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Did Bush & Co. commit arson in Central Oregon?

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posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 12:38 AM
“PORTLAND, OR 2003-08-20 (Oregon Considered) - More firefighters are on their way to two fast-growing blazes in Central Oregon. The fires may force President Bush to change his plans tomorrow. Bush is scheduled to visit Camp Sherman, near Sisters, and tour a forest there.

The fires also got members of one environmental group thinking that they happened at a very convenient time. They worry the blazes will underscore the President's argument that more logging is needed to reduce the risk of wildfire in federal forests.

Fire officials say both the Booth and Bear Butte fires are located in forests with a lot of dead trees and brush that are fueling the blazes. It's forests just like that where President Bush wants to increase logging and thinning.

Joe Keating with the Oregon Wildlife Federation says it's suspicious the fires started now officials say it's been two weeks since lightning moved through the area. The Forest Service is investigating the cause of the fires.

But at an anti-Bush rally organized by environmentalists in downtown Portland, Keating called for an independent investigation of the fires.

Joe Keating: You know the Forest Service and I'm sure they would do a good investigation but it's important in this particular case, because of the sensitivity, to have an independent situation take place. And so what we're asking is for the FBI who has an arsonist team to investigate the fire but also to have a coordinated communication with the governor's office here to make sure of the independence of that investigation.”

I travel frequently between the Willamette Valley and the Bend area. With Highway 20 closed and probably for the next week, it took a 3-hour detour today. Which actually gave me time to get the scoop on the airwaves. There has been some outspoken speculation in Bend that these fires look like the work of arson. From letters to the editor, radio hosts and the press outside of Bend, people are raising an eyebrow.

The situation is actually ironic, regardless of Bush’s complicity. The Forest Service has been doing exactly what Bush wants to do in this area. The forest official in this article is misleading the public. They do massive ground sweeps of fuel on the forest floor, thin out dead trees and then in the middle of the winter torch the piles of fuel. It’s actually quite beautiful on a snowy day to drive by and see small fires burning in the forest. Gives you that Ewok Tree Village feeling.

But the article says otherwise. I personally see a strange coincidence in forest fires starting prior to Bush’s visit, in an area that is already at its highest precaution level, has serious restrictions in place and hasn’t seen lightning in two weeks . A fresh forest fire is the perfect backdrop for a campaign trip to tout the President’s forest policy.

You make your own conclusions.

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 12:43 AM

You are far too cynical.

How could any administration be so foolhardy as to make these events so synchronous, and manage them and the media surrounding them to further a cause?

Surely not? The public would immediately detect this and know! They are not stupid!

That would mean Mr Bush allows corruption in his government.

It would mean George W Bush and everyone complicit in this is a complete a$$hole!

Surely, that cannot be?

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 01:07 AM
I don't know enough to say yea or nay, but consider this...
"Surely not? The public would immediately detect this and know! They are not stupid!"
I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Most people take the news as fed to them on a spoon.

[Edited on 23-8-2003 by SandMan]

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 01:12 AM

You are onto something there, I think.

But shouldn't you be on the side of the Bush administration, keeping everyone asleep?


(Secret in case you haven't read my posts... the Bush administration is the most useless and corrupt in US history)

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 01:49 AM
Good call, dude. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 01:59 AM
So let me get this straight,

bush so far has been called..
1. liar
2. evil
3. cokehead
4. stupid
5. pothead
6. drunk
7. dictator
8. arsonist?

jesus people. I pray to god i never get into office.

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 02:09 AM



Which of those qualities do you feel you are lacking?

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 02:15 AM

Originally posted by MaskedAvatar



Which of those qualities do you feel you are lacking?

well, i'm not a dictator yet

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 10:58 AM
Wait, Kooky may have a point in all this. My neighbors house caught fire several weeks ago (No, I don't like them but, no, I didn't do it.) and shortly beforehand there was grumblings of a need for more fire dept. funding. While the cause of the fire is not totally clear, I say it is very apparent the fire chief set fire to the house to underscore the need for more and better equipment!

posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 11:04 AM
I wouldn't be surprised in the least to discover that this was a strange arson, by some guy who has a link to the government in some manner...

posted on Aug, 25 2003 @ 02:06 AM
TC, my very own nick name…I’m flattered. Please forward all gifts/flowers/etc to your neighbor.

posted on Aug, 25 2003 @ 11:13 AM
My neighbor is not there right now.

What type of flowers do you prefer?

posted on Aug, 26 2003 @ 09:54 PM
chocalates please...

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