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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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Okay.....seriously guys? Seriously? Seriously......seriously?

Why post an image of a follower of the Islamic faith against a background of the fallen towers opposite of a fallen soldiers M-4 and Kevlar helmet? To remind us of what we are fighting for huh? You guys are no better than the MSM who are constantly trying to keep us in fear by reminding us that EVERY SINGLE MUSLIM is out to kill EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN. This background is tasteless and incredibly offensive. The Muslims do not hate us, they hate our LEADERS. What does this have to do with ATS? The eleventh has come and gone. Give us a break with this crap.

Who are the fear mongers now?


Here ATS, you earned this:

edit on 12-9-2011 by DaemusAlphae because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:50 AM
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I have to agree.....do I really have to see an Afghani who does'nt even resemble OBL everytime I enter ATS? Enough already, it's 12th Sept 2011....now lets get on with LIFE!



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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reply to post by bluemirage5
 


I know! It is like they want to get a rise out of us. I swear they do not like their user-base one bit. I mean, if you look at the 404 pages now, they all poke fun at conspiracy theorists. Why start up and maintain a conspiracy site if you are going to poke fun at your users? Then this post this crap when they know that 98% of the people who visit this site do not even believe the official story.

This site has gone downhill. GLP is looking much better every single day. Plus all the mods are ban happy. It is pathetic how many people have been banned in the last year for snarky comments against the mods. That is what happens when you put a bunch of insecure people in charge of moderating a forum.

Watch me get banned for this, just watch. No one can speak their mind about how this site is ran with out getting their threads 404ed or getting banned altogether.

So much for denying ignorance, it seems more like they harbor it more than anything.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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not a big fan of the current pic but i have to say they should apply a new background every day, easier on the eyes then the standard black



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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As the saying goes, "a picture is more than a thousand words".

I have to agree with the OP. This is just not right.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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reply to post by jazzguy
 


Agreed, but this is unacceptable. I am kind of disgusted, and I am a simple American.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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I actually like the background, it seems to be much better than the old black one. I don't think its racist that there is a muslim in the picture, how do you know that the gun and helmet are from an american? Anyways, I think its only racist if you want it to be...



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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reply to post by InnerPeace2012
 


Look at the big bad MUSLIM! Oh my goodness I am FRIGHTENED!! All of you should be as well!



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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reply to post by BigBruddah
 


No one said anything about race. Islam is not a race.....

and

"how do you know that the gun and helmet are from an american"

Are you serious? No joke. Are you serious?

Go to bed.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:09 AM
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reply to post by BigBruddah
 


Can you not see the implications...read between the lines.

It's a mental stamp...it's called conditioning.

Peace

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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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As I remember, there is more than one victim of 9-11. Those who died in the Twin Towers which are represented on the background. Also, the soldiers who have died fighting the unjust war which resulted from the tower attacks, who are also represented in the image. And the innocent Muslims who have been a target both in America and over seas dying at the hand of the American government. I think this is the most honest memorial/image I have seen yet.

ATS

Just shows how much personal perception plays a part in things.

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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:11 AM
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I guess I am the only one seeing the layers of symbolism in the background image. The man on the right represents lives lost in the Afghan/Middle East wars. The Building ruins are obviously the civilian losses of 9/11 and the Rifles on the left aren't all the same one. They are 4 different ones. 2 appear to be U.S. M-4's (maybe someone else can tell a difference between them). One is the SA-80 from Great Britain and the rear one looks like the AICW that a couple sites have as the next Australian service rifle. It looks like a well balanced image of memorial to all sides with people lost.

world.guns.ru...

Or is it just me?

Addition:
CN, we must have literally been typing at the same time. What a coincidence we both post roughly the same thoughts at the same time.


Great job ATS. I find the image tasteful and classy, even if many others don't.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:11 AM
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reply to post by CN1018
 


Its all perspective I guess.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:13 AM
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reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 


Welp. After reading the above post, and now your post, I see the symbolism now. I was quick to think the way I did because of all of this hype about 9/11 recently.

My apologies.

Leave this thread up as a reminder of how dumb I am.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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WOW, just when I was questioning the fact ATS tried to force us to remember 9/11 with the 1hr and 32mins of banning anyone to read any forums, today they come up with this.

Absolutely pathetic, I guess we've now seen the ATS owners true colors, tomorrow we'll see a holocaust memorial.




posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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trollpaper ftw



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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He looks like this guy.




Conditioning???? Is ATS trying to condition us???


can we get a Photoshop expert to check this out??
edit on 12-9-2011 by Frankenchrist because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:56 AM
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S&F! CHANGE THE BACKGROUND ATS!

I didnt join your site to see crap like that. You guys should know better.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:21 AM
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