all? The Colonists were tired of being abused by the king. They made this known, and officially declared their independence. Then they fought a guerrilla war, but they were still soldiers. Once the war was over, they stopped fighting. They didn't sail to England and kill innocent women and children ... before, during, or after the war. They weren't terrorists in any sense of the term. They only battled soldiers (collateral damages aside), and never targeted civilians. Why would they have, these civilians were their friends and familes. It is totally ignorant and disengenuous to try to fashion the brave men that nobly fought for their independence as immoral, cowardly zealots with an unfocused goal, questionable methods and innocent victims.

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"We don't kill civilians."

"Sure we do."

"Yeah, but we're the good guys!"

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Archer: "Look, you gotta be *beep* me. The US is gonna be attacked today and we just arrived at the ass end of Canada."

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eastboundndown: "Don't know about the best line, but the worst line in the movie was Guy Pearce's "Nobody gets dragged into a street fight". ORLY? I think you might find a few million victims around the world who'd disagree with you. Just because you say it with conviction doesnt make it true. That line made me cringe. "
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Uh, you clearly didn't get the line, you imbecile. He means that nobody dragged him into joining the FBI, that he wanted to get into that dirty s**t. He's not some pretty boy intellectual. In essence, he CHOSE to get into this street fight because he's got some street dog in him.


Also, as far as the U.S. Revolution freedom fighters and the terrorists fighting back against the U.S. Empire, there are MANY similarites, you idiots. It's embarassing to read the comments from some of you brainwashed morons who think the USA is all good and noble and always "the good guys". You morons probably also believe the Civil War was all about fighting for the rights of black people to be free. Yeah, tens of thousands of men died bloody horrible deaths just because they believed slavery was wrong and were willing to die for the black man they never even met... Naive, clueless, propaganda eating, no history knowing idiots.

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I loved the Martin Luther King Jr qoute "If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live" ...I didnt know that quote till I heard it it in this movie..one of the few good things I will consider as learnt from this movie :)

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"I put them all on the same bus." Thats a tactical nuke of a line right there.

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I answer to god!!!!!!👮

"Peace and love"

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