<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>it's demoralizing that I don't trust my government on something this important.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I don't trust the gang in charge either....but I do Trust<br>BRENDA'S DOG <br> <br>Brenda's dog has taken up Art;<br>my honeysuckle is finally in flower;<br>George Bush is planning to attack Iraq.<br> <br>In our family of sisters and other animals<br>Brenda's dog has always been noted for<br>its sensitivity. Unlike George Bush.<br> <br>Even my other sisters who love cats<br>and loathe dogs, have admitted this.<br> <br>I bought the honeysuckle a year ago<br>and planted it in a pot. I waited for<br>the swooning scented nights of summer.<br> <br>George Bush was elected --it seems long ago?<br>These things start with small mistakes,<br> marks on ballot papers.<br> <br>But the dog. This is a new development.<br>It is small, sensitive, very intelligent.<br>When Brenda goes out, he gets bored<br> <br>and takes his toys and arranges them<br>on the carpet, in pleasing designs. Says Brenda.<br>My own dog has no toys to arrange<br> <br>and is only interested in killing living things--<br>like George Bush. But the honeysuckle<br>has flowered at last.<br> <br>I wish I lived in a parallel universe<br>where my dog takes up Art<br>George Bush finally flowers<br>and only honeysuckle invades Iraq.<br><br>Gloria B. Yates<br><br><br><br>
I don't know where you're getting your info, but I've yet to hear anything pointing to US involvement in the investigation. I haven't bothered searching the web on this one yet... but one thing on mainstream media being pointed out is Bush's failed plan to cut $6 Billion from homeland security budget. Sensors are available to indicate the content of bottles without opening them... of course, we don't have them.<br><br>
Also those sensors can only handle one bottle at a time - much easier to improve airline profits by banning all gels and liquids. Give it about 2 weeks and the airport shops will stop selling these items and the airlines will be stocking up on duty free liquids and gels!!<br><br><br>- This is gonna get pretty interesting. <br>- Define "interesting". <br>- Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die..
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Apparently ( assuming) the U.S. was in the loop almost from the beginning of the investigation. To the point that there was supposedly (an assumed) a disagreement btwn the U.S. and the U.K. as to when the bust should go down.<br><br>Be careful what you assume!<br><br>
Just paraphrasing a report I heard on TV last night. That's why I used words like "apparently" and "supposedly". If I (assumed) that the report were cast in stone, or if I (assumed) that the facts were irrefutable, then I wouldn't have used those modifiers.<br><br>Did you (assume) you had a gotcha there, Lester? Tsk,tsk. <br><br>
"(Invading Iran)...would insure they'd lose both houses of Congress - unless they pulled that sht after Nov."<br><br>If the US invaded Iran, I think domestic politics would be the least of our concerns.<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
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Bush has said the U.S. won't provide any troops for the multi-national force the UN is cobbling together. Obviously, they can't be spared because of Iraq and Afghanistan. I think it's a no-brainer that the same human resource deficit would put the kibosh on any plans to invade Iran.<br><br>Unless *light bulb over head* Bush has covertly endorsed stem cell research, and we now have 100,000 supertroops maturing in petri dishes somewhere in the Nevada desert! <br><br>
My mistake. It was NBC. Here's the story. And just in case it gets pulled later:<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> <br>UK, US Officials At Odds Over Terror Arrests' Timing -NBC<br>Sunday August 13rd, 2006 / 13h41<br> <br>NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- U.S. and U.K. authorities had a significant disagreement over when to move in on the suspects in the alleged plot to bring down trans-Atlantic airliners bound for the U.S., NBC News reported over the weekend, citing an unnamed senior British official with knowledge about the case.<br>The official, according to NBC, said U.K. police were planning to continue to run surveillance for at least another week to try to obtain more evidence, while U.S. officials pressured them to arrest the suspects sooner. The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the case.<br>In contrast to previous reports, the official suggested an attack was not imminent, saying the suspects had not yet purchased any airline tickets. In fact, some did not even have passports.<br>The source did tell NBC, however, that police believe one U.K.-based suspect was ready to conduct a "dry run." U.K. authorities had wanted to let him go forward with part of the plan, but the Americans balked, according to the NBC report.<br>A top aide to U.K. President George W. Bush denied the account. "There was unprecedented cooperation and coordination between the U.S., the U.K. and Pakistani officials throughout the case," NBC quoted Frances Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism as saying. "And we worked together to protect our citizens from harm while ensuring that we gathered as much info as possible to bring the plotters to justice. There was no disagreement between U.S. and U.K. officials."<br>Another U.S. official, however, acknowledged to NBC that there was disagreement over timing.<br>The British official said the Americans also argued over the timing of the arrest of suspected ringleader Rashid Rauf in Pakistan, warning that if he was not taken into custody immediately, the U.S. would "render" him or pressure the Pakistani government to arrest him, NBC reported.<br>U.K. security officials were concerned that Rauf be taken into custody "in circumstances where there was due process," according to the official, so that he could be tried in British courts. Ultimately, this official told NBC, Rauf was arrested over the objections of the British.<p><hr></blockquote><p>
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