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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:26 PM
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yesterday London celebrates getting 2012 Olympics and then today.....
what a seesaw of emotions

simplistic question: could there be any connection????????
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:29 PM
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1. The scary thing is that there is so much on the table
A conference that can change the world, the environment, and start the healing on an entire Continent.

Britain was going to partially withdraw.

The Olympics.

All of this stuff happened, it's just so weird.
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ProgressiveFool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:34 PM
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2. it gave me a nasty chill
When I opened the LA and NY Times this morning and saw the picture of the happy crowds in London, knowing that tomorrow both would carry another, this time heart-breaking picture of London on the front page.
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spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:36 PM
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3. Hmm...maybe it was the FRENCH behind the explosions...
They had the motive.

Hmmmmm

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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:39 PM
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5. I am waiting for the MSNBC poll to suggest as much
-given that we were offered a chance to express our satisfaction that Paris was not chosen on a poll yesterday.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:36 PM
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4. I don't think so. I think the terrorists planned it for today
a long time ago.

The seventh day of seventh month of a year adding up to 7 (2+0+0+5)
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:31 PM
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6. there's been number significance in all of these hits, hasn't there?????
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:33 PM
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7. And what would the signifigance of that be?
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:42 PM
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8. Duuuuude, don't you get it?
When something coincides, it's never just a coincidence! Look at the numbers, maaaaaan!
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:44 PM
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9. choosing a date they hoped would be memorable (nt)
nt
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:09 PM
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11. ANd they thought merely picking the year it happened was that date?
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:47 PM
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10. it was probably the icing on the cake, for them
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 07:48 PM by Lisa
Planning the attack for during the week of the G8 meeting was likely deliberate, not just for the political impact (and media coverage, with so much coverage of the UK) -- but also for practical reasons. Security would have been more focused on protecting the visiting leaders at the other end of the country, so they may have thought it would make things easier.

I suppose it's possible that they had originally planned it for Friday but moved it up a day after the Olympics news, just out of spite (and to take advantage of the extra international press coverage of London).
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