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Originally posted by PapaEmeritus
or Asian it's hard to tell what kind of snark you give through reading what you type.edit on 28-7-2011 by PapaEmeritus because: oopsedit on 28-7-2011 by PapaEmeritus because: s
Originally posted by Misoir
Originally posted by BrianC
The money should be going to missiles that blow up mosques.
Yet if Iran had said: "The money should be going to missiles that blow up churches" I am quite sure the choir of hypocrites would be singing aloud.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...when has the usofa government ever done anything altruistic?... answer: never...
...actions that appear to be somewhat altruistic are always just a baited hook - always...
Originally posted by nh_ee
In looking at the bigger picture.
Computers and the internet are vital to the intelligence community and in this case could be used to actually make us safer in the long run.
Providing computers and internet service to these mosques also allows the CIA and their analysts to monitor all information going to/from these mosques which is the way in which the intelligence community functions.
Information that could potentially be linked to radicals and/or extremists who often times attract new members at mosques and could prevent another 911 like attack.
Plain and Simple.
Originally posted by SassyCat
What a well made propaganda. Obviously, very effective?
So, because US is trying to prevent Egypt, a strategic US ally from drowning in there own faeces, they're wasting tax payers money? Why? Because this will among thousands of other buildings, also save a couple of local mosques - this is what causes so called "lot of outrage this afternoon" lol.
Then, they found some (allegedly Egyptian) wren... woman who calls herself "former Muslim" to talk about how she's getting death threats from terrorists because US is "showing its weakness" by restoring the sewer system of her own home country........ I'd need boots for this one because B.S. is just knee deep. Apparently, US embassy in Egypt was not showing weakness when it helped her - as far as she is concerned, rest of the Egypt can drown in crap.
#3 Internet in some terrorist-dwelling mud-pile
The Mosque in Mali which now allegedly has internet access (apparently, controlled by CIA! lol) is 99% Great Mosque of Djenné, I'm only 99% sure because the anchorman continently left out name of the mosque and just called it "an ancient mosque"... pffft!! Anywho, it is a very old and very famous piece of art which is also a world heritage site of UNESCO and a largest mud building in the world. Mali has nothing to do with global terrorism, no terrorist was ever Malian in all history of global terrorism. It was a simple diplomatic gift by the local ambassador - all but extremely poor countries do these kinds of things.
As far as Cyprus goes, Mosques were only one fraction of entire restoration plan through USAID funds. Many things were restored/repaired, mostly historical and cultural heritages. If you are really interested in where your money went, you can visit cyprus.usembassy.gov... any time rather than wasting your nerves and time on blatant TV propaganda.
What they're doing is called diplomacy and these restoration works are always far, far, far cheaper than depleted uranium shells. You can be certain that US is not paying anyone's free lunch, never has and never will.