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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:30 AM
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A little perspective on the London bombing
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:31 AM by wtmusic
138 brown-skinned civilians died in Iraq last week alone, thanks to our war of conquest.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:31 AM
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1. You heartless bastard!
:sarcasm:
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:35 AM
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2. They do not matter to Christians.
In fact, Billy Grahm recently said that "The war in Iraq does not produce more deaths because THOSE people would have died anyway"

Now, if the topic had been "White babies being aborted" I wonder what his bigoted war mongering ass would have said.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:40 AM
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9. That is the underlying sentiment
even among many Americans who don't consider themselves Christians.

When was the last time Americans rushed to donate blood for Iraqis? Solemnly uttered "Today we're all Iraqis"?

btw very surprised about the Billy Graham quote...got a link?
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:49 AM
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14. Yep, here is where I read it.
It was from a TV interview. You might be able to see a clip of it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:52 AM
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15. Amazing
just amazing.
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:01 AM
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17. The extreme view has become so mainstream
that most do not even recognize it in their own speach.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:36 AM
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3. Payback's a bitch.
That keeps going through my head today.
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:37 AM
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4. How utterly disgusting
And how utterly predictable.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:38 AM
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6. I'll agree with you here
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:45 AM by Goldmund
Though I couldn't disagree more with your calls to shut up about causes and implications of this attack, which are inherently political, to call deaths of innocent people "payback" is callous. Those people did nothing to deserve being "paid back".
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:39 AM
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8. I didn't call for "shutting up about causes and implications"
I am more offended over those who are using death and suffering to advance their own conspiracy theories and other political agendas.

If you cannot see the difference, I cannot help you.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:02 AM
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18. Please take that DISGUSTING nonsense somewhere else.
It has no place on a progressive message board.

Those were working class people, not imperialist warmongers.

Sick, sick, sick, sick.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:38 AM
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5. But we had to fight them over there so we wouldn't have to fight them over
here.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:41 AM
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Welcome to their version of...
"SHOCK AND AWE"! You may think that's "utterly disgusting", but it's true.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:41 AM
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10. With a reported 10% jump in ratings, we'll likely be hearing that refrain
or something like it over and over.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:41 AM
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11. I think that was sarcasm.
Considering that Bush uses that line all of the time. I doubt he'll use it any more now that "over there" is no longer just Iraq.
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buddha8 Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:45 AM
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12. sentimentality
Did people really think that our government could simply go over to Iraq, murder well over 100,000 civilians in the most brutal and disgusting ways imaginable, steal their oil and all their state-run resources and there would be zero consequences? Do people beleive that the life of a white skinned Westerner is more valuable than an Arab? Did people ignore the CIA warnings that the most sophisticated training school for world terrorism is now Iraq? Are people living in a bubble and do they now want Fear to rule their lives once again?

It is long since time to learn to keep one's head in this kind of situation and try and put it in context. the Mass media see huge dollars in ventilating mass hysteria here. A new Patriot Act could result and literally all the present business on the table which is of critical importance regarding Rove and the Downey Street Memos could be junked if people push the panic button and go into Halloween mode.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:47 AM
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13. Couldn't agree more
and welcome to DU buddha8

:bounce: :toast: :bounce:
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:04 AM
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19. How do explain 911, the Bali Bombing, Tunisia, Turkey, embassy bombings
etc etc.

Wake the fuck up people.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:06 AM
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20. Same Causes
Do you really need the education on these matters, are is your self-rightousness interfering with your memory?
The Professor
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:53 AM
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16. Ooooo I'm gonna tell!
All the indignants are going to show up and say you are HAPPY Londoners died!!! Just to prove that bush's war on terror is fucked up! You're in trouble!

BIG TIME :sarcasm:
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:08 AM
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21. Locking
Imflammatory
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