Posted On:5/17/2004 7:42am
Style: Shi Ja Quan
Ok, maybe Silva is the missing link?
Posted On:5/17/2004 7:45am
Style: MMA-Vale Tudo
Last edited by J-kid; 5/17/2004 7:49am at .
Once a fighter, Always a fighter. Shawn
-Styles i train in-
Posted On:5/17/2004 7:46am
Holy ****! I think you're on to something...
"The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall." - Mitch Hedberg
El Guapo says dance!
Posted On:5/17/2004 7:48am
Posted On:5/17/2004 9:48am
Style: Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo
It can't happen here.
In February 1898 an explosion aboard the battleship Maine in Havana harbor killed 266 U.S. sailors. Although the exact cause of the explosion remained undetermined, it sparked the Spanish-American War with Cuba. Incited by the deadly blast, more than one million men volunteered for duty. Experts much later determined that the explosion originated from INSIDE the USS Maine. Captain Sigsbee, the commander of the Maine, urged that no assumptions of enemy attack be made until there was a full investigation of the cause of the explosion. For this, Captain Sigsbee was excoriated in the press for “refusing to see the obvious”.
On August 5, 1964, newspapers across America reported “renewed attacks” against American destroyers operating in Vietnamese waters, specifically the Gulf of Tonkin. The official story was that North Vietnamese torpedo boats launched an “unprovoked attack” on the USS Maddox while it was on “routine patrol”.
USS Maddox was involved in aggressive intelligence gathering in coordination with actual attacks by South Vietnam and the Laotian Air Force against targets in North Vietnam. The truth is also that there was no attack by torpedo boats against the USS Maddox. Captain John J. Herrick, the task force commander in the Gulf, cabled Washington DC that the report was the result of an “over-eager” sonarman who had picked up the sounds of his own ship’s screws and panicked. But even with this knowledge that the report was false, Lyndon Johnson went on national TV that night to announce the commencement of air strikes against North Vietnam, “retaliation” for an attack that had never occurred.
"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
Posted On:5/17/2004 9:56am
Our leaders don't lie.
Iraq had long been trying to acquire greater access to the Persian Gulf, and felt limited confined to a narrow strip of land along Kuwait’s northern border, which placed Iraqi interests in close proximity with hostile Iran. George Bush Sr., who had been covertly arming Iraq during its war with Iran, sent word via April Glaspie (US Ambassador) that the United States would not intervene if Saddam Hussein grabbed a larger part of Kuwait. Saddam fell for the bait and invaded.
Of course, Americans were not about to send their sons and daughters to risk their lives for petroleum products. So George Bush arranged a hoax, using public relations firm Hill & Knowlton. Hill & Knowlton concocted a monumental fraud in which the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States, went on TV pretending to be a nurse, and related a horror story in which Iraqi troops looted the incubators from a Kuwaiti hospital, leaving the premature babies on the cold floor to die. The media, part of the swindle from the start, never bothered asking why the “nurse” didn’t just pick the babies up and wrap them in blankets or something.
Enraged by the incubator story, Americans supported operation Desert Storm, which never removed Saddam Hussein from power but which did take Kuwait’s oil off of the market for almost 2 years and limited Iraq’s oil exports. That our sons and daughters came home with serious and lingering medical illnesses was apparently not too great a price to pay for increased oil profits.
Modesty forbids more.
Posted On:5/17/2004 9:59am
Style: Muay Thai, BJJ newbie.
The authenticity of that video should be verified. It was released in the worst possible moment for the iraqi resistance, and in the best possible moment for the occupation forces. And even if that were not the case, it should still be verified.
That civilisation may not sink,
Its great battle lost,
Quiet the dog, tether the pony
To a distant post;
Our master Caesar is in the tent
Where the maps are spread,
His eyes fixed upon nothing,
A hand under his head.
- W.B. Yeats
Posted On:5/17/2004 10:09am
I personally think it's probably real, but if it's fake the history of lies suggests that it will succeed and the idea of it "should be verified" will never surface.
Excepts of “THE GRAND CHESSBOARD – American Primacy And It’s Geostrategic
by Zbigniew Brzezinski
"The most immediate task is to make certain that no state or combination of states gains the capacity to expel the United States from Eurasia or even to diminish significantly its decisive arbitration role." (p. 198)
"In the long run, global politics are bound to become increasingly uncongenial to the concentration of hegemonic power in the hands of a single state. Hence, America is not only the first, as well as the only, truly global superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last." (p.209)
"Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." (p. 211)
Posted On:5/17/2004 10:21am
Originally posted by Osiris
Is it beyond the CIA to do something so sinister? Nah. Is that bullshit in the article evidence? **** NO.
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Posted On:5/17/2004 10:25am
Style: JKDC, Kali, Swords
Nope, but it is some interesting conjecture.
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