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Author Topic: Don't you know there's a war on?  (Read 43270 times)

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MadMAxJr

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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #100 on: October 06, 2008, 12:08:25 PM »

Okay.  I'm not very good with politics or detailed points on foreign conflicts.  Can somebody help tell me if the separation of the Taliban and al-Qaeda is a good thing or something to be worried over?
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #101 on: October 06, 2008, 12:32:14 PM »

It's pretty much what it looks like -- a lot less than ideal, but an improvement.  Of course, the US striking enemy-of-my-enemy alliances in Afghanistan is what got us into this mess in the first damn place.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #102 on: October 06, 2008, 12:44:50 PM »

I missed this article on Saturday.  Maybe this helped lead to the article above?  Apaprently the US Military claims to have taken down a mastermind of Al-Qaeda.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #103 on: October 06, 2008, 12:54:18 PM »

On purpose this time?
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #104 on: October 07, 2008, 05:18:48 PM »

T Thad:  NATO went into Afghanistan to deny Al Queda the use of Afghanistan as a recruiting pool and a overt training facility by the government's blessing.  To any military commander, the first principle of war is "selection and maintenance of the aim".

T Madmax:  Expect those negotiations to run until 2010 before some fruit is produced.  Until then, we're fucked - but not hopeless.

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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #105 on: October 17, 2008, 10:24:08 PM »

An interesting rundown on airport security, and the uselessness thereof.

Best little op-ed piece I've seen on this in a while.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #106 on: October 17, 2008, 10:40:06 PM »

An excellent read; thanks.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #107 on: October 18, 2008, 08:41:03 AM »

Should I bother turning that into swiss cheese, or can we just agree that diverting all the funding from the Transportation Security Administration because MacGyver can pass a checkpoint (but never mentioned if he boarded) is one step too far?
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #108 on: October 18, 2008, 08:49:30 AM »

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On another occasion, at LaGuardia, in New York, the transportation-security officer in charge of my secondary screening emptied my carry-on bag of nearly everything it contained, including a yellow, three-foot-by-four-foot Hezbollah flag, purchased at a Hezbollah gift shop in south Lebanon. The flag features, as its charming main image, an upraised fist clutching an AK-47 automatic rifle. Atop the rifle is a line of Arabic writing that reads Then surely the party of God are they who will be triumphant. The officer took the flag and spread it out on the inspection table. She finished her inspection, gave me back my flag, and told me I could go.

MacGyver indeed.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #109 on: November 27, 2008, 06:53:24 PM »

Withdrawl Agreement with terms very favourable to Iraqis common sense.

Can anyone confirm this? I can't seem to find hide nor hair of this on other sites and this is one hell of a bombshell if true.

The justice of Bush trying to steal Obama's thunder by trying to out-Obama-img him instead of waiting to be hit by the post inauguration train is just too delicious.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2008, 12:31:31 PM »

Interesting photos of how things are going over in Iraq now.  I rather like the guy selling womens products.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #111 on: December 09, 2008, 03:16:27 AM »

An interesting rundown on airport security, and the uselessness thereof.

Best little op-ed piece I've seen on this in a while.

Is he actually bragging that he smuggled toothpaste into a plane? Wake me up when he uses that Beer Belly to get nitroglycerin through.

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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #112 on: December 17, 2008, 08:38:13 AM »

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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #113 on: December 17, 2008, 12:05:06 PM »

Thank god. I was starting to chafe.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #114 on: December 17, 2008, 05:19:58 PM »

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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #115 on: December 19, 2008, 02:22:19 PM »

Turning away from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and up north to the ongoing war between Cat and Mouse, vermin around the world are cheering as a handful of blessed whiskered martyrs have successfully burnt down a cat shelter.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #116 on: January 08, 2009, 11:49:51 AM »

Seems as good a place as any, I suppose.

Israel apparently blows away a U.N. relief convoy headed for Gaza.

I can understand concerns about car bombs and whatnot, but aren't those kinds of convoys painted up with everything short of a sign reading "WE'RE THE GOOD GUYS, PLEASE DON'T SHOOT"?
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #117 on: January 08, 2009, 12:19:54 PM »

That is... not going to end very well at all.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #118 on: January 08, 2009, 12:28:07 PM »

It will end just as Israel wished for it to end.

Quote from: Washington Post
U.N. Suspends Aid Deliveries to Gaza Strip

according to United Nations Relief and Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness. He said three U.N. workers have been killed by Israeli fire so far and that aid will not resume until "the Israeli army can guarantee the safety and security of U.N. personnel."

Israel doesn't want aid to come in for the victims. They want a killing field.
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Re: Don't you know there's a war on?
« Reply #119 on: January 08, 2009, 12:36:03 PM »

I don't know if I'm qualified to employ the g-word in this case, but yeah, it does come to mind. The abominable irony of it...
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