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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:40 AM
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"Terra attack": Let's add this up shall we?
November elections drawing near + sagging Republican numbers on terrorism = total and complete bullshit

Seems like simple math to me.
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jedicord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:42 AM
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1. Lieberman (supposedly) lost because of anti-war sentiment.
Better change that sentiment and QUICK! :sarcasm:
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:44 AM
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2. But isn't the message supposedly "fight them over there...
...so we don't have to fight them over here"? And yet, we're still fighting them over here (if you believe this BS). So, someone help me out with this logic. :wtf:
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jedicord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:46 AM
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4. I work so I can afford coke, I do coke so I can keep working.
Carry on...
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:46 AM
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3. Vash, I can't take this much longer.
I feel like the angry guy on Monty Python whose head explodes from anger.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:53 AM
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10. Eh, you gotta take it in stride.
I'd be more pissed, but that's what they want.

It's like dealing with a needy ex. The more attention you give them, the more they like it, and the more they do it.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:29 AM
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19. And stop watching tv news n/t
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:47 AM
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5. There are no november elections in the UK.
Please, please stop trying to make the rest of the world revolve around your goddamn election.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:48 AM
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7. but the poodle is all too happy to serve his master
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:50 AM
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8. Exactly
because Blair sure as hell doesn't serve his country, his party or even most of his cabinet.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:51 AM
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9. Who says you have to?
Ever heard of a thing called the CIA?
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:54 AM
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11. The CIA has elections in the UK in november? n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:55 AM
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:01 AM
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13. Who run Barter Town?
blair will do what ever he is told
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:48 AM
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6. I did the google 'terror alerts+political' got 13,500,000 hits..and they
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:04 AM
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14. Add this to the mix
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/20...

<snip>
John Prescott was struggling to contain a growing Labour backbench revolt last night after rebuffing demands from MPs for Parliament to be recalled to debate the crisis in the Middle East.

The demand by up to 150 MPs, mostly Labour, for Parliament to be able to discuss the Government's response to the war in Lebanon, is the first political test the Deputy Prime Minister has faced since taking charge of the Government after Tony Blair left for his Caribbean holiday on Tuesday.

The rebellion spread from back-bench MPs to the ranks of ministerial advisers when Jim Sheridan, the Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said that he was standing down as the parliamentary private secretary to the defence ministers.
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Blair is also in big trouble.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:12 AM
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15. Awfully vague
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 08:12 AM by billyskank
November elections drawing near - yes, but three and a half months away. Sagging republican numbers yes, but they've been sagging for a while. What is it about this particular time that makes you draw an X on some notional graph and say: "look! It happened at this exact time! Now you tell me that is a coincidence!"
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:25 AM
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16. Alright, you want some thing more concrete?
Three days ago, the Washington Post revealed a poll that said the American people trust Democrats more than Republicans on fighting terrorism for the first time ever. Happier?
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:33 AM
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21. That's a huge conceit
Assuming that something happening in a far off place happens because of political events at home. Not even an event - the movement of mere poll numbers.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:36 AM
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23. The CIA has a long history of doing things overseas for smaller reasons.
That's not a conceit - that's fact.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:45 AM
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26. But this is still a conceit
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 08:47 AM by billyskank
Overthrowing governments and running death squads in Central American banana republics is one thing. Creating conspiracies of this sophistication in first world countries is quite another.

But the question of whether the CIA can do it is moot; the conceit is in the assumption that world events are all driven by domestic US politics. We do have lives of our own, you know.

If the CIA denies it, then I might believe you. ;)
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:41 AM
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29. I don't think it's a conceit on my part.
I think it's a conceit on your part, insisting that it just can't happen there. It can, and does, happen everywhere (including the U.S.), everyday.

I don't think all world events have to do with our domestic politics - not even close. But when the full dog-and-pony show is unveiled on an alleged terror plot just days after some key events, directly after a 2004 littered with similar such curious occurrings, followed by months upon months of silence until now, you have to be completely naive not to stop and at least think about what's going on.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:21 PM
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30. Sure it is
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:28 PM by billyskank
An event happens thousands of miles away, and it surely must be connected to US domestic politics? Just because a prowar senator has just lost his party nomination? Hardly earth-shattering news. And the government's poll ratings are in the tank? Have been for some time now. If they wanted to pull something out of the bag, October would be a much better time for it. Everything doesn't revolve around you guys.
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:39 AM
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24. Yesterday Tony Snow basically said that
voting Democrat will bring on another 911. Then the next day the Administration and the GOP stop another 911 attempt with the help of the Brits. Convenient, eh?
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:28 AM
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18. I saw interesting speculation in another thread...
This 'event' was cover to continue weapons shipments to the ME...

If you recall there was some controversy about using Preswick for such shipments, earlier.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:26 AM
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17. what the hell? What did I miss?
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:29 AM
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20. go to cnn.com
You won't need to look far.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:13 AM
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27. Oh GOD that's RIGHT! November is right around the corner!
I feel so silly.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:35 AM
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22. GOP Campaign 2006 begins in earnest.
Recall that the long series of terralerts suddenly stopped right after Election 2004. Olbermann was seemingly the only truthteller in the MSM to point that out at the time.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:39 AM
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25. Yesterday it was reported that Bush had lowest numbers since 1992 or 1994,
whatever was the dreaded date that the U.S. voters threw the bastards out last time.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:15 AM
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28. And Muslims are thrilled with American foreign policy
and would have absolutely no cause to try to retaliate.

I know that because your impeccable logic leads me to that conclusion.

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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:23 PM
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31. HOAXBOLLAH
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