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CBS News' Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted During Egypt Protests
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Posted on 02/15/2011 1:23:29 PM PST by MindBender26

Edited on 02/15/2011 7:34:17 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.

In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.

There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.

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Knew something was going on when she was not on air from here in US after returning to CONUS.

This rumor has been working for a few days, and was all but confirmed by the lack of comment or denials from anyone at Black Rock or West 57th.

Some may say Logan has a checkered past, but nothing deserves this!

When 3 CBS engineers were killed by a perp years ago, Rather went into a (well deserved) on-air outrage. This time, there will probably be nothing, because, Lord knows, we don’t want to upset the “Arab Street.” Source with many years in SWA says many Muslims will approve of this, because, it was an infidel getting what she deserved.

When will the rest of America wake up?


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; animals; burkett; cbsnews; egypt; islam; joeburkett; journalist; koranimals; laralogan; lauralogan; muslimrape; muslims; obamasfault; rop
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To: MindBender26; Hot Tabasco
"...and you don’t even know that my father was instrumental in the rollout of Tabasco,..."

Man...thats one of the weirdest smackdowns I've ever seen.
Not knocking it, it works on some genetic level.
HT...just walk it off and continue to march.

MB, I bet you never ever dreamed you'd have the opportunity to play that card.
Wow...this is one for the books.

201 posted on 02/15/2011 4:13:52 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Loud Mime
I do wonder if Ms. Logan had any say in the idea of sending her to Egypt. Whose idea was it to send a young, good looking blond babe to an Arab country during a period of political unrest?

She's 39 years old, and has been a reporter for over a decade. She should have acquired at least some of the common sense we expect from an 18-year-old Marine, who we send into far more dangerous situations.

202 posted on 02/15/2011 4:20:28 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: MindBender26

I love it how such threads provoke the members of the Harper Valley PTA crawl out of their stinking sheds or ruins of some failed misguided uprising in one case, and condemn to hell the rest of us who, in the PTA’s lofty view, don’t sympathize enough with the saintly and unfortunate victim. A right wing version of political correctness. Just what’s the difference between it and the other variety?


203 posted on 02/15/2011 4:22:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who would send a woman reporter to Cairo to stand in the middle of a frenzied mob? ...

ABC Christiane Amanpour

Didn’t that one used to work for Clinton News Network?
Funny, that wizened old hag wasn’t even born here, Hating America makes you stupid I suppose.


204 posted on 02/15/2011 4:25:10 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: KC Burke
Employers that put employees in dangerous situations without regard to their particular vulnerability and without adequete security should be finacialy liable for incidents of this type.

While I agree with you, we live in a PC culture now where to "protect women" is to discriminate against them.

We are putting women in similar situations in the military. It is a bad idea. How many women will be raped in these unstable areas before we wise up?

205 posted on 02/15/2011 4:31:43 PM PST by SteamShovel ("Does the noise in my head bother you?")
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To: ml/nj

I can’t stand her either, but your post is over the top.


206 posted on 02/15/2011 4:35:55 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Gasshog

Lara Logan was born in South Africa.


207 posted on 02/15/2011 4:37:21 PM PST by kabar
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To: Nervous Tick
Let’s see how liberal and multicultural Lara is after this episode.

I'd pay to see her reaction to the fundemental shift in her world view. I wonder what Christiane Amanpour will say???

208 posted on 02/15/2011 4:39:56 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MindBender26

“before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. “

A moment of thanks to them. God bless them.


209 posted on 02/15/2011 4:42:58 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: MindBender26
I really feel bad for this woman. The rest of the media should be up in arms about this.
However they are trying their best to play off the entire Egypt thing as being alright and no big problem.

They feed into their own propaganda. This is the result.

I highly recommend that everyone take a few minutes to watch thsi video of MSNBC .. the anchorwoman says "Looking at all the different reports coming in and the pictures. And the peacefulness on the streets of Ciaro. So far so good. It actually seems like it went pretty damn well" in trying to defend Obama and his policies.

She gets schooled by a Harvard professor in a big way.

It REALLY needs to go Viral

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V9sMo-LTdSc



Watch then post or cross post or whatever .. let it get out there FReepers.

210 posted on 02/15/2011 4:43:17 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“ABC Christiane Amanpour”

But seriously, who would to assault her?


211 posted on 02/15/2011 4:43:22 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“ABC Christiane Amanpour”

But seriously, who would WANT to assault her?


212 posted on 02/15/2011 4:43:51 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: eak3

I am pissed off at the perps, but I am also very sober toward the danger. I have a very hard time mustering any sympathy for these idiot news people who think they are in compelete safety in the middle of a lawless mob. It is bad enough that they are in a lawless mob, now add one that hates us to death and believes it is their religeous duty to destroy us. Even discounting their hatred for us, it is absolute folly to put yourself into the midst of a lawless mob. Absolutey foolhardy.

Anyone with half a brain should know that their very life is in imminent danger in that country. The treatment this poor naive woman received is an ample reminder of that FACT.

These idiot news crews think they are protected behind their press credentials. “We are here to help you get sympathy for your cause”. Sure, ma’am. These wild animals really don’t care, and news stories like this are living proof.

Any news agency that puts it’s crews into this situation is guilty of criminal negligence IMHO.


213 posted on 02/15/2011 4:44:11 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be Fooked.)
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To: NoLibZone

>Must have been joos.

Or Christians.

/ sarc.

Its very uncommon for muslim fundamentalists to consider women as objects.<

Was them crazy Amish again I bet


214 posted on 02/15/2011 4:44:41 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Dominick

“It is the kind of thuggery we can expect from people who are poorly equipped for democracy.”

Yeah slimy people who elect a muslim to destroy their country while all TV says how great he is including Bill O’reilly.


215 posted on 02/15/2011 4:46:07 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Viking2002

>I bet she comes out of the hospital a newly-minted conservative, if she wasn’t one already. <

too bad that it took this to make her see reality though.
She barley got out with her skin from what I have read. And her skin isn’t in the same condition it was in before her clash with these animals.

It would be nice if the rest of the MSM would take note. Please see my post 210 here.

It is shameful how they say everything is alright. I guess it ain’t so alright with Lara Logan now. Will they open their eyes when it happens to one of their own?


216 posted on 02/15/2011 4:48:20 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Not Loverly Lara?

Who doubts for a minute this liberal ninny wont be back up for seconds and thirds after her little vacation? mark my words you’ll she will have learned nothing! Read my tagline Lara!!


217 posted on 02/15/2011 4:48:30 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Augustinian monk

I read that. That was one liberal who’s brain was thoroughly washed and wrung.


218 posted on 02/15/2011 4:48:54 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

>I’m shocked... You usually see this kind of behavior at Tea Party Rallies... /s<

Oh yeah .. according to Chris (tinkle up my leg) Matthews and Rachel Madcow .. this is exactly what TEA parties are all about. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit of they said that this incident occurred at a TEA party instead of Egypt.


219 posted on 02/15/2011 4:51:45 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Lee'sGhost

“ABC Christiane Amanpour”

But seriously, who would WANT to assault her?

The Brotherhood of Blind Muslims? : )


220 posted on 02/15/2011 4:52:23 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: PapaBear3625
She looks good for 40. (Well, 37 in this particular picture)

A good plastic surgeon will do that for you.
221 posted on 02/15/2011 4:53:05 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: MindBender26

Reminds me of the ending of ‘Camp of the Saints’.


222 posted on 02/15/2011 4:53:24 PM PST by Crawdad
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To: metmom

The poor woman had to be terrified. I can’t imagine how frightened she was. She was in a place she never should have been sent to.

I hope she can recover from all of this. But it will be a long road. The shame is on the media for sending people there.
Journalists are not exempt from violence. Sending her there was criminal on her employers part. I bet that she had confidence in them that they wouldn’t send her to a place where such things could happen.


223 posted on 02/15/2011 4:54:30 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz

Yep, that’s right.

I don’t believe we’ve spoken before, nice to meet you.


224 posted on 02/15/2011 4:54:36 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MindBender26
An American woman is gang raped in downtown Cairo.

The American response? Crickets. Nothing.

What would the American response be if a Muslim woman was ganged raped on the streets of Washington D.C.?

225 posted on 02/15/2011 4:56:02 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Lazamataz

That’s a woman whose dumb luck was far greater than her ability to calculate risk. She may have chosen the right guide but she chose entirely the wrong place to go. She was lucky _they_ decided she was worth neither the money nor the trouble.


226 posted on 02/15/2011 4:56:44 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: SteamShovel
Employers that put employees in dangerous situations without regard to their particular vulnerability and without adequete security should be finacialy liable for incidents of this type.

It's the business the've chosen [/Hyman Roth]

How many newscritters, for instance, scramble insanely into the path of hurricanes just to get their one shot at fame and fortune? IIRC more than one news career has been made (including Dan "Fake but Accurate" Rather) by just that sort of thing.
227 posted on 02/15/2011 4:58:17 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: metmom

“Her background is irrelevant and is no reason to imply that she is responsible for it or that it didn’t happen.”

I would disagree with that, she most definitely is responsible for what happened to her. What she did was the equivalent of walking naked down the street in the bad part of town where the gang bangers hang out. She set herself up for this by dressing in western clothes and going to a location where a near riot was happening with thousands of Muslim men (who are known to do this type of thing).

Personally I think that she gets a thrill or adrenalin rush from going into these kinds of dangerous situations since she’s done it before and gotten away with it. In any case she is as responsible as the people that assaulted her in what happened to her.


228 posted on 02/15/2011 4:58:33 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: Munz
...And all we hear from lSM is... Egypt had a peaceful protest...

PEACEFUL protest my a$$ looting and raping and beatings are NOT acts of peace!!

229 posted on 02/15/2011 4:58:33 PM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: Munz

Obama’s bootlickers are pathetic.


230 posted on 02/15/2011 4:58:41 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

>> Obama’s bootlickers are pathetic.

That comment is NOT about Lara Logan, but those piously enamored with every bowel movement taken by the One.


231 posted on 02/15/2011 5:01:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Munz

Amazing, I sent it out and posted it on my Facebook Page. Thank you very much.


232 posted on 02/15/2011 5:01:41 PM PST by seoul62
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Dear god,
people,
I am shocked by some of your comments,

This is horrible, i feel awful for this women, please think before you post, you are making the forum look bad,


233 posted on 02/15/2011 5:01:41 PM PST by Sophia777
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To: Lazamataz

>”I didn’t take foolish risks and I am an experienced journalist who knows how to avoid dangerous situations.”<

I bet that she thought she could get herself out of a situation. Plus the fact that her editor would never send her in a position that was so dangerous.

I also wonder how much of the MSM believe the White House when they talk about how good things are going. Can they be that stupid to believe Obama and his sycophants?


234 posted on 02/15/2011 5:03:21 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
“Sexual assault is not even mentioned”

Wrong.

I don't know how you can get plainer than

“She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault...”

235 posted on 02/15/2011 5:05:56 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Sophia777

You any relation to jamese777 or james777? .....You know, the guy who hates “birthers”, conservatives and Americans and loves to make us look bad.


236 posted on 02/15/2011 5:08:40 PM PST by CanaGuy (Go Harper! We still love you!)
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To: metmom

We ask parents to sacrifice young ladies on the battlefield to bring some form of freedom to people that have no respect for women, Christians, Americans, Indians, Buddhists, Hindus, Italians, French, Spanish, Blacks, American Indians or Jews. ANYONE NOT a Muslim....a Semitical Muslim at that. I don’t know if they even like Indonesian Muslims. Seriously, we should have nuked Mecca and Medina in 2001. Take out their “god” and his happy places, watch the philosophy dissolve, like Nazism before it.


237 posted on 02/15/2011 5:13:56 PM PST by runninglips (government debt = slavery of the masses)
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To: Munz

There seems to be a delusion among some journalists that simply *being* a journalist somehow makes them immune to things like bullets and angry mobs. The MFM was so shocked when Cooper and Amanpour and Polkit and now Logan got beaten up by the mobs in Egypt. Well...they’re MOBS. Large numbers of people whipped into a frenzy do strange and unpredictable things. Sometimes, if they’re Muslims, they see a Western face and decide they’re going to rearrange it. Or in this case, they decide they “want them some of that.” Pro-Mubarak, anti-Mubarak, doesn’t matter.

I’m actually quite surprised this happened. Logan is a veteran reporter, she’s been in and out of the sandbox for over five years. She’s been there, done that, and I’m kind of shocked that her danger sense didn’t tell her that a good-looking, blonde, obviously Western female shouldn’t be wandering around in a group of thousands of hyped-up Muslims. That doesn’t justify her being raped, of course—NO woman ever “has it coming,” that’s just asinine—but wow, maybe keep a headscarf handy and throw it on after you get off-camera in the hopes of lowering your profile? Keep some security around? Stick to an area where you can get out if things go sideways?

The saddest part is that she’ll never get justice. In a mob that large, there’s no way the Egyptian authorities will ever be able to identify the perps. Hopefully the soldiers that rescued her kicked some ass when they pulled the guys away from her, but that’s about the best that could come of it.

}:-)4


238 posted on 02/15/2011 5:14:07 PM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Munz
That was an awesome can of whoop ass he gave Mica. Thanks for sharing.
239 posted on 02/15/2011 5:14:46 PM PST by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: RedwM

Sadly, they would have done the same thing to her and then lopped her head off.


240 posted on 02/15/2011 5:16:49 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: MindBender26
Girl's got quite a checkered past.

EXCLUSIVE: CBS NEWS LARA LOGAN DIVORCE WAR .

And weren't all Americans warned to leave the country?

241 posted on 02/15/2011 5:17:33 PM PST by McGruff (If you tell a lie enough times some people will come to believe it.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Oh sure. The men couldn’t help themselves.

Nobody is saying she wasn’t foolish to be there, but that does NOT excuse the men from raping her.

Idiot....


242 posted on 02/15/2011 5:20:25 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: weston

Then you saw the video I linked I take it?

That is their peaceful protest in action.

What a shame .. and i do mean SHAME that these “reporters” say everything is just fine and dandy there.
The Muslim Brotherhood wants Sharia law there now. period. they will emerge on top of the game because Obama is putting them there.

Islam is not a religion and people better wake up to that fact. It is a political system backed by religious edicts.
Their laws are mandated by “god” and violence, lying, rape, murder is all not only acceptable but DEMANDED by their laws, which have been commanded by the Prophet.

It is a sinister system of controlling people to act in the most base and depraved manner on the planet. They will happily die or kill to keep it going, because that is the only way to heaven for them.

the MSM better start telling people the truth and they should start right here with this incident of Lara Logan.
THIS is ISLAM.

It is not peaceful or about religion.


243 posted on 02/15/2011 5:22:22 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: MindBender26

It is important to remember this is an isolated event and would never happen to females allowed to serve in the military. </sarcasm>


244 posted on 02/15/2011 5:23:09 PM PST by fideist (Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-American, Pro-Palin!)
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To: MindBender26
I've looked and can't find either an email address for Lara, or a website/page set up by CBS for prayers/well-wishers/etc.

Rather tasteless of them: they could hire an intern to screen out the dirt and forward the supportive messages.

NO cheers, unfortunately. Prayers for her emotional recovery too.

245 posted on 02/15/2011 5:24:27 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: MindBender26

Napoleon Bonaparte admitted to only one fear: Mobs.


246 posted on 02/15/2011 5:28:55 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be Fooked.)
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To: metmom

I’m glad you and I like each other. :p

Heehee


247 posted on 02/15/2011 5:40:01 PM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: Tainan

Yes, and you don’t even know about Laura Bush and the teleprompter!

:)


248 posted on 02/15/2011 5:40:28 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: metmom

“Oh sure. The men couldn’t help themselves.”

That’s the problem with most women, they just can’t seem to reason their way out of an emotionally charged subject like this. I didn’t say that the men weren’t responsible I just said that she also was responsible, not only because of her presence there but also because of her behavior. Big difference but something you just cannot quite grasp.


249 posted on 02/15/2011 5:43:23 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: MindBender26

Leslie Stahl going to an interview in a Syrian (or was it Lebanese) prison in a shiny black miniskirt a few years ago. And look at this typical western woman neckline. They are being provocative. Just being honest. These muzzies are animals but don’t trot out blood in front of the wolves.


250 posted on 02/15/2011 5:43:41 PM PST by BonRad (Ut Roma cadit, sic omnis terra [As Rome falls, so the entire world])
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