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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:43 PM

Has the rush to war become a national obsession if not mania?

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Reply Has the rush to war become a national obsession if not mania? (Original post)
indepat Sep 2013 OP
B2G Sep 2013 #1
quinnox Sep 2013 #2
B2G Sep 2013 #3
quinnox Sep 2013 #6
B2G Sep 2013 #7
quinnox Sep 2013 #11
R. Daneel Olivaw Sep 2013 #16
Taverner Sep 2013 #13
B2G Sep 2013 #14
LiberalAndProud Sep 2013 #9
quinnox Sep 2013 #12
Warpy Sep 2013 #4
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2013 #5
whatchamacallit Sep 2013 #8
indepat Sep 2013 #15
SomethingFishy Sep 2013 #10
delrem Sep 2013 #17

Response to indepat (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:44 PM

1. Only among our elected officials

tools that they are.

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Response to indepat (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:46 PM

2. the war mania is sweeping the nation

USA! USA! USA! Let's go bomb the bastards! We will show them what real free-dumb is all about! America, Fuck Yea!

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Response to quinnox (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:52 PM

3. Again, it's not the American people

Look at the polls. We have no elected representation anymore.

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Response to B2G (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:55 PM

6. True, but I would wager by the time the freedom bombs start dropping, Americans will be fully on

board! There is a patriotic fervor that always happens at the beginning of these things. I would say we will see polls of 60% or higher saying they are all for it, if this military action commences. Give it time.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:00 PM

7. I seriously doubt that

People are fed up.

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Response to B2G (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:09 PM

11. I could be wrong

maybe.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:23 PM

16. It's known as war weariness.


Our electeds have had the country effed up for too long.

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Response to B2G (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:11 PM

13. Popular support for us bombing Syria is low

 

However, the Corporate Servants (c) really want to get their war on

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Response to Taverner (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:14 PM

14. It's our elected officials. Dems and and some Repugs.

They own this. Period.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:01 PM

9. I really doubt it.

The American people are war weary. Finally I think we have reached the point of resignation. We will pay steep prices to secure our oil supply so that we can continue to pay steep prices at the pump. It is our destiny. At least it is the way the mechanisms of our world have been designed.

If you believe this is about the children, let's talk about the children in Chad. I fail to understand how a Syrian child's life is priced for protection by bombs while another is priced at -- what child? Expendable and unimportant.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:09 PM

12. I guess you might be right

Maybe I am getting too cynical.

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Response to indepat (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:53 PM

4. I'm not hearing any of it around here

There is a big air base here and I live close to it, so if there had been any military enthusiasm, I'd certainly have heard it yesterday when I was out and about.

Most people are disgusted and want no part of it.

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Response to indepat (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:54 PM

5. Wolf Blitzer seems to be suffering from repeated on air wargasms.

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Response to indepat (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:01 PM

8. Chicken Hawk Nation

it's what we do.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:22 PM

15. If we do what the RW chicken-hawks want, it is dead wrong imo on its face

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Response to indepat (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:05 PM

10. War has become "entertainment"...

I remember watching the "Shock and Awe" campaign and thinking that we had gone off the deep end. It was like watching a sporting event complete with "Play By Play" and Color Commentary"

Seems the news channels just can't wait for the next "big game".

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 05:39 PM

17. The "Shock and Awe" (aka "terrorist bombing") coverage was a moral atrocity.

I've never been more repelled, before or since.

Fox news went all out. It stole al Jazeera's live video feed, cut the sound on it so Fox alone was doing the play by play, and overlayed a 10/20% transparency of the Star Spangled Banner waving in the wind over the image.
No doubt it's still up on youtube - if anyone has the stomach to relive the glory.

I won't be watching the warmongering MSM video feeds of the Syria bombings.

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