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BLAST AT CITY TUBE STATION - FOUR BOMB EXPLOSIONS AROUND LONDON
Sky News ^ | July 7, 2005

Posted on 07/07/2005 1:45:13 AM PDT by RWR8189

There has been an explosion at Aldgate East underground station in London, causing the closure of the entire Tube network.

There are also reports that a second incident took place at Edgware Road station in north west London.

The Aldgate East blast was caused by "some kind of power surge", according to Tube infrastructure company Metronet, which is responsible for maintaining the Metropolitan line.

A spokesman said: "We don't know the extent of the problem yet."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We have just sent some resources out to the scene."

British Transport Police confirmed that there are "walking wounded" and said paramedics have responded to one report of a person classed as "life at risk".

"It's chaos, with people trying to work out what has happened," said a spokesman.

"All we know at the moment is that staff reported a loud bang at 8.49am. No one is sure what caused an explosion, but it is thought it could have been a collision, a power cut, or a power cable problem."

One witness said the packed underground train he was on was 200 metres from Kings Cross when there was a huge flash.

The train stopped and people were using umberellas to smash windows of the trains. Passengers were led out of the train by underground staff.

He added people were milling around Kings Cross covered in soot.


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To: defconw

Thanks ;*)


4,001 posted on 07/07/2005 9:18:20 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem!)
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To: wtc911
I assume that any muslim is a terrorist sympathizer.

Roger that.

4,002 posted on 07/07/2005 9:18:22 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Mark Levin and Ann Coulter for SCOTUS!)
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To: Justanobody

Well you're welcome, I think I better sign off for the night who knows what tomorrow may bring! Catch you tomorrow.


4,003 posted on 07/07/2005 9:20:14 PM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08)
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To: Selkie
Thanks for the link. I have never been there, but will check it out.

How long do you think before they start questions if London can handle the security needed for the Olympic games."?

4,004 posted on 07/07/2005 9:21:41 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem!)
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To: defconw

G'night defconw. I was thinking the same thing. I FReep tomorrow and it is a late night for me. But I LOVE supporting our Troops!


4,005 posted on 07/07/2005 9:24:27 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem!)
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To: All

Credit to Loddy at Flickr

4,006 posted on 07/07/2005 9:25:24 PM PDT by Selkie ("It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors." -- P)
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To: Justanobody
How long do you think before they start questions if London can handle the security needed for the Olympic games."? >>

Sure the morning shows talking heads will pose that quesiton about 6 hours from now

4,007 posted on 07/07/2005 9:26:43 PM PDT by Selkie ("It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors." -- P)
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To: balk
Democrats have been screaming that they want Gitmo closed.

Just think of a world where all of these terrorists can run loose and free.

4,009 posted on 07/07/2005 9:33:30 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: RWR8189
I'm surprised that it was "just" explosives.

I am convinced they have bio/chem....why wouldn't they use them?

I'm not a troll, been here a long time, but I would have thought they would have killed on the magnitude of 9-11.

4,010 posted on 07/07/2005 9:33:48 PM PDT by demsux
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To: Selkie
about 6 hours from now

You are probably right - rub salt in the wounds. Sad.

4,011 posted on 07/07/2005 9:33:56 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem!)
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To: balk
one of the operatives involved in this morning's bombings in London was recently released from the prison at Guantanamo

This should be the headline in all major papers tomorrow. Any bets on how many times we will see or hear it?

4,012 posted on 07/07/2005 9:36:52 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem!)
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To: demsux
I am convinced they have bio/chem....why wouldn't they use them?

What makes you sure they haven't? It's very early in any incubation period...

4,013 posted on 07/07/2005 9:46:28 PM PDT by null and void (You'll learn more on FR by accident, than other places by design)
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To: null and void

shudder


4,014 posted on 07/07/2005 9:52:49 PM PDT by demsux
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To: ohioWfan

Yeah, I'm a troll W Fan. I campaigned for the guy in the Republican stronghold(ha,ha)of Washington state in 2000. Bush has done an admirable job with the WOT, but when I hear him say things today like we're going to bring these terrorists to justice and we need to change hearts and minds-it makes me want to puke. We need to exterminate these POS NOW. Flame on, dude.


4,015 posted on 07/07/2005 9:54:45 PM PDT by eddiemunster
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To: eddiemunster

hey eddie, nice hooves


4,016 posted on 07/07/2005 10:06:11 PM PDT by demsux
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To: demsux

I appreciate the response. So let me get this straight...if someone thinks that W isn't serious enough about killing these POS that makes that person a lib? Hey, that's purty funny!


4,017 posted on 07/07/2005 10:19:00 PM PDT by eddiemunster
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To: Eva
"It's driving me crazy."

I'll bet! And for good reason. When you know please let me know!

4,018 posted on 07/07/2005 10:21:40 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Off-the-cuff-comments are NOT CLEAR and CONVINCING evidence.)
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To: JohnathanRGalt; ganeshpuri89; Jet Jaguar; iso; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All
FOX NEWS.com: "TERRORISTS BEHIND LONDON ATTACKS SOUGHT" (July 8, 2005) (Read More...)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "LONDON CALLING..." (July 7, 2005) (Read More...)

DHS.gov - Press Release: "TRANSCRIPT FROM SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF PRESS BRIEFING ON THE LONDON BOMBINGS" (July 7, 2005) (Read More...)

WNBC.com: Trenton, New Jersey - "JAILED CLERIC WHO PLOTTED TO BLOW UP TUNNELS STILL A CONCERN FOR NJ" (July 7, 2005) (Read More...)

4,019 posted on 07/07/2005 10:22:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

Gitmo's off the radarscreen now! That conversation ended to day!


4,020 posted on 07/07/2005 10:23:24 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Off-the-cuff-comments are NOT CLEAR and CONVINCING evidence.)
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To: TAdams8591

I just heard from my son. He's going on to Spain, then Italy and France and back to Scotland. It's amazing because yesterday my husband was saying that he didn't want to pay for the rest of this trip and today my husband is saying that if my son comes home, it would be giving in to the terrorists. I give up.


4,021 posted on 07/07/2005 10:28:20 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

LOL!


4,022 posted on 07/07/2005 10:29:10 PM PDT by null and void (You'll learn more on FR by accident, than other places by design)
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To: Eva

Awwwww, LOL! Prayers for your son's safety!


4,023 posted on 07/07/2005 10:30:31 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Off-the-cuff-comments are NOT CLEAR and CONVINCING evidence.)
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To: Selkie

The British and US media have shown remarkable restraint by not publishing pictures of the 700 injured, let alone the dead.


4,024 posted on 07/07/2005 10:33:39 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: eddiemunster

NO, REALLY...nice hooves


4,025 posted on 07/07/2005 10:36:13 PM PDT by demsux
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"Armed officers deployed on Perth trains (Western Australia)"
The Australian ^ | 8th July 2005 | Tim Clarke

Posted on 07/07/2005 10:57:56 PM PDT by naturalman1975

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "SECURITY has been increased at Perth's main transport hub in response to the London bombings while police prepare for possible reprisals against the Islamic community.

About 20 Tactical Response Group officers armed with handguns were stationed at Perth's central train station after yesterday's terrorist attacks on London's transport system.

WA's Deputy Police Commissioner Tim Atherton said the response was purely a precautionary measure, and there was no information of an increased terrorism threat in Perth, or any major Australian city.

"This is simply a precaution and a measure of public reassurance," he said.

"There is no indication of any change of the alert level in Australia, it remains at medium but we are seeking to reassure the public that we do have some very good arrangements.

"The main central railway station was our major focus."

Mr Atherton said officers were not armed as they normally would be in order to avoid creating unnecessary alarm.

"But we wanted to create reassurance in the public that we were prepared," he said."


4,026 posted on 07/07/2005 11:06:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1438809/posts

"Today we are all Londoners"
The Australian ^ | 8th July 2005

Posted on 07/07/2005 10:55:02 PM PDT by naturalman1975


4,027 posted on 07/07/2005 11:07:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1438819/posts

Now more than ever!! Thank you FReepers and Lurkers!!

"Massive hunt for London bombers ~~ name of a Moroccan man, Mohamed" Guerbouzi appears in blogs
BBC ^ | Friday, 8 July, 2005, 04:55 GMT 05:55 UK | staff

Posted on 07/07/2005 11:47:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach


4,028 posted on 07/08/2005 12:14:43 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks Cindy

Sad day


4,029 posted on 07/08/2005 12:22:50 AM PDT by iso
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To: Cindy
Crosslinked:

 Terror Strike- London!


4,030 posted on 07/08/2005 12:24:19 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: backhoe

Thank you backhoe.

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4,031 posted on 07/08/2005 12:30:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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July 7, 2005

Note: The following text is an exact quote:
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Jeremy Reynalds
P O Box 27693
Alb., NM 87125-7693
Tel: (505) 400-7145
www.joyjunction.org

CHRISTIAN LEADERS RESPOND TO LONDON BOMBING

Four blasts rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending bloodied victims fleeing after what British Prime Minister Tony Blair called "barbaric" terrorist attacks.

While the exact number of those killed vary, it appears that somewhere between 40 and 50 people were killed and maybe as many as 700 injured.

A statement appeared today on the (currently defunct) jihadist website Al-Qal'ah (www.qal3ah.net), purportedly posted by the group claiming responsibility for the bomb attacks in London today.

A translation provided by World Net Daily read in part, "In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and the dauntless fighter, Prophet Muhammad, God's peace be upon him. O nation of Islam and nation of Arabism: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge from the British Zionist Crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroic mujahidin have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern and western quarters."

Christian leaders were quick to respond to the day's shocking events.

In an e-mailed statement, Peter Kerridge, CEO of Premier Christian Radio said, "Like many, I am shocked by the scenes of violence and destruction we have witnessed today in London. We at Premier Christian Radio are calling for our listeners to pray for the victims of today's terrorist attack as well as their families and the paramedics, police and hospital staff."

Speaking in a statement reported by the Associated Baptist Press (www.biblicalrecorder.org/content/news/2005/7_7_2005/ne070705bwa.shtml), David Coffee, general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, said, "The events that took place in London today fill us with horror, and our prayers go out to the bereaved and the injured, together with all those who are seeking to offer help and comfort, including the emergency services, security forces and chaplains."

He added, "In a world of violence, where there is too little respect for life, we want to stand alongside all those who are the victims of such brutality, sharing their pain and anger, and embracing them with compassion. This is a time when we are called to answer the evil of violence with an unswerving commitment to the ways that make for peace and justice. We join our Christian hope with all who seek the common good at this critical time."

The Associated Baptist Press (ABP) also reported that worldwide Baptists will continue with plans to meet July 27-31 in England, despite the deadly bombings.

British Baptists, who will play host to the Baptist World Congress in Birmingham in less than three weeks, voiced their desire, ABP reported, "to stand alongside all those who are the victims of such brutality," but confirmed plans for the meeting of Baptists worldwide will go on.

"When we gather in Birmingham as a family of world Baptists," ABP reported Coffee said, "it will give us an opportunity to pray together for our broken world and to show solidarity with all who suffer."

Then in a statement e-mailed from India, Hopegivers International President Dr. Samuel Thomas said, "Our prayers go out to the victims of the London terror attacks and their families. We understand their pain because we face terrorist attacks almost daily from religious fanatics in India. Whenever there is hope for peace and freedom from hunger and suffering there will always be evil people who want to interject despair. Who can believe that there is not dark, Satanic forces behind these kinds of attacks?"

Thomas added, "We, as Hopegivers, have a choice. Where there is death and suffering like this, we are committed to responding with hope and tangible love. Today's terror attack is just another reminder for us that we are still at war with evil and our only response can be sending more help and hope!"

Hopegivers (www.hopegivers.com) helps abandoned children and other needy or oppressed people.


4,032 posted on 07/08/2005 1:13:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

To: All

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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_uk.html

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Fri Jul 08 2005 01:34:54 GMT-0700.

UNITED KINGDOM

July 7, 2005

The morning of July 7, 2005, explosions occurred at three Underground train stations and on a bus in Central London. The explosions appear to be the result of a terrorist attack. UK government officials have confirmed over 30 deaths and numerous injuries. There are reports of some American citizen injuries, but no American fatalities.

Access to Central London was temporarily restricted to accommodate emergency operations. UK officials expect transportation services on most Underground lines will be returning to normal during the course of July 8, with some disruptions. Information on disruptions to London transportation services can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk. Mobile phone systems suffered some disruptions in service but are returning to full operation.

Public services outside of Central London are available. Airports remain open and are handling normally scheduled flights. The National Rail Services are operating with some disruption. For train information, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. Tourist sites are open to the public.

The U.S. Embassy temporarily suspended public access on July 7, although emergency services remain available. It will be open for all public services on July 8.

The public should refer to media news outlets for the most current information. For inquiries about the welfare and whereabouts of American citizens who are believed to have been in the vicinity of the explosions, please contact the U.S. Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 in the U.S., and for callers outside the U.S. and Canada by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

U.S. citizens should also consult the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement and other information, available at http://travel.state.gov. The U.S. Embassy in London can be reached at (020) 7499-9000 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. local time.

Americans living or traveling in the UK are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.


4,033 posted on 07/08/2005 1:37:26 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

bttt


4,034 posted on 07/08/2005 1:39:37 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

Yep.


4,035 posted on 07/08/2005 1:49:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: iso

It is a sad day iso.

The bad guys will be brought to justice -- eventually.


4,036 posted on 07/08/2005 1:51:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; ganeshpuri89; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All
JIHAD WATCH.org: "HAS ANYONE SPOKEN WITH OMAR BAKRI TODAY?" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Omar Bakri, the London jihadist, said this in April 2004: a group calling itself Al Qaeda Europe "has a great appeal for young Muslims. I know that they are ready to launch a big operation." Today, a group calling itself the Secret Organisation Group of al-Qaeda of Jihad Organisation in Europe claimed the attacks in London. Could that be Bakri's 'Al Qaeda Europe'?") (July 7, 2005) (Read More...)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "MUSLIM CLERIC SAYS ATTACK ON LONDON 'INEVITABLE'" (April 18, 2004) (Read More...)

4,037 posted on 07/08/2005 1:54:38 AM PDT by Cindy
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"Bus 'Suicide Bomber' Spotted By Passengers"
Yahoo News UK ^ | 7/8/05 | Sky News

Posted on 07/08/2005 2:21:39 AM PDT by advance_copy


4,038 posted on 07/08/2005 2:25:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: furball4paws

Perhaps.


4,039 posted on 07/08/2005 3:43:58 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: furball4paws

>>You are quite reasonable in saying they are illogical, based on your standards. You can even say that their standards are wrong and you are welcome to try to convince them. But you can't say that they are illogical based on their standards and their standards are what they use to make decisions.<<

Actually, IMHO, I am a person that believes in moral standards, as well as moral absolutes.

What is wrong is wrong, no matter the "standard."

Situational ethics do not apply when it comes to the deliberate targeting and murder of the innocent.

Murdering the innocent is wrong. That is a moral certainty.


4,040 posted on 07/08/2005 3:48:19 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Cindy; MadIvan
The mufti or whatever he is made those statements over a year ago.

Meanwhile, a most opportune moment to have mounted this attack has slipped away -- the recent British elections. Striking Britain then, in order to influence young and callow voters to come out and oppose the Government, would have exactly paralleled the strategy in Spain, which worked.

The fact that this bunch didn't attack for over 15 months after their mufti bragged about it, missing a great opportunity in the meantime, says something about British security. I think the British security measures had an effect.

Furthermore, two of the devices failed to detonate and are now being dissected by Scotland Yard and the military, and they may well yield arrests. The failure rate was much higher than for the Madrid operation and represents another point of decline in effectiveness from a year ago.

4,041 posted on 07/08/2005 4:42:35 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: lentulusgracchus

It's worth noting that they had to wait until the focus of police efforts were centered on the G8 meeting, rather than at any other time.

They hit us when we were most vulnerable.

Regards, Ivan


4,042 posted on 07/08/2005 4:47:42 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: eyespysomething
One of my favorite newspapers that I read online each day is The Scotsman. I saw this and doubted you had seen it:

"Basically, there was a young gentleman, an olive-skinned gentleman, in front of me and he kept diving into a bag at his feet. He became more and more agitated and so, on reflection, that may have been the bomber I was standing next to."

4,043 posted on 07/08/2005 5:54:53 AM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: eddiemunster
I didn't say you were a troll. I said you haven't convinced me you're NOT a troll..........and you still haven't. (It's easy to say, "I worked for the campaign" where nobody knows you. Some trolls are actually smart enough to do that).

Actually, I don't care if you are or aren't, because it doesn't change the fact that the President is a strong leader, and you either aren't bright enough, or informed enough to recognize it.

There are 50,000,000 people free now because of his leadership. There are moves toward democracy all over the Middle East. We have not been attacked since 9/11. The economy is strong and productivity booming. The military has grown and strengthened and respects and loves this Commander in Chief. And we ARE changing hearts and minds.

Puke away. It doesn't change the facts that the terrorists ARE being brought to justice because of the strong leadership of President Bush.

Troll or not......you're just plain wrong.

4,044 posted on 07/08/2005 6:06:59 AM PDT by ohioWfan ("If My people, which are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray.....")
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To: ladyinred
People just don't get it do they?

The left doesn't get it.

And apparently a number of freepers don't either..........

4,045 posted on 07/08/2005 6:12:50 AM PDT by ohioWfan ("If My people, which are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray.....")
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To: neutrality

what did they say in arabic? bet it does not match the english. Arafart (feces be upon him) made this his common game.


4,046 posted on 07/08/2005 6:18:44 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Gunrunner2; furball4paws
But you can't say that they are illogical based on their standards and their standards are what they use to make decisions.

You nailed it in your response here, Gunrunner.

furball is falsely applying some set of 'standards' to Islamofascists based on their ability to reason, and missing the fact that there is nothing rational in what they are doing.

It's like all those on the left trying to understand WHY they hate us, and what we have done to deserve it so we can 'fix' it.

Both are missing the fundamental problem that it is raw hatred that motivates them, and the only way to stop them is to destroy them.

4,047 posted on 07/08/2005 6:18:54 AM PDT by ohioWfan ("If My people, which are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray.....")
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To: RWR8189

Spain's post-Madrid action encouraged the terrorists.


4,048 posted on 07/08/2005 6:22:09 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet
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To: ohioWfan
Yes I do. Your point?

Kind of hard to deal with the terrorists at their source, or at least the source of their indoctrination and funding, when your government considers their source (i.e. the kingdom of Saudi Arabia) to be a close friend and ally.
4,049 posted on 07/08/2005 6:36:32 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
First of all, being an ally is not being a 'close friend.' The government of Saudi Arabia is working with us to eliminate terror within the country, not actively working against us.

While it is obvious that the government there has not done enough in the past, and that SA has bred terrorists, there is a significant difference between the government there and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam's brutal Baathist regime in Iraq.

We're not going to militarily take out the government of every country where terrorism exists. This is a multi-faceted war, and if you think it's not being fought in Saudi Arabia, you're missing some information.

4,050 posted on 07/08/2005 6:44:11 AM PDT by ohioWfan ("If My people, which are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray.....")
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