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Plan To Bring Haitians To Central Fla. Not Set In Stone
WFTV News ^ | 1:50 pm EST January 15, 2010 | WFTV9 News Staff

Posted on 01/19/2010 9:08:38 AM PST by Candor7

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The American Red Cross says a plan to bring 45,000 evacuees from Haiti to Florida, and 4,000 of those to Orange County, is not set in stone. The Red Cross clarified Friday who could be involved in a plan to move people out of Haiti.

The Red Cross is preparing for two things: the repatriation of Americans living in Haiti and the possibility of a mass migration of Haitian nationals.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO REPORT: Haitian Refugees Could Come To Orlando HELP OUT: Local Organizations | National Organizations SPECIAL SECTION: Quake Recovery Updates, Donation Info --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The American Red Cross has seen massive migration into the U.S. from areas like Kosovo and Bosnia in the past, but no determination has been made yet in the case of Haiti. But the repatriation of Americans has already begun. Eyewitness News was told that it includes people like missionaries who may have already been working in Haiti before the quake.

The U.S. citizens are being brought into South Florida through Miami and Homestead, where their identities can be verified. Thursday night, five flights arrived with 190 Americans on board.

“I think that we will continue see U.S. citizens coming in over the weekend and through the beginning of next week. And that would be our first focus and first wave and, I think, as the conditions are assessed in Haiti and some decisions are made both with our federal government and the Haitian government about what’s best for their citizens,” Director of Emergency Services Becky Sebren said.

Americans continued to arrive in South Florida Friday afternoon and, as the United States plans its strategy to help Haiti, the state closest to the island nation is taking center stage with a plan to bring tens of thousands of refugees to Florida and approximately 4,000 to Orlando.

Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty says he has some concerns with the possible plan. If Haitians are brought to Central Florida, the county, city and possibly other area communities will have to scramble to figure out where to put the earthquake victims, and it will be a tough challenge.

"It would occur to me that there is a legal process associated with that and it would probably have to come through the State Department in terms of citizenship and visas, work visas [and] that sort of thing," Mayor Crotty said.

What that influx of people brings with it is a very large service demand, particularly in the area of social services in what is already a tough economy.

"We're very stressed financially right now and this is going to add to that stress," Mayor Crotty said. "So this is a balance we're going to have to work on strengthening."

Governor Charlie Crist told Eyewitness News Friday that, while he's talked to the Secretary of Homeland Security about bringing Haitians to Florida, nothing has been decided at this point.

Governor Crist was at a jobs summit in Orlando Friday morning. Crist wouldn't confirm whether Haitian refugees would be coming to Central Florida; he did say that Florida has pledged to do everything it can to help those in need after the earthquake.

"We want to be in touch with the State Department, making sure we're doing what is necessary for these people to get the help they need and deserve," Crist said.

Governor Crist said, because of mild hurricane seasons for the past several years, there are a lot of relief supplies available in Florida. He said some of those supplies will be used to help Haitians in need.

Additionally, the State of Florida has opened a new emergency information hotline about the Haiti quake. It's meant to give Floridians a link to informational resources on the international response and recovery efforts.

The hotline number is 1-800-342-3557. You can call for information between the hours of 10:00am until 6:00pm


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KEYWORDS: demographic; florida; haitians; warfare
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Read the commments. This is a travesty of demographic warfare on America. It's tyranny.SHAME!!!!!

Crist is acting like an idiot!!!

1 posted on 01/19/2010 9:08:38 AM PST by Candor7
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To: Candor7
Crist is acting like an idiot!!!

Acting?

2 posted on 01/19/2010 9:09:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ManoftheWest; bgill; Whenifhow; malkee; STE=Q; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; ...

PING to demographic warfare info.,war waged against America by Obama.


3 posted on 01/19/2010 9:10:24 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

lotsa empty homes they can trash there. which would reduce the “inventory,” and put it to insurors, which seems to be just what some people would call a “solution.”


4 posted on 01/19/2010 9:15:50 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (screw 'em.)
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To: Candor7

Are we talking about US citizens from Haiti or Hatians?
This areticle changed its language halfway through.
IMHO. Makes a big difference.


5 posted on 01/19/2010 9:17:13 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: dfwgator

LOL.

“We are NOT bringing Haitians to Florida BUT WE HEF promised to help in any way we CAN.”

Someone should start throwing things at the idiot when he does this!!!!

DEMOGRAPHIC WARFARE!!!!TYRANNY BY THE FEDS!!! SHAME!


6 posted on 01/19/2010 9:18:19 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

Put ‘em in Alan Grayson’s district.


7 posted on 01/19/2010 9:19:41 AM PST by clintonh8r (Obama's America: we treat citizens like terrorists, and terrorists like citizens.)
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To: Candor7

bringing back American citizens fine... bringing Haiti nationals in problem...


8 posted on 01/19/2010 9:20:15 AM PST by eak3
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To: Candor7

“Not set in stone”...but proceeding nonetheless.


9 posted on 01/19/2010 9:21:05 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Candor7
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
10 posted on 01/19/2010 9:28:47 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great, Beer is good, People are crazy)
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To: Candor7
a new addition to the magic kingdom....

....Voodoo Zombie 3rd World Obambi Marxist Land!

11 posted on 01/19/2010 9:34:36 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Candor7
WELCOME TO THE VILLAGES!! NOW WITH MORE HATIANS!!
12 posted on 01/19/2010 9:39:03 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Candor7

13 posted on 01/19/2010 9:39:22 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Candor7

These immigrants will serve as tie breakers in all future presidential elections in Florida. 45,000 votes for 0bama now and forever.


14 posted on 01/19/2010 9:40:52 AM PST by tpmintx (Liberalism: Envy, backed by governmental authority. (I'm green; are you?))
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To: Candor7

I just don’t see how Florida can absorb the cost of these new immigrants, and there are NO jobs for them. What a mess.


15 posted on 01/19/2010 9:44:20 AM PST by PatriotGirl827 (Ted Nugent for Secretary of Defense)
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To: goseminoles
Ask y9urself why the article changed its language halfway through. We will be getting a lot more than 45.000 haitians. More like a million.

Obama plan.

16 posted on 01/19/2010 9:44:28 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

These refugees need to be plopped down in Obama’s front and backyard…in Kenya.

I hope you wonderful Floridians have the guts to keep this from happening at all cost!!! If you don’t, it will cost you folks more than just plenty…more than it would be to stop this from happening.

Individuals are smarter than any government anywhere in any country. But you have to have the will. It doesn’t take much brain power since one is dealing with ediots. All it takes is to sit down, take a deep breath, and think it through. It may take a couple of hours to come up with a plan, but is can be done.


17 posted on 01/19/2010 9:48:17 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Candor7
Why not to FRANCE?

If this were the Phillipines, fine. Former American colony. Large level of English proficiency. This is Haiti. FRENCH colony. FRENCH proficiency. French-based government and legal structures. Send them there!

18 posted on 01/19/2010 9:50:40 AM PST by montag813
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To: Candor7

This is ridiculous. We can help Haitians...in Haiti. They don’t need to come here, and we can’t absorb them. They don’t speak English or even Spanish, they’re generally unskilled and poorly educated people, and there is no way our economy can simply soak them up.

Sending them to Florida or even the US in general is both unnecessary and utterly insane.


19 posted on 01/19/2010 9:54:32 AM PST by livius
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To: tpmintx

Do you think that Obama will stop at 45 thousand?

DHS has OKayed 200 thousand for Tempotary Protected Status so they can apply for green cards ALREADY!

Check it out!!!

Temporary Protected Status - Haiti

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Janet Napolitano, has determined that an 18-month designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti is warranted because of the devastating earthquake and aftershocks which occurred on January 12, 2010. As a result, Haitians in the United States (and other individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) are unable to return safely to their country. DHS will continue to work with other branches of the United States Government to closely monitor developments in Haiti to determine the need for additional action.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will efficiently and timely process immigration applications for TPS filed by nationals of Haiti. Further detailed information will be posted in the Federal Register Notice announcing the Secretary’s decision to designate Haiti. DHS estimates that approximately 100,000 to 200,000 individuals will be eligible for TPS.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=e54e60f64f336210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e54e60f64f336210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD


20 posted on 01/19/2010 9:55:48 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

P.S.

“ediots.” Yes that too.

They are first cousins to “idiots.”

By the way, I am talking from experience, but I am not going into it.


21 posted on 01/19/2010 9:58:49 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Candor7

Let’s blue up the red areas of the voting map by dragging in Latin American problems. :)


22 posted on 01/19/2010 9:59:35 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: livius; Fred Nerks; LucyT; Beckwith; TigersEye

This is to make Florida Obamas in 2012, a swing state.

IMHO Obama will try to have as many as a million Haitians evacuated to Forida.

I have nothing against the Haitian people. BUT this is demographic warfare against the people of Florida and the United States. It is a form of tyranny which MUST stop.

It actually means civil war.


23 posted on 01/19/2010 10:01:10 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

Thanks for your link.

It was clear during the campaign that O, Axelrod, the ballerina and their crew intend to use the three branches of government to “rebuild” America.
Haiti is a small (for their purposes) crisis/opportunity along the way that will give the Open Borders crowd a thrill.

A caller to the Boortz radio program this morning who identified himself as a Haitian proposed what made immediate sense to many on day one. Organize and police tent cities to house and assist refuges in an orderly manner with relief supplies, medical assets, etc.

All Haitians would remain on the island - except in obvious special instances. Rebuilding their homes and the damaged public areas is a major and immediate job source; one that could also provide ownership and an enormous sense of pride.


24 posted on 01/19/2010 10:03:24 AM PST by frog in a pot (It's a myth, folks. The frog will jump out and he will be pi$$ed. Ever had big warts?)
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To: Candor7

I propose that we give them all Disney FastPass Tickets to all of the rides.


25 posted on 01/19/2010 10:06:32 AM PST by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

Loosen a few bolts? Look though, all lightness aside,this is tyranny, a form of demographic conquest disguised under a false compassion.

I have nothing against the Haitian people,but Obama is using them, and waging demographic warfare on America instead of protectig the people.

This will lead to civil warfare.


26 posted on 01/19/2010 10:09:45 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

This is all we need.
I got enough nasty, unfriendly Haitians living around me already.

Scratch Florida off my vacation list.


27 posted on 01/19/2010 10:10:59 AM PST by mowowie
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Maybe they’ll bring them to MA so they can fill out absentee ballots and vote for Coakley?


28 posted on 01/19/2010 10:17:35 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Candor7

Let them live in Coral Springs.


29 posted on 01/19/2010 10:20:40 AM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: tpmintx

Fortunately, you are NOT able to vote here if you don’t show photo ID, and it is enforced strictly!!!


30 posted on 01/19/2010 10:21:24 AM PST by danamco
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To: mrmeyer

Soory man, We already have way more than we can Handle.

Thanks anyways.


31 posted on 01/19/2010 10:21:50 AM PST by mowowie
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To: Candor7

It will not help him, we still have to show photo ID to vote!!!


32 posted on 01/19/2010 10:23:21 AM PST by danamco
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To: frog in a pot

I agree that all Haitians should remain on island. But hat is highly inlikely.Obama is creatg a crisis on Haiti, one that can onlly be solved through ............( guess)..............................

EVACUATION ( they wont be called refugees for politial correctness easons, instead “evacuees”)

Ond INS is ready to stamp 200,000 at the beck and call of SEIU, who will be getting them jobs.

Demographic warfare. We should be fighting back.


33 posted on 01/19/2010 10:23:43 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

Send them to Hawaii, Alaska, Vermont, Gitmo. Not Florida. Crist is an idiot. Keep them in Haiti.


34 posted on 01/19/2010 10:32:24 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Candor7

Why are americans donating millions upon millions for them to bring them here...


35 posted on 01/19/2010 10:35:25 AM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: tpmintx

I have been saying all along that Haiti is all about brining Haitians to FL. They told Texas relief people not to come?? Pictures of the airport and surrounding show no damage.

Some idiots here have called me heartless, stupid, racist. The liberal media is playing us on this. 1 million Haitians will mean Obama carries FL in 2012.


36 posted on 01/19/2010 10:35:49 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: angelcindy
LOL. Americans are donating millions to aid them in Haiti, not to as you so vociferously say, "To bring them here!"

The assumption is that the money will be going to Haiti, not that the money will be used to bring Haitians here.

Read my lips," Demographic Warfare."

Tyranny.

37 posted on 01/19/2010 10:42:51 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

bttt


38 posted on 01/19/2010 10:43:52 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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“...Plan To Bring Haitians To Central Fla. Not Set In Stone..”

Yes, they may be brought to North Florida instead.


39 posted on 01/19/2010 10:44:38 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Eagle Eye

LOL. What about Key West, Bawney Fwanks would love it?


40 posted on 01/19/2010 10:47:07 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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Eh I'm pretty sure that order refers to allowing Haitians who are already here (legally or illegally) to stay for the time being.

From the page you linked: I am a Haitian national; currently I cannot return to Haiti due to the earthquake and would like to apply for TPS. Am I eligible to apply for TPS?

To qualify, you must:

* Be a national of Haiti, or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti

* Have continuously resided in the U.S. since January 12, 2010.

* Have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since the date of the Federal Register Notice publication, and

* Meet certain immigrant admissibility requirements, and other TPS eligibility requirements (See INA § 244(c), 8 U.S.C. § 1254a and 8 C.F.R. §§ 144.2-244.4.)

* Satisfactorily complete all TPS application procedures as described in the Federal Register notice announcing Haitian TPS, the TPS application instructions (Form I-821), and regulations at 8 C.F.R. §§ 244.6 - 244.9.

41 posted on 01/19/2010 10:55:09 AM PST by ivyleaguebrat
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To: Frantzie

You hit the nail on the head.

Its demograpohic warfare.

Why can’t we import a million conservatives from white Europe????Poland, Scotland and Ireland. Good Christians?

Or should we have a civil war instead???


42 posted on 01/19/2010 10:59:37 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: ivyleaguebrat

You are wasting your time.I am an immigration attorney.

Belive me when I tell you that the TPS quota does not apply to Haitians who are already in the USA. It applies to all Haitians who are in the USA until further notice of a date in the future.It is open ended. I checked.You didn’t.


43 posted on 01/19/2010 11:07:36 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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Obama takes months to send troops to afghanastan...and 2 days to haiti


44 posted on 01/19/2010 11:08:09 AM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: Candor7

While we all sympathize with the victims of the natural disaster in Haiti, this is no reason to give up our sovereignty to allow people into this country.

We simply cannot support the billions in the world who would wish a better life here. All it will do is drag us down closer to their level.

i believe we need to promote immigration, but only for those who can improved our country.

Importing in poor, uneducated people who will live on the backs of the rest of us via welfare is not an option.


45 posted on 01/19/2010 11:15:15 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: Candor7

Well, I believe you. But do you mind showing me where you “checked”? All I have to go on is the page you linked to, which says:

17. I am a national of Haiti; I arrived in the United States after January 12, 2010. Am I eligible for TPS?

No. To be eligible for benefits, nationals of Haiti (or persons having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) must have continuously resided in the United States since January 12, 2010.


46 posted on 01/19/2010 11:16:50 AM PST by ivyleaguebrat
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To: ivyleaguebrat

You have to read the TPS summary page,and then go to the Haiti Link. When you see them together one after the o ther,you will realize that Obama has signed an executive order. I do not have the executive order number , yet. It is open ended as to time and number.


47 posted on 01/19/2010 11:26:43 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: bestintxas

You in your wisdom have summarized current immigration law.

Obama does not enforce current immigration law.Why?

Demographic warfare on America based on historic justice in which the alleged transgressions of our white fire fathers must be paid for by us.in other words its the same fascism as Hitlers.

Fascism. Thats what this demographic warfare means. I will make war on fascists.How about you?


48 posted on 01/19/2010 11:30:44 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

I have been attacked several times on FR by people saying I am heartless. The liberal media and Obama are hatching something in Haiti.

They are lying during the coverage. Not allowing resscue teams in from Texas and a few others? No damage around the airport or surrounding buildings?

Wag the Dog moment like Kosovo and Clinton. TV news can create ANY lie they want.


49 posted on 01/19/2010 11:32:29 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Candor7

I have been attacked several times on FR by people saying I am heartless. The liberal media and Obama are hatching something in Haiti.

They are lying during the coverage. Not allowing resscue teams in from Texas and a few others? No damage around the airport or surrounding buildings?

Wag the Dog moment like Kosovo and Clinton. TV news can create ANY lie they want.


50 posted on 01/19/2010 11:32:34 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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