posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 07:33 PM
Siberian Tiger says:
”This question is for those who think I don't know what I'm talking about…”
Well, I guess that would include me.
”.. why is it that in the "Project for a new American century" book the think tak [sic] group says that "A Perl [sic] Harbor
TYPE of attack is needed to get American involved in a mid eastern war".
Maybe because that is their opinion, Siberian Tiger.
But I’m not sure I follow your logic here. Are you saying that, because a think tank believes that a major attack was needed to get the US into a
war in the Mideast, it is somehow proof that someone in our own government deliberately set up a Pearl Harbor type attack?
I don’t think so.
Let’s walk through this together. I will type this very slowly, because I want to make sure you and everyone else here understands it.
First, is it possible that our own government deliberately set up the attack so we could go to war against Iraq? I suppose anything is
possible. But it would be possible for them to have done such a thing whether or not the think tank said what they did, right?
The think tank could be right or wrong and the government could have set up the attack or it they didn’t, but a belief by a think tank doesn’t
mean that the government did, right?
Siberian Tiger, you need to think about a thing called “causality”. This is a term which helps you figure out whether or not something
caused something else to happen.
For example, the cost of computers have dropped drastically over the past ten years, and, during that same time period, the incidence of AIDS in Asia
has increased drastically, and the cost of oil has risen dramatically, and Toyota has come out with the Scion tC sports coupe.
Now, based on that, Siberian, which of these statements are true?
(1) AIDS causes the price of computers to go down.
(2) Because the cost of computers have gone down, Toyota decided to introduce the Scion tC.
(3) Since more people have AIDS, the OPEC weenies have decided to increase the price of oil
(4) Driving the Scion tC sports coupe causes AIDS.
(5) Driving the Scion tC sports coupe makes computers cheaper.
Now my guess, Siberian, is that you’ll probably say something like,
”NONE of those statements are true! Just because a bunch of things happened at the same time doesn’t mean that the tC sports coupe causes AIDS
or that AIDS causes cheaper computers or cheaper computers have forced OPEC to raise the price of oil.”
And you know what, Siberian? You’d be right! You are beginning to understand causality!
”Answer this so called informed edugated [sic] ATS menbers [sic] ?”
Any time, Siberian Tiger; any time! That’s what we’re here for: denying ignorance.