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Old 01-19-2006, 09:01 PM   #16
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Didn't they once tell Thatcher during an anonymous tip-off, "You have to get lucky every time. We only have to get lucky once."

Someone once told me this. I thought it was one of the most chilling threats ever.
It's funny you mention that because I had that exact same quote in mind when I was reading this thread. I didn't know where it was from, but I agree that it's chilling and true.

It's not the same as living in DC, but Atlanta's got the CDC which kind of scares me. I mean it's probably not a threat because I know someone that works there and apparently they keep all the smallpox and shit underground. Although to be honest, bombs in cars and restaurants and bars like they've got in Iraq right now scares me infinitely more than some prospect of nuclear war...the idea of a nuke destroying my city and killing us all doesn't particularly bug me. I figure they're planning something catastrophic for the next attack here which comforts me and scares me shitless at the same time.
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The IRA lost their war. They achieved sweet F.A.

I do not doubt that what Yolland's friend said is true - I also do not doubt that if the IRA made that claim, it was largely bravado. In fact in the view of most Irish people who agree with national unity (and I include myself) their campaign SET BACK the cause of Irish unity, rather than advancing it!

Bottom line: terrorists are only chilling and scary if we convince ourselves that they are.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:45 PM   #18
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Bottom line: terrorists are only chilling and scary if we convince ourselves that they are.
Maybe...but regardless of whether or not a certain group ultimately wins their "war," if you live in Baghdad at the moment there's a legitimate fear of just being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. I know we should "let fear control us" etc etc...but I'd imagine in some situations it's not that easy.

btw financeguy, are you no longer networking with the yuppies?
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I heard someone describe Bin Laden as a real life super-villain. He is untouchable, no one can find him, he resides in a mountain lair with thousands of minions who do his bidding and idolize him, he is evil and has world domination type plans.
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if bush has gone after Osama as he did after Saddam he would have probably caught Osama instead of Saddam

then instead of iraq....after afghanistan, the next target should have been North Pakistan ( and northwest esp) instead of iraq
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This isn't anything new. He's been spewing this stuff for years.
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if bush has gone after Osama as he did after Saddam he would have probably caught Osama instead of Saddam

then instead of iraq....after afghanistan, the next target should have been North Pakistan ( and northwest esp) instead of iraq
The mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan is a tad more difficult terrain to search than the the spider holes of Baghdad.
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according to Star Jones it's all about, well..

Why hasn't the White House hired her?

STAR JONES: TERROR WAR BATTLE OF BUSH, BIN LADEN EGOS
Fri Jan 20 2006 09:38:00 ET

Star Jones has told viewers that the war on terror is nothing more than a clash of male egos between President Bush and Osama bin Laden, the NEW YORK POST reports.

Yesterday, the co-host of ABC's THE VIEW told viewers during a discussion of bin Laden's latest audio tape:

"You know what? At some point, one of these men has to put it back in his pants and zip up the zipper."

She even suggested that Bush hold some kind of talk with the man behind 9/11.

"I won't trust him, but anything that gives me the opportunity to seek peace, I would at least check it out.

"People make deals with the devil all the time. We make deals with people we don't like," she said.

"You don't negotiate with terrorists," said Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the show's youngest host.

"You don't negotiate," Jones interrupted, "but I do think you figure out when there is a solution that's diplomatic that doesn't result in [loss of] human life.

"What do we have to lose to check it out?" Star said.

"You know what?" she then added, "At some point, one of these men has to put it back in his pants and zip up the zipper at some point."

"This isn't somebody whipping it out," shot co-host Meredith Vieira.

"You know what, I'm a little tired of posturing back and forth," Jones replied.
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The mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan is a tad more difficult terrain to search than the the spider holes of Baghdad.
Yes. Not to mention that for US/coalition forces to operate openly inside Pakistan's borders, as last week's events showed, is likely to court a nasty international (or worse, Pakistani domestic) incident. Any returns would not likely prove worth it in the long run.
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The mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan is a tad more difficult terrain to search than the the spider holes of Baghdad.
yes but searching spider holes shouldnt be a priority.... when we have osama hiding somewhere else..

priority is catching osama...
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