Yeah, funny isn't it - killing "ragheads" or Commies is okay but killing Americans isn't ?
Reminds me of the old days of Wolfenstein 3D - people had no problems with killing Nazi's, but shooting their dogs was considered cruel and obscene !
I've always liked the old formula - 1 dead American is worth about 10 dead Europeans, 100 dead Asians, 1,000 dead Middle Easterners or 10,000 dead Africans. Check out the news tonight - I'll bet there'll be a story about 3 dead in some car crash in Pennsylvania, but a boat capsizing in the Phillippines killing 75 won't even rate a mention.
I know that we shouldn't get too political so I'll end my rant now. :-X
Suffice to say that I don't think that there should be any problem with a mission in which you played "the other side". To help keep down the flames I agree with the others that for your own sake you should probably name your terroist group al Bundy, al Akazam, al I Qator or something similar.
Nothing like a bit of humour to lighten up the reality of what we're simulating !
PS - As a native born Californian now resident in Australia I'm not saying that we should care less about American deaths, just more about deaths in the rest of the world !