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  •  It's the part of an exercise one puts the LEAST... (6+ / 0-)
    amount of thought into.  What  group could they have put in the role that wouldn't have sparked some kind of outrage?  Muslim terrorists?  Conservative Militia?  A street gang?

    Perhaps they didn't want to show their hand by using an outrageous non-threat instead of tipping off those threats they considered credible.

    "War is a Racket" -- MajGen Smedley D. Butler, USMC

    by PvtJarHead on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 06:05:32 AM PST

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    •  Aliens. I'm always in favor of putting ET in the (7+ / 0-)

      heavy role.

      "With all the wit of a stunned trout, prodigal stumbled clumsily into the midst of a discussion . . . " -- droogie6655321

      by prodigal on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 06:52:43 AM PST

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    •  If so, (4+ / 0-)
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      bmcphail, kyril, BYw, JordanRules

      very wrongheaded.

      Because training trains people. Hands-on training is supposed to train them in a deep way. No detail is without significance.

      In this case, linking marijuana = Communist = terrorist is going to have an effect, even if only to  strengthen existing prejudices.

      Secondly, because the scenario makes them look like incredibly thick. Geez, any kid writing Harry Potter fan fiction could come up with something more believable. Makes you wonder in what other ways this group is clueless. If decently believable scenarios are really not a possibility, why dress it up at all? Just call 'em terrorists.

      For these reasons, I think the choice of scenario and in fact reflects somebody's agenda. I would like to know whose.

    •  Nazi aliens (0+ / 0-)

      with space lasers.

    •  Ummm, how about liberal Democrats? (0+ / 0-)

      What  group could they have put in the role that wouldn't have sparked some kind of outrage?  Muslim terrorists?  Conservative Militia?  A street gang?

      Just like the pot grower scenario there would be some people feeling resentful, but the majority would accept it.  There's a faction here at DK that would support it and actively cheer them on.

      FOX News is for people who can't handle reality ...
      BTW - read The Authoritarians free here.

      by kbman on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 10:30:41 AM PST

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