Terror Goals...

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    Back in the fall of 2001, Osama bin Laden said that one of his goals was to bankrupt the American Taxpayers?

    What do you guys think... Mission Accomplished?

    -Joe
     
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    ou mean since this financial crisis has been in the making since the 70s? I'd say you're stretching it about as far as you can to be a partisan hack.
     
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    Yes, but let's not make a big deal out of it.

    After all, he had help from the Fed.
     
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    It may well be. This morning the news came out that Congress plans to act together, for a change, to approve the Fed's plan to have we, the people take on the bad assets of the financial industry.

    Where does this money come from? Thanks to our misguided war in Iraq we are heavily in debt already.
     
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    History started in November of 2000 for you people, didn't it?
     
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    Not at all. Do you have some information that I don't?

    One of bin laden's stated goals was to bankrupt us. Attacking Iraq put us under enormous debt. The financial crisis would be easier to suck up if we weren't already in bad shape, don't you think?
     
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    You got it wrong. It wasn't Bin Ladin. It was the Russians. We were in the Cold War for 30-40 years. They had every reason to bankrupt us. As for Bin Ladin, his ultimate goal was to take back the homeland from foreign invaders.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't America have at least one balanced budget year after the cold war was declared over?

    Our books may not have been perfect when W took over in 2000 but neither were we this deep in the shitter.

    -Joe
     
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    Osama bin Laden founded Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac? I must have missed that in the 9/11 Report.
     
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    OK. I'm going to accept your premise: OBL wants to bankrupt the US (as opposed to hit us and make the dissenters squeal like little bitches and negotiate away our rights as a soveriegn nation) so the US invades Iraq and thus plays right into his hands.

    How did OBL trick us into invading Iraq?

    How could OBL be sure the US would spend enough money to go bankrupt as the military only acccount for 15 to 20 percent of the federal budget?

    How does a protracted occupation of Arab land with the US gushing hundreds of billions of dollars reconstructing infrastructure neglected for 12 years of sanctions aid the AQ propaganda cause?

    What sort of financial burden does sustaining operations in Iraq create for AQ?

    Is AQ losing technical and operational leadership faster than the US is losing its monetary ability to wage war?

    These are the questions adults ask.
     

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