"I think it's really irresponsible to blindly support, for example, wars that send off young people into combat, risk their lives, kill many others as we've just seen in Mosul - 200 people incinerated by USA bombs - and to not do that in a way that expand anyone's freedom, that makes anyone less secure", Mr. Ciccariello replied.
He then went on to discredit Ciccariello-Maher, arguing that his only real world experiences have been inside a classroom.
During Friday's broadcast of Fox News' "Outnumbered", co-host Meghan McCain tore into a college professor who earlier this week sparked quite a bit of outrage when he tweeted out that he wanted to "vomit" when he noticed a first-class airline passenger give up his seat to a uniformed soldier.
George Ciccariello was not happy after he witnessed a man give up his seat to a uniformed service member, according to Fox News.
Ciccariello-Maher replied: "I think it's really irresponsible to blindly support, for example, wars that send off young people into combat, risk their lives and kill many others as we've just seen in Mosul, where 200 people have been incinerated by USA bombs". Iraqi troops, with the support of US forces, are trying to oust ISIS from the city.
As Carlson noted, though, Ciccariello-Maher struggled to connect how a kind gesture by a civilian relates to a so-called "brutal invasion". On the program, he said he didn't believe in us military actions abroad, and thought soldiers didn't need to be deployed overseas. They don't need a first class seat on an airplane.
"That's just a bunch of nonsense", O'Neill responded.
Instead, "what they need is health-care support, psychological support", he continued. "He doesn't know what the war effort is". "He's going to use somebody just showing his support for one of the troops by giving a first-class seat, to try to make it something political, which is what he does".
Another criticized the professor's past tweets and bemoaned the fact that Ciccariello is "deemed worthy of educating young minds". On Christmas Eve 2016, he tweeted, "All I want for Christmas is White Genocide".
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