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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:11 AM
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We knew that another terrorist attack was coming.
I can't get over the feeling that this was planned, in particular for Blair, who's been having the most troubles recently.
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:13 AM
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1. I can see it now
* callin his friend "Sam"
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:14 AM
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3. Sam? (nt)
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:36 AM
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18. As in "Uncle"
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:37 AM
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20. O - Sam - a. nt
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:14 AM
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2. Ofcourse it was planned

How could it not be planned? But who are you suggesting this was planned BY?
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:16 AM
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5. I'm saying that it feels like the G8 summit and the attack
were planned together.
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 AM
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12. It's not a coincidence that this happened today
on the first day of the G8-summit.

I mean, where do you think all the London coppers are these days? London? Nuh-Uh?
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:16 AM
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4. Trust me, this does NOT help Blair.
He was already on his way out. This can only hasten his departure.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:17 AM
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7. You don't think his people are going to "rally around him?" nt
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:20 AM
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9. Brits hold their leaders responsible when they screw up.
Blair is toast. Of course his closest supporters are going to continue to support him, but that doesn't mean HE DID IT, for crying out loud.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 AM
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11. What makes you say that? nt
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:27 AM
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15. Blair was already on VERY thin ice as it was.
This is NOT going to help him, not one bit, and I'm sure he knows it.

Brits will probably have a different reaction than most sheeple Americans.

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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:23 AM
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27. No, I don't.
UK does not equal US. Tony Blair is deeply unpopular here.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:20 AM
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10. BUT it could help BUSH by creating another frenzy.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:41 AM by in_cog_ni_to
His sheeple always buy this shit. Bush couldn't very well have this happen here. He's SUPPOSEDLY keeping us safe. :eyes: If this happened here, he would pay for it. We expected this! We all knew there would be a terrorist attack if Cooper or Miller testified. Here it is. They have become predictable.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:16 AM
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6. CIA.....MI5? That was my first thought.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:33 AM by in_cog_ni_to
The Secret Group of Al Qaeda?????? :eyes: Sounds like a name BUSH made up himself. My gut says CIA.
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praxiz Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:18 AM
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8. Why in the name of hell would the CIA attack London?

They have _NOTHING_ to gain from this.

Geeeez... :crazy: :tinfoilhat:
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:30 AM
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16. Power. Budget. Support.
All part of the Bushian agenda.

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ragin_acadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 AM
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makes sense to me.
bush's polls are down, another terrorist attack in the US would mean that bush isn't "protecting" us from terrorism - but, if there were a terror attack in another country......

some further thoughts on why Bush needed another terrorist incident to dry hump:

wasn't the UK almost ready to pull out of Iraq?
DSM made it to the CNN crawl the other morning - we are starting to get actual news on tv news.
army recruiting numbers.
O'Conners retirement - need support for an extreme right wing replacement.


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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:33 AM
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29. If I were a Muslim, I would be embarrassed
They apparently have all these terrorist organizations that can't do jack shit.

Meanwhile the US and Britain are blowing shit up all over the place in their name.

Can't their guys get in on the action just once. I mean, they were able to beat the Soviets, but they have not been able to plant one bomb since 2000.
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i miss america Donating Member (822 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:24 AM
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13. ITA! I can't believe how skeptical I've become of this administration
:wow:
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:36 AM
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19. I thought we liked the CIA now
On all the Plame posts, the CIA is held up as the last vestige of sanity.

Which I have to admit, I find creepy.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:44 AM
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23. We do? I don't!
The CIA works for the cabal.

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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:26 AM
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14. No this wasn't planned.
It does happen to be a HUGE convenience for CCB though......deflection from DSM, Rove/Plame, the still=missing $$ in Iraq, hell, the war in Iraq itself......
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:39 AM
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21. SOMEBODY planned it. The bombs didn't

get there without planning by somebody.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:43 AM
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22. Not a distraction, but more bad news upon bad news for Bush and Blair
Of course they're going to continue to paint a rosy picture. That is their MO, in spite of realities to the contrary.

Meanwhile, how will the dufus Americans voting for Bush because another attack since 9-11 hasn't yet taken place on US soil react? Will the UK be too close for comfort for these lamebrains RW fascists, or will they breathe a sigh of relief and "reason," "Well, at least it wasn't us, due to Bush's vigilance, leadership and moral guidance!"
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 AM
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25. Yep!
That will be the bu$h** supporters train of "thought". "Well, at least it wasn't us, due to Bush's vigilance, leadership and moral guidance!" :banghead: :crazy: Count on it!
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:48 AM
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24. I don't see how it's a distraction
It will all come back to Iraq....
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:10 AM
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26. Do you mean in terms of retaliation for the US/UK bombing Iraq?
I have yet to hear any talking head mention that as a possibility--don't expect to, since the "media" will continue to push the art of war and retaliation in unquestioning fashion just as they did post 9-11.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:25 AM
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28. Why not? It worked so well for Bush
These dirty politicians, I really don't put anything past them.
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