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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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