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Hmm...inside people is involved!!

BTW by looking at the bombed cayenne car.I wonder how he still can survive that?The car looks so damaged!!!
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[QUOTE]Botnst - 7/22/2005 7:22 AM

The 'short notice' was to prevent detailed planning for an assasination attempt.


Speaks volumes about the success of our current foreign policy. [xx(]
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Hmm...inside people is involved!!

BTW by looking at the bombed cayenne car.I wonder how he still can survive that?The car looks so damaged!!!
Well, the bomb weighed 50kg. So you can imagine the damage. He spent 5 days in the hospital suffering serious hand injuries, but he survived.

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^^I guess all these bombings will hurt Lebanon tourism.Aren't you scared?Did the minister loss any fingers or whatsoever?
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Condoleezza has an affinity to others who unnecessarily duplicate in sequence, randomly selected letters in their name, like Saad Hariri.
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I am thinking she is putting out feelers out there for the possibility of some US bases in Lebanon. What a better way to encircle Syria and bring it on its knees.
It’s just another ploy at expanding the US’s footprint in the Middle East. I bet ya Israel is very approving of this move as it may put pressure on Hizbo-Allah and maybe make them go away. Hey maybe Lebanon gets to have Sheba farm back.
Nah, the memory of Reagan's misadventure is still to fresh in the voters' minds. It would also inject us into teh whole Hizbollah-Israeli mutual annhilation pact.

I think we've pretty much left Saudi Arabia now, haven't we? Not sure, but I think we abandoned that huge 'secret' base out in the 'empty quarter.'

The bases I'd liek to see us abandon are in Europe. WTF we're still doing there, I don't know. Europe, combined, has a bigger population and economy than ours. Time for them to grow-up.

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The 'short notice' was to prevent detailed planning for an assasination attempt.

The probable reason for a visit was from Bush's inaugural address when he said it would no longer be the US policy to support friendly dictators at the expense of the freedom of people. Your (Lebanese) spontaneous rejection of Syrian military rule and obvious embrace of a free and democratic state is exactly the type of change that this gov wishes to encourage, especilly in your neighborhood. I expect that's what Condi said to your gov. Words of encouragement and hints at support as you move toward pluralistic democracy.

If your country can do it, as crazy with historic jealousy among factions, private armies, and a long history of instability, then any nation anywhere can. That'll scare the wits out of every Arab dictator--if you can do it, why not say, Egypt or Saudi Arabia or Syria? The amazing thing is that it looks like you guys may actually pull it off.
What a joke. Perhaps you can consider how "scaring the wits out of Saudi dictators" is such a friggin gut buster. The fear we strike into them by selling them billions of dollars in weapons must be terrifying for dem ole dictators, right Bot? It must make them quake in their boots that their people will ignore the smart bombs and napalm we sold to the people who enslave them, right? The fact these dictators have no real foreign enemies, we all know these dictators will never use these weapons on their own people,right? You know, like Saddam did with the stuff we sold him? Or the Egyptians? Or the Yemenis? Or the Jordanians? And how comedic of us to succor the hopes of these democarts by making sure they face anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs, machine guns and helicopter gunships in their quest for democracy, right? You are fucking hilarious, dude!

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before you injure yourself with acidic laughter, you might reread what I wrote. I said that the Saudis and others may fear Lebanon developing democracy, not us.

Why am I not suprised that you missed the most important point to make a sarcastic comment of your own?

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^^I guess all these bombings will hurt Lebanon tourism.Aren't you scared?Did the minister loss any fingers or whatsoever?
Yes, these bombs are affecting tourism but not as one expects. According to the ministry of tourism, tourism in Lebanon declined 20% in comparison with last year which was a real boom for tourism in Lebanon. This is a good number after all what’s happened.

I'm not scared because these bombs are either planned to kill a specific politician or cause panic, and not to produce causalities. Just a couple of hours ago, a small explosion took place in Monot Street, Achrafieh sector in Beirut. Anyone who has been to Beirut recently will know that Monot Street is the place filled with restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. Luckily only 3 people were injured. After that, the street went back to normal: dancing and drinking. This is how the Syrians are replying to Condi's visit. The Syrians are apparently furious with this visit.

On the other hand, I'm just hearing of 4 explosions in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt. Unfortunately there has been more than 25 dead and 100 wounded. This is aimed directly at tourism.

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condi in beirut:

message to syria "fuck off"

Idea in head "MMmm.. bases plz"

Fuel economy!! whats that??
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