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AdamBomb



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Raoul DeGroot wrote:
Ha Those hiker dudes got straight kidnapped for ransom.
That was like a couple skinny guys walking around with Jordans in South LA circa the late 80's. Rich people forget that bad things can happen to them.

Guys' mouths must have been watering upon spotting them shambling around like dummies at the border region.


Those hiker dudes were (A) dumb and (B) kinda came off douchey after the whole thing was over. Very strange people.
Post Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:34 am
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AdamBomb wrote:
Raoul DeGroot wrote:
Ha Those hiker dudes got straight kidnapped for ransom.
That was like a couple skinny guys walking around with Jordans in South LA circa the late 80's. Rich people forget that bad things can happen to them.

Guys' mouths must have been watering upon spotting them shambling around like dummies at the border region.


Those hiker dudes were (A) dumb and (B) kinda came off douchey after the whole thing was over. Very strange people.


That's what I'm saying! Herp derp, hiking on the border of Iraq/Iran, what could possibly happen?
Post Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:38 am
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Having said that, I still want to trek to Concordia in Pakistan... someday. :)
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futuristxen wrote:
So that's done. Iran next, now right?


I think Venezuela will be next. Although they will have to step up their PR game. It will be a lot harder to fool the western media there then it was in Libya.
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challenge for firefly:

can you supply a source corroborating what this woman is saying (libyans don't hate gaddafi, he didn't hire tuareg mercenaries, etc.) who has actual expertise in the middle east / north africa and isn't a reporter for RT or a communist?
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crash wrote:
challenge for firefly:

can you supply a source corroborating what this woman is saying (libyans don't hate gaddafi, he didn't hire tuareg mercenaries, etc.) who has actual expertise in the middle east / north africa and isn't a reporter for RT or a communist?


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The real reason for we participated in this Libya fiasco?



for the lulz of course


bunch of bullshit. No further proof is needed
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crash wrote:
challenge for firefly:

can you supply a source corroborating what this woman is saying (libyans don't hate gaddafi, he didn't hire tuareg mercenaries, etc.) who has actual expertise in the middle east / north africa and isn't a reporter for RT or a communist?


Over a millions people marching in Tripoli supporting Gadhafi:



I could ask you the same thing by the way. Can you name me one source who doesn't work for the corporate media and who isn't a Capitalist?

I was at a conference the other night about the media's role in preventing mass atrocities. They were celebrating the death of Gadhafi (who by the way, had no trial and was executed when he could have been captured). You know who was at this conference? A bunch of rich people who don't give a shit about anyone besides themselves (including ex PM Paul Martin). It was held at this extremely fancy/exclusive boy's club, selling tickets for 80 bucks a day. Politics is a rich man's game and they aren't playing to help people. <--- this doesn't prove my point, I'm just saying this because it was a real eye opener for my partner who was excited for the conference only to find it that it was a huge joke.
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over a million people? what's your source? the title of the video? you do realize that the libyan government put that together, right?

the population of libya is about 7 million. for 1/7th of the country to be in one square would be quite extraordinary considering that the country is about 700 miles wide.

looks like the crowd estimates were closer to the tens of thousands. as well, there are reports that he threatened and bribed people to be there:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/07/992296/-Qaddafis-Million-Man-March

as far as sources:

al ahkbar, left leaning pro-hezbollah paper from lebanon:
http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/1120/

al masry alyoum, independent egyptian paper:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/488627

daily star, independent lebanese paper:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Oct-20/151785-libya-ex-fighters-gather-in-north-mali-sources.ashx#axzz1bpaEGlnc

that's all i have time for at the moment but i'm sure i could find some more.
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That's the excuse eh, that Gadhafi is behind it all. Well he's dead now so that excuse can finally be put to rest. What does this journalist have to gain by speaking out?

And that looks like WAY more then 10's of thousands to me. I've seen 10's of thousands and this trumps that.

How are those news sites independent? Where do they get their funding? Also, one of them had flash ads all over it.
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You can do better things with your time, crash.
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I think I asked pretty valid questions.
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You did.
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In Liberated Libya, you go into ambulance, then you get shot.
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