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“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”
The transcript quotes Mr. Salem as saying that he wanted to complain to F.B.I. Headquarters in Washington about the Bureau's failure to stop the bombing, but was dissuaded by an agent identified as John Anticev.
Mr. Salem said Mr. Anticev had told him,
"He said, I don't think that the New York people would like the things out of the New York Office to go to Washington, D.C."
Another agent, identified as Nancy Floyd, does not dispute Mr. Salem's account, but rather, appears to agree with it,
Edmund Burke: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The amount of assumptions, just in analyzing the material evidence itself, is enormous. If you choose to ignore the cogency of the evidence, you still have to bridge it by making a whole new set of assumptions: that the police, witnesses, media, government, etc, are all colluding together to sell the public a lie. And they collude with such efficiency that we hear nothing about it.
I think it's a fallacy to treat everything so black and white.
For one thing there are many historical examples of real conspiracies. Conspiracies are something that actually happens. Sometimes they are successful. Sometimes they fail. Tthere is an ATS topic on real conspiracies here: ATS - Top Ten Real Conspiracies. Rather than delve into a list of real conspiracies, how about we start with a crazy, obvious conspiracy we all forget about.
The United States of America was founded by a group of conspirators operating on both sides of the Atlantic.
We are a nation of conspirators; founded by conspirators.
Our two major political parties engage in legal conspiracy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a bloodless war filled with recursive coup d' tats and metaphorical assassinations.
One of our Presidents, in the past half-century, engaged in a conspiracy that was serious enough and ill-thought-out enough, that it forced him to resign.
Knowing something about Islam - the target implicated by most recent terrorist attacks - particularly Islamism (political Islam, idealogues like Hassan Al Banna, Sayd Qutb, Mohommad Iqbal and Ayotollah Khomeini) in short, knowing that political Islam is not "created" by the west, isn't the invention of the CIA or British intelligence, but quite naturally grew out as a response to Islamic degradation, political subjugation of the Umma (Islamic Community) to Infidels, and Christians to boot, helps to confirm my belief that this attack is the result of an alien body, acting outside the knowledge of the intelligence agencies, who may know of them, but aren't infallible, that is, they are capable of failure - of losing sight of a possible terrorist..
The "radical fundamentalism" that we are told drives the majority of these Islamic terror groups didn't exist until 6 months prior to the russian invasion of Afghanistan on the 24 December of 1979 and was included in a package deal worth between 3 and 6 billion dollares of arms bought from China, eygpt and Iran over the 10 year period.
Note the dates, the USA started to arm the mujahadeen 6 moths BEFORE the russians invaded, knowing that this would guarantee a soviet military intervention, which was anyway inevitable.
It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam.
The Boston Bombings: Why Think Conspiracy?
The people who throw accusations of conspiracy around aren't very deep thinkers.
Psychologically speaking, people who assume conspiracy whenever something like this happens are the most cynical people imaginable.
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by ErtaiNaGia
Those were extremely tepid 'ad hominems'
edit on 25-4-2013 by dontreally because: (no reason given)