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Powerful stuff.
1 posted on 04/06/2006 4:33:26 AM PDT by Mr170IQ
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To: Mr170IQ

I already read it at Dan Simmons' site. This little tract scares me more than any Stephen King novel could ever manage.


2 posted on 04/06/2006 4:39:40 AM PDT by coydog (Cowardice does not make you safe. It makes you a safe target. - - Dale Amon)
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To: Mr170IQ

Very powerful....sends a chill through my spine...


3 posted on 04/06/2006 4:43:18 AM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Mr170IQ

long but interesting bump


4 posted on 04/06/2006 4:47:07 AM PDT by Drango (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Jeff Head; wardaddy
“I give you an Asian world in chaos, a Pacific rim ruled by China after the vacuum of America’s withdrawal – this nation’s full resources devoted to fighting, and possibly losing, the Century War – a South America and Mexico lost to corruption and appeasement, a resurgent Russian Empire that has reclaimed its old dominated republics and more, and a Canada split into three hateful nations.”

Seems I have read this before and that pic above looks familiar too.....:o)

6 posted on 04/06/2006 4:55:29 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Flyer; Eaker; humblegunner; thackney; TheMom; Allegra; pax_et_bonum

Facinating...


7 posted on 04/06/2006 4:57:05 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: Mr170IQ
He makes good points about the importance of knowing history, and about the "war on terrorism" being like a "war on aviation".

But our enemy is not all of Islam, but a small part of it.

That small part would like nothing better than to make this a war on all of Islam. So they agitate Muslims against us, and us against Muslims.

Fortunately, our current leaders are too smart to fall for that.

-Eric

8 posted on 04/06/2006 4:57:13 AM PDT by E Rocc
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To: Mr170IQ
He describes the future I think we must nuke Mecca to avoid. They must submit to us or we will be forced to submit to them. Have we enough confidence in the goodness of our civilizaton that we are willing to make the hard decisions necessary to continue it? Or shall we default our posterity to the hell-on-earth that will be life under the sword of the Global Caliphate?
9 posted on 04/06/2006 5:00:07 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Since all politicians understand is money, I donate ONLY to those who oppose illegal immigration)
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To: fanfan

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10 posted on 04/06/2006 5:07:19 AM PDT by fanfan ( We have become the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world.)
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To: Mr170IQ
FReepin Incredible! I have always been fascinated by the idea of traveling back in time and knowing what I know now. I'm not sure I would want to know the future.
11 posted on 04/06/2006 5:09:02 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: Mr170IQ

Excellent. Thank you.


12 posted on 04/06/2006 5:09:18 AM PDT by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: Mr170IQ

bookmark to disect later


13 posted on 04/06/2006 5:10:57 AM PDT by twin2
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To: Mr170IQ
The Ghost of Dhimmis yet to come?

Powerful indeed.

14 posted on 04/06/2006 5:12:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Mr170IQ

bttt


15 posted on 04/06/2006 5:14:30 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Mr170IQ
“Your enemy is he who will give his life to kill you,”

Words to live by. Or not.

L

17 posted on 04/06/2006 5:17:32 AM PDT by Lurker (In God I trust. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: Mr170IQ

OK, I give up. What are the three words?


18 posted on 04/06/2006 5:19:15 AM PDT by Clique (ERROR 404: This tagline is currently unavailable. Please resubmit your request.)
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To: Mr170IQ

Fascinating. Thanks for the post.


19 posted on 04/06/2006 5:20:59 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: KevinDavis

"sci-Fi" ping.


20 posted on 04/06/2006 5:23:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: jan in Colorado

Ping


22 posted on 04/06/2006 5:32:37 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Mr170IQ

BTTT.


24 posted on 04/06/2006 5:38:18 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Mr170IQ
WOW. Un-effin-believable. This guy has encapsulated, with sobering detail and a great deal of historical reflection, upon the very fears I have harbored for a number of years.

Strictly from a literary point of view, the style reminds me of some of 1950s Isaac Asimov.

About "the last three words" .... has anyone figured them out? Should it be apparent from the story context what they are? Granted, I haven't had my caffeine yet today -- I'll definitely re-read this later.

26 posted on 04/06/2006 5:40:06 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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