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    Re: Clinton says U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hmm....one would think that a list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism" would list states that sponsor international terrorism, not states that did nothing more than scaring The Messiah.
    Well, the whole "State Sponsors of Terrorism" list has always been political. There are countries on the list, like Cuba and now North Korea, that have very little if any connection to acts of terrorism. They're on the list because the US government simply doesn't like them. Similarly, there are many US allies who actively ARE involved in terrorism - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia being the most obvious ones - who are not on the list.

    Personally I'd prefer changing the name of the list to something a little less deceptive than "State Sponsors of Terrorism." I vote for "States We Really Don't Like."
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    Re: Clinton says U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

    I don't see how a sovereign, identifiable nation can be called a "terrorist". Seems like nothing more than political name calling to me.

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    Re: Clinton says U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

    Well, this thread made it what, 4 posts before it devolved into partisan bickering? This approach is sure to disinterest other readers who might contribute something worth reading other than the blame it on former president game?

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    Re: Clinton says U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

    It's interesting we have some conservatives against the list of State Sponsered Terrorism against North Korea, but then give a passing to Cuba being on the same list that Regan supported.

    Hypocrites? Let's face it the list of State Sponsored Terrorism has ALWAYS been political by BOTH sides. And yet we hear conservatives screaming about it now with Obama and his administration. HYPOCRITES.

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    Re: Clinton says U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

    Well, this thread made it what, 4 posts before it devolved into partisan bickering? This approach is sure to disinterest other readers who might contribute something worth reading other than the blame it on former president game?
    Where did this happen?

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    Re: Clinton says U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Where did this happen?
    "Bush did the same thing with Iraq."


    But in all fairness that was a response to Scarecrow's response. But none the less led to more of the same, no productive discussion occurred,no potential outcomes or solutions given.

    I just don't see how a reponse of "Bush did the same thing with Iraq" isn't equivalant to a child claming "But he started it!"
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    Re: Clinton says U.S. mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

    "Bush did the same thing with Iraq."
    I later clarified that I was referring to George H.W. Bush and not George W. Bush, and that Reagan also did this. You apparently missed that post.

    But in all fairness that was a response to Scarecrow's response. But none the less led to more of the same, no productive discussion occurred,no potential outcomes or solutions given.

    I just don't see how a reponse of "Bush did the same thing with Iraq" isn't equivalant to a child claming "But he started it!
    Because I was asserting that the State Sponsors of Terror list has been a political tool for decades and has been used by both democrats and republicans in such a way, thus showing that Scarecrow's partisan bickering is unfounded.

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