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Alleged Mastermind Behind Israel Bus Explosion Identified As Swedish National Mehdi Ghezali

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The latest development in yesterday's Bulgarian bus bomb explosion, is the identification of the alleged bomber. According to Times of Israel he is Mehdi Ghezali, "reportedly a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins. He had been held at the US’s Guantanamo Bay detainment camp on Cuba from 2002 to 2004, having previously studied at a Muslim religious school and mosque in Britain, and traveled to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. He was also reportedly among 12 foreigners captured trying to cross into Afghanistan in 2009."

There's more:

Sofia also reported that the Bulgarian Interior Ministry managed to recover the fingerprints of the bomber, which they submitted to the FBI in the United States and the international police organization Interpol. The FBI and CIA joined Israeli and Bulgarian officials in investigating the attack.

 

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov told Sofia that DNA tests were being run to determine the identity of the Caucasian man, who the minister described as casually dressed with nothing suspicious about his appearance to set him apart from the crowd of people at the airport.

What is curious is that this is not the first time Mehdi has made headline news. Below is a lengthy exposition on the Swede from 2009 via the Weekly Standard:

With a black baseball cap pulled tight over a mop of stringy long hair and a patchy, close-cropped beard, Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali looked more like a Metallica roadie than a disciple of Ayman al-Zawahiri. He addressed the scrum of reporters in a clipped, heavily accented Swedish and accused the American government of wrongly detaining him for three years and "physically and mentally" torturing him. A book about his experiences was in the works; a documentary crew, cobbling together a film about American human rights abuses, had requested an audience; and his legal team was plotting a lawsuit against Donald Rumsfeld. It was 2004, and Ghezali was a free man.

 

In late 2001, Ghezali, a Swedish national, had been detained during the battle at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, handed over to the American military, and sent to the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. According to his lawyers, he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although he spoke none of the local languages, Ghezali told his captors, in the midst of the Taliban's retreat into the mountainous hinterlands of Afghanistan, he had crossed that country's border with Pakistan to study Islam.

 

After an intense lobbying effort by Swedish prime minister Göran Persson--and a vague promise that the country's intelligence services would keep a watchful eye on him--Ghezali was delivered to Sweden (on the government's private Gulfstream jet). The Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter noted that Ghezali had achieved "rock star status" upon returning to his homeland, a native victim of America's rapacious imperialism. And after two-plus years in isolation, the emotionally fragile former prisoner would be happy to discover "that a majority of Swedes were glad that he was home."

 

That his story was threaded with head-scratching omissions and inexplicable gaps in chronology--the years in Cuba were, apparently, not enough time to concoct a consistent narrative--seemed to have little effect on his credibility. To his supporters, he was merely a bit player in a larger morality play. But even his most credulous supporters winced when, during a press conference in his hometown of Örebro, Ghezali offered the following opinion of Osama bin Laden: "I don't know him as a person and therefore can't pass judgment on him. I don't believe what the Americans say about him."

 

Sweden's justice minister ruled out prosecuting Ghezali, and the story faded from the public consciousness. But in a country with a significant Muslim minority, it was perhaps inevitable that the foreign ministry would find itself in a similar situation again.

 

In 2007, the Swedish government interceded on behalf of 17-year-old Safia Benaouda, a Stockholm native and convert to Islam, after she was arrested and jailed by the Ethiopian military, then battling Somali Islamists. Ethiopian officials told Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, that Benaouda had fled Somalia after the defeat of the Islamic Courts Union, on whose behalf she was accused of waging jihad, and had been detained with other fighters after crossing the border into Kenya.

 

According to the Stockholm-based newspaper Aftonbladet, Swedish diplomats engaged in "discreet meetings with the Pentagon, tribal leaders, and African government officials" to secure her release. Benaouda's mother, chairman of the Muslim Council of Sweden, wrote that her daughter was questioned by members of the CIA and beaten by guards--accusations amplified by the Associated Press. After her release, Benaouda went further, claiming that she was tortured in custody, a measure "planned and orchestrated by the Americans or other western interrogators." The claim ensured her permanent victim status in Sweden.

 

The cases of Ghezali and Benaouda--frequently invoked in the Swedish media as examples of America's tyrannical war on terror--were unrelated. There was no indication that the two had ever met or that they belonged to the same Scandinavian cell of Islamic militants. But the two innocents abroad, curious students of fundamentalist Islam, would soon find each other.

 

According to reports in the Swedish media, Ghezali and Benaouda were arrested last week in Pakistan--together, travelling with a multinational group of extremists--having crossed the border from Iran on their way to the al Qaeda stronghold of Waziristan. Pakistani sources claim that the group was carrying $50,000 in cash, maps indicating Western embassies, and--every religion student's best friend--an explosives belt. One of the suspects, according to a report in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, chewed up the SIM card of his cell phone before he was taken into custody.

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Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:04 | 2632308 Budd aka Sidewinder
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I knew Weird Al's record sales were down but jeeez

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:07 | 2632328 Pladizow
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Good luck at now being released from Guantanamo!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:16 | 2632392 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Bomb Sweeden!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:19 | 2632412 Precious
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Just makes a person want to tear up a Bible.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:21 | 2632424 TruthInSunshine
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Shit, it's weird Al, when I previously identified Carrot Top.

There goes my DEBKA street cred.

 

On a (non)serious note, this obviously is Iran's doing [maybe it is or isn't, but c'mon, BB will say it is...so there's that].

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:25 | 2632433 hedgeless_horseman
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The truth is his name is Kirk Hammett, he is half Filipino, and was born in San Francisco.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:27 | 2632464 TruthInSunshine
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VH1 Special; Behind The Scenes:

 

But behind the scenes, Kirk Hammett's world was falling apart, and his Metallica bandmates had no idea how far he had fallen, bitchez.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:48 | 2632538 engineertheeconomy
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Didn't this guy used to be Clinton's gardener?

Nice justification for brainwashing americans in to thinking their neighbors are terrorists by the false media

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:21 | 2632719 bigdumbnugly
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lol on kirk but hey...   you know cliff burton died in an accident while the tour bus was where? .....  driving from  stockholm, sweden.

do we need to reopen the cold case?

 

(just showing that anything is six degrees from anything else.   too many conclusion jumpers here)    

btw:  long live the mighty metallica - the world's greatest band... evva! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkWLz1FMThg

 

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:17 | 2633521 The Big Ching-aso
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Geez what next.  Sally Struthers exploding at an all U can eat kosher deli?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 22:15 | 2634646 sullymandias
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"Years in Cuba"? That bio smells like MKULTRA.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:19 | 2633742 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The well known Swedish terror froup Hezbollutefisk is claiming responsibility.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:43 | 2632553 Oh regional Indian
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Even a third grader could have written a better story line than this pathetic iece of shit cockamaime nonsense.

How convenient. Everythign linked up in one fell swoop. AfPak/Guantanmo/Guantanamo Release (after planned theater with Sweden)/Fingerprints/DNA all matches.

*head shake* seriously, the collective intelligence has really really fallen this far, eh?

ori

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:52 | 2632605 engineertheeconomy
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u mean collective stupor

drug/alcohol/pot/TV induced/I'll elect the guy with the best commercials/responsibility is a heavy responsibility/ stupor

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:56 | 2632853 Popo
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So... when they were blaming Iran that was a ruse... and now they're blaming a Swede with ties to Algeria and that's a ruse too?   

Clearly somebody blew up a bus.   Ok, you *could* make the argument that it was a false flag -- but here's why I think it isn't.  No offense to the grieving of course, but this is too small-potatoes to be a false-flag with any real weight.   You need to attack a government building, an embassy, a military installation, the World Trade Center, etc. for a false flag to be worth anything.   A minibus?  Idk, but the false-flag theory doesn't really hold water in this case.   

This sounds more like some dickhead decided to off some innocent civvies. 

Everyone is so geared up to call bullshit on whatever story comes out first, but I'm frankly not seeing a plausible story other than terrorism *unless* we find out som serious strategic importance regarding the victims which we don't currently know.

Yeah, yeah.. I know I'll get modded down for this. (This being ZH and all) but everything has a story.  And if you're going to make the case for a false-flag here, I think it's a tough sell.   A friggin minibus?    A downed airline maybe... but not this.  Too minor.  This is a story that will likely be forgotten by the media by next week.   Hardly "false flag" material.

So ...who blew up the bus?

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:28 | 2633147 DaveyJones
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"No offense to the grieving of course...but the false-flag theory doesn't really hold water in this case. This sounds more like some dickhead decided to off some innocent civvies."

...but the biggest false flag of all was indeed some "Dick" head offing some innocent civvies.

there is logic to your analysis but...haven't you noticed the Pavlovian evolution? The main conditioning has already occured. It only takes little tid bits to keep the effect going. That's why every now and then you hear about guys with funny underwear, heads of  AL Qaeda thrown off boats, last minute interceptions, garbled videotapes before elections, and nuclear programs that must be anything but civilian power while much more dangerous than North Korean programs who openly threaten. All to keep the conditioning alive. So in the end, in this insane and ever increasing resource, financial desperate world, anything is reasonably possible.  

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:37 | 2634211 bigkahuna
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America is no longer a nation of people who make things happen, but rather a GROUP of people that things happen to. Thirld world thinking has lead to a third world country.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:02 | 2633442 Arthor Bearing
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You're obviously part of the illuminati zionist soviet anglo-saxon central bank new world order to suggest that the guy who blew up the minibus might just be a pissed off swede with no purpose or direction in his life.

White terrorism: the only way to get more street cred than killing yourself is to kill a bunch of jews at the same time.

This isn't really a serious comment, I'm sorry you wasted your time reading it.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:04 | 2632659 RET
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It was written and published 3 years ago, that's a pretty long con for the ADHD generation.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:12 | 2632696 fleur de lis
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ORI--you're right. They are losing control of information and making mistakes.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/07/19/breaking-news-suspected-bulgaria...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:57 | 2632879 Coast Watcher
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C'mon. Veteranstoday.com makes GLP look mainstream.

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 05:23 | 2635076 Disenchanted
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But you'll believe The Weekly Standard?  William Kristol's neocon flagship rag.

 

Good luck with that...

 

Here's the Kristol/Weekly Standard crowd in a nutshell:

 

 

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is proud to announce that William Kristol, founding editor of the Weekly Standard, regular Fox TV panelist and co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Israel, and Gary Bauer, co-founder of Christians United for Israel and president of American Values, will be keynote speakers this year at the ZOA’s 113th Louis B. Brandeis Award Dinner, at which they will also be honored. Special remarks will be delivered by Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Danny Danon. Jean-Pierre Plancade, Member of the French Senate, will be honored with the Cherna & Irving Moskowitz Award for outstanding pro-Israel activism. Philippe Karsenty, a distinguished journalist, deputy mayor of Neuilly, France, and President of Media-Ratings, who exposed the Palestinian Authority’s Muhammad Al-Dura hoax, will present the Cherna & Irving Moskowitz Award to Senator Plancade.


 

Mr. Kristol will receive the ZOA’s Ben Hecht Award for Outstanding Journalism Previous recipients of the Ben Hecht Award include A.M. Rosenthal, Cal Thomas, Daniel Pipes, Caroline Glick and Jeff Jacoby. Mr. Bauer with receive the ZOA’s Defender of Israel Award. Last year’s Defender of Israel Awardees were Vice-Prime Minister and former Israel Defense Forces Chief-of-Staff, Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon, and House Minority Whip Cong. Eric Cantor.


 

We are proud to be presenting renowned pro-Israel activist Harley Lippman with the ZOA’s Louis D. Brandeis Award. Mr. Lippman is CEO of Genesis 10, president of the America – Israel Friendship League and board member of the Middle East Forum. Previous recipients of the Brandeis Award include Dr. Miriam Adelson, Vice-President Joseph Biden, Abba Eban, Justice Arthur Goldberg, Ronald Lauder, Natan Sharansky, Simon Wiesenthal, Elizabeth Taylor and Mortimer Zuckerman.


 

from: http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?pressreleaseID=1956

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:14 | 2632699 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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Indeed,

we know more about this fellow in 24hrs than we do about BHO, even a Sheriff is not able to get this much info.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:22 | 2633002 lunaticfringe
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No shit. Hella true.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:41 | 2632811 Oldrepublic
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government workers from Langley make poor script writers!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:58 | 2633410 Michael
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Now how did I know the bus bomber wasn't Iranian? Piss poor US intelligence.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:00 | 2632633 DaveyJones
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Yeah, Mehdi's a dick...but he always wears his condom.  

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:00 | 2632641 strongband
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Kirk only terrorises 6 metal strings on a guitar.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:19 | 2632415 YuropeanImbecille
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I seriously hope SOMEONE would bomb sweden. The country filled with perverted imbecille socialists.

Sweden is Europes biggest exporter of Terror! As well as the biggest safe heaven for war criminals.

 

Oh.. and I am a Swede who escaped the satanist-socialist country of inbred fucktards.

 

 

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:28 | 2632476 Azannoth
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I feel Ya Man, same story different country

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:38 | 2632535 Temporalist
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At least the Swedes have Julian Assange all wrapped up...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:42 | 2633082 Oldrepublic
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Assange: "Sweden is The Saudi Arabia of Feminism" 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:33 | 2632488 SheepRevolution
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The leftist media in Sweden kept sucking up to this guy like nuts when he started to talk about GITMO. Will be entertaining to see how they respond this time.

 

And yes, the country is filled with socialist About 90% are socialists here.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:14 | 2632702 unemployed
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Absolutely consciousness changing to take a train ride on May 1 and see all those humongous red flags on parade in every town.

The railroad union banners are also quite impressive.  Reminds one of the serious labor violence in the US in the 30s etc.

http://www.lutins.org/labor.html

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:24 | 2632748 unemployed
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Absolutely consciousness changing to take a train ride on May 1 and see all those humongous red flags on parade in every town.

The railroad union banners are also quite impressive.  Reminds one of the serious labor violence in the US in the 30s etc.

http://www.lutins.org/labor.html

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:04 | 2632660 Jack Burton
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Jaså! Och var bor du nu, om jag får fråga? Amerika?  Du låter some en typisk Republican knulare!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:17 | 2632708 gmrpeabody
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That's easy for you to say.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:39 | 2632802 Jam Akin
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Kyss min stora svarta röv jävel.  Look at all the fun we can have with Google translate...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:53 | 2632855 SilverIsKing
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Du stal min linje.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 23:26 | 2634776 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Duy tuk uir djerrbes . Dir kadhaar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzivCJ9pzU

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:55 | 2632867 Jack Burton
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Som om jag behöver google för att prata på svenska! Försök det själv utan google och vi får se hur mycket svenska du kan.

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:39 | 2633308 The They
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We use google translate because we don't care about learning swedish.  We have many more important things to do such as watching paint dry or learning Danish.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:06 | 2632925 Jack Burton
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Tvärtom, jag tror att det är du som bör kyssa min vita röv din djävliga rövhål!  Titta hur kul det är att inte behöva använda någon google översättning!

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:54 | 2633652 Lee Bertin
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"Din djävliga rövhål"
Ditt djävla rövhål heter det. Google is far from a perfect translator.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:54 | 2633653 Lee Bertin
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"Din djävliga rövhål"
Ditt djävla rövhål heter det. Google is far from a perfect translator.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:06 | 2632669 Hobbleknee
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You say perverted like it's a bad thing.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:20 | 2632418 chumbawamba
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With white phosphor bombs, and specifically target the women and children.

I AM THE LORD.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:08 | 2632678 walküre
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you're back at it? must be a slow day at the trading desk. LOL

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:36 | 2633056 CompassionateFascist
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Return of the Truthteller. I no longer feel so alone.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:23 | 2632436 Ying-Yang
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Article says "Ghezali and Benaouda were arrested last week in Pakistan--together, travelling with a multinational group of extremists--having crossed the border from Iran on their way to the al Qaeda stronghold of Waziristan. Pakistani sources claim that the group was carrying $50,000 in cash, maps indicating Western embassies, and--every religion student's best friend--an explosives belt."

There fixed it for you... just like Net-in-Yahoo said!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:46 | 2632571 LeisureSmith
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That kid must have some awesome skills. Got busted with cash and explosives together with a gang of extremists, a week later he blows himself and a bunsh of people to bits. They just siezed the goods and he was on his merry way? Or did he get a LearJet ride and a free backpack?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:05 | 2632661 Rearranging Dec...
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The article references him being caught crossing a border in August 2009. No lear jet required.  Who knows what the real story is but lets not forget our critical reading skills.

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:10 | 2632686 LeisureSmith
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oops..

Update: The Swedish Security Service denies that he is the guy anyways..just a rumor.

http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/sapo-avfardar-rykte-om-misstankt-svensk/

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:06 | 2632670 pods
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That excerpt was from 2009.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:36 | 2633057 TheFourthStooge-ing
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pods said:

That excerpt was from 2009.

...and from The Weekly Standard, the neocon mouthpiece of Gertrude Himmelfarb Jr.

It's not exactly known as a paragon of objectivity.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:08 | 2632680 OsirisIsABlackGod
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Thats a 2009 article dur dur

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:06 | 2632933 Oldballplayer
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Where was he?  Weekend at Bernies?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:08 | 2632674 Whoa Dammit
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The question of the day is who let them go after they were arrested.

I don't believe the story, I am just curious as to how far they will spread the blame. So far we have as Enemies: Iran, Pakistan, Sweeden (and by default those pesky socialists), Finland (ditto sociialists), Algerians, liberials who casued Gitmo prisioner releases, Michigan (militias, unions, and muslims all in one fell swoop), Brittish mosques, Saudi Arabia, Afganistan ( reason to continue the war). 

Maybe they can drag in a few more countries and groups to hate so they can get a real war going. (Sarcasm I hope).

 

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:28 | 2632752 fuu
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You left out India and Thailand.

*NETANYAHU SAYS ATTACKS WERE PLANNED IN INDIA, THAILAND

Youhave to wonder, this was the only attack, why the use of the plural there?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:44 | 2632825 Whoa Dammit
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Ooops. So many countries makes it hard to keep up with them all :-).

After reading the article again, I see that I left out the reverential homeland of Kenya too.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:43 | 2634240 bigkahuna
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his home country of Kenya? Say it isn't so!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:39 | 2633067 CompassionateFascist
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Each dead Jew counts as one (1) individual attack. Thus "attacks". Remember, they are Chosen.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:30 | 2632772 FlyoverCountryS...
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This guy was a darling of the Eurosocialist Anti-War movement, and Soros-fianced World-Can't-Wait. Claimed he was 'tortured' at Gitmo by BArry Manilow music that caused sleep deprivation.

Just a bunch of liberal useful idiots. Will World-Can't-Wait (now 'Occupy') be held accountable for the dead kids this guy killed??

Or is it now a thought crime to note such things in the Obama Idiocracy?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:25 | 2632454 quintago
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Definitely has nothing to do with Iran. They're smart enough to know that if the bus is going to blow up because your explosive backpack is in the storage compartment of the bus, then one not need to be on the bus with it. This is a classic fundamentalist Sunni move.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:31 | 2632499 john39
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come on people... the guy in the photo at the airport is a likely a different guy.  who believes this sh@t?

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 01:44 | 2634946 audiorbit
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When Netanyahu said "all the evidence in Israel's possession points to Iran as the responsible party." he was telling the truth.

Total evidence in Israels possesion = Zero. Therefor statement is factually correct!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:27 | 2632466 bdc63
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... so this is what a black swan looks like ... funny, I was expecting something different ...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:27 | 2632467 Killtruck
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I object, as I have seen their women.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:12 | 2632622 SheepRevolution
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Which is the only good thing about living in Sweden. Take my word for it!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:59 | 2632884 thewhitelion
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I think you meant to say bomb Poland--or anyone other than Sweden.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:28 | 2632475 carguym14
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Um,Obama closed Guantanamo-he promised he would and signed an executive order doing so.

You're welcome.

;)

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:39 | 2632541 sdmjake
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He closed it? Really? As of yesterday there were 168 detainees still there...

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:24 | 2633012 BooMushroom
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As of the moment I post this, there are 28 ZH Readers who need their sarcasm detectors upgraded or serviced. Or their prescription eyewear. See that little "semi-colon-close-parentheses" thing at the bottom? That means "hey, I'm only joking."

Sheesh.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:30 | 2633265 ParkAveFlasher
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no no, I up arrowed for numerical detail offered.  comment one "sarc" was recognized.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:40 | 2632805 whoisjohngalt11
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So i guess Netanyahu was right  huh?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:57 | 2633664 Quantum Nucleonics
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Yea, not so much.  He's gotta be pissed he won't get to bomb Iran this week.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:11 | 2632360 monkeyboy
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Weird Al Qaeda.

So does this mean that Sweden's about to be fucked?

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:22 | 2632393 Azannoth
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They are already Fucked! They let enter what was their country hundreds of thousands of "Refugees" exactly like this guy that multiply like rabbits on speed

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:53 | 2632600 Son of Loki
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My neighbor went to Sweden and Norway a few years ago with his school...the downtowns were all unemployed Pakis and other refugees milling about in groups....it was hard to find a native Norwegian or Swede he said...had to go far out into the farmlands...some serious demographic results of war.

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:24 | 2632742 Dr. Acula
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U MAD BRO?

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:19 | 2632413 Skateboarder
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They save his ass and he supposedly goes full-blown Muslim terrorist on 'em? (no pun intended lol)

Sweden is bantha poodoo.

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 01:48 | 2634948 audiorbit
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Two years of torture is hardly 'saved'. I'd call this blowback.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 20:53 | 2634432 csmith
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Hey Monkeyboy, you write headlines for the NY Post? Clever...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:14 | 2632381 Azannoth
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1st this man is not Causacian(half-Arab at least)

2nd "every religion student's best friend--an explosives belt" priceless comment!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:23 | 2632442 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Arabs are Caucasians.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:28 | 2632474 Randall Cabot
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Many, probably most, are mixed race.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:32 | 2632507 CrockettAlmanac.com
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The term Caucasian race (also Caucasoid, Europid, or Europoid)[1] was used to denote the general physical type of some or all of the populations of Europe, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia (the Middle East), parts of Central Asia and South Asia.[2][3] Historically, the term has been used to describe many peoples from these regions, without regard necessarily to skin tone.[4]

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_race

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:53 | 2632606 Randall Cabot
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Historically vs genetically? 

Look at some Arabs from Egypt and Sudan and then compare them to Arabs from Lebanon or Syria like Assad.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:08 | 2632676 CrockettAlmanac.com
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OK, he's a nigga and no reflection on you, whitey. Feel better? Sheez!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 22:01 | 2634598 tony wilson
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look at the airport video numbnuts

does it look like a 36 year old arab ex gitmo ex afghanistan,iran and pakistan..ex spainish bank robber.

looks like an 19 ginger minga with fucking freckles

 the son of some mossad agent perhaps.

don't worry the ginga haired kid survived back home in tel aviv.

the bloke they named well he is sleeping with bin laden ejected from a helicopter in line with muslamic law

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:35 | 2632521 AnAnonymous
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They have to.

Would not fit the narrative else.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:01 | 2632642 akak
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Fit making well into.

Haven't not with storyline contrary.

Chinese Citizenism Camels!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:20 | 2632999 LFMayor
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Precisely on the maybe plane! Now you are gripping the real something, hitting the very crustiest bit of it, getting to the foot of the matter.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:50 | 2633857 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Muchingly monolizing the firmly dangdang with hearty vigorous.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:30 | 2632489 akak
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More or less.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:26 | 2632460 Randall Cabot
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Well it depends: if the jew supremacist MSM wants to show a mixed race person in a good light then the person is black-like Obama, but when they want to show a mixed race person in a bad light then he is Caucasian like Zimmerman in Florida, the Native American guy who shot blacks in Oklahoma and this "Swedish" dude.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:47 | 2632576 Poetic injustice
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Odd, didn't waterboarding make him a great citizen that loves law and justice?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:31 | 2632776 MachoMan
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Well, it would seem he made the perfect candidate for a suicide bomb since, clearly, he should have been detained in the first place...  it doesn't seem like the whole "we waterboarded him into terrorism" theory has much credibility at this point...  now, we probably had him meet up with a bunch of contacts while on the inside (some of whom were plants) that later got him killed.  Sounds like to me though, from the backstory, this guy was bad news before we decided to throw tax dollars at him.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:53 | 2633124 DaveyJones
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"this guy was bad news before we decided to throw tax dollars at him."

that also describes 94% of our elected officials

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:10 | 2632685 MillionDollarBoner_
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Always wondered what happened to Otto Man...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:48 | 2633341 AAA21
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Nice move Sweden!  Any more Nut Jobs that you'd like to set loose???

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:08 | 2632313 hedgeless_horseman
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...had been detained during the battle at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, handed over to the American military, and sent to the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. According to his lawyers, he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Wow!  We can all see, now, why Obama didn't close Gitmo! 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09 | 2632339 CaptFufflePants
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Don't worry this event now will start a "debate" and the end result will be more GITMO's where people will be imprisoned for life now.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:21 | 2632427 AnAnonymous
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The solutions to the ailments of US citizenism is always more US citizenism.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:35 | 2632520 SoNH80
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Have some black rhino horn and chimp penis tea. Maybe some aborted fetus powder, too. Is your chi realigned properly now?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:45 | 2632567 AnAnonymous
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US citizen chi seems to well aligned these days.

Quite a lot of interesting events in this US citizen world order.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:50 | 2632588 SoNH80
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Yes, the chicken is being strangled by the monkey, but the goose should take care not to be cooked.  US Citizens looking forward to taking it up the ass again.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:59 | 2632629 akak
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AnusAnonymous just jealous of big strong round-eye man swinging dick, not like limp and tiny yellow Chinaman peepee.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:22 | 2632736 AnAnonymous
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More US citizen cheap propaganda.

US citizens believing their own spin...

When you lie enough and start believe to your own lies, US citizen usual...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:45 | 2632803 akak
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You are under the insidious sway of Chinese Citizenism Camels, whose bad temper is eternal. 
My spleen goes out to you.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 18:01 | 2633900 TheFourthStooge-ing
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akak said:

You are under the insidious sway of Chinese Citizenism Camels, whose bad temper is eternal. 
My spleen goes out to you.

Ah, double much deliciousing to the prepare human spleen and duck toes in ginger sauce delightfully.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:15 | 2632975 LFMayor
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AnAnon have burning hatred for Amelicans,  Grandmother have rice mat pattern pressed into back.  Grandfather too.  Grandfather lay about smoking opium all day all night, Grandmother work hard fo DE MONEY.  SOOOOO HARD FOR THE DEMONEY.   Have monkey eye baby that passes genetics to AnAnon.

Central headquarters now exploit this and other monkey eye, capitalize (Tee hee, get it?) on their hatred of Americans  and give them all computer jobs.  Live in bigger apartment than rubber dog shit factory worker.  More access to yak dick chili soup and powder fetus give strong typing Chi. 

damn, I cannot go on.  Look, you poor servile little ponytail wearing rice eater.  You just can't fuck with blue jeans and rock and roll.  Those, there alone are enough to destabilise you and have your political masters pissing themselves.  Where do you think their kids are right now? Eaton fucking wonton, riding in a rickshaw?  Fuck no, they're in swanky discoteks in Europe and America, eating finery and sampling the winery.

Now get the fuck back to work, they're counting on your labor so they can blow the money on luxuries you'll never even read about.  Someday, you servile little timid men might stand up like Amercia did and throw off the yoke, if even for a little while.  But more than likely, you'll lay around, sucking hind tit and wait for us to do it again, then come save your little asses.  Again.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:14 | 2633479 EvlTheCat
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AnAnonymous,

I can't speak for the rest of the U.S. Citizens, but I am glad you post.  Why, you ask?  Mostly because of your one dimensional thinking.  Anyone, other than yourself of course, would have moved to an alternate pseudonym and changed their message just enough for a couple of months of peace.  You on the other hand seem to believe that you are putting out vital information that the general viewing public must read.  Let me let you in on a little secret, I only get excited because I know akak is coming right behind to piss on your back.

It should be obvious that your incessant anti-U.S. Citizen propaganda is not getting through, and because you are being made to look like an utter fool every time you post, you are not demoralizing anyone.

Now honey, why don't you let me talk to your handler, because as we all know it isn't your fault for not being able to think for yourself.  Your handler would probably make a great TSA worker here in Amerika considering how badly he is botching up your training.

Gadzooks, maybe I just stumbled upon the problem?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 18:20 | 2633956 TheFourthStooge-ing
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EvlTheCat said:

AnAnonymous,

I can't speak for the rest of the U.S. Citizens, but I am glad you post.  Why, you ask?  Mostly because of your one dimensional thinking.

It giving entertainingly much the highness. Resultation of Chinese citizenism Aspergerism, the cause of being many bitings by Mao Tsetse Fly with infectings then the bitings Mao Tsetse dung.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:56 | 2633879 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous, marveling at the swirling patterns on his walls, said:

US citizen chi seems to well aligned these days.

Quite a lot of interesting events in this US citizen world order.

Those are just flashbacks from your bath-salts-and-opium 'excursions'.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:13 | 2632372 5880
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Because he loves Stalin?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:06 | 2632320 Benjamin Glutton
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09 | 2632346 azzhatter
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should have been arrested for wearing those shorts

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:06 | 2632321 reader2010
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sounds like they hired al qaeda again?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:47 | 2632792 DosZap
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Ok, whose ass is the reddest now?.

Islamic radical.

Carrot Top look alike my arse.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09 | 2632349 Ignatius
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What could possibly go wrong....

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:09 | 2632651 Mercury
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This is hardly the first time a Guantanamo alum has returned to the field and wrecked havoc. 

I'm sure they all led blameless lives of bourgeois respectability until Gitmo crushed their humanity and turned them into twisted killing machines.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:45 | 2632828 Anusocracy
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Why don't you go to the Guantanamo Health Spa for a couple of years of treatment and see how you like it?

 

Maybe that would kill off all your 'useless idiot' brain cells and leave you with a few that actually worked.

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 01:54 | 2634959 audiorbit
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09 | 2632340 Temporalist
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Fucking Swedes!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:18 | 2632405 Freegold
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Swedish immigration is 300% higher than the averege EU country. Not all of them are nice people.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:34 | 2632509 graneros
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Hey they needed all those extra workers to support their Ponzi scheme, err, I mean their version of Social Security.  Ooops they all went on welfare instead.  Socialist thinking at its finest.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:54 | 2632611 SheepRevolution
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BULLSEYE!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09 | 2632343 buzzsaw99
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They train them good at Gitmo.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:17 | 2632403 Randall Cabot
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"He addressed the scrum of reporters in a clipped, heavily accented Swedish and accused the American government of wrongly detaining him for three years and "physically and mentally" torturing him."

That might piss a guy off.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:22 | 2632434 TruthInSunshine
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Gitmo has clearly been a brilliant success.

 

 

/s

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:47 | 2632573 DaveyJones
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Yes, the war on terror has produced a brilliant reduction in the object of its prevention 

it's almost as if it has an alternative agenda

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:37 | 2632797 TIMMAYYY
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This is exactly what i was thinking when Gitmo appeared in the Article.

It's the devil's way now
There is no way out
You can scream and you can shout
It's too late now

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 01:58 | 2634962 audiorbit
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So few really bad terrorists out there to justify the constantly increasing securocrat funding. Clearly, the solution is to create more.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:53 | 2632861 Anusocracy
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.

Feedback loop.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:27 | 2633020 JohnKozac
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DNA is not enough. Ask OJ Simpson.

It's only 99.999999999999999999999999% certain.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:23 | 2632438 buzzsaw99
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The beauty of it is that the CIA will get to torture that guy again. #WINNING!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:27 | 2632470 SoNH80
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He was blown up.  They could torture his corpse, I guess, just to teach him a lesson.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:31 | 2632494 buzzsaw99
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Oops. They'll find some people to torture don't worry.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:36 | 2632527 SoNH80
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Yeah.  They always do.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:55 | 2632868 Anusocracy
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They will torture the truth.

As always.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:43 | 2632558 SoCalBusted
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Wrap it in bacon?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:37 | 2632796 Dr. Acula
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Then feed to bath salts zombies

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:50 | 2632593 Karl von Bahnhof
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Training... Fixed!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:48 | 2633100 BooMushroom
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""He addressed the scrum of reporters in a clipped, heavily accented Swedish and said, "yeah, they got me. I was totally guilty, and had I not been detained, I would have killed me some infidels!" Later, he also admitted that he held out on the names of five associates who had similar plans, but ratted them out to stop the water boarding. "That shit really works!" Ghezali explained."

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09 | 2632344 overmedicatedun...
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I am sure Iran would disapprove of this attack,,or not.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:30 | 2632484 john39
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Iran already issued a statement denouncing terrorism.  Given that they are a constant target of terrorism, they know how evil it is...   oh wait, when israelis murder people its not called 'terrorism'.  my bad.

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