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  •  OG - can we please wait for facts? (2+ / 0-)
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    Be Skeptical, bythesea

    Let's stop speculating and just be patient. No need for a blame game at this time.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 05:08:57 PM PDT

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    •  Well, we don't know who to blame at this time. (0+ / 0-)

      But, it was a terrorist attack and a successful one at that.  I mean, here I am clear across the country and I know about it.
      i am worried that pres. Obama may use it as an excuse to spend money on more oppressive homeland security and war.

    •  I hear you (6+ / 0-)

      I wrote that in the heat of the moment because I am so hyper-aware of how our respectful silence for the victims of 9/11 in the days and weeks after that attack was exploited so badly by people with agendas that make us neither safer nor more free. And how much blood and treasure we've lost as a result.

      If I could re-write, I'd leave out the foreign policy part and just say that even as we grieve for the victims and their loved ones, we need to be hyper-vigilant about what policy proposals might come in the wake of this. And as always, follow the money. See if they don't lead to military and security theatre profiteers.

      If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

      by Oaktown Girl on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:38:51 PM PDT

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