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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    You know all but Yemen reopened on Sunday.
    Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook wrote that the word al-Qaeda should be translated as “the database”, and originally referred to the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen militants who were recruited and trained with CIA help to defeat the Russians.
    .
    The US government trained, armed, funded and supported Osama bin Laden and his followers in Afghanistan during the cold war. With a huge investment of $3,000,000,000 (three billion US dollars), the CIA effectively created and nurtured bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network using American tax-payers money. Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries, where such an enormous sum sum of money would have had extraordinary value.
    http://www.theinsider.org/news/article.asp?id=0228

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Amazing the same folks who scream “BENGHAZI” are now upset if temporary precautions ARE taken.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @onguard

    Who is running scared now that they took down the Bush color coded fear chart?

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    The terrorists win when a president is criticized for not taking precautions, and then again when he does.

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 8 months ago

    Gary, I’m sorry, but could you please take a LOOK at your current President? I really didn’t know at first glance who that guy you draw would be, i was able to identify him only by the seal on the lectern …

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 8 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    ““We have al Quaida on the run.” – Corrupt, incomptent, pathological liar, Obama”

    “What you’re seeing here is the final death throes of the insurgency.” Dick Cheney

    What words would you use to describe Mr. Cheney?

    We have a long history of “misrepresentation” and “disinformation” in this country. I hope you had a nice nap, Mr. van Winkle.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Radish: VERY GOOD POINT! Since the chickenhawk in chief and his associate chickenhawk left office, the fear factor in America has been greatly, and rightly, reduced, except of course among our right-wing, bible-thumping, anti-Musllim, quaking under their sheets chicken-breathed commentators here at GC.


    Again,once again, while I do NOT support all Obama’s actions, like even helping Europe get rid of the governments in North Africa without getting any of our troops killed, and letting Stevens follow through on his error in Benghazi, or over-doing domestic surveillance, just like “W”, and authorized in the Patriot Act, it is time to ignore those shaking in their boots, or trying to drum up false fears, like Hannity, Rush, and other right wing whackos like Beck, Boehner, and McConnell.

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 8 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    “……Corrupt, incomptent, pathological liar, Obama….”
    .
    Or is it that you are dillusional?

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 8 months ago

    @onguard

    Nobody said there is no more war on terror. Perhaps a little more selectivity in how the term is used.
    Al Queda is on the run, but not defeated, as in eliminated. They never will be eliminated – its the nature of their tactics.
    I doubt to those killed at Fort Hood, the definition of how they were killed is of little relevance. Nor should it be of much relevance to anyone else.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 8 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    GYPSY said “I doubt to those killed at Fort Hood, the definition of how they were killed is of little relevance. Nor should it be of much relevance to anyone else.”

    Absolutely wrong.

    “An act of terrorism label would mean the shootings happened in a combat zone, making those killed or injured eligible for a Purple Heart medal, and medical benefits similar to what soldiers injured overseas would receive…

    Civilian Police Officer Kimberly Munley [who’s bullet stopped the rampage]… said she’s standing up for other survivors and victims. She points out what the distinction means for soldiers who are now out of the Army due to medical reasons, saying “They’re severance pay is half of what it could be.”


    ”http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Fort-Hood-survivors-victims-families-dispute-workplace-violence-claim-174889771.html">Fort Hood survivors, victims’ families dispute ‘workplace violence’ claim

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 8 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    I stand on what I said – what difference to the dead and the injured whether you call it terrorism or work-place violence? The results are the same that men were killed and injured while serving their country, and there can be no doubt it was by hostile fire. They paid the ultimate price so don’t get picky on the survival benefits – give them combat benefits if that is the best deal. The problem is slavishness to terminology and definitions and losing sight of the big picture. I’d be inclined to call it murder and attempted murder and avoid the label of terrorism, which too often is attributed to Muslims and exacerbates intolerance. But I would not allow the innocent victims to pay the price for faulty military bureaucracy. Loosen up the rules it that is required for fairness.

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 8 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    I don’t usually do this, but you are a moron. I just told you survivors are getting half the benefits that they would had the government had labeled it terrorism, and you continue to say “what difference does it make to them”. Are you a Hillary Clinton speech writer?

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 8 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    Your arrogance is obnoxious, but I’ll be patient. Firstly, you missed the nuance of my comments. I could elaborate, but there is a limit to my patience. Secondly, is your criteria for labelling an incident workplace violence or terrorism getting the maximum government benefits? What an interesting approach!

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 8 months ago

    The terms “terrorism” and “terrorist” have almost lost their use except as terms of emotion. Those who think that the Fort Hood attack was terrorism, what definition are you using?

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 8 months ago

    ^ These are the people who refuse to call it a War on Terrorism, but a “man-made bad thingy”. Perfect Obamabots.

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