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Privateer
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posted 17 June 2005 05:55 PM      Profile for Privateer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=6fda5524e9764420

I bet this is exactly what Bush wants.


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remind
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posted 17 June 2005 06:05 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Uh, Bush is Iraq!
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solarpower
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posted 17 June 2005 06:16 PM      Profile for solarpower   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Meanwhile the USA drops 9 500 pound bombs in Iraq near the Syrian border.
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solarpower
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posted 27 June 2005 10:23 PM      Profile for solarpower   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Scott Ritter's article on the Iran war.
al jazeera

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Briguy
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posted 28 June 2005 08:23 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Iran's response: "Yeah? You and what army?"

Followed quickly by: "Oh. That army. *gulp*"


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Rufus Polson
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posted 28 June 2005 03:11 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Down towards the end I noticed something. They were talking about capturing people sabotaging oil lines and claiming they were Iranian.

Now, I can see two things happening here, maybe at the same time.
First, the Iranians probably in fact aren't happy about the US being next door, and they'd probably be just as happy if Iraqi oil production stayed low--helps keep prices high without Iran actually having to curtail production, and they'd probably be happy if the US' hands stayed full enough in Iraq that they had to hesitate a bit before going after anyone else in the area. So I can imagine them putting some work into, as deniably as possible, blowing a pipeline or two. But it's real risky, so I dunno.
Second, the Americans could well be continuing the same old combination of deflecting blame and designating the enemy that they've been pulling all along with Syria. No, no, Iraqis wouldn't be sabotaging our . . . um, I mean their . . . pipelines. No, of course it's not that the locals are irredeemably pissed off with our fundamentally wrong and utterly hamfisted occupation. No, it's those nasty foreigners--specifically Iranians! See, we told you we have to attack Iran!


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Bacchus
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posted 28 June 2005 03:17 PM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
*shrugs* Maybe they will just attack one of their own radio stations with prisoners dressed in polish army uniforms who they kill and use as evidence to back war

wait a minute, wrong war, wrong country


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 June 2005 03:55 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Any pretext will do. I heard Rummy on CBC this morning saying that the US war on Iraq is necessary because they'd rather fight terrorists over there than at home.

Bush said much the same about a week ago (I've linked to that speech somewhere else on babble), and nobody called him on it.

The Busheviks haven't given up on The Big Lie. Even when all evidence shows that there never was any connexion between al-Quaida and Saddam Hussayn, they keep saying that there is one.Rumsfeld Will Not Set Timetable for Iraq Withdrawal

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Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today rejected calls to set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, saying that would be a "mistake" because it would send a "lifeline to terrorists."

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Paul Bassick
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posted 28 June 2005 04:02 PM      Profile for Paul Bassick     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Even when all evidence shows that there never was any connexion between al-Quaida and Saddam Hussayn, they keep saying that there is one."

There is a connection between the two, they are tied together by the fact that the Bush administration will happily use either of them to do whatever the hell it wants.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 29 June 2005 12:35 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
IraQ

al-Qaida

There's the connexion.


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remind
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posted 29 June 2005 04:36 AM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh the good ole Q factor, eh!
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Privateer
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posted 29 June 2005 12:10 PM      Profile for Privateer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Speaking of Q factor:

al-Qa'bong

HMMMM


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