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As a pretext to behave bombastically around the world, wage war in the Middle East, and to chip away at civil and legal rights at home. As a way to force people (foreigners or Democrats) to be 'with them or against them.' As a way to assimilate fealty to their boss and loyatly to their country, and to treat lack of support for their policies as treason.  

You know, the "war on terra"

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 10:18:50 AM EST
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But isn't most of this post-911?
by vassilis on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 10:21:31 AM EST
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No. It's just more overt post-911.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 11:07:39 AM EST
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So, what were the (covert) actions to "chip away at civil and legal rights at home. As a way to force people (foreigners or Democrats) to be 'with them or against them.' As a way to assimilate fealty to their boss and loyatly to their country, and to treat lack of support for their policies as treason" that America's attitude towards terrorism included in the years prior to 911?
by vassilis on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 11:40:42 AM EST
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9/11 has been overblown.  It is still a minor annoyance, post-911.  Two buildings out of ten thousand.  New York and America prevail against a coupla airplanes, big shocker there.

For the record the Patriot Act and numerous other now-implemented draconian American policies were drafted and chomping at the bit before 9/11.

There is less of a real terrorism problem in the US than there is a "muslim" problem in Paris.  Sure, USA Today might have you believe that the US is overrun with terrorists but it also would have you believe that every resident of a Paris suburb is a dirty, unemployed angry Muslim holy warrior.

by paving on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 05:24:40 PM EST
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