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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:18 AM
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'Taliban plans to attack Europe'

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_20...

'Taliban plans to attack Europe'

London - Afghan militants are planning to launch deadly attacks on civilians in Europe in revenge for the 2001 invasion by United States-led forces, a Taliban commander said on Sky News television on Monday.

Mullah Mohammed Amin said resurgent militants had built up stockpiles of weapons and were bent on vengeance against "the foreign invaders".

The Taliban, overthrown by the invasion, now wanted to export terror to the West, he said.

"It's acceptable to kill ordinary people in Europe because these are the people who have voted in the government," he said.

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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:22 AM
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1. Oh now that is just great. I guess this is another amazing success
of the cabal.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:28 AM
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2. A page right out of the * playbook
So they are going to attack Europe in retaliation for a US invasion?! This *is* a war between the stupids.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:59 PM
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12. Right. Just like Bush blew the world's support and solidarity after 9/11,
the Taliban may be able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, if they successfully attack Europe. While the Taliban does not have that much support in the West, but public opinion in Europe does not seem to fully support NATO's role in Afghanistan. The Taliban can probably better just wait NATO out, unless they are having more success there than is apparent.
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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:06 PM
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14. NATO forces are currently occupying Afghanistan
That might have something to do with it.
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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:29 AM
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3. Sounds very much like the statement put out by Bin Laden.
Just prior to the 9/11 attacks he said Western (American) civilian casualties were acceptable because of the government voted into power by said civilians... :wtf:
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ChicagoRonin Donating Member (250 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:32 AM
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4. So, what's everyone's guess?
What do folks think will happen in the even of such an attack on European soil?

Will there be massive anti-Arab/Muslim backlash throughout Europe, resulting in Draconian new laws, a sweeping shift to the Right and renewed support for US' "War on Terror" efforts?

Or will the blame be directed at the US and its citizens?
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:14 AM
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5. it didn't happen before, so why should it happen now ?
Europe has been hit several times before : Paris (pre 9/11), Madrid, London...

it depends a bit of the scale, but Europe will probably shrug it off. Been there, done that...

Besides, they have to succeed first. So far all major plots have been foiled, excepts for the ones above.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:19 AM
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6. Yep, Bushler made the whole world safer...
eom
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:20 AM
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7. Whatever happened to the war in Afghanistan
I guess voters in the US haven't noticed that the Taliban is back (it never really went) and the opium trade has increased 60%
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:31 AM
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8. Sky News -
that's Murdoch propaganda.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:32 AM
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11. Yup...
Unfortunately it NOW becomes LBN propaganda courtesy of the usual suspects...

Some taliban guy interviewed by Sky News being reported by a South African TV station -- and then posted on LBN with the headline 'taliban plans to attack Europe'...

The 'credibility arc' leaves a lot be desired when credible news sources are reporting a simple newswire story:

Afghan militants 'plan UK attacks'
Guardian .

As the parrot squawks, "Arabs are scary! Arabs are scary! (qwack) Stay the Course! Stay the Course! (qwack)

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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:36 AM
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9. So, Europe has to lose Habeas Corpus and privacy rights, too.
And according to homeland security, we and all of europe will have to request permission to leave and return to our contries.

Then, we can employ indians to monitor the email and phone conversations of all americans and europeans.

Gee- It took Hitler alot longer to take over Europe, and he never got the US.

Nice work, those neocons.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:09 AM
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10. This is usual Taliban drivel
That Omar guy is probably taking a break from sitting in his pick-up and making brrrrm-brrrm sounds to pretend it's running.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:59 PM
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13. Taliban leader warns of fierce fighting to come (Reuters)
http://www.topix.net/content/reuters/103639613008924738...

Taliban leader warns of fierce fighting to come
Reuters

October 23, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - Fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has used the holiest Muslim holiday of the year to warn that his men will intensify their fighting in Afghanistan to "surprising" levels to drive out foreign forces.

In a lengthy message to Afghans for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Omar also urged NATO to withdraw its almost 20,000 troops and stop sacrificing soldiers for the United States, adding the nation stood with him.

(more)
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:14 PM
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15. if the u.s. hadn't dropped the afghanistan ball in the first place
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:15 PM by xchrom
there probably wouldn't be a taliban to piss and moan.
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