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Originally posted by dereks
Truther lie not based on any facts or evidence
That is all that truthers do, build on a pack of lies and mistruths!
Originally posted by airspoon
[...] The President had plans for the invasion of Afghanistan on his desk on 9/9/2001. They “outlined essentially the same war plan that the White House, the CIA and the Pentagon put into action after the Sept. 11 attacks. The administration most likely was able to respond so quickly to the attacks because it simply had to pull the plans 'off the shelf'.” [...]
Originally posted by airspoon
reply to post by PowerPointRanger
I am career military, have been since college and while readiness occurrs for various situations, actual invasion plans do not. Because the socio-political climate for most hot-spots change on an irregular and often basis, it would be far too cumbersome to adopt invasion plans for every region on the globe. Instead we have strategy and/or readiness plans.
Invasion plans do not simply consist of words on paper, like a report, instead they are actually intelligence resources, ally support, logistical operations, readied troops, etc... Now, granted that this in of itself isn't that big of a deal because there often invasion plans for known adversiaries or for training purposes, though when you combine it with everything else, it is just one more match stick on the pile.
Then you can add this to the issue of the Taliban coming to Texas back in 1997, for the alleged discussion of the UNOCAL pipeline. We really did not have a logical (national security or American interest-wise) reason for the invasion of Afghanistan, other than Bin Laden (though his relationship is also called into question). Communism was no longer an issue in Afghanistan and it wasn't destablizing the region. One would then have to wonder why invasion plans would be created, as opposed to strategy reports or something to that affect.
All in all, if their were war plans or hypothetical strategies for readiness on the invasion of Afghanistan, then I wouldn't even take a second look. However, there were apparently actual invasion plans, which are far different.
Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
"I'm still reading the whole post, but while I do agree that much of what you've posted is worth a closer look, I just had to reply to this. The military having invasion/combat plans already drawn up and prepared is not suspicious in and of itself. The DoD has plans of attack for more conflicts than you could imagine."
Yeah sure...the DOD has nothing better to do than draw up intricate plans to invade 400 other countries around the world. They knew they were going into Afghanistan for many months before they went in. I wouldn't be surprised if the story about the Taliban harboring Ossama's Been Hidin' was a bunch of hogwash from the beginning. For the most part, Americans are gullible twits - they'll pretty much believe anything you tell them, as evidenced how they sucked on and continue to suck on the absurd 9/11 Fairy Tale.
Originally posted by -PLB-