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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 12:37 PM
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31. Do you think the Taliban are a threat to us? How about Saudi Arabia who sent agents to
pick up two of the hijackers at LAX, set them up in an apartment, funneled money to them from the Saudi ambassador, and was in constant phone contact with the Saudi embassy and consulate before the attacks according to the FBI?


If the goal was fighting terror, a relatively short campaign in Afghanistan to wipe out Al Qaeda, which could have been what would have happened at Tora Bora if Bush had not inexplicably allowed Pakistan to extract top al Qaeda and Taliban leaders to safety, and a simultaneous campaign to topple the Saudi government for their financial and intelligence support for the attacks. That neither of those things were done makes it clear that the agenda was not ending this particular terrorist threat, but leaving it as an open wound to be used as a go-to excuse for everything. At one point, the Bush administration even claimed al Qaeda was in Venezuela as part of their campaign to undermine Hugo Chavez.

Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh on Tora Bora
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2002/01/28/020128fa_FA...

FBI FOIA docs on Saudi involvement in 9/11
http://professorsmartass.blogspot.com/2008/03/foia-doc-...
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  -Any discussion of Afghanistan and Pakistan that doesn't start and end with pipelines is a lie yurbud  Oct-11-09 07:30 PM   #0 
  - They'll never admit what it's really about.  madeline_con   Oct-11-09 07:33 PM   #1 
  - Bill Clinton and Papa Bush learned the limits of humanitarian wars--no casualties  yurbud   Oct-11-09 08:00 PM   #8 
  - It was ALWAYS about oil.  hobbit709   Oct-11-09 07:33 PM   #2 
  - Not just a pipeline  Xicano   Oct-11-09 07:40 PM   #3 
  - see my second link on Afghanistan--it's hard to measure how much that props up  yurbud   Oct-11-09 07:58 PM   #7 
  - I'll post infomation on that a later from now.  Xicano   Oct-11-09 09:06 PM   #17 
  - Here's some information on that.  Xicano   Oct-11-09 09:34 PM   #21 
  - I learned something about the opium on PBS yesterday  KamaAina   Oct-12-09 12:59 PM   #33 
  - I'm sure there's plenty more to find...  AntiFascist   Oct-12-09 07:47 PM   #39 
  - +1  Nikki Stone1   Oct-12-09 05:17 PM   #35 
  - I don't think war there for 8 years would have happened without 9-11  stray cat   Oct-11-09 07:49 PM   #4 
  - which sadly does not undercut my argument at all. Afghan War was being planned well before that  yurbud   Oct-11-09 07:57 PM   #6 
     - PNAC  conscious evolution   Oct-11-09 08:24 PM   #11 
        - yep  yurbud   Oct-11-09 09:02 PM   #15 
  - It's ALWAYS all about the oil.  Blue_In_AK   Oct-11-09 07:50 PM   #5 
  - you would never know it from all the talking head shows on TV and even most columnists  yurbud   Oct-11-09 08:01 PM   #9 
  - And the arms sales...  grahamhgreen   Oct-11-09 08:27 PM   #13 
  - "Even" the US turn against Pakistan?  Robb   Oct-11-09 08:04 PM   #10 
  - stability means a compliant government that will kill their own people if they get in the way of the  yurbud   Oct-11-09 08:59 PM   #14 
  - Pakistan is about to break up into 3 countries .. 2 will destroy the one with the nukes..and get the  sam sarrha   Oct-11-09 09:50 PM   #23 
  - Holy frickin shite, that was you??? I saved that to my hard drive back in '01!  catzies   Oct-12-09 06:38 PM   #38 
     - LOL. My first job was soothsayer.  Robb   Oct-13-09 07:45 AM   #40 
  - Unocal was in serious talks with the Taliban to run a pipeline through prior to 9/11.  Selatius   Oct-11-09 08:26 PM   #12 
  - you're being sarcastic, right?  yurbud   Oct-11-09 09:03 PM   #16 
  - The U.S. suddenly withdrew from negotiations. If I recall correctly, the Taliban  Subdivisions   Oct-11-09 11:15 PM   #27 
  - I don't think its a pipeline  BOG PERSON   Oct-11-09 09:13 PM   #18 
  - It IS a pipeline; to get oil from the Dauletabad gas field to India and the surrounding region. n/t  madeline_con   Oct-11-09 10:54 PM   #24 
  - uncle dickie could`t cut a deal with the taliban  madrchsod   Oct-11-09 09:27 PM   #19 
  - it will never happen... they know they can destroy us by cutting off our oil.. and bankrupt us with  sam sarrha   Oct-11-09 09:48 PM   #22 
     - "... cutting off our oil.. " OUR oil? n/t  madeline_con   Oct-11-09 10:57 PM   #25 
     - our supply of oil.... ask before you jump.. someone will think you have an agenda.. i have to type  sam sarrha   Oct-12-09 05:15 PM   #34 
     - How do you figure that's OUR oil? n/t  Subdivisions   Oct-11-09 11:14 PM   #26 
  - the billions we waste in that Blackhole could build solar and wind farms to free us from oil  sam sarrha   Oct-11-09 09:33 PM   #20 
  - So, you're saying it was MIHOP? Just so we could invade  johnaries   Oct-11-09 11:25 PM   #28 
  - hmmm...so you figure if you can paint this with the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory brush...  yurbud   Oct-12-09 02:55 AM   #29 
  - our government chooses how to respond to provocations--take two naval engagements  yurbud   Oct-12-09 12:25 PM   #30 
  - Do you think the Taliban are a threat to us? How about Saudi Arabia who sent agents to  yurbud   Oct-12-09 12:37 PM   #31 
  - Yup  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-12-09 12:55 PM   #32 
  - who said, "carpet of bombs or carpet of gold"?  onethatcares   Oct-12-09 05:32 PM   #36 
  - Don't tell us. Tell it to the head decider in charge.  Thothmes   Oct-12-09 06:33 PM   #37 
 

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