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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:15 AM
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try to keep your cool after the next terror attack on u.s. soil
try not to fly off the handle and demand revenge etc., stay frosty, look all around you, pay attention, look for realities behind the official stories, and don't neccessarily believe everything you hear.

when the next terror attack comes, and president cheney has guaranteed that it will and soon, go on high alert mode, but stay cool and prepare, it could be very rough indeed.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:19 AM
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1. They will use it as an opportunity to solidify their control
I fear the imposition of martial law! I sure hope I am just an alarmist, but...

You are right, it is most important to keep your head while others are losing theirs.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:21 AM
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2. And when it comes always remember who is responsible. The people
who could have stopped the first one, and started a war to ensure that they will be another one.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:23 AM
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3. Save all the news articles that come out in the immediate wake.
Then they can be compared to the later, official, scrubbed version.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:30 AM
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4. To be honest, I'd be a little surprised if we had one here anytime soon...
Edited on Tue Jul-26-05 07:31 AM by Crankie Avalon
...I mean, with the gang of incompetents we have in this "administration," I think Al-Queda could hit America anytime it wants to. Maybe the reason they haven't is because they are going after our allies and former allies like England and Spain, instead. They are pressuring other countries not to side with us, so that we will eventually be isolated and alone (even more so than now)--and THAT'S when they'll once again come for us on our own soil.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:34 AM
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5. What is this "Al-Queda" you speak of?
:shrug:
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:36 AM
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6. you know, the cold blooded killers
the ones who attacked us. didn't you read the official story?

(sarcasm key stuck)
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:41 AM
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7. Ahh..OK, my memory is coming back.
Wasn't there some guy named Osama Bin something or other? It's been quite a few years since georgie was gonna "get 'em dead or alive", I forgot a lot of what they tried to tell me to think.

(I'd like to post the sarcasm thingie, but I am questioning how sarcastic I am being)
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Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:51 AM
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8. Yes...
... and the unfortunate reality is that the "attack" really doesn't have to be very much: 2 or 3 guys with a couple of small home-made bombs could potentially bring the nation to a halt. Which, when you think about it in a cool, calm and rational manner, is a ridiculous.

For example:

* Where was the mass national hysteria after the Oklahoma City bombing?

* When the una-bomber was at large?

* The rash of abortion clinic attacks?


Unless the government and the MSM do their best to really ratchet up the terror... terrorism much of the time is less effective.



-P
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 09:05 AM
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11. Eric Robert Rudolph is a right wing hero
He killed for babies, who can't kill for themselves.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:58 AM
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9. Pay attention to every little detail and don't assume. n/t
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 09:01 AM
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10. Shouldn't be hard to keep a level head
The media has desensitized me to death and destruction anyway. The only people looking for retribution are the the right-wing fanatics who are already out for blood anyway.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 09:13 AM
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12. In other words, act like the British.
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 09:23 AM
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13. If its a major one
Im not going to be in shock and eventually angry like the last time it will probably be more like depression because its likely that our country has no chance of surviving or reversing everything that has happened since 9/11.I dont believe the red staters are going to be as stoic and level headed as the Brits.

Even General Franks gave this sobering analysis:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2003/11/21/63054/774


"Gen. Tommy Franks said in an interview with the lifestyle magazine Cigar Aficionado that if another terrorist attack occurs in the United States "the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government" The stunning revelation is the headline story on the right-wing news site NewsMax for Friday. Franks said that another terrorism attack will result in "... the Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty weve seen for a couple of hundred years..." He indicated that if another terrorism attack occurs Bush will likely declare martial law and the Constitution will apparently be "discarded"."


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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 09:40 AM
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14. WE will be the target.
WE were the target on 9/11 because as muchas 9/11 was a physical attack, it was much more of a psychological attack -- a psyop. It had the requisite effect of terrifying the nation and the world. It had the effect of bolstering Bush in the polls (although why is beyond me!). It had the effect of making people angry and seeking revenge and the effect of making some people believe that we are in a 'war time' situation, demanding flag waving patriotic allegiance -- etc.

The next attack will be worse. It will probably be nuclear. It will probably cost the lives of a half million people. It will terrorize the entire world because they will see just how blood thirsty and ruthless these fascists really are. It will make opposition to the 'war on terror' (tm) obsolete and traitorous. WE, people like those of us who know more of the truth, who share it here at DU, WE will be the new enemy.

We are a subject population.

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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 10:40 AM
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15. Saturday before trade center crash
I was staring into a candle I heard beware the tali-ban,I had no clue what a tali-ban was really,as I was not so up on the middle east so I assumed it was wear a talisman But I was not aware of which kind. I blew the whole thing off.

Later I got a call from people we knew to turn on the TV,We got calls from friends asking if we were OK,we lived kinda near DC at the time,
Even though I had some kind of psychic impression days before,I still had a hard time believing the"official line"however I kept my thoughts to myself,because people all around me were freaking out,

About a week after the crash
One red faced over aggressive,pseudo military ,'proud christian' buzz cut asshole at a target was really treating a sikh family bad,their kids were crying in the checkout line. I stepped up and chewed his ass out calling him a dumb piece of shit saying these people are NOT tali-ban they are from INDIA asshole and they are SIKH!

I helped the sikhs carry their stuff to their car and plastered all over their car were new looking pro-america bumper stickers,ribbon magnets, window flags and all.And I felt so sad.I Told them I'm not like those other assholes and there are some people out there like me who haven't lost their heads with this,you are not alone..As I walked back into target to pay for my stuff,I glanced back to cross the road and the lady was crying with a kleenex as they pulled out of their parking spot.

The asshole waited for me and glared at me as I walked out I flipped him the bird and told him ,you are is why this country is hated in the world,you are the problem you reactionary zealot bully piece of shit.Fuck YOU.


And you know if another"attack" is staged it will give reactionary,true believer bully assholes like this guy a rationale for reacting,an excuse and permission for letting his bully aggression held in check by people like me,out onto others who are innocent but look"suspicious" without thinking..a pig like the man at target will see an attack as an excuse to let all that misplaced rage show.They may or may not have cool heads what some people want is permission to bully a scapegoat and hate without being told to stop it ..it is wrong.

Middle school bullies are all over this country who never grew up,never learned to feel ashamed,never had to care, wanting a taste of domination again.That feeling of godlike right to destroy.A taste of making people hurt that makes them feel better and safe.As an adult you need a culture to create permission conditions to get away with it 9/11 for bullies was permission to react and hate arabic people.In middle school such reaction sickness could be tolerated up to a point and excused by the adults with power with enabling lines like they are kids ,boys will be boys..

That's the problem.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 10:43 AM
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16. We are expendable commodities to them. Meanwhile,
I am prepared for death.

Meanwhile most people are too afraid to live.

Having chronic physical ailments helps.
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 10:52 AM
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18. Me too
As for death..I will face it like everything else with my eyes open.

And I am aware I am responsible for my choices.I do my best and that is good enough.I care because I choose to.

I don't give a shit anymore if some of America is going fascist I can't control what they do, I know I don't have to do it too. I can stand up for what is decent,noble and protect the "values" I hold dear that are opposite of fascist"values"..If that Independence of spirit in me gets me killed by the piggish reactionary people than at least I will die knowing I was TRUE to my own Heart I did not sell myself to these pigs and were responsible for how I chose and I did my best..and I was not a pig.I die with a clean conscience.And that is what counts more than more time in a life I never wanted ,in this fucked up world,with so many fucked up people, to ME!
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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 02:58 PM
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19. Sorry about the chronic illness, HypnoToad.
I don't want to die but I am prepaired to. But if I have to die, I'd rather die standing up for what I believe in. For me, that is largely non-violence and faith -- but not in any particular 'god' so much as something truly Divine. Humankind has the potential to manifest qualities of that -- and that is the only thing that keeps me going.

Thanks for your artwork, HypnoToad, keep on creating!

BMU
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OfireitupO Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 10:48 AM
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17. I agree, after the next attack
I fear there is going to be a war on dissent and anyone who is not with Bush's war on terror will be the enemy. Bush already said so himself, "you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists".
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