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  1. DarrylS

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    reading the Tillman book, highly recommend.. interesting passage on page 81..

    Krakuer quotes Lawrence Wright from his book "Burning Tower"..

    War what is is good for.. making money for the defense contractors...
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    When he was alive, Bin Laden boasted in one of his messages that all he had to do was (I'm paraphrasing here)

    Run one of his troops up to the top of a mountain and wave an Al Qaeda flag, and teh United states would waste a million dollars dropping a bomb on him. He would eventually cripple us financially.

    Makes me think he has seen the movie "Trading Places"




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    what's this? another poster using common sense and admitting to himself that UBL is quite dead?
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    He's like Tupac, dead...but still able to produce recordings for some reason...


    no videos though...
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    It's funny that you say that. That's how we "won" the cold war and set off the collapse of the USSR. We forced them into a spending war. Their socialist system could'nt keep pace and the collapsed. No shots fired. Now someone comes along with a shadow war to test the limits of capitalism.
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    not sure you understand the ENTIRE picture on how we assisted in defeating the soviets.

    Charlie Wilson and Rocket Launchers defeated the soviet union.
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    Yeah they helped...... I was in the Soviet Union shortly after the cold war. Or there abouts considering it was off limits for a while. All I can say is when I touched down on Soviet soil, I looked around and thought to myself, "how could we have been at war with these people". The city I was in was in shambles, total dilapidation from lack of infrastructure maintenence. All of their resources were being diverted from the people to the arsenal.
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    The US is similar to what Orwell described in 1984. Constantly creating a new enemy, no matter how weak or harmless they actually are (like Iraq 2003).

    The whole thing... is a puppet show now.
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    I think Divers point about Bin Laden is a valid one. Bin Laden's plan is sound and for us it's a bit ironic. Because, we can't help ourselves.
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    As did our bilking of their economy throughout the Clinton era 90s, including and especially the Harvard Foundation.

    Charlie Wilson's endeavors were only the beginning.

    Google Anne Williamson's testimony to Congress....

    The Rape of Russia - OD Board
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    This is another great example of how we don't actually give a sh*t about creating a world that is free and democratic, rather than want to maintain a sole hegemony and destroy any challengers.

    Putin saw how Russia was completely raped by us after they tried to become Western and capitalist. He also saw how Iran used to be completely pro-Western, until they elected a guy we didn't like, toppled him, thus destroying their pro-Western base and democracy over there.


    The best way to sincerely buy into all the nationalistic BS is to never pick up a book and never actually figure out our own history over the past 50 years.
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    Layered in this whole thing is the millitary industrial complex, private contractor thing... we continue to spend billions upon billions to these folks and there is little oversight... all the while there is continual focus on things like ACORN and Czar's... is the media complicit if they ignore this stuff???

    If any politician was at all serious about government waste they would be taking a long hard look at the folks who continuously defraud the government under the guise of weapons and defense systems...

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