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Posts by Ridin' Shotgun

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  • Admiralty on Land

    02/08/2002 5:33:10 PM PST · 50 of 105
    Ridin' Shotgun to; billybudd
    Its a lot to digest. Personally I downloaded the entire thing to my hard drive (minus the comments) so I can print and study it further point by point. I'm already familiar with most of the information, but thought this was especially well 'put together' and even includes some stuff that's 'new' to me. Thanks.
  • The $300,000,000 Sellout!

    02/08/2002 4:04:46 PM PST · 5 of 30
    Ridin' Shotgun to Windy-Dave
    Sharon cannot allow this to come about...

    ... and Sharon holds which US government post again? I keep forgetting. And how many votes in Congress is he getting these days? Ah .. the special oversight committee on foreign affairs, perhaps?

  • Admiralty on Land

    02/08/2002 3:53:06 PM PST · 19 of 105
    Ridin' Shotgun to
    Of course it is 'kooky', but is that because the presentation of argument is irrational or.... because the reality it is trying to illuminate is indeed insane?

    Its kooky because when you hit people with too much truth all at once, its easier to reject the entire premise with words like 'kooky' than it is to wrap their minds all the around the colossal fraud we've been living for our entire lives.

  • We are a nation in deep trouble.

    02/07/2002 4:50:33 PM PST · 12 of 58
    Ridin' Shotgun to RightWhale
    Try the Pravda Forum for a real eye opener.
  • We are a nation in deep trouble.

    02/07/2002 4:47:07 PM PST · 10 of 58
    Ridin' Shotgun to Private Pyle
    Let us put an end to the charade, and call a spade a spade.

    Too many people are using the spades to dig us a deep deep hole. The rest apparently don't know what a spade really is: a bloody shovel.

  • Is Free Republic becoming increasingly hostile towards Social Conservatives?

    02/07/2002 9:53:41 AM PST · 238 of 733
    Ridin' Shotgun to OWK
    You think everybody's on dope.

    Ritalin, prozac, etc. .... yep, there are many more on legal drugs than illegal. The upcoming nightmare we're going to wake up to one day, resulting from the heavy use of PERSCRIBED mind altering drugs is ignored by the drug czar and his minions. One can only conclude that there IS an answer to the question: WHY IS THIS SO?

  • John Walker Lindh Is Far From Last American Terrorist

    02/06/2002 1:59:54 PM PST · 13 of 13
    Ridin' Shotgun to MindBender26
    There are none so blind as those who will not see.

    There are none so blind as those who never saw a damned thing, but still think they know just exactly what happened.

  • John Walker Lindh Is Far From Last American Terrorist

    02/06/2002 12:09:43 PM PST · 7 of 13
    Ridin' Shotgun to MindBender26
    They are finally coming home to do damage to the country they were taught to hate.

    Which American has he 'come home' to damage? Have witnesses come forth claiming that he aimed/fired a weapon in anger at ANY American (or any of its allies), in ANY place, at ANY time?

  • Towards a Lasting Middle East Peace

    01/20/2002 7:43:02 PM PST · 220 of 326
    Ridin' Shotgun to monkeyshine
    Thanks. Maybe its (Talmud) available now, but it was NOwhere when I was taking my philosophy of world religion courses and really needed to find it. At that time (about 15 years ago, admittedly) it was about the only religious book that wasn't available at any of the public or university libraries in my city and, of course, I wasn't online yet. I'm glad to hear that's changed and I will make a renewed effort to get it.
  • Towards a Lasting Middle East Peace

    01/20/2002 12:13:23 PM PST · 122 of 326
    Ridin' Shotgun to cookcounty; Demidog
    .... and said that until the Zionist movement, Jews had always lived in peace with their neighbors."

    "Rabbi" Weiss is obviously about as ignorant of history as it is possible to be

    What? Are you trying to insinuate that the Jews have never lived in peace with their neighbors?

  • Towards a Lasting Middle East Peace

    01/20/2002 12:02:37 PM PST · 109 of 326
    Ridin' Shotgun to College Repub
    Sheesh, school boy. I wasn't suspended, just taking a little break from rampant bigotry and the 'organized palestinian death wish' cheerleaders, (by my own choice).

    PS. I would prefer not TO be suspended at all, now OR in the future, but if limititations to speaking only the beliefs of others become a part of this forum, I would go away of my own volition.

    If you (or anyone else) is/are so threatened by opposing opinions to the degree that dissenting voices would be stilled in this venue ... well then, surely there are others.

    For myself, I grieve that the deaths of innocent children will continue because God has been removed from the hearts of the men who rule the world and their mindless followers.

  • Towards a Lasting Middle East Peace

    01/20/2002 11:20:49 AM PST · 72 of 326
    Ridin' Shotgun to rebdov
    Please. Trust me when I tell you that their view is the fringiest fringe. I am not going to give a discourse to show why their opinion is false.

    Right. I trust you. And along with being the fringiest fringe, he's probably the loonatickiest loon too, since you're having such a rough time disputing his statements with anything other than a feeble 'trust me'.

    The fact that this man (as well as many others) is calling for justice for all of mankind seems to bother you.

  • Towards a Lasting Middle East Peace

    01/20/2002 11:06:24 AM PST · 61 of 326
    Ridin' Shotgun to Nix 2
    There we read that a human based attempt to return en masse to the Holy Land would result in terrifying loss of life.

    While I can't claim to have read the Talmud (due to the fact that I am prevented from so doing ), can you deny that there has been a terrifying loss of life in the Holy Land (on both sides) due to the occupation by the Zionist state and the return of Jews, en masse?

  • Dying to Kill - Suicide Versus Democracy

    01/18/2002 1:39:03 PM PST · 32 of 34
    Ridin' Shotgun to veronica
    Here's an excerpt taken from a News Max article published today for you to yawn over:

    'The discovery of a major spy ring inside the United States is straining the already tense relations with Israel. Although, Israel denied any involvement with the penetration of the U.S. wiretap system, the CIA and FBI are investigating the direct government ties to the former Israeli military and intelligence officials now being held by the Justice Department.'

    (alarm clock ringing) Time to wake up, Veronica.

  • Questions Lurk in a Dead Village

    01/17/2002 4:01:55 AM PST · 78 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to Lazamataz
    Ahem ... but weren't computers once 'just another nice government/military project'?

    I think we need to partition off a little land somewhere (east of the mississippi preferably) to create a new state ... we'll call it Denial. Then you'll be able to live in this state both literally and figuratively.

    Whether you admit it or not, the empire is moving to limit and to eventually remove your freedoms as an American, even as it moves to deny life entirely to people who've done you absolutely no harm.

    I guess the term 'vampire' fits OK to describe an entity that apparently thrives on the blood of innocents, although its not the word I'd choose.

  • Questions Lurk in a Dead Village

    01/16/2002 4:29:53 PM PST · 76 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to Lazamataz
    Best I know, Michael Rivero didn't have anything to do with this. Neither did I. We've gotten a trifle off topic and this will be my last post on this subject. I'm not the one saying this technology could be used in this fashion, but obviously someone else isn't so sure.

    The Northrop Grumman Global Hawk is a robotized American military jet that has a wingspan of a Boeing 737. The excerpts below were taken from an article entitled: "Robot plane flies Pacific unmanned," which appeared in the April 24, 2001 edition of Britain's International Television News:
    "The aircraft essentially flies itself, right from takeoff, right through to landing, and even taxiing off the runway," according to the Australian Global Hawk manager Rod Smith.
    A robot plane has made aviation history by becoming the first unmanned aircraft to fly across the Pacific Ocean.
    The American high-altitude Global Hawk spy plane made flew (sic) across the ocean to Australia, defence officials confirmed.
    The Global Hawk, a jet-powered aircraft with a wingspan equivalent to a Boeing 737 [NOTE: two of the aircraft involved in the 911 crashes were Boeing 757s, two were Boeing 767s] flew from Edwards Air Force Base in California and landed late on Monday at the Royal Australian Air Force base at Edinburgh, in South Australia state. . . .
    It flies along a pre-programmed flight path, but a pilot monitors the aircraft during its flight via a sensor suite which provides infra-red and visual images. ( Then, on September 20, 2001, The Economist published comments from a former boss of British Airways, Robert Ayling: "On autopilot into the future "Robert Ayling, a former boss of British Airways, suggested in The Financial Times this week that aircraft could be commandeered from the ground and controlled remotely in the event of a hijack ...

  • Questions Lurk in a Dead Village

    01/16/2002 4:16:56 PM PST · 74 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to Lazamataz
    I'm not the Senate. People have questions and they're asking the Senate to investigate and provide the answers. Strange that it would take a citizen petition to get the Senate to investigate the circumstances surrounding what is certainly the hugest attack on America in history, don't you think?
  • Questions Lurk in a Dead Village

    01/16/2002 4:04:33 PM PST · 71 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to Lazamataz
    Gosh Laz, are you giving me credit for writing that petition? Thanks, but I only posted it.

    So okay, I'll give you an easy one: Tell me why the cell phone calls made by passengers on the hijacked flights on 9/11 never emerged on their cell-phone bills.

  • Questions Lurk in a Dead Village

    01/16/2002 3:40:27 PM PST · 68 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to Lazamataz
    Call 911, Laz. Maybe they take you somewhere where the doctors can pull your mind off that one track before the train comes roaring through again. Guess no one ever told you about 'Icky-Gooey'.
  • Questions Lurk in a Dead Village

    01/16/2002 2:19:22 PM PST · 64 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to skeeter
    How about giving us your idea of the appropriate US response to the WTC attack?

    How about getting answers to a couple of these questions before launching an all out war against a sovereign nation?

    To: The U.S. Senate

    Petition to the Senate to Investigate Oddities Involving 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

    We, the undersigned, do hereby petition the Senate of the United States of America to thoroughly investigate the events surrounding the acts of terrorism that transpired in the United States on September 11, 2001. Such an investigation would include research into the following peculiarities relating to the terrorist attacks on the United States on 9/11:

    1.) Thousands of put stock options that were purchased on United and American airlines immediately prior to 9/11/01

    2.) Financial transactions totaling more than 100 million dollars that electronically passed through the World Trade Center immediately prior to its destruction on 9/11

    3.) Black-box recordings from the four planes which crashed on 9/11

    4.) Cell phone calls made by passengers on hijacked flights on 9/11 which never emerged on their cell-phone bills

    5.) Interviews of any air-traffic controllers on duty on 9/11

    6.) Eyewitness accounts detailing Flight 93's explosion prior to its crashing

    7.) Aircraft debris strewn approximately seven miles from the crash site of Flight 93

    8.) Unocal's role in its quest to build an oil pipeline across Afghanistan, plans implemented prior to 2001

    9.) Carlyle Corporation's role in overseeing Unocal's quest to have an oil pipeline built across Afghanistan, plans implemented prior to 2001

    10.) Role of remote-control software technology implemented in 9/11 hijackings and crashes

    11.) George W. Bush's possible foreknowledge of the terrorist attacks on 9/11

    12.) Role of the Northern Alliance in explosive growth of opium production in Afghanistan after U.S. military intervention.

    We respectfully petition the Senate to make public the results of this investigation.

  • Questions Lurk in a Dead Village

    01/16/2002 2:09:47 PM PST · 61 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to News
    Or it is politically incorrect asking about the victims of US bombings in Afghanistan?

    Think you knew that all along, didn't you?

    Don't you know its not nice to bother all these loving, generous people here at FR with NEWS about civilian deaths, especially if they're FOREIGN civilians. No need to get so worked up about the kids dying either. After all, they're just baby terrorists and you never know when one of them is going to throw a rubber duckie and hurt someone. < /sarcasm>

  • DA requests Columbine inquest (Govt Still Tries To Coverup,Avoid Grand Jury, Ballistics Report Also)

    01/16/2002 1:39:43 PM PST · 51 of 70
    Ridin' Shotgun to t-shirt
    I trust such an inquest about as much as I'd trust a coroner in Arkansas named Malaik who said a head nearly decapitied was a suicide.

    Another doubting-thomas-suicide bump! Keep hammering at this.

    Even if the family never gets satisfaction, maybe knowing the danger will inspire another family to get their kids out of the line of fire (homeschool!) Better to teach your kids to shoot bullets than to dodge them.

  • Terrorists kill Israeli motorist near Jerusalem

    01/15/2002 12:41:13 PM PST · 32 of 80
    Ridin' Shotgun to crystalk
    ... they live by OUR mercy.
    Thank you, God.
  • Bullet riddled body of Israeli man found in car

    01/15/2002 12:07:47 PM PST · 211 of 224
    Ridin' Shotgun to veronica
    Tick tock tick tock. .... are you about to explode?
  • Anarchic Order

    01/15/2002 5:43:23 AM PST · 158 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to BlackbirdSST
    Sorry I didn't get back to you on this last night. Got interrupted by life.

    I think it's obvious the peolple have been way too lazy for too many decades. Blackbird.

    I agree that we've become lazy, but I don't know that I'd go so far as to say 'most'individuals still have some morality. There's virtually no one left who doesn't do things that they themselves deem to be immoral, if you only consider that they go on paying taxes that buys things they find morally reprehensible. In just that one small item, we have been completely 'rotted' by those at the rotten head. And even though this tax is still 'voluntary', people keep right on paying it (knowing its wrong) because they don't have the faith and strength of their fathers to rebel against it. If 'most' didn't go along with it, it couldn't be rammed down the throats of the few who would stand against it.

    You say there's nothing wrong with the Republic that can't be fixed and that its up to the people. I agree. I just don't have your faith that even a small percentage of the people will ever rise up and flatly refuse to adhere to the gazillions of unlawful laws that have deposed the Republic and replaced it with mobocracy. In today's world, 'most' don't even recognise the fact that so many of these laws ARE unlawful.

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 4:15:04 PM PST · 143 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to BlackbirdSST
    I do know a mob can be assembled at the drop of hat ...

    Yeah, in todays world they're called democrats.

    Even an Honorable Society needs occassional enforcement of it's established principles. I would view this governance as a form of Anarchy. Blackbird.

    Probably, and I certainly don't have the answer to that problem either. Actually, I have a lot more questions than I have answers, but we were warned that our government would only work for a 'moral' people and that certainly doesn't describe US any more, does it?

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 3:53:11 PM PST · 142 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to Architect
    It's better than being a half-slave for the rest of my life.

    LOL! Guess it depends on how many years you figure you got left. I don't suppose I have all that many left to waste paying crooks for screwing me all these years. So, seeings we've already GOT those cages down in Cuba, whats to lose? I do see your point, but when you award people who've defrauded you, it just encourages the crooks among us to do more of the same.

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 3:29:13 PM PST · 136 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to Architect
    A friend of mine has this dream of buying an island in the Straits of Juan de Fuca and making her own country.

    I have a friend who wants to capture an island, declare himself an unfriendly nation and apply for foreign aid, LOL.

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 3:05:05 PM PST · 131 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to Architect
    I'm not suggesting that cities should be 'abandoned', other than by those who would choose to abandon them. Living off the land (ranching, farming, mining, timber) has become an impossibility in these days of wildlife refuges, heritage rivers, wilderness designations and other various environazi regulations.

    I agree that selling off the land the government holds is a good plan, but if government scam can be proven to be the fraud it appears to be, the people who (knowingly) participated and profited from that fraud shouldn't be awarded with severence etc., they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, just like anyone else would be.

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 2:54:11 PM PST · 126 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to Logophile
    You talk of government as if it were a foreign entity

    Guess what? The Supreme Court talked that way too, respecting Volume 20; Corpus Juris Sec. 1785 (NY re: Merriam 36 NE, 505 141): THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IS A FOREIGN CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO A STATE. There are others that say basically the same thing. But then the States incorporated, the counties incorporated, the cities incorporated and now you compete with all of these corporate entities in business.

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 2:21:41 PM PST · 120 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to tex-oma
    People who call 911

    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 2:19:29 PM PST · 118 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to SemperFidelis
    "sleeping with the fish."

    Guess that means the EPA and PETA will have to get thrown to the fish also. Works for me. Can we do the same with the rest of the ABC agencies? If so, call me anarchist.

  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 2:12:28 PM PST · 116 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to Architect
    It appears that you've spent some quality time with this subject. Thank you for that very reasoned response. Have you given any thought to how we might reclaim the trillions of acres of land that government has confiscated? I can only see anarchism working if people had access to the land and weren't crammed into high rises in the cities and employed in produce-nothing, paper-shuffling jobs. We'd almost have to go back to an agri/industrial economy (good plan anyway, IMO), wouldn't we?
  • Anarchic Order

    01/14/2002 12:14:17 PM PST · 93 of 162
    Ridin' Shotgun to Logophile; BlackbirdSST; Architect
    The one thing that grates at me more than any other single issue ...

    on the subject of crime, is the fact that a crime committed against an individual is punished by the state for the 'good of society'. The victim of that crime is most often victimized, yet again, by the very people who are charged with protecting them.

    How would anarchy better deal with individuals who couldn't/wouldn't govern themselves?

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 2:41:46 PM PST · 125 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Buckhead
    I don't suppose you're going to try to find those manifests, are you? Why bother with facts. And no, unfortunately, the game probably isn't 'over' yet. And it won't be 'over' until every right you think you're entitled to here in the land of the free, is gone.
  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 2:05:55 PM PST · 122 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Sabertooth
    Hey, you were the one who called me on the carpet for it, so I apologised. The madmoiselle private freeped me and called me a moron, so she's forgone her desserts to an apology.
  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 2:00:58 PM PST · 121 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to imperator2
    I will stay because I have no dual loyalties and no dual citizenship with other countries and don't care to. I prefer to stay right here and work to restore this once great nation, to its founding principles. It may surprise you, but there are many people in this country who don't like the Empire scenario any more than people who would attack us because of it. Will we win? Probably not, but there are some principles that are worth the effort.
  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 1:51:53 PM PST · 119 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Sabertooth
    You: Your claim, that you support a government...

    Me: "that's based on Constitutional law, the Bill of Rights and the Golden Rule. That would be the REPUBLIC ... not the Empire. Unfortunately, the Republic is a government in exile at this moment in time..."

    You: Doesn't seem supported by this rather obtuse little straw man you posted to Victoria Delsoul at #99:

    Me:"Are you seriously suggesting that Clinton blew up the trade center?"

    I beg your pardon for a poor attempt at humor. Everything on that link was about clinton, who is perhaps as evil as everyone would like to believe (myself included)but no one seriously believes he blew up the WTC. I'm not even so sure his policies (singularly) are to blame. Please, get serious and deal with the REAL questions I have posed.

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 1:37:48 PM PST · 116 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Buckhead
    You have such a short memory. I already TOLD you that I own the bridge. LOL!

    theories based on delusional parsing of non-evidence, combined with wholesale ignoring of open and obvious facts

    speaking of theories .... speaking of delusional parsing of non-evidence ... speaking of ignoring open and obvious facts.

    20 minutes after the planes crashed into the towers we already 'knew' whodunit, despite the 'fact' that we didn't have a clue prior to the attack.

    No one has ever explained why the military wasn't scrambled following the attack on the first tower.

    No one is even trying to explain, if flight 93 was brought down by a bunch of angry passengers, why was the field of debris spread over an eight mile area as in a shoot down or an on board explosion.

    No one is explaining why the names of the alleged terrorists don't appear on any of the planes manifests despite the fact that they were so openly flaunting their passports the night before in bars and strip joints (which no fanatical/fundamentalist Muslim would ever do).

    There are dozens of serious questions that no one's even asking ... much less answering.

    So pardon me for not swollowing the rest of it in one chunk. Answer some of these questions and I'll acknowledge your sincere desire to reach the truth.

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 1:09:49 PM PST · 110 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to imperator2
    Support your government jerk.

    I do. The one that's based on Constitutional law, the Bill of Rights and the Golden Rule. That would be the REPUBLIC ... not the Empire. Unfortunately, the Republic is a government in exile at this moment in time, usurped by jerks like you.

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 1:05:04 PM PST · 108 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Buckhead
    Its so hard to yell in print. Please read #103.
  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 1:03:33 PM PST · 106 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Victoria Delsoul
    Please don't waste my time with stupid answers. You're incapable of thinking.
  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 12:52:33 PM PST · 103 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to PBRSTREETGANG
    I haven't 'seen' through anything. I'm still looking for some substance , not a movie that basically says everything the government could hope for ...

    I just HATE it when the enemy deliberately prosecutes itself on film and then deliberately plants the damning evidence where it won't be accidentally bombed and can be conveniently 'found' by the 'other' guys.

    Either the truth is stranger than fiction ... or we all live in Oz.

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 12:43:28 PM PST · 102 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to imperator2
    Ahem .... but wasn't there an arab involved in decoding and editing the 'Osama movie' for the federal govt? Oh, that ONE was an okay guy? Gotcha. The only truthful Arab in a sea of liars.
  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 12:35:09 PM PST · 99 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Victoria Delsoul
    Are you seriously suggesting that Clinton blew up the trade center?
  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 12:33:30 PM PST · 98 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Buckhead
    And I own the bridge. LOL~
  • First prisoners from Afghanistan arrive at U.S. naval base in Cuba

    01/11/2002 12:31:18 PM PST · 25 of 27
    Ridin' Shotgun to CIB-173RDABN

    "Cuban Attorney General Juan Escalona scoffed at the plan announced on Thursday by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to bring detainees from the conflict in Afghanistan half-way around the world to the century-old Guantanamo base.

    "It's another provocation from the Americans. I hope 15 or 20 (prisoners) get out and kill them," Escalona said, with ironic laughter, on his way into the parliament meeting.

    While condemning the September 11 attacks on the United States, Havana has also opposed the bombardment of Afghanistan, calling it a barbaric massacre of civilians to advance imperial goals.

    Cuban President Fidel Castro and his ruling Communist Party have long opposed their decades-old political foe's military presence at the 45 square mile (116 sq km) base in Guantanamo Bay, calling the installation a "dagger pointed at Cuba's heart."

    The base was founded after U.S. Marines landed at Guantanamo Bay in 1898 during the Spanish-American War and, under a 1934 treaty, can only be disbanded by mutual consent or if the U.S. forces pull out voluntarily.

    No comment yet from Castro
    With Castro still not commenting in public on the U.S. plan, and state media not mentioning the news, the comments by Vecino and Escalona were the first reaction by Cuban officials.

    Their views were echoed by some ordinary Cubans.

    "We don't tell the Americans what to do in their territory, so they shouldn't come here and dictate on our land," 26-year-old Julio Mier said on a Havana street. "This is a lack of respect for Cuba," added taxi-driver Herminio Herrera.

    In his earlier announcement, Rumsfeld said Washington did not anticipate any trouble from Havana over the use of Guantanamo, which he described as "the least worst place we could have selected."

    One senior U.S. military official said earlier this week that ultimately hundreds of captured al Qaeda and Taliban members could be brought to Guantanamo for interrogation. Washington accuses the al Qaeda network, which had been protected in Afghanistan by the former Taliban government, of masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks.

    One of the last front lines of the Cold War, the Guantanamo base has long been a sore point in the Unites States' tense relations with Cuba and is heavily guarded on both sides."

    I wonder if the fat lady is Cuban. Don't you hope she can, at least, carry a tune?

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 12:05:06 PM PST · 94 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Victoria Delsoul
    Why should we believe a socialist German TV show and its Saudi translator? ... Their hairsplitting over a couple of words doesn't change the fact that Bin Laden's terrorists committed the heinous crime of September 11!

    Excuse me for intruding on a private conversation, but let me ask you, did you, or did you not believe that Bin Laden was guilty prior to seeing the video that was admittedly edited by the socialist government of the United States and its hired translators?

    Sorry, I don't mean to split hairs too, but since you brought it up, even the hair on his beard doesn't match up (based on other available photos).

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 11:33:45 AM PST · 92 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to Buckhead
    ... who dispute the probative value of the bin Laden video and believe 9/11 was the work of the Mossad are full of sh*t, to the point of psychosis.

    Can't be sure, but I think you're the first one (and possibly the ONLY one to bring up the subject of 'mossad' here. Typical. Guess you think there are only two types who 'couldadoneit'. I don't. I think there are probably dozens of types that might want to bring America to her knees.

    So many people seem to actually FEAR information these days. I wonder why.

  • Mistranslated Osama bin Laden Video - the German Press Investigates

    01/11/2002 11:21:23 AM PST · 91 of 140
    Ridin' Shotgun to discostu
    If a lie results in the death of one military man ... or in the death of one innocent civilian, would you still support that lie? What if that 'lie' precipitated an 'undeclared' (and therefore unlawful) war? Would you still support the lie because someone attacked us and you were too angry and impatient to ask for a lawful declaration based on overwhelming evidence before launching that war?

    Reminds me of the old joke about the old bull and the young bull standing on a ridge looking down on a pasture full of young heifers. The young bull nudges the old bull and says 'lets run down and get one'. The old bull looks disgusted and says 'how about if we walk down and get 'em all '.

    In other words, I don't trust this rush to judgement, because there are possible other reasons for attacking Afghanistan, such as control of caspian oil and pipelines that were already in the planning in 1996, but were being rejected by the current Afghan overlords.