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  •  Last I checked, (1+ / 0-)
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    undocumented aliens in AZ were not plotting car bombs in three AZ cities, as terrorists are plotting in Yemen according to the Yemeni president recently. Nor has there been a suicide bomber in AZ, such as the May 2012 bomber who killed 90 people and injured hundreds.

    Your statement is ridiculous, there's no analogy.

    Read this, the entire article: Suicide attack in Yemen

    WASHINGTON — A huge suicide bombing in the heart of Yemen’s capital Monday morning left hundreds dead and wounded, stunning the country’s beleaguered government and delivering a stark setback to the American counterterrorism campaign against Al Qaeda’s regional franchise, which has repeatedly tried to plant bombs on United States-bound jetliners.
     Militants allied with Al Qaeda quickly claimed responsibility for the bombing, in which a man disguised as a soldier blew himself up in the midst of a military parade rehearsal near the presidential palace in Sana, the capital. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in years in Yemen, the dirt-poor south Arabian country that is now central to United States concerns about terrorism.

    The militant group, which goes by the name Ansar al Shariah, said in a Facebook post that the attack was aimed at Yemen’s defense minister and was intended to retaliate for the government campaign against Al Qaeda’s southern sanctuaries that began this month. The militants appear to be holding out and inflicting heavy losses on Yemen’s weak and divided army, despite a stepped-up United States campaign of drone strikes and military assistance.

    The suicide bombing brought scenes of horrific carnage to a central square in Yemen’s capital, which is heavily fortified and had been spared the worst of the insurgent violence.

    “I saw arms and legs scattered on the ground,” said one young soldier named Jamal. “The wounded people were piled on top of each other, covered with blood. It was awful.”

    Do read the entire article.

    Your proposal to use police action instead of drone strikes is equally ridiculous. Yemen is battling terrorists in the south, the USA is using drone strikes in the north, in tribal areas (as is done in Pakistan). You want to send police in those tribal areas? Get real.

    The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

    by SoCalSal on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 09:57:52 AM PDT

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    •  Listen to your government (0+ / 0-)

      According to Jan Brewer, all those illegal aliens are causing headless bodies to frequently show up in the AZ desert.

      And Gov. Brewer is an official of the US government.  You do believe the pronouncements of government officials, don't you?  At least, when they are telling you about the great accuracy of drone bombing attacks.

      And as for acts of terrorism, there was a shooting of (I forget - 20 people?) right in downtown Phoenix, in which a sitting US representative was shot in the head, and six others were killed.  

      Are public mass killings only acts of terrorism when they happen in Yemen?  We are told the person responsible for the Phoenix shooting was deranged, but wasn't he also acting in response to a coordinated propaganda compaign to discredit the US government?

      The analogy not only holds, it is all too close for comfort.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 10:16:16 AM PDT

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      •  Wow. you are really over the edge. (0+ / 0-)

        The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

        by SoCalSal on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 10:32:40 AM PDT

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        •  Insults are a sign of a losing argument (0+ / 0-)

          When insulting me is all you've got, then you have lost the argument.

          If being sceptical of our government's pronouncements about how wonderful it is we are bombing civilians in countries with which we are not at war is what qualifies me as "over the edge", then yes, I am guilty as charged, your honor.

          "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

          by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 11:12:18 AM PDT

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          •  When you compare (1+ / 0-)
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            the disproven, crazy rantings of Jan Brewer to Al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist organizations in Yemen - yes, you've gone past the edge of rational thought.

            When you compare the shooting of 20 in AZ by a mentally disturbed lone gunman to the thousands that have been killed by terrorist groups in Yemen - yes, you've definitely lost your perspective.

            When you state that Yemeni police, with the aid of USA police, should be able to halt Yemeni terrorists, you demonstrate that you don't know that Yemeni police have been targets of the terrorists and hundreds of Yemeni police have been killed or wounded. You also demonstrate that you don't know much about Yemen.

            When you make false statements that Yemen and the USA are targeting Yemeni civilians, you lose all credibility.

            The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

            by SoCalSal on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 03:12:40 PM PDT

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            •  How many have been killed by US bombs? (0+ / 0-)

              Yes, terrorists have killed thousands.

              How many civilian non-combatants have been killed by US drone bombings?  Nobody knows.

              Yet you believe the spokesperson for the Obama administration who says "less than 5" non-combatants have been killed.

              Jan Brewer says illegal aliens are causing headless bodies to show up in the AZ desert.  And you decide not to believe that story.

              You believe one government official, but not the other one.  I wonder why?  

              And you accuse me of not being rational.

              "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

              by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 06:04:51 PM PDT

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              •  I did not say what I think of (0+ / 0-)

                the number of civilian casualties by drone strikes, so you are, again, leaping to conclusions. I did, however, state that Jan Brewer's charges were false (and that she's crazy). ;)

                The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

                by SoCalSal on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 07:27:01 PM PDT

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