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Flatulo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 07:46 PM
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52. Look at the bigger picture... al Qaeda declared war on the US in 1998
http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/08/19/terror.tape.main/...

"By God's grace," bin Laden says on the tape, "we have formed with many other Islamic groups and organizations in the Islamic world a front called the International Islamic Front to do jihad against the crusaders and Jews."

"And by God's grace," he says at another point in the tape, "the men ... are going to have a successful result in killing Americans and getting rid of them."

Look at the timeline of al Qaeda attacks against the US...

1993 - American forces are attacked and retreat from Somalia
1993 - WTC bombing
1998 - al Qaeda bombs US embassies in Africa
1999 - Millenium bombings (thwarted)
2000 - USS Cole is bombed

Here's a good timeline on bin Laden and al Qaeda...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/knew/etc/...

None of these attacks were responded to in any significant way. Sometimes you can't rationalize with religious fanatics. Try telling a fundie Christian about evolution (at least they don't blow people up). You can't reason with people who have lost the ability to reason. You have to kill them. Leaving them alone will do no good when they are unable to accept others who do not share their beliefs. You put them down like the mad dogs they are.

I sincerely hope that as many Islamic fundamentalists as possible are hastened along in their journey to Allah in any manner we can facilitate.

I place absolutey no value whatsoever on the lives of religious lunatics who treat their mules better than their women, and brainwash their children to memorize religious dogma and forsake critical thinking. I honestly do not care if every single human being in Afghanistan is incinerated if it saves the life of even one US citizen.

Look, I believe that Bush has fucked up virtually everything he has touched in his eight-years. But bombing and invading Afghanistan was the one right thing he did, which he then promptly fucked up by invading Iraq. In my opinion, we should have nuked Afghanistan on September 12, 2001.

Barack Obama believes that bin Laden and al Qaeda is a real threat, and he is a very smart guy who is surrounding himself with other very bright people who feel the same way. I don't know how they are going to address this problem, but it has now become geopolitical instead of military, thanks to Bush letting him escape into Pakistan.
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