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Top U.S. Military Officer Calls Pastor Over Film
Reuters ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Phil Stweart and David Adams

Posted on 09/12/2012 12:09:03 PM PDT by kristinn

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests - including one that ended with the death of America's envoy to Libya

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To: kristinn

So I interpret this article to mean that General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, just seceded the war on terror to the terrorists? Where will the articles of unconditional surrender be signed? Mecca?............/frothing at the mouth mad & sick of this liberal shiite sarc


251 posted on 09/12/2012 2:07:13 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Maybe if the Marxist General could find a better strategy to neutralize the Islamic threat he would not have to call a small town preacher and beg him to back off.

Are you kidding me?


252 posted on 09/12/2012 2:08:12 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: plain talk
IT'S YOUTUBE! EVERYONE GET AWAY FROM YOUTUBE!!!

(coincidentally The Jerk was born a poor black boy too!)

253 posted on 09/12/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: nutmeg

This is Bush-Obama neocon-leftist policy of appeasment and near treason. We need Muslim support for Democracy, ergo we must debase ourselves like Dhimmi. And all to help spread Islamism with the Democracy Jihad.


254 posted on 09/12/2012 2:10:51 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Alter Kaker; All

Hey, where’d ya go? You’re still getting your ass handed to you in this thread, would hate to see you miss one glorious moment of it! LOL


255 posted on 09/12/2012 2:11:58 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: kristinn

Blaming Jones is a convenient excuse. He’s being used as a patsy.

The whole “film caused the riots” story is too quick, too easy, and too insistent from this crew to be believed.

These were staged, coordinated attacks on our people resulting in murder, by the groups that this POS admin put in place.

And they want to blame some obscure American Pastor - who has every damned right in the world to make whatever film he decides to make, if in fact he DID make a film - to conveniently cover up whatever intelligence failure they may have had.

After Operation Fast And Furious and their blatant, outright attempt to wipe out our Second Amendment, I believe NOTHING that comes out of their lying faces.

That a US General Officer should be calling a private citizen to “suggest” that he back off is just beyond the pale - but again, with this crowd, why is ANYTHING surprising to anyone out here. “Suggestions” from the govzilla are ultimately backed up with the implied threat of coercive force. To me, it appears to be an attack on the First Amendment now - a ready-made excuse to label anything that offends these animals as “Hate Speech”.

Election Day in November is Take Out The Trash Day. Priority One.


256 posted on 09/12/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TigersEye
You bring up a good point there. What about the movie about the raid on bin Laden that the 0bama administration has approved and cooperated in making? Shouldn’t General Buttkiss call up 0bammy and tell him not to inflame Muslim sensibilities?

If leftist idiots can dream up a connection between Sam Bacile's film and the murders in Libya, I wonder what they will say when this film comes out and innocent Americans die as a result???

 

 

Osama bin Laden film trailer debuts online

Trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's forthcoming film about the killing of Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, is released online

 

The first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's forthcoming film about the killing of Osama Bin Laden has debuted online.

 

Now titled Zero Dark Thirty, the drama from the double Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker features a high-profile cast including Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Mark Duplass, Kyle Chandler and Mark Strong. It centres on the US Navy Seal unit that raided Bin Laden's compound in northern Pakistan on 2 May last year on the orders of US president Barack Obama, killing the al-Qaeda leader in a covert operation.

257 posted on 09/12/2012 2:17:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Girlene

No doubt the mob organizers—MB and AQ. It is just a pretext to draw a big crowd to cover their activities.


258 posted on 09/12/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn
Is this a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?
259 posted on 09/12/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: kristinn

Dear General Dempsey: The pastor might feel constrained by his vocation from giving you the only answer that is appropriate. So allow me to do so in his stead: ..l.


260 posted on 09/12/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: kristinn; All

Like I posted above at #256:

“...To me, it appears to be an attack on the First Amendment now - a ready-made excuse to label anything that offends these animals as “Hate Speech”.

It starts already: http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/12/cair-bans-daily-caller-from-press-conference-brands-website-a-hate-group/


261 posted on 09/12/2012 2:20:55 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: kristinn

In any sane world this would be the end of his career.


262 posted on 09/12/2012 2:21:40 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

“..Is this a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?...”

Do you honestly think this admin CARES?


263 posted on 09/12/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ExSoldier

Time doenst equal right,,, my FRiend...


264 posted on 09/12/2012 2:23:37 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: Alter Kaker

You mean the pastor who had NOTHING to do with the film referenced?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2930038/posts


265 posted on 09/12/2012 2:23:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: kristinn
"General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests"

It's insulting. Blaming anyone or anything but Islam is absurd.

266 posted on 09/12/2012 2:25:33 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NE1, IA = 272EV)
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To: kristinn
He should also apologize for flying over Afghanistan! /s I wouldn't want to upset a bunch of militant lunatics!

The plane of the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, was damaged after Taliban militants fired rockets at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Aug. 21, 2012

Afghan Militants Hit Gen. Martin Dempsey's Plane

http://abcnews.go.com/International/afghan-militants-hit-gen-martin-dempseys-plane/story?id=17046984

267 posted on 09/12/2012 2:27:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Apparently under this administration it is the job of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to call pastors and beg them to withdraw materials that might offend Muslims.

Be afraid, America. Be very afraid.


268 posted on 09/12/2012 2:28:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rmlew
This is Bush-Obama neocon-leftist policy of appeasment and near treason.

We need more compassionate wars on those who anger the Muslims and their religion of peace. Bring Islam here in great numbers, to help Americans understand.

269 posted on 09/12/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Responsibility2nd
And every time 0bama spikes the ball on the bin Laden raid
some muzzie somewhere signs up for jihad.

It's time that reckless dipstick put a sock between his purple lips.
His right to speak is getting people killed and it's swelling the ranks of Al-Qaeda.

270 posted on 09/12/2012 2:30:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Charles Henrickson

Hey wait a minute.... if his comments are true (the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause,” )

Then doesn’t that mean violent video games and violent movies are to blame for Columbine and other mass shootings/crimes when the evidence shows the killer played these games and watched movies like natural born killers?


271 posted on 09/12/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by Glacier Honey
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To: kabar
I suppose. The reporting was murky as to who started the rumor that the Cairo rioting was because of some movie.

This was painted on our embassy walls (from HURT: U.S. on wrong side of Cairo embassy riot)

“If your freedom of speech has no limits, may you accept our freedom of action.”

It appears obama, and thus Dempsey, received their message loud and clear. Mission accomplished, MB/AQ.
272 posted on 09/12/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: kristinn
Instead of harassing Terry Jones, perhaps General Dempsey should call Google and ask them to develop some optional software that blocks all videos on religious subjects. Then people who may become offended by these videos can just click a button to activate this software and block the display of all videos on religious subjects. That kind of technology is an acceptable solution to this problem, whereas infringing on freedom of speech in America is absolutely the wrong solution.
273 posted on 09/12/2012 2:34:35 PM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the MSM mafia so powerful?)
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To: kristinn
This is very telling about Obama. If his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wants to hide the truth of about Islam then he is a terrible general (know your enemy). His advice to Obama must be equally flawed.

This is a perfect example of how character matters. We know Obama has no character and he surrounds himself with people without character.

274 posted on 09/12/2012 2:35:36 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: kristinn

General, do you remember the specific instance when you decided to become a political puppet to further your career?


275 posted on 09/12/2012 2:36:21 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: kristinn

After watching this media attack Romney today to cover up the unprecedented errors from the Embassy, State Department , and White House, and now this...I am beginning to wonder how our nation survives our present situation. We have absolutely bumbling, leftist morons running our country, and an army of radical leftist media members covering for it. We have faced serious media bias for a long time, but this is absolutely outrageous. This foreign policy is going to get many people killed, and likely here at home, and the media is enabling it.


276 posted on 09/12/2012 2:37:16 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: kristinn

Since the whole premise is wrong, the General is barking up the wrong tree. I guess that’s where the oxymoron “Military Intelligence” came from.

The ragheads aren’t rioting because of the film; they’re rioting because for a solid week at their poor stupid pitiful convention Obummer and the democRATS repeatedly spiked the football over the killing of Bin Ladin.

The rallying cry during the riot had nothing to do with the movie! The rallying cry was, “Obama, Obama, we are a billion MORE Osamas!”


277 posted on 09/12/2012 2:38:33 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: kristinn; Alter Kaker
Claire in Logan, New Mexico nails it on Rush's show today!

Maybe the General should talk to his Commander in Chief!

If Obama is Concerned with Feelings in Muslim World, Why is He Bragging So Much About Killing Osama?

278 posted on 09/12/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

They used to wax poetic about how the pen is mightier than the sword, but this is ridiculous. That the head of the Joint Chiefs would call a no-name private citizen in the hopes of staving off regional conflict is one of the most stunning developments in the annals of asymmetric warfare I have ever read.


279 posted on 09/12/2012 2:41:09 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Girlene; kristinn

This might incite every red-blooded American to make fun of Mohammed on YouTube videos. Now let’s see what happens!


280 posted on 09/12/2012 2:42:23 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Da’ Gen-rull be a career, paper shufflin’ alcoholic retread lifer lackey who has abandoned any semblence of personal pride or dignity and is the errand boy of the _resident in the White Hut.


281 posted on 09/12/2012 2:42:42 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: PuzzledInTX

lol, noone seems to know what movie/video is being blamed for the “inflamed passions” of the muslims, but Dempsey calls Terry Jones. So far I’ve seen three videos or trailers blamed. Dempsey is going to be busy calling everyone.


282 posted on 09/12/2012 2:47:17 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Alter Kaker
We have something here called ‘Freedom of Speech’ and YOU more than ANYONE represent that freedom.

Don't be ridiculous. Of course we have Freedom of Speech which is why General Dempsey
had to ASK the idiot pastor to stop endangering American lives and did not ORDER him to do so.

First of all, he's not endangering the life of Citizens of the United States. 

Second, you should damn well know that. 

Third, terrorists are endangering the Citizens of the United States. 

Fourth, you should damn well know that. 

Fifth, intimidating Citizens of the United States so they can't exercise their First Amendment rights, using General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, by phone on Wednesday and asking them to withdraw their support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad, is a violation of the Constitution of the United States. 

Sixth, you should damn well know that.

Seventh, this act by Martin Dempsy, chairman of the United States Military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, was unconstitutional, and grounds that should result in his removal from office immediately.

Eighth, you should damn well know that.


Nineth, a person is not an idiot if they merely reveal history and truth.

Tenth, you should damn well know that.

Eleventh, you shouldn't be defending any of this.

Twelveth, you should know that too.

Other than these twelve points, your post was was that of a sage.

Don't be rediculous?  Exactly!

283 posted on 09/12/2012 2:52:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Classy response. The General is free to tell his family how to behave, and can enforce military rules of behavior on those within his command.

A private citizen is not in his command. If someone in the Administration wants to call Terry Jones and counsel him it should be someone else.

284 posted on 09/12/2012 2:54:30 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Alter Kaker
“General Dempsey had to ASK the idiot pastor to stop endangering American lives and did not ORDER him to do so.”

That is just dumb. DUMB.
al qaeda will say anything to justify their actions.
This has nothing to do with the pastor.

Perhaps you could blame 9/11 on the pastor as well.

It was what it was. An attack on America on 9/11.
An act of war.

Now that the current administration claims that they
buy their b.s. and sends the message that we are weak they (A.Q.) will be back.

NOW that's endangering American lives.

285 posted on 09/12/2012 2:55:29 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Leep

And I suppose the Pastor is free to tell him to take his stars and and shove them where the stars can shine. Generals and Admirals don’t impress me as being exceptional humans and citizens since being out of the army in 1946.


286 posted on 09/12/2012 2:56:06 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: kristinn
Unbelievable. While I think Pastor Jones is a theological a$$hole, the idea of an active duty general officer calling a private citizen to ask them to voluntarily curtail their first ammendment rights is outrageous.

How about the General calling his subordinate commanders instead and make sure all of their deployed troops have their weapons loaded and at the ready so they can defend themselves (and maybe send a few extra Muzzies off to Allah)?

287 posted on 09/12/2012 2:59:00 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (I need a new tagline...please help.)
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To: kristinn

Spineless A$$wipe!!!


288 posted on 09/12/2012 2:59:47 PM PDT by PISANO
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To: kristinn

Spineless A$$wipe!!!


289 posted on 09/12/2012 3:00:03 PM PDT by PISANO
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To: Alter Kaker
After a bit more thought...

Don't be ridiculous. Of course we have Freedom of Speech which is why General Dempsey
had to ASK the idiot pastor to stop endangering American lives and did not ORDER him to do so.

290 posted on 09/12/2012 3:00:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: kristinn

-Rush-

291 posted on 09/12/2012 3:13:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

-Rush-

292 posted on 09/12/2012 3:13:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

I have a dumb question, is the Joint Chief appointed?


293 posted on 09/12/2012 3:15:06 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Travis McGee

The five oldest and most trusted Islamic sources don’t portray Muhammad as a great and godly man. They confirm that he was a thief, liar, assassin, mass murderer, terrorist, warmonger, and an unrestrained sexual pervert engaged in pedophilia, incest, and rape. He authorized deception, assassinations, torture, slavery, and genocide. He was a pirate, not a prophet. According to the Hadith and the Qur’an, Muhammad and his henchmen plundered their way to power and prosperity.

This 4 star POS is almost as bad in my book....

My opinion...


294 posted on 09/12/2012 3:17:29 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: Towed_Jumper
While I think Pastor Jones is a theological a$$hole, the idea of an active duty general officer calling a private citizen to ask them to voluntarily curtail their first ammendment rights is outrageous.

******************************

Exactly right.

Possible tagline for you:

" A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."

~George S. Patton

295 posted on 09/12/2012 3:17:58 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

not just htis idiot though is it, the military has been taken into a pussy fairy unit now, PC cross dressers, homosexuals all now serve openly, we have officers who care more about their futures than this country or the laws or even the men they order.

I say that as I went to a marine recruiting place with my oldest and boy has the military changed,
The marine was a class one fairy PC turd and yes I let it be known after I told him I have done my time


296 posted on 09/12/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kristinn

Dempsey you damned traitor. How about demanding that the moslems behave according to the standards of the civilized world instead of demanding we curtail our freedoms?

F-ing traitor.


297 posted on 09/12/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Squantos

What happened to your tagline? I always liked it.


298 posted on 09/12/2012 3:21:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kristinn
Dempsey's facebook page. Let him have it.

The Kenyan must go.

299 posted on 09/12/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: DesertRhino

This General can lead only “Don’t tell” crowd.


300 posted on 09/12/2012 3:23:41 PM PDT by jennychase
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