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InvisibleSwami
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Serious Question for War Backers
    #1469830 - 04/18/03 11:38 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

How can you easily see through the anti-drug propaganda; which is the Government lying to the American people, but whole-heartedly believe the Iraqi war propaganda?



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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1469861 - 04/18/03 11:59 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

i don't think that most of the war-backers here buy the propaganda.


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1469917 - 04/18/03 12:15 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

As bad as this is gonna sound, I like the fact that I am not gonna be paying two bucks a gallon for gas this next summer.  :smirk:  In fact, I think it may go back below a dollar.

And not all of the propaganda is horrible.  I truly believe the Iraqi's wanted liberation.  I mean come on their leader killed thousands of his own citizens (kurds) becuase he did not like them, and without global pressure to stop I belive he would still be doing so to this day.  I sure do not here anyone complaining about World War 2.   


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1469958 - 04/18/03 12:26 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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How can you easily see through the anti-drug propaganda; which is the Government lying to the American people, but whole-heartedly believe the Iraqi war propaganda?




I guess the same thing can be said about the Pacifists, how can you be so blind as to not see what needs to be done. Noone on this site is Pro-War, and noone on this site will change their mind on this subject. I don't live my life trying to invent different conspiracies to validate my distaste of the American government. Truth be told 99.9% of those that are protesting are protesting Bush, NOT the war. Where were they in Bosnia?


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: diggitydankman]
    #1470058 - 04/18/03 12:49 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

As bad as this is gonna sound, I like the fact that I am not gonna be paying two bucks a gallon for gas this next summer. In fact, I think it may go back below a dollar.

1. The price rose in response to the war, not because of Hussein.

2. Where do you think the $100,000,000,000 for the war came from? Your pocket and mine.


And not all of the propaganda is horrible.

ALL propaganda (the twisting of truth or fabrication of lies to push an agenda) is horrible.


I truly believe the Iraqi's wanted liberation.

1. We went in there because they violated UN sanctions though the US does NOT believe in the UN; no I mean we went in there because of the non-existent WOMD; no I mean we went in there to free the Iraqi people - yeah, That's It!

2. Many other countries have oppressive regimes that we will NOT go to war with because we don't give a damn about "the people".

3. Who will liberate the tens of thousands of unjustly jailed American marijuana users? Is that not oppressive and a terror to be removed from your family for years for a political "crime"?




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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1470076 - 04/18/03 12:55 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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1. The price rose in response to the war, not because of Hussein.



1. The cost of oil and gasoline has dropped since the war began just like it did in 1991. I don't have the exact numbers but in 91 it went from 35 dollars a barrel to about 25. Where has it increased?

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2. Where do you think the $100,000,000,000 for the war came from? Your pocket and mine.




The cost of this war as of right now is somewhere from 20 to 30 billion dollars. Where are you getting your information?

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ALL propaganda (the twisting of truth or fabrication of lies to push an agenda) is horrible.




Does that count for the protestors?

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Many other countries have oppressive regimes that we will NOT go to war with because we don't give a damn about "the people".




why is it just OUR responsibility? Where is France, Germany, Russia and China? Or is it only fashinable to bash the United States?



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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1470082 - 04/18/03 12:58 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I hate to say it, Swami, but that's a pretty naive question. We all buy into some propaganda, whether we know it or not. Everyone is susceptible to it, no matter how strong-willed they think they are.


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Edited by silversoul7 (04/18/03 12:58 PM)


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1470121 - 04/18/03 01:11 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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how can you be so blind as to not see what needs to be done. 




Nothing needed to be done by our government. If the Iraqi people want liberation then they should rise up against their government. I will, ONCE AGAIN, use Serbia in 2000 as an example.

So far this agression has cost the tax payers on the United States $20B. It's expected to cost between $2-3B per month from this point fwd.  :mad:

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Truth be told 99.9% of those that are protesting are protesting Bush,



Not me... I am against the war for moral, legal and financial reasons.

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Where were they in Bosnia? 




or Serbia for that matter... I was saying the same then as I am now. It's all the same sh!t just a different way. Clinton got caught with his member out so he dropped bombs. Bush, either to show he has a member, or and most likely, for oil he drops bombs.

I am anti-government (Clintons, Bush's, etc.) I will remain that way until we have a government that respects our privacy and freedom. I fear that I shall remain anti-government for the remainder of my life......  :frown: 


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: silversoul7]
    #1470131 - 04/18/03 01:13 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I hate to say it,
Then don't. It is stressful to do things that you hate.

...but that's a pretty naive question. We all buy into some propaganda
Agreed, but I think that you missed my point. If a person or group or committee blatantly lies to you about A and you are aware of their lies; how does one then trust them when they talk about B?


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1470137 - 04/18/03 01:15 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Agreed, but I think that you missed my point. If a person or group or committee blatantly lies to you about A and you are aware of their lies; how does one then trust them when they talk about B?



People believe what they want to believe. And btw, the Bush Administration didn't start the Drug War or the propaganda that feeds it. In this instance they're just continuing a long-held tradition.


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: grib]
    #1470143 - 04/18/03 01:19 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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I am anti-government (Clintons, Bush's, etc.) I will remain that way until we have a government that respects our privacy and freedom. I fear that I shall remain anti-government for the remainder of my life......




I hope you're wrong, i really do.


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: silversoul7]
    #1470158 - 04/18/03 01:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

And btw, the Bush Administration didn't start the Drug War or the propaganda that feeds it. In this instance they're just continuing a long-held tradition.

Bush APPOINTED Ashcroft and Hutchins in his own image and likeness, did he not?

What does it matter who started it? If my parents are lying thieving crooks, then I must be too? Try some logic on for size to see how it fits.

I don't remember Nixon running SuperBowl adds telling how marijuana makes you shoot your best friend and rape your date.

Funny how Jeb Bush overlooked the drug laws when it came to his daughter...


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1470164 - 04/18/03 01:26 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

we've heard the drug BS for a long time. we've all seen evidense that it's BS piled up so high that we KNOW it's bullshit propaganda. we know that the facts stand in the way of the lies we're told about drugs.

so this war is being sold to the public by shameless propaganda. unlike the war on drugs, there are arguments in favor of this war that are not founded on the lies we're told.

i'm against this war, but when those in favor of this war justify the war on these principles:

1. Saddam Hussein signed a conditional peace treaty at the end of the Gulf War.

and

2. He has been in violation of that treaty for over a decade.

i have difficulty arguing. the US does have a 'right' to attack. we can, i just don't think we should.

the 'pro-war' argument is not necessarily founded on propaganda. the drug war argument is.



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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1470181 - 04/18/03 01:31 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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I mean come on their leader killed thousands of his own citizens (kurds) becuase he did not like them



Neither Saddam nor the Kurds would consider themselves Saddam's people. The Kurds don't even want to be citizens of Iraq. They want their own country, and have pretty much established it, a so-called "Kurdistan". To say that they were citizens would be a misnomer. They were residents of the country of Iraq in-so-much as they lived within is political borders. They were not citizens as they essentially gave up their citizenship to fight against Saddam. You may argue that just because they are fighting the govenment doesn't revoke their citizenship, but they way things are going in America, it will be the same here.

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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1470183 - 04/18/03 01:32 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It basically comes down to this: All politicians are considered to be lying, thieving crooks. So are we just going to believe that everything they say is a lie? Most here will agree that Iraqis were suffering under Saddam Hussein's regime. And even tho we haven't found weapons of mass destruction, we know that we did sell them to him during his war with Iran, so it's not like they never existed. So there are valid arguments for the war. And you don't even have to believe all the propaganda to be for it, just like how I don't have to believe that it's all about the oil to be against the war.


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Edited by silversoul7 (04/18/03 01:34 PM)


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: JssMthrFcknChrst]
    #1470202 - 04/18/03 01:38 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

i believe you meant to reply to diggity, not me. That quote is from him.


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1470204 - 04/18/03 01:39 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Which propaganda?

I do happen to believe 20 years of reports from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch about the 800,000 to 1,500,000 people slaughtered by Hussein's forces.

I believe that the UN inspectors found chemical weapons during their first inspection regime, and that there is no proof that those were destroyed after the inspectors were withdrawn. As pointed out earlier, this is a violation of the cease-fire that Saddam signed, fromt he first war which he started all by himself.

I believe that was a real nuclear reactor in Iraq. The french company that manufactured it certainly thinks so.

I do believe that Hussein has been paying $25k to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers, and backing Palestinian Islamic Jihad. I don't think he gives a damn about Palestinians, but it makes a great distraction.

I do not, however, believe that Hussein really got 100% of the vote.

I don't believe that the Baath regime had a change of heart and quit working on chemical or biological weapons. I don't think they quit murdering their own people.

I'm all for toppling murderous tyrants. Is every single specific charge against Saddam true? I don't care. The majority are.


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: Swami]
    #1470206 - 04/18/03 01:41 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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3. Who will liberate the tens of thousands of unjustly jailed American marijuana users? Is that not oppressive and a terror to be removed from your family for years for a political "crime"?





It is oppressive, and we're working on it. Funny enough, it is hawks like the 'neo-cons' at the National Review that are doing the most to end the war on drugs.


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Re: Serious Question for War Backers [Re: wingnutx]
    #1470380 - 04/18/03 02:33 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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It is oppressive, and we're working on it. Funny enough, it is hawks like the 'neo-cons' at the National Review that are doing the most to end the war on drugs.



Yep. I love that magazine.


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    #1470410 - 04/18/03 02:44 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I like their online 'corner'


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