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    Watching the program last night about the sinking of the USS Maine. It turns out that it was an accident but back in the day it was all the excuse the US needed to attack the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific.

    Blaming the Spanish for a terrorist attack then going to war and effectively taking over the Spanish territories of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

    Sound familiar to G.W's excuses?

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    It brings to mind the US ship that was "attacked" in the gulf of Tonkin. It suited the policy to escalate the Vietnam campaign.

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    Why do you think 9/11 happenned

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper999 View Post
    Why do you think 9/11 happenned
    Unsure but I don't think Saddam had much to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper999 View Post
    Why do you think 9/11 happenned
    The gulf of Tonkin incident had some genuine confusion surrounding it. It was exploited. But it wasn't a confected setup. 9/11 happened because 18 hi-jackers and their network of co-islamofacists decided that carrying it out would be a glorious act furthering their cause.

    Some people are so determined not to see the threat violent islamic extremism poses and so determined to see the US as nothing other than a mindless monster that reality gives way to conspiracy, group-think and paranoia.
    "It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them." - Thomas Sowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper999 View Post
    Why do you think 9/11 happenned
    The Bilderberg Group authorised it.
    The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rango View Post
    It brings to mind the US ship that was "attacked" in the gulf of Tonkin. It suited the policy to escalate the Vietnam campaign.
    US ships WERE attacked by Vietnamese vessels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samell View Post
    Watching the program last night about the sinking of the USS Maine. It turns out that it was an accident but back in the day it was all the excuse the US needed to attack the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific.

    Blaming the Spanish for a terrorist attack then going to war and effectively taking over the Spanish territories of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

    Sound familiar to G.W's excuses?
    And I suppose Donald Duck shot JFK?

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    G.W. went to war because of the weapons of mass distraction , remember?

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