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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:20 PM
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On this day in history
Is there any reason the terrorists would pick today because of past history?

1986 The South African banning order on Winnie Mandella was lifted
1985 Robert Mugabe became the first President of the newly named Zimbabwe
1976 The Queen arrived in the United States for the bicentenial celebrations
1971 The US Apollo 15 spacecraft returned from its lunar landing mission
1967 Francis Chichester, the yachtsman, was knighted by the Queen
1955 The television classic 'Dixon of Dock Green' was first shown
1941 United States armed forces arrived in Iceland
1929 The Vatican City State, with the Pope as leader, was created
1890 The electric chair was used for the first time in the United States

Or was it simply because of the G8 summit?

I am finding that the Al-Quaeda connection is suspect, because didn't I read that Britain was going to be pulling their troops out of Iraq? Why would they hit them when they were leaving.
What about the Taliban? Since the British troops will be going to Afghanistan, seems to me the Taliban would be a more likely group to consider. But do we, as a nation, really want to admit that under our military occupation of Afghanistan, that the Taliban has risen to greater heights than they could ever achieve previously in regards to international terrorism?
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KarenInMA Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 PM
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1. 1978- I was born!
It was not a good birthday....
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:37 PM
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12. Happy Birthday anyway
and welcome to DU. :hi:
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:25 PM
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2. What's so "suspect" about the Al-Qaeda connection, really?
You think there aren't terrorists in Aghanistan who want the US and UK gone? Remember, Afghanistan was the crucible in which most of the current terrorist leaders were forged. They're probably no more thrilled about the US/UK and coalition military presence than they were about the Soviets.

I'm honestly a bit perplexed as to WHY people assume that, because the UK is transferring its forces to Afghanistan, there must not be an Al-Qaeda connection...that's a leap that utterly defies logic.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:29 PM
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4. Probably because Bush has waved the bloody 911
flag in our faces so many times...Al Quaeda, be afraid, terror, et al.
Boogieman gonna get you....We have Bin Laden surrounded, we don't care about Bin Laden, etc...
Perhaps it's a little of the boy crying wolf and some of us just aren't buying it.
I supposed I am jaded. If they tell me it's Al Quaeda, I'm going to assume it's someone else. I don't trust any of them. :shrug:
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:28 PM
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3. 1937
The Peel Commission recommended that the mandatory be abolished and Palestine be divided into one jewish and one arab state.

slightly more relevant
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:29 PM
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5. Ahhhh great pickup.
That does have more relevance.
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:32 PM
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7. the 'mandatory' what?
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:34 PM
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8. Just looked this up
July 7, 1937
The British Peel Commission recommends partition of Palestine into two states, one for the Arabs and one for the Jews. Ben-Gurion saw this recommendation as "being on a par with the Balfour Declaration, if not even more important For it is a declaration of a Jewish State in Eretz IsraeL After two thousand years of bondage, exile and dependency a mighty Government, which has authority over the land, offers us sovereignty in the Homeland, political independence in our country." Distressed by the plight of European Jewry, Ben-Gurion also saw in this proposal a chance to rally massive Aliya into Palestine for he realized that Eretz-Israel could be the only solution for the imperiled Jews of Europe.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:36 PM
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10. British territorial mandate over Palestine, under the League of Nations...
post-WWI, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. A surprising number of the modern world's worst political problems can be traced to the collapse of the Ottomans and the subsequent mishandling of the Middle East by Western powers.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:36 PM
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11. The British mandate in Palestine
Britain was given a mandate to run Palestine by the League of Nations
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:41 PM
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13. thanks all! that is significant for sure... n/t
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:31 PM
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6. 'Dixon of Dock Green'
no question. The terrorists hate us for our 'Dixon of Dock Green'... whatever that is.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:35 PM
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9. OF COURSE THAT IS IT!
Dick-Son....
no doubt they hate us for that!
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