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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:18 AM
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U.S. Warns of 'Spectacular' Taliban Acts
U.S. Warns of 'Spectacular' Taliban Acts
Tue October 7, 2003 06:32 AM ET
By David Brunnstrom

KABUL (Reuters) - On the second anniversary of its intervention in Afghanistan, the United States said there were signs Taliban guerrillas planned more spectacular attacks and urged Pakistan to do more to curb Islamic militants.

Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and ambassador designate to Kabul, told a news conference on Tuesday the fight against "terrorists" in Afghanistan was a long-term struggle.

Khalilzad said he welcomed a recent border operation by Pakistan against the Taliban and al Qaeda, but added it must do more to stop cross-border attacks by Islamic guerrillas.

"I think that's really critical," he said. "Pakistan cannot become a sanctuary for Taliban and al Qaeda people who want to attack Afghanistan," he said.


more..........

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&...
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:31 AM
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1. I think the USA's WH has their collective heads where the sun don't shine
If the Taliban is gonna do anything "spectacular"

It's gonna be INSIDE the USA

Let's face it

- if the Taliban is half of what the USA claims, then they gotta be pissed off at the USA's war-mongering

- and they WILL get even

- count on it

Remember - the peeps in the ME have a different perception of time - while we think of time in decates - they think in Centuries

North America

- as far as us "western" peeps go

- have only been around for a few hundred years

The Middle East goes back Milleniums !

They will wait

Then they will strike

And 9/11 will look like child's play

Bu$hCo is playing with fire - BIGTIME

Just my Humble Canadian Opinion

(and I really am sad that we are so close to the USA now -)
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:35 AM
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3. Keep those discount meds coming, EH!-n/t
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:41 AM
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4. Discount meds?
So THAT's what Rush did with all those extra pills!


rocknation

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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:59 AM
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7. Rush has got to be having DT's after going coldsober n/t
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:39 AM
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17. cheer up, NHL starts tonight!
although I do feel bad that so many Canadian teams have moved to the U.S. sunbelt where nobody properly appreciates hockey.

Go Wild!
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:33 AM
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2. like controlling 5 provinces already
like surrounding Kabul
like immobilizing US forces.
like treating women better
than current warlords
(can you believe it??).
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:49 AM
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5. Once again, we are looking for allies in the wrong place.
There is a new book out about the death of Daniel Pearl. It was written by a french philosopher, Bernard Henri-Levy who just spent a year in Pakistan. In an interview on PBS, he clearly states that Pakistan IS NOW a sanctuary for al Queada terrorists. He warns the United States of finding an alliance in Pakistan. He claims that President Musharraf is telling the US gov't one thing while turning a blind eye to the terrorist and their activity in his own country. Will Bushco. ever get it? (BTW, he also claims that Pakistan was working out nuclear trading deals with N.Korea)
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:04 AM
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8. I agree lovedems. n/t
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Maine-i-acs Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:51 AM
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6. Coincedence?
Whenever the internal heat is on the White House, watch for declarations of Imminent Terrorist Acts.
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:14 AM
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10. Watch for the terror alerts to become issue again the closer we get to the
presidential election. We will be on high alert by Sept. of next year. The admininstration will use the anniversary of 9/11 as justification. Just as they have used 9/11 for every other reason to push their neocon agenda. Ain't nothin' like scaring the shit out the american people!
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argonne Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:18 AM
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12. You are SO right!
I wonder if the election will have to be "delayed?"
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:32 AM
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15. Or, if the Bushies lose, terrorists will be responsible for tampering
with the ballots!
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:28 PM
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27. follow the connection between terra-lerts and poll numbers
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eek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:08 AM
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9. I'm shocked. Shocked!


Joe Wilson
halliburton et al
87 bazillion for ...? what's that dough for?
awol's in the dumper
etc etc

feh!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:17 AM
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11. So, who wasn't watching the radioactive bits in Iraq?
Who rendered a CIA unit charged with monitoring the trafficing of dangerous weapons materials useless? And who filled the executive branch with corporate shills responsible for selling materials to nations they now name as terrorists? Who is making obscene profits dealing in arms and then the materials required to 'rebuild' after those arms get used?

LIHAP and MIHOP for corporate profit and the looting of the US Treasury!
Distracting attention away from the most recent scandal de`jour part of the fun for these traitors. Americans foolishly signing off on their rights for the illusion/delusion that these people can provide security is just a happy bonus for the facists running things.

'WOOOOOOO! Beware the Taliban.' Well, I'll keep an eye on them, but not at the expense of not watching the Corporate Raiders in our own halls of government.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:18 AM
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13. Neocons are really pussies...
I mean, if they really mean what they say, they wouldn't be scared to nuke the House of Saud and Pakistan instead of jacking around in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:32 AM
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14. Spectacular Acts in Democratic areas of California, shurely!
Better stay home and be safe.

Sid
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:34 AM
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16. More Spectacular Failures
Having fallen asleep at the switch, ignored frantic warnings from a host of domestic and foreign intelligence agencies, and allowed the most devastating act of terrorism in U.S. history, the Bush Administration is providing us with fair notice that their foreign policy is a wanking huge failure and that we can expect more attacks.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:49 AM
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18. Michael Moore on the Today show "There is NO TERRORIST THREAT"
He stared right into the camera and said it.
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:54 AM
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19. That was so awesome wasn't it! Kudos to Michael Moore!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:55 AM
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20. Lester Holt was in full whore mode and Moore would have none of it
Way to go Micahel. I can't wait to get the book.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:03 AM
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21. It better not conveniently happen in California
Then we'll really know the agenda of this Administration.
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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:13 AM
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22. Maybe the WARNING is an upcoming strike on us that they are
aware of and will allow to happen yet again to get us back into line? Maybe something coming down the pipes?

Exactly when would be a GOOD window of opportunity to ALLOW another monumental terrorist attack that would also allow the military rule crackdown and voting to be inhibited all in time to hinder/mess with/ delay the 2004 elections?


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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:10 PM
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23. As soon as Calif has a repub governor to appoint new congressional reps
in case of an emergancy which would require that memebers of cogress be replaced; my greatest fear at present
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:15 PM
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26. So why doesn't this administration share every bit of intel with the
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 02:16 PM by Old and In the Way
American people on these so-called "threats"? Seems very odd that they wouldn't, particularly after 9/11. Even more strange would be to withhold because of "national security" issues...I mean are attacks a failure of national security?

Nah, I'm convinced that they have politicized the "war on terror" to benefit their agenda. They have no interest in defeating terror because what else would they run on? They quite happy to control the oil and hand out fat contracts to their political benefactors, whilst obstructing the public's right to know what happened on 9/11/01.

Let's recap how well they are fighting this war on terror-

(1) Not implementing cockpit security
(2) Not addressing seaport security
(3) Selling surplus equipment for CNB warfare over the net.
(4) Attacking the wrong country who did nothing to us on 9/11....but we now have a significant troop presence in Iraq that makes us less secure at home.
(5) Iraq as a profit center for Republican Party contributors.
(6) Outing by the WH of CIA agents involved in tracking terrorists and their organizations trying to acquire WMD.
(7) Asleep at the wheel on 9/11....and no tangible improvements to our security since then.

If there is another attack, the failure will rest squarely on this administration's inability to do anything but focus on their political/financial agenda.










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kalazh Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:46 PM
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24. O that notion of time
for Arabs the notion of time is totally different from what we think.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:06 PM
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25. Or what?
"Pakistan cannot become a sanctuary for Taliban and al Qaeda people who want to attack Afghanistan"

What will we do if they do? That's not rhetorical. Our troops are spread too thin to make them listen to us with force. Right now they might be more afraid of the Taliban than us. Pakistan is unstable and conflicted, and if we threaten them, part of their military--especially the part near the Afghanistan border-- might decide that the appearance of alliance isn't worth it. A good civil war in a nation with nuclear weapons between our allies and our dearest enemies is not what we want. We are already bogged down in two quagmires (funny how people forget we are still in Afghanistan).

Damned amateurs.
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:45 PM
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28. WellI guess since Karzai announced...
that al-Qaida has been wiped out.

The Taliban now gets to be bogyman number onesubject to change of course.


<http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/09272003/world/52350... >

Karzai tells AP al-Qaida wiped out, fears return
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