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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Well yes, that is certainly what they want you to think. A fearful populace is easy to manipulate.
    I guess bombs in major population centers intended to kill innocent civilians is nothing to worry about.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It is not a matter of manipulation. The situation is actually worse than is publicized.
    Naw, you're right Jack--the authorities would NEVER attempt to deceive the populace or manipulate the public perception. Sure.

    That's why Woodrow Wilson hired Freud's nephew Bernays--to sell WWI to the populace by way of Public Relations.

    It seems you have drunk from the cup and like it very much.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I guess bombs in major population centers intended to kill innocent civilians is nothing to worry about.
    I would say sharks along the North Carolina coast is a more legitimate worry, or floods and the ravages of mother nature.

    More people die on US highways in a month or two than have ever been killed by angry arab terrorists.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I would say sharks along the North Carolina coast is a more legitimate worry, or floods and the ravages of mother nature.

    More people die on US highways in a month or two than have ever been killed by angry arab terrorists.
    When sharks target innocent civilians to blow them to bits, get back to me.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    You're missing the point, which is that when US history contains events such as Pearl Harbor, half of the country choosing to secede and the civil war that resulted from it, and the revolutionary war which would resulted in the creation of our country, it is clearly incorrect to claim that we are at our highest threat level in history.
    Please provide us with the information YOU have that the chief of US intel does not, and explain why you are withholding it.

    Besides simply waiting til Pearl Harbor is attcked, waiting for another 911 isn't what this president has promised nor what the country needs.
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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    What reason would they have to attack us if we stand down and withdraw to our borders?


    Hmm, was that what triggered 911 then? Being in Iraq? Or was it Afghanistan?
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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Naw, you're right Jack--the authorities would NEVER attempt to deceive the populace or manipulate the public perception. Sure.

    That's why Woodrow Wilson hired Freud's nephew Bernays--to sell WWI to the populace by way of Public Relations.

    It seems you have drunk from the cup and like it very much.
    Woodrow Wilson was our most racist post-Civil War President and much else besides. That was a very different time and a very different situation.
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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Please provide us with the information YOU have that the chief of US intel does not, and explain why you are withholding it.

    Besides simply waiting til Pearl Harbor is attcked, waiting for another 911 isn't what this president has promised nor what the country needs.
    Are you under the impression that a member of the House of Representatives is incapable of hyperbole? ISIS is nowhere near the international war capabilities of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, or the British Empire.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    There is that, but seeing how that's backfired pretty much every time we do it, I think the bigger lesson is that we need to quit ****ing with other people's **** so much. We don't have a good track record.
    If we never had gotten involved in the ME, the USSR would have and we would be sitting in the USSR's shoes right now. That's my whole point. People are very poorly educated about history and don't understand the dynamics of the Cold War.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    If we never had gotten involved in the ME, the USSR would have and we would be sitting in the USSR's shoes right now. That's my whole point. People are very poorly educated about history and don't understand the dynamics of the Cold War.
    I certainly agree that far too many are "poorly educated about history" but your statements fail to support your point in regards to ignorance about the West's actions in the Middle East during the 20th Century.
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