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Sheehan Herself Sent "Israel" Letter to Friend
National Review ^ | Thursday, August 18, 2005 | Stephen Spruiell

Posted on 08/18/2005 9:50:46 PM PDT by kristinn

I've heard that Cindy Sheehan's mother had a stroke, and my condolences go out to her at this time. However, I'm still following a story about an appearance Sheehan made on CNN Monday night, and there has been a new development.

Today, Cindy Sheehan wrote about the CNN / Nightline letter / Israel fiasco that I've been following on the Media Blog. Here's what she had to say on Michael Moore's Web site:

Another thing is that the Israel thing has not died. I did not say that my son died for Israel. I have never said it, I don't think it, I don't believe it. It is just another lie, smear tactic from the right. It needs to die right now. It's not the truth. I stand by everything that I have said. But I will not stand by things that I haven't said. I am not anti-Semitic. I am just anti-killing. George Bush is responsible for killing so many people, but nobody scrutinizes anything he says, especially leading up to the war. Since there is nothing to smear me about with the truth, they have to tell lies. A former friend who is anti-Israel and wants to use the spotlight on me to push his anti-Semitism is telling everyone who is listening that I believe that Casey died for Israel and has gone so far as to apparently doctor an email from me. People have to know that he doesn't speak for me. ABC Nightline can't confirm his email is real and therefore any reporting on it is irresponsible. That is not my issue. That is not my message and anyone who knows me knows it doesn't sound like me.

This post on Google groups contains the letter that Cindy Sheehan wrote to ABC's Nightline. Yesterday, I e-mailed Tony Tersch, the man who posted it to Google groups, and asked him about the letter. Tersch, incidentally, is not the "former friend" Sheehan accuses of doctoring her letter to Nightline. He's just a guy who belongs to the Google group in question. Here's what he wrote back:

I came to know Cindy Sheehan several months ago, and because of my great sympathy for her, and sharing her cause, I sent her stuff about her and her efforts. For that reason I sent out to the Band and the Bull Yard Group what they said about her. Then CINDY SHEEHAN herself sent me a letter SHE had written, — a disclaimer of their portrayal of her and misrepresentation. I certainly did not doctor her letter, nor does she claim I did.

So Cindy Sheehan sent Tersch the version of the letter that appears in the Google group post. That version contains the paragraph:

Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by a George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11. We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy...not for the real reason, becuase the Arab-Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy. That hasn't changed since America invaded and occupied Iraq...in fact it has gotten worse.

Last Monday night, Sheehan told CNN's Anderson Cooper she never said her son died for Israel. Today, she tells Michael Moore's readers she never said it. But Tersch — again, not the "former friend" Sheehan accuses of doctoring the letter before sending it to Nightline — says Sheehan herself sent that version of the letter to him.

Given the radical nature of many other statements Sheehan does not deny making, it's surprising that she continues to deny saying that her son was killed to benefit Israel. But the available evidence indicates that she almost certainly did


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1 posted on 08/18/2005 9:50:51 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Howlin

Ping


2 posted on 08/18/2005 9:54:01 PM PDT by Mo1 (Keep talking Cindy .. Tell us all what your true feelings of Israel are)
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To: kristinn

I hope that she reunites with her family in her mother's crisis and reconsiders the way she has been throwing away her whole life. Too sad.


3 posted on 08/18/2005 9:54:53 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: ClaireSolt

Amen to that.


4 posted on 08/18/2005 9:56:00 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
"Am I stupid?"

Asked - And answered Cindy. You have the intelligence of a pound hair and this crap about ""My first born" is getting very thin.

5 posted on 08/18/2005 9:58:15 PM PDT by drt1
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To: ClaireSolt

IMHO she has been throwing away her son's life


6 posted on 08/18/2005 9:59:06 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: kristinn

I hate to say it, cause others probably have already.

President Bush will get the blame for the stroke, even if Mom recovers fully.

Olbermann is probably writing copy right now.


7 posted on 08/18/2005 10:00:12 PM PDT by digger48
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To: ClaireSolt

Boy, so do I. But what an wierd moment the reunion would be. What on earth would one say to one's spouse in a situation like this while gram's in bad shape right there in the bed and the kids are all around. Good Lord.


8 posted on 08/18/2005 10:02:54 PM PDT by freema (Ready to Rock AND Roll)
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To: ClaireSolt

If her mother is in a hospital, I wonder if it has a psyc unit.


9 posted on 08/18/2005 10:03:39 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: kristinn

Sorry, Cindy, there IS NO DRAFT! No one, especially President Bush, FORCED your son or anyone else to join any part of the military!


10 posted on 08/18/2005 10:04:01 PM PDT by blondee123
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To: drt1

It certainly is getting thin. She was anti-war and anti-Bush before her son died, and she's riding around America in the so-called impeachment bus. Her only motive is to get President Bush, and using her son to do it is despicable.


11 posted on 08/18/2005 10:04:58 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: ClaireSolt

I would like to see Sheehan ask the Code Pink types why they support the thugs who are killing our men and women.

I would like to know how those "activists" can look her and every parent of a dead soldier, in the eye without shame.

I'd like to see that org renamed Code Stink, because they do.


12 posted on 08/18/2005 10:06:04 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: kristinn

Who cares what she says, she's a loon.


13 posted on 08/18/2005 10:08:31 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: kristinn
Casey Sheenan enlisted in the military contrary to his mothers political opinion.

He even reenlisted contrary to his mothers political opinion.

If Casey Sheenan didn't care about his mothers political opinions, why should we?

I'm going to ignore his mothers political opinions, too. I'm siding with Casey Sheenan. He has honor.

14 posted on 08/18/2005 10:08:35 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Theresawithanh

I'd like to know why Sheehan thinks President Bush is more accountable for her son's death than her allies who fund the 'insurgents' (killers) like the ones who killed her son.


15 posted on 08/18/2005 10:09:37 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: kristinn

I wish the brilliant Ms. Sheehan and her ilk would explain to me how it is that we are fighting this war for oil and a gallon of gas is pushing three bucks. Perhaps she can enlighten me since I am but a simple-minded, uninformed dumb ass who doesn't understand the bigger picture.


16 posted on 08/18/2005 10:10:44 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: kristinn

I just wanted to tell you that you were mentioned, by name, in an article in my newspaper about the Washington Freep. I'm in South Central Texas and was excited to see Free Republic mentioned!!


17 posted on 08/18/2005 10:10:51 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: unsycophant
I'd like to know why Sheehan thinks President Bush is more accountable for her son's death than her allies who fund the 'insurgents' (killers) like the ones who killed her son.

Bush has an "R" behind his name, that's why.

18 posted on 08/18/2005 10:12:47 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: digger48
Olbermann is probably writing copy right now.

Yeah, but if the last ratings numbers are any indication only twenty or thirty people will see him read it.

19 posted on 08/18/2005 10:15:09 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: blake6900

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/bullyard/msg/fe750ffd0a87d91f?dmode=source&utoken=skschigAAACBMhammMRqUj939jmwu1R6ZnRwieABQLo3bxZ90LvaiQMkdSEpPVswfIZ7usfKULw


Here's the link to the original post from bullyard, dated March.

It clearly shows the commentary cited above was accurate---and proves that Ms. Sheehan has again made claims that aren't accurate. No one "doctored" what she said.


20 posted on 08/18/2005 10:17:59 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: All

The Liberal numbnuts that have been infesting Crawford have been constantly saying that they are "only there for Cindy." Now that Cindy has hauled ass, will they be leaving too?


21 posted on 08/18/2005 10:21:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: kristinn

This has convinced me that, all kidding aside, there is something desperately wrong with this woman and she needs to find help and soon.


22 posted on 08/18/2005 10:27:06 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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I am sorry that her mother had a stroke, but look at the stress she must be under. Watching her daughter destroy her grandson's memory; knowing the consequences of her actions causing her son-in-law to file divorce papers last week and having the family be grieved over this spectacle Cindy has created.

We must remember that her mother was the 'grandmother' signing the part of the email 'Family Statement' sent to Drudge 7 days ago as follows,

"In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue: Sheehan Family Statement:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.

Sincerely,

Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. "

I can only imagine the grief this family has endured this last year and with her daughter in the last weeks calling our president a terrorist and declaring she won't pay her taxes, demanding a second visit with the president... It must be more than a 76 year old mother can take.
23 posted on 08/18/2005 10:32:37 PM PDT by glory2
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the real reason, becuase the Arab-Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy.

She obviously hasn't been listening to them.

24 posted on 08/18/2005 10:35:31 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hollyweird of course! Here are some of H-weirds finest, supporting Cindy Lou! Actor John Lucas Actor Ed Begley Jr. Actor Richard Dreyfuss
25 posted on 08/18/2005 10:37:14 PM PDT by blondee123
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To: kristinn; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Travis McGee; Czar; ...


CINDY - 'TIL IT WAS DEAD

DYING FOR

FIRST BORN

ISRAEL OUT

26 posted on 08/18/2005 10:37:53 PM PDT by devolve (------- http://tinypic.com/a47v9u.gif --American Immigration ---- Good-Bad-or-Ugly?-- -)
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To: kristinn

this lady is so wrong in so many ways its sickening


27 posted on 08/18/2005 10:38:34 PM PDT by curtisgardner
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To: glory2

The grandparents in the message are on the fathers side.

Cindys mom is also anti-war and anti-Bush. I imagine she's very proud of her daughter.


28 posted on 08/18/2005 10:49:43 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: kristinn

Glad to hear Spruiell spoke with Tersch. Someone needed to check out what happened. Thanks for posting this.


29 posted on 08/18/2005 11:00:51 PM PDT by syriacus (Cindy doesn't want our soldiers to shoot insurgent bombers who are murdering small Iraqi children.)
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To: kristinn; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; Happy2BMe; Boazo; OXENinFLA; Grampa Dave; ...

30 posted on 08/18/2005 11:05:59 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: blondee123

Here are some of H-weirds finest, supporting Cindy Lou!

These children will not be supporting Cindy. They were killed when Saddam had them gassed.

Young victims of the attacks by Saddam and his Ba'ath forces on Halabja.

31 posted on 08/18/2005 11:08:51 PM PDT by syriacus (Cindy doesn't want our soldiers to shoot insurgent bombers who are murdering small Iraqi children.)
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To: Jrabbit
The grandparents in the message are on the fathers side.

She said they didn't even know Casey.

32 posted on 08/18/2005 11:09:45 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: All
Anyone who thinks Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
aren't behind the anti war crowd
needs to get a clue.






33 posted on 08/18/2005 11:09:46 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Proud Plank Owner : Department of Homeland Security)
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To: unsycophant

Code Skank


34 posted on 08/18/2005 11:11:02 PM PDT by Cougar66 (The only liberal movement is what's in their diapers. .)
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To: All

Which US GOP Senators are going to Crawford?
They have the time off work and can well afford to buy airline tickets.
Which GOP Governors will be in attendance?
The next President of the United States will be there
and I'll vote for him or her
because they supported our troops when they need it the most.


35 posted on 08/18/2005 11:11:21 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Proud Plank Owner : Department of Homeland Security)
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To: kristinn

Maybe while Cindy's visiting he Mom at the hospital they can do her some good too. Maybe attach a couple of terminals to her head and bombard the glop therein until she stops drooling.


36 posted on 08/18/2005 11:13:20 PM PDT by Jaysun (Democrats: We must become more effective at fooling people.)
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To: Smartass; All

I got question can we send Cindy to Israel then have them do Rachel Corrie reset


37 posted on 08/18/2005 11:15:25 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Jaysun
Maybe while Cindy's visiting her Mom at the hospital they can do her some good too. Maybe attach a couple of terminals to her head and bombard the glop therein until she stops drooling.

I hate it when I read back over something and find such a stupid mistake. Oh well, time for bed.
38 posted on 08/18/2005 11:17:31 PM PDT by Jaysun (Democrats: We must become more effective at fooling people.)
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To: Howlin

I know.....even the Godmother didn't know him! The ditch b*tch is just full of lies.


39 posted on 08/18/2005 11:18:59 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: kristinn

bttt


40 posted on 08/18/2005 11:21:56 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: glory2
Mrs. Miller is Cindy's mother and she did NOT sign that letter. That was written and signed by Mr. Sheehan's siblings and parents.

BTW...Mr. Miller is out of the picture; either already dead or moved on.

41 posted on 08/18/2005 11:26:29 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: unsycophant

You..you mean Mother Moonbat LIED again?

My poor little heart just can't take much more. She seemed so truthful in the beginn.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOLOLOL


ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I couldnt do it without laughing. Just couldn't do it.


42 posted on 08/18/2005 11:28:57 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (If you think you're having a bad day, try crucifixtion.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Then you better rule out Allen, as he has already piped up and said that President Bush should meet with Cindy; again, and I bet he isn't going down there, unless it's to talk with Cindy!
43 posted on 08/18/2005 11:29:47 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: kristinn

I was just telling my husband, if I had a daughter who was such a world famous humiliation, I'd have a stroke. Gee, I hope I didn't jinx her.


44 posted on 08/18/2005 11:30:27 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: nopardons
"Then you better rule out Allen, as he has already piped up and said that President Bush should meet with Cindy; again, and I bet he isn't going down there, unless it's to talk with Cindy!"

He eliminated my vote when he said that.
45 posted on 08/18/2005 11:39:58 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Proud Plank Owner : Department of Homeland Security)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Mine as well !

I heard it on the news and thought to myself...okay, you moron, that's the end of YOU; in spades!

46 posted on 08/18/2005 11:58:33 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: blondee123
Sorry, Cindy, there IS NO DRAFT! No one, especially President Bush, FORCED your son or anyone else to join any part of the military!

And if what I read was accurate, he REINLISTED in 2003, which means he knew what he was getting into.

47 posted on 08/19/2005 12:22:58 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Liberal numbnuts that have been infesting Crawford have been constantly saying that they are "only there for Cindy." Now that Cindy has hauled ass, will they be leaving too?

It wasn't the point of your post, but it occurs to me that the generally conservative Texans are selling food and hotel space to all these liberals. If someone pointed out to them how they are enriching people who tend to belong to the political right I bet they'd flee from Texas on the next bus...probably one with some lie painted on the side, of course.

48 posted on 08/19/2005 12:26:39 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: devolve; potlatch; Smartass; kristinn

49 posted on 08/19/2005 12:27:41 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: kristinn
I pray that her mother recovers and that Cindy comes to her senses, that God removes the veil deceit from around her so that she can see the true nature of the people she is associating herself with.

What infuriates me the most, is that the media is using her words to set up a Viet Nam situation. I was watching the local news last night, and they reported that "mother Sheehan" and her protest had sparked protests all over the Southland- So Cal, and all across the country. Then they showed tightly focused pictures of protesters, to make it look like their were more of them ,and they finished with the reporter saying to the one in the studio "wow, it's really gaining momentum, all across the country", and smiling with glee.

There was no mention of any other families supporting president Bush and the war. And there was certainly no mention of Ms Sheehan's controversial statements or associates.

That's what makes me livid. The press is portraying her as your average middle class mom, who's just like everybody else- when nothing could be further from the truth.

Starting with associating with people who've sent money to the insurgents in Iraq, and her other friends, who had an effigy of an American soldier hanging by the neck in a noose , as a porch decoration. Your average American mom does not have associates like that.

MISGUIDED MOM .

While she has a right to protest, people have a right to know about her ties too.

I would really like to know if she thinks her son is happy with what she's doing.

Read about Casey Post 109

It's obvious Casey cared very much about his fellow soldiers, and died a hero. It's hard to believe that he would be happy with his mother's actions, or her associates sending money to people attacking his fellow soldiers. Especially considering that he died trying to rescue them from an attack of the insurgents.

This doesn't get ANY press either- how Casey re-enlisted, how he died. IMHO people should know these facts. To not report them , is the press flat out lying to the American people, and pushing a false story.

It's also completely unfair of the press to ONLY allow her coverage and not other families of slain soldiers, Or those who have family members in Iraq, in harms way, for that matter.

The soldiers see this non-stop one-sided coverage of "Mother Sheehan" and write to their family wondering if America supports them anymore, or, if they are going to have a Viet Nam-like homecoming, and be spat on. (I've seen polls that show this is their biggest concern- Americans not supporting them)

They should not have to worry about this while they are in harms way. The efn press should be doing it's job giving "fair and balanced" coverage to the story. Instead of unfair and dishonest propaganda ,trying to deliberately sway the public's opinion against the war.

50 posted on 08/19/2005 12:42:33 AM PDT by Pajamajan ("Where there's life there's hope"-Terri Schindler's message to the world.- Never Forget.)
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