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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:49 AM
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What is the best thing that could come out of the London bombings?
So far on DU, I have read people discussing a lot of the bads implications from the terrorist attacks in London and a lot of people saddened by them, understandably. However, what is the best thing for the world that could come out of this?

I think that it just might be Blair pulling all British troops and support out of Iraq saying that he must concentrate on keeping his people safe instead of creating more terrorists. This would leave Bu$h out there all by himself and I don't think he could handle the pressure.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:51 AM
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1. blair will never do it
he has already signed a pact with the devil

the best thing to come out of this is what you said, people will realize that Iraq had nothing to do with the war on terrorism, and in fact made us less safe

I don't think it will happen though

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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:53 AM
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2. That's not will come out of it. It was because AWOL Bush & Blair
were caught with their pants down re: the downing street memo. these idiots were caught lying in order to drag us all into a unnecessary war.

the gain will be for AWOL Bush & Blair. this will energize the repuke base and will prop up their poll numbers. they will justify spending billions more on war and "spreading democracy" by killing as many brown people around the world as possible. this means more record profits for Halliburton and the like.

nothing "good" will come out of this "terrorist" attack.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:54 AM
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3. The out cry of the british people for an exit strategy in iraq....
grows so strong labor can not ignore it and the UK pulls out of iraq in order to prevent allowing a tory govt to do in their nation what the neocons have done in ours.....
God save the SDP!
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:54 AM
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4. Best thing: The Parliament would give Blair a vote of "no confidence"
and send his sorry ass packing.

:evilfrown:
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DawnneOBTS Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:05 PM
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7. I agree with this 100%
The best that can come out of this is the removal of Tony Blair, which will mean the removal of Great Britain's troops from Iraq, leaving the Chimp and all of his sheep alone.
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 PM
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9. Blair and G8
It was early morning, so I may have misheard NPR, but I think the first response from Blair was that he was going to remain at the G8 conference, and he later changed his mind and announced he was returning to London.

I think that first announcement, assuming I heard it right, will be the final straw against Blair, unless he does some serious Churchill impressions in the next few days.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:21 PM
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14. Yes, that would be it
Blair has now, by his policies, killed iraqi civilians and
british civilians... enough is enough... time for the age of brown.
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abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:55 AM
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5. Here's What I'm Hoping
With these attacks, with the DSM, with the Rove leak and the appointing of a supreme court judge going on all at once, it will become obvious to all Americans that the moron in the White House is not up to the job.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:59 AM
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6. Do you now understand Rove's
speech in New York?
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bennywhale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:12 PM
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8. There's a defiant mood on the streets of London tonight. People are
concerned but calm, and the general mood is basically we will not be cowed by these bastards. I hope this translates also into, we are fine as we are and will not accept any more control, tyranny, or restriction of our liberties that will inevitably be cynically syuggested in the wake of this tradegy.

The spirit of the Blitz is a cliche now in this country but i hope it rears its head to say a big fuck you to the terrorists and a big fuck you to any politicians that try to exploit this attack.

The best thing to come out of this is if everyone goes to work tomorrow and the disruption and fear the terrorists hoped for barely registers.

the mood i am getting from mates and family is basically, fuck off, but surprisingly little fear now that everyone we know has been accounted for.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:00 PM
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12. Tomorrow? Hell - I'm back at work NOW.
Even tho I'm typing this!
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:18 PM
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10. Maybe, the idiots in this country, spewing how we are safer
and fighting them over in Iraq keeps them from here, will see the folly of their veiws... It's now obvious that Al Quada has spread into more cells, in different countries and are getting stronger not weaker, and can attack in other countries. There probably is a "Secret Al Quada Cell of the Americas" right here already and planning attacks like this...Maybe, control of our country will be put back into the hands of adults again, instead of the simple minds now in control...Maybe, they'll start giving SERIOUS THOUGHT to protecting our homeland and securing our borders.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:53 PM
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11. We're going to have to deal with the bad stuff first

People are going to rally to Bush (and perhaps Blair) one more time, to Bush here to levels a little under 60% is my guess. And all the Iraq hawks and oil traders are going to do what they can to exploit it to the largest extent they can. Of course.

The good news, I think, is that the rally will disintegrate very quickly and collapse their ratings below what they are now. More catastrophic success for them.

These boys will use up a lot more of their usefulness to and credibility with their voters in the next few days and weeks. And that, I agree with you, leads to British political clarity on the overall situation and ending of their role in the Iraq foolishness in some pretty abrupt way some months down the road.

I'd speculate that Bush also loses his cred on 'fighting' Terrorism with American Indie voters, his last hold on them, in the aftermath. They've lost their goodwill but given him benefit of the doubt in recent months, they suspect that the War on Terror is going wrong. Bush is going to get their full support one more time...and now that they're paying full attention, the impending demonstration of his essential ineffectuality and smoke-and-mirrors gaming of Fighting Terror is going to to strike home.



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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:02 PM
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13. More survivors.
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grumpy old fart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:04 PM
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15. Be great if it makes everyone wake up to the fact you can't stop this.....
by going around invading countries and killing Muslims. You have to instead:
(1) take reasonable precautions at home (which we have not);
(2) Speak out against ALL violence
(3) Act in accord with your words (i.e. stop killing innocents, whether on purpose or by "collateral damage")

Our ham handed policy of burning down forests to get to a shrub is just going to continue this cycle of violence ad nauseum.
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