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gzregorz wrote:Funny how the Republicans gave us the TSA and all they do is complain about it.
Dmitri wrote:gzregorz wrote:Funny how the Republicans gave us the TSA and all they do is complain about it.
Oh come on man; they are ALL THE SAME. Do you really think, that if Obama or Clinton were in the office during and past 9/11, they wouldn't push the Patriot Act, establish all sorts of new govt. departments, etc.?
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The Iranian Hostage Crisis, November 1979 - January 1981
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carter/peo ... stage.html
New York Times Special Report: The C.I.A. in Iran
http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/mi ... index.html
The Secret CIA History of the Iran Coup
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (go to the C.I.A.'s website and paste the headline in the search engine)
https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for- ... publicat...
The spectre of Operation Ajax
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003 ... olicy.iran
A Very Elegant Coup - "All The Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror" - Book Review (National Review)
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... _107223571
Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran
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Dmitri wrote:So the obvious equivalent of that presumably-rhetorical question would be, "Everything that this country accomplished in the last 20 years, except for TSA, was done by 'non-conservatives'." ?
In any case, IMO to say "the conservatives" is to be as ridiculously (and unusably) vague as if you were to say "the liberals".
These terms mean very little to me personally, simply because of how insanely wide the range of their interpretations/definitions is, for all practical purposes. And also because of the sheer diversity and strength of various emotions and passion that are connected to them in some (many) people's minds.
Classical liberalism is the philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.
Dmitri wrote:Biggest difference is that Israel IS at war, and has been at it for many many years now, whereas the US is PRETENDING that it is at war.
I hate this country's foreign policy. Fuckin' HATE it.
THIS is why the whole goddamn thing is even an issue -- WE have been stirring all this shit with our own giant over-militarized ladel for many decades now.
What pisses me off the most is that they're looking at how to improve TSA's operations, instead of realizing that we shouldn't NEED the goddamn TSA, DHL, etc. in the first place, if only Pentagon wasn't sticking its paranoid high-tech dick into everything around it that doesn't speak English and drink Coca Cola and plays baseball.
I blame a combination of mission creep and the country's demand for cheap and assured oil supplies.
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