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Gyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:13 PM
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Boeing, Bell apologize for mosque attack ad
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050930/ts_nm/transport_boe...

"The ad shows troops rappelling down from an Osprey craft to the domed roof of a building labeled "Muhammad Mosque" in Arabic as smoke billows from a burned-out car nearby.

"It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell," says the ad, published by Boeing and Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc., which jointly developed the Osprey.

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Hee, hee! We are so effed up it's funny!

Gyre
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:15 PM
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1. I think they should
make one with a church in place of the mosque, just to give the so-called "Christians" of the right wing in this country an idea of why Muslims in the MIddle East might be a tad upset over the ad, for the so-called "Christians" would never be able to figure it out on their own.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:21 PM
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3. or commandos swinging through Chartres' stained-glass windows
the message, of course, is that Islam is the enemy
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:17 PM
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2. Oh my God! Why don't you guys just...
...paint big targets all over the USA?

This is beyond idiotic--it's virtually suicidal--and whoever said it was a "clerical error" is only proof of that.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 07:28 AM
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14. "Clerical error" was probably another joke. Hah hah; a laugh riot. (NT)
Edited on Wed Oct-05-05 07:29 AM by Tesha
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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4. They also have ads of thinly veiled space warfare - saw it today
About how they have a satellite they cn launch to "grab" other satellites and "fix" them. More like fix their trajectory into the ocean or set off a fixed charge destroyin them.
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banana republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:56 PM
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5. OMG @ I worker for the Lazy B!!!! n/t
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:08 PM
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6. WHY do they even NEED to advertise??
That's a huge waste of money to start with.. Just like the gasoline ads.. They all sell the same stuff for the same high price..why bother to even advertise
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:53 PM
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7. Boeing, Bell apologize for mosque attack ad
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co. apologized on Friday for a mistakenly published advertisement for its V-22 Osprey aircraft showing troops dropping onto the roof of a mosque in what appears to be a simulated battle scene.

The National Journal, a Washington government and policy magazine, admitted it made a clerical error and said it accepted full responsibility in a statement issued on Friday.

A spokesman for CAIR said on Friday the group welcomed the companies' swift response, but would press the issue of how such an ad came to be created.

The ad "clearly portrays special forces assaulting a mosque, a structure dedicated to civilian worship purposes," said CAIR executive director Nihad Awad, in a letter to the two companies. "This gives the impression that 'the insertion points never thought possible' are Islamic places of worship."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050930/ts_nm/transport_boe...
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:53 PM
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8. Do it, but don't put it in an ad. Jeez. Oh, yeah, I forgot. We're
the good guys. Yeah. Sure.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:53 PM
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9. It's like "Oh darn! Did we do that?"
wink* wink*

Why not have GE ad pimping generators and showing that poor bastard in Abu Grahib prison with a hood on and wires attached to his body?

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5X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:53 PM
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10. Not exactly a clerical error, think of all the production involved. n/t
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:53 PM
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11. Damn, my sister's boyfriend works for Bell...
he's a computer engineer. Just moved to Dallas from Pennsylvania in June. He's a Republican based on moral issues. Good Catholic boy and all that. He's started complaining of late that there are too many Mexicans in Texas. My sister, a bigger Kerry supporter than me and definitely not a Catholic, told him to stuff it...he voted for Bush. He's getting exactly what he deserves.
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 08:44 PM
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12. They deserve the Chimpy award for cultural insensitivity
I do not like to sound PC but this is total stupidity,

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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 02:40 AM
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13. And, if anyone is unsure about the implicit racism...
... and religious intolerance in the ad, here it is:



And this is to promote a military project that even Cheney tried to kill over thirteen years ago.
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