He's not all by himself

Did Times Square bomber act alone? Define 'alone'

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News outlets continue to try to create the impression that the Times Square bomber was "acting alone." For some reason, this is an important, perhaps comforting, notion to some reporters.

"The Pakistani-American accused of the failed Times Square car bombing is believed to have been working alone," the Associated Press insisted as recently as Wednesday.

Never mind that authorities were even then investigating whether Muslim Taliban radicals in Pakistan were involved, perhaps in training the chief suspect.

But let's just say for argument's sake that Faisal Shahzad technically worked alone. Does that mean he harbored unique resentments -- maybe, oh, because his Connecticut house was foreclosed on? CNN personality Jim Acosta, in a bizarre bit of empathy for an accused attempted bomber of innocent civilians, noted recently that, "One would have to imagine that (foreclosure) brought a lot of pressure and a lot of heartache on that family."

Over at CBS, reporter Bob Orr, oddly proposing that Shahzad's motive is "unclear," nonetheless speculated that it might be because, even after a year of citizenship, Shahzad "has not realized any American dream."

Think about what that man just said. That CBS reporter said, in essence, that America may have let Shahzad down .

So he just snapped. And obviously, as any one of us would have done, he tried to bomb Times Square.

What planet have these people been reporting on?

The truth is, if Faisal Shahzad is the Times Square bomber, he's not a depressed former homeowner. How many foreclosure victims leave a smoldering, bomb-filled SUV to explode in a busy tourist spot on a Saturday night?

It's most likely he had technical support along the way. But if nothing else, he had the moral support of fellow radicals who have gone before him and will most surely follow him. They may not be co-conspirators, per se, but they're ideological accomplices. They share a kindred spirit, a belief system that says Americans and other Westerners are evil and either need to be converted or exterminated.

Reporters delusional enough to try to sell us fairy-tale nonsense that this bomber, or any other Muslim radical, honed their craft in a lonely vacuum are not only world-class naive, but are hazardous to this nation's security because they're peddling a fiction designed to lower our guard and try to make us feel better. The underlying message of their chronic "lone wolf" fable is that the danger has passed; it wasn't connected to anyone else, after all. Of course, that's just demonstrably untrue.

Meanwhile, you have to wonder if the Obama administration has its guard up sufficiently. Of course, they are loath to use the word "terrorism" to begin with -- and neither Mr. Obama nor press secretary Robert Gibbs could bring themselves to call the Times Square incident "terrorism" at first. Mr. Obama also had implored us not to "jump to conclusions" after Nidal Hasan shouted "God is great!" and killed his comrades at Fort Hood. In the Times Square and Detroit "underwear bomber" cases, the suspects were foiled only through the vigilance of citizens around them. "Luck," to the layman.

And while searching for Shahzad, the government decided not to call airlines and alert them about his addition to the no-fly list. They barely stopped his plane from leaving for Dubai.

Most troubling, after four Muslim attacks on U.S. soil in his first year-plus in office, you've got to wonder if President Obama's entreaties to the Muslim world are making us any safer -- or if we're just less girded for attack.

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proud2bamerican
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proud2bamerican 05/11/10 - 10:41 am
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The evidence, the proof, the

The evidence, the proof, the reason, the truth, comes out of his very own mouth... http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 05/11/10 - 12:15 pm
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"Red Cross confirms 'second

"Red Cross confirms 'second jail' at Bagram, Afghanistan" - Page last updated at 12:04 GMT, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 13:04 UK - BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8674179.stm

By Hilary Andersson
BBC News

The US airbase at Bagram in Afghanistan contains a facility for detainees that is distinct from its main prison, the Red Cross has confirmed to the BBC.

Nine former prisoners have told the BBC that they were held in a separate building, and subjected to abuse.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 05/11/10 - 12:29 pm
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Most prisons contain

Most prisons contain "distinct" facilities apart from the main containment areas. Nothing new, there!

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 05/11/10 - 12:31 pm
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"Subjected to," and actually

"Subjected to," and actually abused, is yet to be proved!

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 05/11/10 - 01:11 pm
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Miranda and 'Enhanced

Miranda and 'Enhanced Interrogations' - by Wendy Kaminer | The Atlantic | May 10 2010, 5:17 PM ET

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/05/miranda-and-enhanced...

... Now the Attorney General is asking Congress to enact legislation codifying an exception to the Miranda rule in cases of suspected terrorism. ... Will it enhance interrogations? Will it effectively legalize torture? Is legalizing torture an underlying purpose of the drive to deny terror suspects (and the operative word is "suspects") their Miranda rights (among others)? ...

lsmith
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lsmith 05/11/10 - 02:55 pm
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To all of you sissies who
Unpublished

To all of you sissies who consistently condemn the Augusta Chronicle's Newspaper and editoricals in particular, I just wonder if you are all a bunch of sado's. If you disagree with them so bad, hate the family and the paper so bad, please, please feel free to go to the newstand and pick up the newsrag of your choice. Or better yet, just tune in to MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, or CNN to get your news delivered to you YOUR WaY!!!!! In the meantime, find another dead horse to beat. Ingrates.....

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 07:30 pm
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No one is saying you should

No one is saying you should deny Miranda Rights....just not read them to them..... You HAVE Miranda rights whether you are aware of it or not. If we get a confession and other useful information from a terrorist BEFORE he is read his Miranda rights, that information can't be used against him. I thought people like Cain and other enemies of the United States would like this....it would make it easier to acquit his allies.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 05/11/10 - 08:03 pm
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"Is the War Coming Home?" By

"Is the War Coming Home?" By Patrick J. Buchanan | May 11, 2010

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25417.htm

... "U.S. Marines were not attacked by Hezbollah until we inserted those Marines into Lebanon's civil war. No Iraqi committed an act of terror against us before we invaded Iraq. And if the Sept. 11 killers were motivated by hatred of the immorality of our society, what were they doing getting lap dances in Delray Beach?

Osama bin Laden declared war on us, first and foremost, to end the massive U.S. presence on sacred Saudi soil that is home to Mecca and Medina.

Some may insist this was not his real motive. But, apparently, the Saudis believed him, for they quickly kicked us out of Prince Sultan Air Base. ...

By Occam's razor, the simplest explanation is usually the right one. Looking at America's wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Maj. Hasan, Abdulmutallab and Shahzad decided that what we call the war on terror was in reality a war on Islam.

All decided to use their access to exact retribution for our killing of their fellow Muslims.

We are being attacked over here because we are over there.

Nor is it a good sign that U.S. intelligence is reporting that rising numbers of U.S. Muslims are making Internet inquiries about how and where to get training to bring the war home to America."

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:18 pm
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Enough with the cut and paste

Enough with the cut and paste Cain.....can't you think for yourself?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:19 pm
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"No Iraqi committed an act of

"No Iraqi committed an act of terror against us before we invaded Iraq.".....however they DID attempt to KILL our Air Force Pilots nearly every day........but again.........you don't care about them, do you?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:33 pm
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Hmmmmmm...what country was

Hmmmmmm...what country was that that made the terrorist attack on the USS Stark.........I can't seem to remember.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 05/11/10 - 08:38 pm
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What country shot down an

What country shot down an Iranian passenger airliner over the Persian Gulf, Tigger_The_Tiger?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:43 pm
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The US...presumably. Now YOU

The US...presumably. Now YOU answer my question. You lied first.....I simply answered your question.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 05/11/10 - 08:43 pm
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"Miran-Duhhhhh!" By Matt

"Miran-Duhhhhh!" By Matt Taibbi | True Slant | May 11, 2010

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25419.htm

"Memo to those Tea Party activists out there who’ve been howling about those liberal wusses in the Obama Justice Department who read Faisal Shahzad his Miranda rights: congratulations. You’ve just opened the door for a major new expansion of government power."

~~~contd~~~

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:45 pm
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Funny how the passengers fell

Funny how the passengers fell out of the plane in a near perfect circle too. I'm just saying. Now let's watch as Cain NEVER admits the he either lied or was wrong, but tries to justify his completely false statement that Iraq didn't attack us.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:45 pm
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Good lord.........more cut

Good lord.........more cut and paste?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:53 pm
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So Cain....did you forget

So Cain....did you forget about the attack on the USS Stark, or were you just lying when you said "No Iraqi committed an act of terror against us before we invaded Iraq."? Which is it?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 08:57 pm
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I'm sorry Cain.....did I

I'm sorry Cain.....did I expose yet another of your lies.........I know you hate when I do that.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/11/10 - 09:20 pm
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Well...I can't wait for

Well...I can't wait for Cain's admission of being wrong, or lying....I have to get to bed so I can go to work and support the nonproductive of America.

KSL
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KSL 05/11/10 - 09:44 pm
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Sleep well, Tigger. You are

Sleep well, Tigger. You are younger than I am and I need your SS payments. I need mine as well. As for cain, selling trees, do you pay any? That's capital gains, right?

KSL
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KSL 05/11/10 - 09:43 pm
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Cain, why do you pick out

Cain, why do you pick out everything that the US may, or may not have done wrong? At the same time, I never see you condemn some act of terrorism or aggression perpetrated against America.

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corgimom 05/11/10 - 10:11 pm
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"You should check out the

"You should check out the list of chicken hawks including politicians and right-wing talk show hosts who never served in the military but support all the current wars United States is waging. "

JRHC, are you telling me that you must serve in the military to support the military?

You know, it's a person's Constitutional right if they want to, to support the military and government if they so choose. Or are you too worried about terrorists to recognize the rights of American citizens?
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"Sargebaby not only thinks that America is superior to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, he also thinks that Christianity is a superior religion"

Count Corgimom in that group, too. Because it's all true. Actually, I don't just think that, I KNOW that.

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And, JRHC, if you think Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are superior to the US, by all means go there! Live there! Have a wonderful life! Get away from the terrible warmongering US and live where you can enjoy yourself, and people want to read and listen to your nonsense. Go to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan where people are happy and love their government, and life is great!

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 05/11/10 - 10:34 pm
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Allow me to answer, KSL,

Allow me to answer, KSL, because he is a hold-over from the Janis Joplin era, and a peacenick of the lowest order. Good night, darlin, and good night everyone!

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 05/11/10 - 10:43 pm
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He won't leave his farm,

He won't leave his farm, Corgi, it's good government money!

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 05/12/10 - 04:23 am
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All night long..........next

All night long..........next morning now..........still no answer from Cain......just can't admit being wrong..............EVER! I bet it just chews him up being exposed as a liar.

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libertarianvoter 05/12/10 - 12:52 pm
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Corgi I think it's fine if

Corgi I think it's fine if you know America is better than most Middle Eastern countries (mainly b/c we don't have as many internal conflicts and we're a more developed nation), but to say that you know that Christianity is superior to other religions makes you sound like a bigot.

Hopefully you didn't intend to have that part included.

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