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Al Quaeda and Muslim friends Bringing Terror to The World

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    From Sundays NY Post


    November 5, 2006 -- THE woman who will become Speaker of the House, should Democrats pick up sufficient seats on Tuesday, believes passionately that the War on Terror is only the war in Afghanistan.

    Reality check: The map above shows a selection of the major, memorable terrorist attacks world-wide since Jan. 1, 2002, as well as indicating nations which the Rand Corp. Terrorism Database lists as hosting a significant al Qaeda presence.

    (Just a selection, of course - a map of attacks in Israel or Iraq could fill the whole page.)

    Only Afghanistan? It is staggering to think that anyone of such naivete could soon leading one house of Congress.

    Nancy Pelosi's defenders will point out that she answering the question, "Do you not think that the war in Iraq now, today, is the War on Terror?"

    But her full answer was, "No. The War on Terror is the war in Afghanistan."

    Mind-boggling. She doesn't even deny that terrorists have flocked to Iraq, "but that doesn't mean we stay there," she says. "They'll stay there as long as we're there" - implying . . . what? That they'll just retire if we go?

    True, some would leave - but only to do killing elsewhere. How many would come here?

    None of this is to defend every particular of Bush policies in Iraq - would that that were all that divided America's two political parties.

    But it's not. No, the overriding divide is that one party generally understands that America faces a determined and utterly ruthless enemy of global reach and ambition, an enemy that will keep on coming and keep on killing until it is stopped . . . and the other party just doesn't want to think about it.

    Sure, there are exceptions - one honorable one is Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

    But he was rejected by his state party because of his firm stance in the War on Terror. He's not the mainstream of the Democratic Party.

    Nancy Pelosi is.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Um, al Queda didn't have any base of operation in Iraq until we invaded. And this map is utterly a "no shit Sherlock" slab of red meat for the Post's mouth-breather base. What's the point? Attack every nation in white? Attack some of the dark nations so they'll turn white on the next version of the map?

    Madame Speaker. I like the sound of it myself.
  3. The Russian school massacre was committed by Chechen terrorists with a whole different set of motives.
    That map might as well include the Remembrance Day bombing in Omagh, and the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta.
    And the LAX bombin...oops, sorry. An actual president with actual policies stopped that one.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Not to mention the 120 dead in Moscow was the result of the Russians gassing their own hostages.

    Add up all the dead on the map and it equals 1,381.

    Draw your own conclusions.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    "Boogie, boogie, boogie . . . "

    -- G. Marx
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Of course, the more important point of the article is that would be an utter fucking disaster as Speaker of the House.
  7. There is simply not one enemy and this isn't a war.
    Iraq, a secular thug-regime whom we overthrew, is a war, and all 13 members of the intelligence community agree that made the terrorism situation worse, not better.
    So, no, Speaker Pelosi doesn't scare me half as much as President Touched By An Angel does.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    John McCormack (D-Mass.) was Speaker. Denny Hastert (R-Ill.) is Speaker now. The republic endures. It ain't that tough a job.
    Fears of Speaker Pelosi from San Francisco is a two-fer for the Republican base playing on its fear of women and gays simultaneously.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Chechyan terrorists are Muslims. Does the motivation somehow mitigate the horror of what they've done there?
    Olympic Park bombing, as terrible was it was (one dead, a few dozen injured), pales in comparison to the acts depicted on that map. It was also an isolated incident by one nutjob, as opposed to the many, many acts of state-sponsored or Al-Qaid-sponsored terrorism.
    I'll give Clinton credit on the LAX incident. One of about 150 ain't bad.
  10. No, but it puts their act outside what we're talking about here, unless you think we're engaged in a war on Muslims, period.
  11. JR

    JR Active Member


    The Chechean terrorists attack on the Moscow theatre was the result of a systemic policy of genocide against the Chechens by the Russians.

    You're like Pavlov's dog. Someone says "Muslim" and you're frothing at the mouth.

    Take a pill.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    C'mon people...this is Boom citing the New York Post.
    No credibility on either count.
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