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Moving Targets-Terror Wave: New Bombings, and Worries About A‘Spectacular.’
Newsweek via MSNBC ^ | November 23,2003 | Evan Thomas and Mark Hosenball

Posted on 11/23/2003 5:56:04 AM PST by John W

Dec. 1 issue — The timing was, at the very least, interesting. At Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night, the president of the United States and the Queen of England traded toasts to their common birthright. George W. Bush did his aw-shucks bit about the pomp and pageantry, telling reporters that he had to rent his white tie and tails (the queen sipped Puligny-Montrachet ’96; the teetotaling president drank Coke). But there was no mistaking their common purpose, to stand fast in the defense of liberty against the tyranny of Islamic fanaticism.

The next morning, the fanatics apparently sent back a message: in Istanbul, truck bombs blew up outside the British Consulate, a massive relic of the old empire (designed by Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament in London), and an 18-story tower housing a British bank, killing at least 27 and wounding 450. In London, the suicide attacks effectively drowned out the noise of anti-Bush demonstrators.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush43; statevisit; ukvisit

1 posted on 11/23/2003 5:56:05 AM PST by John W
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To: John W
George W. Bush did his aw-shucks bit

Nothing like a couple of condescending journalism school toads lending a helping hand.

2 posted on 11/23/2003 6:07:10 AM PST by niteowl77 (If you haven't prayed for our troops, please start; if you stopped, then do some catching up.)
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To: John W
"True holy warriors measure time by the century."

Love that last line. It may have worked in 700 but this is the techno age and these troglodytes are going to die.

Does this rag ever edit what they throw up?
3 posted on 11/23/2003 6:17:17 AM PST by OpusatFR (The leftwing lies because the truth would kill them all off.)
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To: OpusatFR
"Does this rag ever edit what they throw up?"

Nah. And their typical reader doesn't notice. Public school "education" and all...

4 posted on 11/23/2003 6:32:00 AM PST by Thom Pain (grumpy today)
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To: John W

"...against the tyranny of Islamic FASHISM
5 posted on 11/23/2003 6:40:14 AM PST by observer5
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To: OpusatFR
Does this rag ever edit what they throw up?

Nah. It's kind of like reading tea leaves, you have to interpret from the dregs.

6 posted on 11/23/2003 6:40:40 AM PST by wizardoz
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To: observer5
""...against the tyranny of Islamic FASHISM"

Fixation with burkhas as the latest craze?


("f&SIz(@)m, occas. "f&sIz(@)m)  Also in It. form Fascismo (faS"Sizmo), and with small initial.  [ad. It. fascismo, f. fascio bundle, group: see Fasci and -ism.] 

   The principles and organization of Fascists. Also, loosely, any form of right-wing authoritarianism.

   1921 19th Cent. July 148 The Fascismo was born in the provinces, where the extremistic menace was stronger.  1922 Q. Rev. Jan. 148 A section of the Press+now veered completely round to the cause of Fascism. The Fascist terror increased in intensity.  1923 Contemp. Rev. Jan. 44 We do not want Fascismo in this country.  Ibid. Nov. 557 Fascism in Germany will never be more than one of several factors.  1925 Weekly Westm. Gaz. 10 Jan. 320/2 The outrages which have been associated with Fascism have gradually alienated much of the support which it won two years ago.  1934 tr. K. Heiden's National Socialism xvii. 354 The electoral victories all over Europe with which the Labour Parties have replied to German Fascism.  1936 Discovery Dec. 378/1, I have strongly criticised modern education and the methods of handling youth generally as inculcating excessive respect for authority and thereby conducing to the growth of Fascism.  1939 A. Cobban Dictatorship v. 124 In March 1919+Fascism was still+a revolutionary and socialist movement, hostile to the monarchy, to finance, and to parliamentary government, demanding social reform and workers' control, but separated from the other branches of the socialist movement by its intense nationalism.  1965 L. Vennewitz tr. Nolte's Three Faces Fascism ii. ii. 87 Maurras was the first man in Europe who as a thinker and a politician drove conservatism beyond the limits dividing it from incipient fascism.  1971 Tablet 26 June 616/2 (title) The ghost of Fascism.  

The Oxford has it somewhat wrong, since fascism is a phenomenon of the left, not the right.


7 posted on 11/23/2003 7:28:54 AM PST by boris (The deadliest Weapon of Mass Destruction in History is a Leftist With a Word Processor)
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To: Thom Pain
Public school "education" and all...

I find the knee-jerk comments about public school education here just as offensive as I find the gratuitous insults on conservatives thrown out by the liberal media.

I'd guess that the majority of us have a public school education, so you're insulting many, if not most, of your fellow FReepers.

There are also those of us who are "in the trenches" attempting to counter the liberals in the public school system, and those who, for whatever reason, have no choice but to put their children in the public school system.

I don't want to take the thread off-topic with this discussion, but I do think that comments of that sort are an example of doing what you yourself decry.

8 posted on 11/23/2003 7:33:53 AM PST by Amelia
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To: Amelia
I, too was educated in public schools, circa 1952-1963. However, it wasn't until much later that I learned anything about our real political system, how an economy works, what appeasement means, etc. Also, remember that I was in school before the baked brain idiot leftists spawned in the '60s grew up and went into public education. I had to pull my kids out of public school specifically because they were being brain-washed and fed leftist pablum in public schools (a system that is reputed to be amongst the very best in the country). It wasn't easy, but we sacrificed whatever was needed to put them in private school so they could actually learn something. "...knee-jerk..."?? I don't think so. I am not insulting anyone who was exposed to public school education, I am criticizing those who would perpetuate it. And perpetuate it in spite of all of the eviodence that it is an abject FAILURE.
9 posted on 11/23/2003 4:44:45 PM PST by Thom Pain (grumpy today)
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To: John W
As I was praying after my nap this afternoon . . .

the thought went through my head that

The massive amount of increased prayers had helped U.S. forces intercept some very serious attacks on our U.S. MAINLAND which were not at all disclosed by our officials . . . . but that we were not at all out of the woods, yet.

I don't know how valid that thought was. Am curious if anyone else has had any such impressions.
10 posted on 11/23/2003 5:26:17 PM PST by Quix (WORK NOW to defeat one personal network friend, relative, associate's liberal idiocy now, warmly)
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