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sledge BS: OK, Maybe 9/11 Could Have Been Prevented (221* d) RE: BS: OK, Maybe 9/11 Could Have Been Prevented 19 Jun 04

Two bears,

Is that because other terrorists don't affect the USA so much, surely all terrorism is evil.

I grew up in the Uk in the 70's and 80's as did many other mudcatters I think, it was a day to day fact of life that we were at risk of IRA car/nail bombs, those in Belfast even more so, shootings were a sickenly regular feature of the news. And where did the money come from to buy the bombs, bullets and guns, in the main from good old fashioned crime, but a significant amount came from US private citizens, citizens of a country that is now lecturing us all on the evils of terrorism, the real IRA is estimated to have collected around $500K in 2000 alone, thats a lot of potential pain and misery . Citizens of a country that had and still has allthough under a differnet name, the School of Americas. I was unaware that such a place existed until the day, but a school that advocates, murder, torture, kidnapping, blackmail, sounds like a terrorist training camp to me.

Then theres Noraid, sounds ok providing comfort and assistance to Northern Ireland, but that also sounds like indirectly supporting terrorists to me, making sure there is a cash reserve for their families so the terrorist can concentrate on the business of death and destruction.

Then there is the fact that the IRA had links with other groups around the globe, so any expertise or weapons that came as a result of US funds, was in fact exported terrorism, exported to Spain, the middle east via the plo and Farc in Colombia.

The extremist Muslim threat is a major one, but it is a long way from being the only one, some pretty unpleasent things have happened on your doorstep two bears, some of it (through the government) in your name.

If this offends anyone I am indeed sorry, but being lectured on the way to do things by a country that by our perception, only seems to have woken up to the terrorist threat since 2001 gets my goat.


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