posted by golddragnet
posted by GT100FV
“ . . wait for the terrorists to come to them.
HA, is that some sort of wind up? Wait for the killers to come to Britain, do you see groups of terrorists from Afghanistan applying for visa's to
travel to Britain to cause trouble! How ridiculous. The war on terror is a sham. The only reason why Afghanistan was invaded was because the
Americans wanted to run an oil pipeline through the country and the Taliban were asking for too much money. The war in Afghanistan was planned long
before 9/11. And Afghanistan had nothing to do with 9/11. They even offered to hand over bin Laden to USA if they showed evidence he was involved, and
guess what, USA said they wouldn't show any evidence, Bin Laden was even removed from the FBI Most Wanted list in connection with 9/11 due to lack of
evidence (contact the FBI for confirmation yourself). [Edited by Don W]
Part 1. While it may appear at first glance that Blair is coming to Bush43's aid by sending UK forces to Afghan because the US does not have the
manpower available presently, I do not believe there should be a direct connection made between the drawdown in Iraq and the buildup in Afghan. You
can be sure the UK reduction in force in Iraq encourages the anti-B43 forces here. It is taken as a sign that the UK is withdrawing from Iraq. Or to
put it more bluntly, abandoning the insoluble mission in Iraq. Something B43 would not have agreed to if Blair had not already been given the boot in
the Commons. Talk about hanging on by the skin of your teeth! I attribute the UK reenforcements in Afghan more to the UK’s felt need to demonstrate
to its European neighbors its continuing strong support of NATO and the EU. And not as a genuflection to the US.
We anti-B43 types over here believe PM-designate Gordon Brown will complete the withdrawal of UK forces from Iraq by summer of 2008. From Labor’s
POV, the issue is how to extricate themselves from the US adventure without the government falling and the anti-Labor voting trend so glaring in the
last election, continuing with renewed force in the next election. Ordinary Americans have not grasped the deal made in Hell that B43 promised to
the coalition that our soldiers would do the heavy lifting and the remaining coalition forces will get the light duty. A promise made to get the
superficial appearance of a unified front done purely for domestic political reasons. Callousness to the nth degree!
If the government story surrounding 9/11 was even true (which it isn't) then why invade Afghanistan when they were mostly Saudi's on the list of
hijackers. The War on Terror is a farce. And the Afghanistan people shouldn't have to live with US and British troops invading their country. [Edited
by Don W]
Part 2. Go back to the DJIA - the US stock market gage - for 2001. You will see Bush43's immediate reversal of Clinton’s economic policy in early
2001 had begun the slide from 12,000 to the low point of 7,000 over the next 2 years. It was only 6 months ago the market recovered to the Clinton
level. The stock market reflects the “confidence” of the R&Fs in the short term future of America. R&Fs being the Rich and Famous who own and rule
the US. I am certain as I can be as an outsider, that B41 called B43 in the PM of September 11 and said, “Son, you have just been given the 2004
election! War trumps economy!”
Heady with a vision of imperviousness, B43 began his foray onto the world stage with his disgraceful speech before the United Nations. Black and
white, in effect, was his declaration! “You are with us or you are against us!” What a simplistic view of the world, maybe a simpleton’s view?
The US own pro-Israel lobby grasped the significance of B43's low-brow POV and his utter lack of preparation for the job at hand. Israel moved
quickly to end their Arab problem, permanently! We were about to embark on the world’s biggest rodeo! Government Texas style! Quick draw, Judge Roy
Bean’s law west of the Pecos. Shoot first, ask questions later. That is our president G.W. Bush. Sometimes called Dumbya by his friends. As Nancy
kept Reagan from making a total ass of himself, so Laura reads to B43 at night.
Our electoral process does not necessarily favor the best informed, or best prepared man or woman to capture the office of president. That is a
cultural defect of American society. Until War 2 it did not matter to the world who was the American president. It was pure serendipity that FDR was
our president in 1939 and 1941. I do believe the British would have fought Hitler “on the beaches” as Churchill declared, but to be realistic
without the Atlantic convoys, the UK would have fallen to Nazism, albeit not as easily as France fell. But I have digressed.
The Bush43 regime has co-opted the Nine Eleven Event. Americans were pee’d off by the brazen (and successful) plot carried out by young men barely
out of their teens. The collapse of the WTC twin towers could not have been anticipated by OBL. A son of a contractor, yes, but I do not believe that
was ever conceptualized by the leader of al Qaeda. That was serendipity. The US has spent $40 billion on the clean up and the planned reconstruction
of the WTC. Myself being a socialist, I want the US to own the WTC, but alas, it is not to be. Instead, the ownership remains in the same R&F hands.
Not only were the property insurance companies excused from paying on the losses, they were not required to return the premiums charged! “Your tax
dollars at work.” Welfare for the rich. Ah, America the Beautiful! But it’s no place to be poor.
Instead of following the precedent laid down by Bill Clinton in 1993 when the First WTC Bombing took place, B43 declared War on Terror! Under Clinton,
the first incident was treated as a criminal act, the FBI was put in charge of the investigation and the perpetrators were finally found out, a trial
was held and Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman. the blind sheik, was convicted and is now in prison. But B43 had greater aspirations! First, we went to Afghan
to undo the Taliban on the grounds they harbored the al Qaeda. I believe that. The UN and the world backed us in that effort. After muffing it at Tora
Tora, support waned.
I must retire presently, to complete this undertaking later today.
[edit on 2/24/2007 by donwhite]