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Saturdays Insanity… 04-21-07

April 21st, 2007 . by TexasFred

BAGHDAD (AP) - A wall U.S. troops are building around a Sunni enclave in Baghdad came under increasing criticism on Saturday, with residents calling it “collective punishment” and a local leader saying construction began without the neighborhood council’s approval.

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Sunnis Complain About Baghdad Barrier

The Wall… Yep, that’s gonna bring peace to Baghdad, it’ll have the Sunnis and Shiites kissing each others cheeks as they unite to attack us even more because we dared to try and stop them from killing each other… Yeah, I know, makes about as much sense as the friggin wall…

HOUSTON (AP) - NASA officials who examined their security measures following the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech are trying to figure out how a contract worker sneaked a handgun into the Johnson Space Center and killed another employee before shooting himself.

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NASA to Review Security After Shooting

Why is it that no one seems to think about closing the barn door until after the horse is out?? It’s been this way forever, we had a ton of warning that 9-11 was going to happen, all these school and university shooters threw up huge red flags, no one notices I guess, or, maybe no one cares…

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is laying the groundwork to extend the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq. At the same time, the administration is warning Iraqi leaders that the boost in forces could be reversed if political reconciliation is not evident by summer.

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Analysis: Iraq Surge May Be Extended

Can anyone honestly say they didn’t see this coming?? Nothing will change in Iraq, our presence won’t stop the bombings nor reunite the Iraqi people, the current violence is testament to that, and our president isn’t willing to do what it’s really going to take to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat in Iraq… And the part that really pisses me off worse than anything is NOT the attitude of the Dims when they say that the war is lost, it’s the fact that the ‘Little Prince’ is LETTING it be lost, surge my ass, send an overwhelming force into Iraq and kick ass, or get our guys and gals the hell out of there and let the ragheads kill each other all they want to…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Within hours of Pat Tillman’s death, the Army went into information-lockdown mode, cutting off phone and Internet connections at a base in Afghanistan, posting guards on a wounded platoon mate, and ordering a sergeant to burn Tillman’s uniform.

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After Tillman Death, Army Clamped Down

And I’d take bets that we still don’t know what really happened, and likely never will, all the congressional hearings be damned, they can be stonewalled as easily as anyone else…

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Al Gore withdrew from an environmental conference in Miami on Friday to avoid appearing with the Colombian president, who is facing the most serious accusations yet that he aided far-right death squads.

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Gore Shuns Colombian President

Did he withdraw because it was the right thing to do and did it in an effort to support the USA or was it done so as not to muddy his political waters?? I’m betting it was politics and nothing more…

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One Response to “Saturdays Insanity… 04-21-07”

  1. comment number 1 by: Basti

    With Tillman the military tried to play CYA and it backfired. The fools should have known that with the high profile Tillman had there was no way this was going to work. Still high rank does not in and of itself bespeak of high intelligence, it only speaks of tenure and many times mega ass kissing.

    It would have been far better to give the true facts and let the chips fall where they may. Tis said that ‘hindsight is 20 X 20′, that must mean ‘foresight is a blind as a bat in daylight’!