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vickie Donating Member (663 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:38 AM
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I wonder if the British think the war in Iraq has made them safer...
This is soooo horrific, heinous and barbaric. Not to mention, it appears the losers in Iraq may have killed the Egyptian diplomat they kidnapped a few days ago. What a nightmare we're living in...
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johannes1984 Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:43 AM
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1. this much i know
They most certainly don't believe it's made them safer .Which leaves open if the support will increase or decrease .
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:45 AM
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2. The British KNOW that the LIES of PrimePresident Blush & Iraq have made
them prime targets! Most are surprised it hasn't happened sooner...

There is a price one pays for loyalty to the Bush Cabal...My heart and sympathy to the Brits...they face what we do....we are both being "ruled" by Liars & Criminals and we are all not safe BECAUSE OF THEM!
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Wright Patman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:52 AM
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3. Speak for yourself
I view it with detachment. It is not a nightmare. It is not my reality.

There were actually little old ladies right after 9-11 right out here in the middle of nowhere Texas where I live who worried that "terr'ists" would blow up people gathered at picnic tables at a local lake or something. It borders on psychotic narcissism to think that "terr'ists" even know where Lake O' the Pines is, much less would plan a major "event" there. For one thing, it would take news crews hours to even arrive on the scene to give them their craved-for publicity. And the potential "body count" would always be no more than a couple dozen.

In fact, in vast stretches of Red State flyover country, people actually were delusional enough after 9-11 to think they were threatened with attack. I always found it to be amusing when I saw it in the folks around here, most of whom have gotten over it. The passage of time without anything happening makes even the most naive and simple-minded among us begin to question their assumptions.

Now they will NEVER do enough research (these are people who by and large DO NOT READ anything, even if they can read) to find out that most terrorism is LIHOP or MIHOP, but they have resumed normal life and have a ho-hum attitude about things happening in London (after all, the IRA used to bomb London on a fairly regular basis)
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:22 AM
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4. 80% of Brits aren't as stupid as 50% of Americans
That much is clear
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:31 AM
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5. I think the British have a long history of imperialism, from N.Ireland to
India that makes them feel vulnerable to things like this.

In many ways, the Labour governments committment to ending poverty at home and abroad, and their committment to fighting global warming is the antidote to the concentration of wealth caused by the legacy imperialism which creates the fertile ground from fascist terrorist movements around the globe. Therefore, it's more interesting to me that this attack took place so colse to Live8 and the G8 meetings (at which those issues are on the table).
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