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Re: Should Black People...

UppityNegress ·
Making them feel comfortable? That's absolutely ridiculous! It's one thing to say that seeing a group of teenagers talking loudly and wearing oversized clothing makes one uncomfortable--I don't like being near any race of teens, as a matter of fact (barely out of my teens years myself, funny enough). But then some people will persist in feeling threatened because you are Black, irregardless of how neatly dressed or well spoken you are. I've experienced situations like this, only with Asians...
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Re: Should Black People...

Nmaginate ·
AUDIO did NOT ask an open-ended question. It already had a CONTEXT. Thank you. Matter of fact, he linked your Chosen Illiterate ass right to the CONTEXT. The question itself, especially with the linked CONTEXT, betrays even the slightest notion that concerns/considerations about COMMERCE were ever even part of any conceiveable CONTEXT or purpose for asking the question: Should we seek to ease the discomfort that is felt by the viewers of negative images about us, in order to make them feel...
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Re: Should Black People...

Faheem ·
I damn near fell out laughing while reading what Sister PowerFlower wrote; She writes that the brother wrote in his article; HAHA... a whistling Black man would be perceived as less threatening... I can just see Negroes walking around whistling trying to say to white folk, "I am a cool Negro not one of those violent ones". Imagine how psychologically warped a white person must be to believe a Black man whistling is not a threat. Some Negroes would tap dance every time they walk pass a white...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

4YAINFO ·
The black character called "Hayes" was thrown in to the movie to "balance" the scences of so-called "the blood-thirsty savages".
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Dr. Kevin: It is clear that you prefer a Black man who you can easily draw upon. You prefer to have Black folks commit to simple "Yes or No" questions rather than be able to justify their positions. I am convinced that you are more comfortable with a Black man who doesn't know much BUT who supports your position and when challenged resorts to the cry of RACISM rather than a Black man who DISAGREES WITH YOU AND CAN ARTICULATE WHY HE THINKS THAT WAY. YOU ARE A SHORT SIGHTED IDEOLOGUE (read - a...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
**What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day...... *What I used to find as MILDLY annoying is not even that any longer...understanding motivation diffuses the intent of the most degrading speech and actions from...
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Re: Some sobering statistics on poverty

Pace Tua ·
Unfortunately, these numbers and what they mean have become "normalized", in the sense put forward by Edward Herman in his book "Triumph of the Market". It can only be so, as capitalism panders to the uncontrolled greed and self-interest of the few. These statistics have to be accepted, normalized or else people would realize something is wrong and this is a threat to capitalist culture. And there is a method to all this as well. One of the cornerstones is to promote the banality of evil.
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Reading for COMPREHENSION is fundamental. I SAID FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE WHITE LIBERAL RACIST as long as the Black man does not express any notions of REAL INDEPEDENCE - such as the drive for REPARATIONS - then the Black man will remain in the good graces of the White Protective Liberal. When Ted Kennedy is "attacking the system" on behalf of the BQPF he is a friend who will help them acheive their goals WITHIN THE SYSTEM ITSELF. When the issue of REPARATIONS comes about it is TED...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Noah The African ·
I think that actions are motivated by emotions, when not motivated directly by instinct without thought. Some emotions thus produce an instinctive reaction, such as fear producing the action resultant of fight or flight. Unity is an action and hence requires a prerequisite emotion to motivate towards the instinctive reaction to the emotion. There is nothing that creates unity more than a shared enemy. This is why this nation always embarks upon a campaign of demonizing an entity in order to...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Nmaginate ·
It's rather ironic... Claude is Shelby's brother, right? Well, it's funny that Stereotype Threat hasn't had the same currency as the "Acting White" ideas (which have been contradicted). Wonder why?
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
Granted Kunjufu should be credited for making education more accesible to Black students and helping us to better understand the academic and social needs of Black students; however, Claude Steele, trained as a social psychologist, is interested in investigating the ways in which racism and stereotypes, particularly the stereotype that says "Blacks are intellectually inferior" has influenced Black students' attitudes toward education and their competence as students. This fall, I attended a...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
The Second Slave Era 2006: The Dismantling Of the African Mind One of the things that lead me to the education profession was my experience as a job-seeker. Whenever I attended job fairs, I noticed majority of the students applying for the higher-paying positions in fields that have the greatest impact on our world (i.e., computer science, engineering, technology, agriculture, biology, and natural sciences) were Whites, Asians, and foreign students from India. The Black students, however,...
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

Frenchy ·
Predators are crafty little things. They largely go where children are likely to appear. So blocking adult sites or forbiding your children from particpating on certain sites is not going to take away the threat of sexual predators (or any other kind of predator). I place the blame squarely on these adults who recognize that someone on the internet is a child and get into vulgar/suggestive/inappropriate conversations and interactions with them. Every teenager assumes they are savvy enough to...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Khalliqa ·
Qty. I'm from the South....---way worse down here than in the North---my experience-- in the North there was a "cultural revolution" that allowed Black people to mentally accept in one another things that many in the South took a while to accept--- I know.... I've experienced both..... I know exactly what you mean.....) People won't talk about it because those that don't experience this tend to be blind to the very real pain that this causes for others.... they tend to look at themselves and...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: For Black Conservatives

Empty Purnata ·
You know what comes to mind when I think of Black Neocons? STOCKHOLM SYNDROME http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome Black Neocons can quite easily and clearly see that the White Man has/is raping our people (in more ways than just physically). They see the power that the White Establishment has over our people, and they internally conclude that they are inferior. They then conclude that the best way to get out of the situation is not to fight against the System, instead, they seek...
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

Black Viking ·
Denial runs rampant thoughout humanity. It's silly to outlaw a person's God given right to self delusion. Who care's what the man says or believes when the facts speak differently. Let him provide proof or just ignore him. If he has no proof, how can he be a threat? Just because someone says the sky is green doesn't make it so.
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

Nmaginate ·
Perhaps in the same way the pseudo-science of "race" preaching the superiority of some over others. The potential for a legion of people to join in with this man in self-delusion is the "threat." It's a threat because its presented as fact, and that's all some need. It's not like the truth makes to everybody. Some will use what he wrote as an excuse or proof that what they believe (or would like to believe) is "true".
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
I overlooked this forum, and started a similar topic on the board (This would really give good cause for the levee's to be broken in New Orleans and the 9th ward not being rebuilt right now..The most lucrative port, The port of New Orleans, just so happens to be part of the deal. Oh, also did you notice the regions, seems like all the minority ports to me.. Philly, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York!!!!!! Things that make you go hummm) By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

Empty Purnata ·
Well, I generally consider myself a Male Pro-Egalitarian Feminist, but now.....I dunno. Black Viking did make a good point about how Matriarchy and Patriarchy are both forms on non-egalitarian gender-relation. However, I lean more towards Feminism because almost no society today is Matriarchal (although many African civilizations of the past were). Patriarchalism is a very much more real threat.
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Re: Feminism vs. Womanism

kresge ·
The wiki piece really should be treated as a stub because it gives a rather poor understanding of womanism as it relates to feminism, particularly in the context of Walker's text. For Walker, womanism includes feminism. She says that womanism is to feminism as purple is to lavender. Purple is the larger category to which lavender belongs. The piece also does not address the argument put forth by Patricia Hill Collins in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Empty Purnata ·
I'll have to look up some documented cases, but I remember a case that I experienced personally very well. When I was 9 years old, I was visiting relatives in Cincinatti. I was taking a bus (I think it was a bus) and I remember two Asian ladies came onto the bus and sat in the seats in front of two Black women. I remember overhearing the Black women talking to each other about "Damn chinks" and saying stuff like, "Why do they continue to let these damn immigrants into the country? Like they...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: What is Egungun

Vox ·
Mr. Destiny, the difference between philosophers, like the guys you mention, and poor deluded brothers like you, is that they were actually persecuted (those who were). You're not being persecuted; you're being ridiculed. The reason they were persecuted is because their philosophies made enough sense to be a threat to those who wanted them silenced. The reason you will NEVER be persecuted is because these nutjob ideas of yours, which are not philosophies, are mindless ravings that make no...
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Re: What is Egungun

HonestBrother ·
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Military: Most Young Americans Are Unfit

ocatchings ·
For the last 10-15 years the military has had an "unofficial" policy that the gaining unit would be responsible for getting the person into shape and teaching them what they needed for combat. Basic trainig is no longer the threat it used to be. catch
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Re: Minority college aid suffers from attacks

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
This is an empty article designed to garner a certain response from perpetual victims. Each year millions of dollars of financial aid goes unused. Out of all of the barriers to education for African-Americans lack of access to funding is not as great as the SKY ROCKETING COST OF EDUCATION. It is interesting how the same people who criticize drug companies for making drugs unafforable and the government's "pay off" to them seem to want the government to "pay the invoice" sent by these...
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Re: Conjecture.....

kresge ·
Faheem, Excellent post. umbrarchist Unfortunately, you are also on point with your observation. There was a story on CNN and the NY Times this week about the debate team at Liberty University, Jerry Falwell's university. Evidently, they have a huge debate program that has a national reputation. Most of these students are also looking to go to law school, which they also have a Liberty. Basically, this is their strategy for winning the so-called culture war. They are unabashedly ideologically...
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Re: License to Drink?

Blacksanction ·
A person convicted of DWI could be placed on probation with the restriction to abstain from the possession and or use of alcohol. As for liquor stores doing checks that might work in for the first few years until the drunk morons caught on but there are so many ways that a person can obtain alcohol that the checking of id is almost a moot point. Until some folks realize that drunk driving is more of a threat to all than gun violence the stats will remain high. Why do we spend more money...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

Yemaya ·
This is a side affect of the socio-economic, race issue that affects African-Americans. Not to mention the high amounts of processed or enhanced foods we eat. If just a few generations ago black people could live to be over 100 years old or well into their 80's and 90's without much medical care, there is an underlying issue. Because of medical problems I've been having recently, I think that its because of some of the foods we eat. For example, the high incidence of fibroids in black women.
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Re: Black Like GOP

Black Viking ·
I absolutely agree. Homosexuals only represent 6% of the population. They are not a threat to anyone, in any way. However, I do believe that the oppression of them is very significant. It is an accurate reflection of our values in this day and age, as well as our values throughout history. We need to get over this... and focus on things that actually matter. I think you're projecting a little here. MBM posted an article written by someone else. There was no commentary. It's not fair to...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
Dude, you're seriously falling for the okie-doke. You're falling for one the classical tactics of Fascism: Fearmongering of A Scapegoat Figure. http://www.favreau.info/misc/14-points-fascism.php Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc. In this case: immigrants. I fail to...
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Black Viking ·
I don't think the FBI has time, or would make time, for that. It wouldn't be an efficient way to spend that effort. If the government thought that one, or a few of us, were some sort of threat, they would simply track the IP addresses and investigate the person(s) individually.
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Yemaya ·
Black Viking, that's what many, many people do for a living! I used to work with some of them. They will take the time to investigate if you and your organization are even remotely suspected of being threatening or speak out against a government policy or some of the discussion we have here. Example, when Janice Rogers Brown was nominated for a federal circuit court judge position. Somehow during the hearings, a cartoon that had appeared about her in the website Black Commentator was...
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

UppityNegress ·
Uh, no. The smart thing to do would be to keep tabs on ultra-nationalistic sites like the Black Panthers and the NOI. For the most part, this community is composed on moderates who have no intention of storming the capital and taking over the country, or some such nonsense. I mean, what awful threat would the FBI see here, people discussing reparations and the war with Iraq. BFD, 90% of the country is talking about the latter. However, if there was a mole here, who better than the founder of...
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay ... [making myself a target here] Federal agencies do not physcially visit sites until they have a reason to do so; rather, they fish the net. [Pardon the pun] Computers sift through the traffic looking for key-words, phrase and combination. When there is a hit, they take a closer look. But that said, we could increase the odds of our being monitored, as a board and individually, if we would establish a pattern of discussing an objective, actually working toward the objective and...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Khalliqa ·
Hmmmmm..... Because being friendly to people is a skill usually taught at home..... usually by the mother.... in the South... it was a value..... so since its disappearance.... one must ask what happened to this character trait....? Well.... something that was once passed from mother to daughter is no longer done.... so I was trying explain why..... Northerner's do not typically have this tradition..... especially in the cities.... as Rowe pointed out..... smiling and greeting strangers...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

MBM ·
Well, I have much to learn from you who is SO open minded and recptive of other views. I can really see how you've grown and evolved on this issue! The first paragraph and the second are wholly inconsistent. One cannot credibly hold both positions, IMHO. If you acknowledge that exploitation occurs, then also talking about "subverting" this and "illegal" that makes little sense. That is language that the very same oppressor/exploiter has disseminated to spin the issue in their favor. Second,...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

FireFly ·
I must say I like Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington for their acting and diversity of films - so they share my vote. And let's not forget James Earl Jones for his prolific career and talents. (I also like Jamie Foxx and Lawrence and Wesley to varying degrees) While hunting around on the World-Wide-Waste-Of-Time, I also came across this rather interesting sounding man!! I haven't seen any of his films but he was obviously a Renaissance Man with a lot of talent and flair and substance. What an...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
PanAfrica: 'Greater Africa' Has Changed the World Too Email This Page Print This Page The East African Standard (Nairobi) COLUMN April 16, 2006 Posted to the web April 17, 2006 Ali Mazrui Nairobi Two trends relevant to the African people have been under way since the second half of the 20th Century: globalisation of Africa and hegemonisation of the United States. Africa and the people of African descent have become more of a global presence. And the US has become more of a hegemony: Empire...
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Re: Zimbabweans have 'shortest lives'

ZAKAR ·
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Renews Threat of Mine Grabs Email This Page Print This Page Business Day (Johannesburg) April 19, 2006 Posted to the web April 19, 2006 Dumisani Muleya Johannesburg EMBATTLED Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe yesterday stirred controversy again by renewing his threat to grab 51% of foreign-owned mines, with 25% of that taken for free. "We said we want 51% in favour of Zimbabwe and 49% in favour of the investors," Mugabe told a gathering at a local stadium in Harare to mark...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
SERGEANT, SO GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK WITH YOUR UNIQUE TAKE ON THE WORLD! First of all, in this thread I've made NO comments about anything other than saying that Friedman's article is interesting. Your comments directed to me are therefore, presumably, indicative of either your inability to read or some personal hang-up that you may suffer from. Either way - you should get help! That said, do you remember the Bush Doctrine and what that is all about? It's about PREEMPTING threats. The fact...
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Re: The Juice...

Nykkii ·
The R. Kelly Dilemna (Sep. 12, 2003) What do we know about R. Kelly? Think about it. Does anyone even know his wife or children's names? Has there ever been a picture of them together in public? Does he have a twin brother? Did he & Aaliyah actually marry when she was 15? If so, exactly how does that happen? There are so many things we don't really know about R. Kelly. Let's examine what we do know: We know that Kelly was born in January 1969 in Chicago's South Side and released his...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
That was the expected response mbm, thats why I clarified that at least for me, it would not suffice for you to hide behind an article that YOU posted here. Don't play that I didn't say it nonsense, you KNOW you support most that silly article, else why post it at all. And Friedman is notorious for being a nitwit. Lets see, 12 full years of UNITED NATIONS resolutions, negotiations, meetings, and sometimes threats and clinton had ALREADY installed the SANCTIONS, thats WORLD multilateralism...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
So, who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia? Let's see, where's Osama Bin Laden from? Where were most of the 9/11 terrorists from? Bush holds hands with SA yet overruns a country that we have been "patrolling" and "inspecting" since 1991? Huh? Why is it that apparently you can only connect Iraqi dots? There has always been far greater evidence about Saudi complicity in violence and terrorism than an emasculated Iraq. Thank you for clarifying the finer points of the Bush...
 
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