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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:40 AM
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If you can buy movie/music CDs in Iraq, why can't you buy plastic chairs?
Consumerism exists in the Middle East just as it does in other regions of the world that US businesses opened up to expand markets.

Who really thinks that the only plastic chairs in Iraq are found at US prisons?
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:56 AM
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1. Haven't seen anybody saying that - gotta link? n/t
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:08 AM
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4. See the thread in this post. Also do a search for "plastic chair"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Search returns about 50 threads in which the subject is mentioned.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:56 AM
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2. What did I miss?
Does it have something to do with the Berg CT?
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:58 AM
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3. Yes, some people were saying that.....
...the murder must have taken place in an American prison because Berg was seated in a plastic chair like you buy at Walmart, and "there are no Walmarts" in Iraq.

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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:12 AM
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5. I believe it was a little more involved than that, wasn't it?
Wasn't it more like:

hey Berg's wearing an orange garment and hey, there's an orange garment on the floor in that prison pic.

And hey, the Berg video takes place in front of yellow walls, and hey, the yellow walls in the prison pic are the same hue as those in the Berg video.

And hey, Berg's sitting in a white plastic chair and there's a white plastic chair in that prison pic - right across the hall from the orange garment, against the yellow wall.

A little more to it that a white plastic chair, isn't it?

And this whole "common elements" aspect just scratches the surface of the inconsistencies.

But you knew this, didn't ya?
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:28 AM
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6. also
Nick Berg had a muslim-like beard and his hairline was different than earlier pix and muslims are never fat and it wasn't really him and it was a re-enactment with a dummy and all plastic chairs come from the US and Fundie psychopaths never wear gold rings and the guy on the end had a military at-ease stance and fidgeted and white tennis shoes are the universal sign of the CIA.

Sheesh.
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:33 AM
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7. nah, you're right
just another lucky break for bush...

note to self:


STOP SEEING STOP SEEING STOP SEEING
STOP THINKING STOP THINKING STOP THINKING
AND DAMMIT!
STOP ASKING QUESTIONS STOP ASKING QUESTIONS STOP ASKING QUESTIONS

THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NEVER LIE TO YOU AND YOU"RE MAKING US ALL LOOK LIKE A BUNCH OF CRACKPOTS

sooo...what's up with them wmds lateley, eh?
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:42 AM
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10. So what's the CT behind WMDs?
I think it was blatantly clear for most DUers that no WMDs existed in Iraq from the beginning.

No one is asking anyone to stop "seeing" or "thinking," and we all know the government lies to us, BUT the theories on the Berg murder have just been out there.

There are many questions about how and why the US govt detained him, I agree. But all the wild conspiracy speculations over the actual murder...well, that's what seems a little crazy to me. JMHO...
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:37 AM
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8. You can buy all that stuff over their. Look at Market pictures.
Can in SA also as I was in that country. Well it was years ago but it should be better now to buy anything you wish if you can get it past the religious police.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:39 AM
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9. My good friend works in the Middle East, including Iraq.
The most westernized place is Abu Dhabi, and that's only a hop, skip, and a jump from Iraq.
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nomatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:57 AM
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11. Camden is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Haddenfield
but you don't travel there alone, in the dark, that would be more than a little crazy. That would be stupid.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:01 AM
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12. because the MP's went down to the Baghdad Wal Mart
when they were on sale a few weeks ago and bought them all.

The replacement shipment was on a convoy that was wiped out by IEDs, so there is a massive white chair shortage in Iraq.

It's been in all the papers. didn't you see it?

Just this past Sunday, they had a big home and garden sale and the white plastic chair ad had a big last-minute "X" over it and a note saying "out of stock."
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