Rambo : are there places where this actually happens?

are there places where this actually happens?

Are there places where this type of genocide actually happens? If so, where? Is this supposed to be Darfur?

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Yes, a lot of this is based on what happens in Burma, where the movie takes place. Sly and his crew actually narrowly avoided getting shot lots of time.

I an't afraid of no ghosts!

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Sly and crew did not narrowly miss getting shot at all, as they didn't film in Burma.

But yes, what is depiced in this film does happen…only much worse.
They could not show most of what they wanted to otherwise the film would never had been released.

And the footage at the start were real images from Burma supplied by the BBC news.

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he is God.

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Sly and crew did not narrowly miss getting shot at all, as they didn't film in Burma.

I didn't say they filmed in Burma, but Sly did say that REAL bullets would shoot across the set every once in awhile, so they did narrowly avoided getting shot at times.

I an't afraid of no ghosts!

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Fix your tag. The actual quote is: "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist."

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*didn't

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You fool.

The poster is very correct as he knows full well the quote you are using.

He may well be on the non believer spectrum and taking the proverbial out of the believers.

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Im pretty sure hes taking the piss.

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Yeah. In Burma.

Everything I ever needed to know, I learned from killing smart people and eating their brains.

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Crappy governments around the world do crappy things to people: how does the O.P's naivety make him a liberal? I know plenty of ignorant conservatives!

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Yeah, because apparently Republicans are really in touch with the suffering of others all over the world, which nicely explains why they start a lot of these wars in the first place. If you like Rambo and you're a Republican, you know what that tells me? It tells me that you're even more blind to human suffering and more cozy than our liberal friend (who granted is probably 12). Because if the is one thing that Republicans are all about, it's dealing with "thugs, genocide, wars, oppression and starvation around the world." God *beep* bless America.

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Yeah right on! Cause liberals are all about helping suffering people. Just like when the forced the U.S. to leave Vietnam and then helped all those Vietnamese people escape the Vietcong. Or when they helped the people of Darfur. What do you mean those never happened? Ok, how bout when they helped the people in the Middle East by getting rid of the oppressive governments and then helped the oh so very peaceful Muslim Brotherhood into power. What's that about out of the frying pan and into the fire? Didn't Jimmy Carter do something very similar when he was Prez? It turned out so wonderfully for the whole world when he got rid of the thugs and helped the totally altruistic Khomeini into power. And liberal heroes like Stalin, Mao Zedong, Chavez, Castro, Che, Kim Jong-il, their successors, and so on never ever oppressed, starved, or killed anyone. You know what though, it's all Bush's fault.

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"Didn't Jimmy Carter do something very similar when he was Prez? It turned out so wonderfully for the whole world when he got rid of the thugs and helped the totally altruistic Khomeini into power."

Kind of a mute point when he was followed by a president who took no more of a hard line policy against Iran. Of course Reagan said he "had no idea" about the Iran-Contra dealings. Whether Reagan knew about it or not, his *conservative* administration went over congress's heads to sell weapons to Iran and use the money to fund a group in Nicaragua that was guilty of much of the same atrocities you see depicted in this film. Hell, they were supported by a dictatorship in Argentina at the time. And while we're on the topic of Iran, the Reagan administration also sold weapons technology to Saddam in Iraq (an ally at the time) because they were fighting a war against who? Iran!!!
And while we're on the topic of central American conflict, do some research on the School of the Americas in Georgia. It's an institute where Latin Americans were trained in military tactics and then returned home to Honduras, Nicaragua, etc. to commit attrocities against their own people. Whether you have liberals or conservatives to thank for that, I admittedly don't know.

"And liberal heroes like Stalin, Mao Zedong, Chavez, Castro, Che, Kim Jong-il, their successors, and so on never ever oppressed, starved, or killed anyone."

Wait… what??? Stalin and Kim Jong-il are liberal heroes? I mean, okay, there are shirts with Che Guevara's face on them, but Stalin???
Mao Zedong!?! Ahh yes, because liberals have a resounding affection for communist China! When thousands of students were arrested, beaten or killed at Tianamen Square for proposing democracy, do you think liberals were going, "Damn right! Down with freedom of speech!" ?

I may never understand the desire of conservatives to lump oppressive communist regimes who crush dissidence with liberals who are historically, the most outspoken and mobile when it comes to being dissident.

If you're going to assert that all liberals are in favor of communism, than is it okay for me to assert that all conservatives are in favor of Nazism?

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nothing is over! nothing! you just don't turn it off! it wasn't my war!




His name…was Julio Iglesias!

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No, the heroes never come.

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One of the best scenes is when the bible-thumper gets closer to God by bashing a soldier's brains in with a rock.

I'm sorry that the Coen brothers don't direct the porn that I watch. They're hard to get ahold of, okay?

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No, the heroes never come.

That's a very profound response.


"I can't help but notice that there are skulls all over everything. Are we the baddies?"

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@saleens71991

have you been hiding in a cave all your life ? genocide has taken place in every major war. read up on the "rape of nanking" or "kosovo war"

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of course not! and Americas involvement in these such humanitarian actions are to be condemned… We are the butchers that make people run through landmines.

do not forget to spit on your soldiers when they return!!!

*OBAMA 2012*

{the media sells it and you live the role} -Ozzy Osbourne

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You have to be an american in order to ask that question.

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Try the concentration camps in North Korea. Nazi-style concentration camps from 1945 in 2012. Entire families disappear into those gulags and are never heard from again.

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Try the concentration camps in North Korea. Nazi-style concentration camps from 1945 in 2012. Entire families disappear into those gulags and are never heard from again.

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>retards arguing over conservative vs. liberal re: war
>implying war is ever started for the common good
>implying war is ever about anything but profit for some party with a tissue-thin justification draped over it

And go ahead and bring up "BUT WORLD WAR 2!" Britain was dragged into it by force of arms. The United States was perfectly content to ignore fascism - and some Americans even liked the idea - until that numb *beep* Hitler declared war on us after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Certainly we didn't care about saving people in the death camps that no one really knew about yet. Otherwise boatloads of refugees wouldn't have been turned around prior to U.S. involvement.

To the OP: read a *beep* newspaper sometime, eh? This sort of *beep* is constantly ongoing all over the world, whether it be in Myanmar, Syria, former Yugoslavia, or any variety of African nations. The only difference is that - like another poster observed - Rambo doesn't show up at the end and juice the bad guys with ma deuce.

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It's happening in Syria right now according to the news..

response time for 911 :4 minutes
response time for my 10 mm :1400 fps

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In Syria is nothing, don't believe everything CNN pukes out

A situation like this is going on in Democratic Republic of the Congo, since 1996 the country is in Civil War, people get killed, women are raped, children are either killed or abducted (to be used as soldiers)
It's interesting that the world and of course the mainstream media ignores this, you rarely hear about what is going on there, i guess because Congo has no oil or other valuable items, otherwise, the Bully of the World, aka USA would've stomped in there ;)

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Start with John Pilger - Burma - Land of Fear, then work your way to the rest of the world.

"where we're going we don't need roads…"

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John Pilger is an apologetic communist who praised the Shining Path terrorists in Peru.

That said in answer to the original question, yes Sly depicted it entirely correctly and the BBC News footage at the start was genuine and bang on. Thankfully the situation in Burma seems to be improving lately, I don't think you can entirely put that down to this film but I'm sure it helped

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With the human race being what it is? Hell yes. Who knows what's going on in the dark corners of this world. Like Max Von Sydow's line about documentaries on the Nazi's, "and the puzzled intellectuals asking 'how could this happen?' The real question is given what human beings are, why doesn't it happen more often?"

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The world is a *beep* place. People are bad…


"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."

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I actually think you are serious. How could you not notice these people were Asian and not African?

Get on the scale son! Get off the scale.

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This film represents but a sliver of the grand scale atrocities being committed on this planet every day. Media does not talk about it. So many more millions of people are raped and murdered and enslaved than as ever went down with the Nazis or the even more atrocities that went down in Russia that are also never mentioned again.

"I said no camels, that's five camels, can't you count?"

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