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War On Terrorism: Who's Winning?  
User currently offlineTWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 711 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1312 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/06/10/powell.terror.report/index.html

So, who's winning? I'd like to say that terrorists are loosing, but since the administration said that the numbers showing a decrease of terror attacks throughout the world was a proof that war on terrorism was successful, and now they appears to be wrong, can one conclude that it's the opposite: Terrorists are winning???

Is this the phenomena of media, the more attention terrorists get in media, the more terrorists crawl out of the woodwork?
I mean, whenever you hear about some sick young student shooting his classmates, there seem to be another one doing the same thing just the week after.

Or has the war on terror been wrongly focused? Has the aim been more to deal with the current terrorism situation instead of working more on the depth of the issue, preventing terrorism?


Read between the lines.
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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1307 times:

Nobody wins in an unwinnable war - all you can ever have is a tie.

User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6593 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1299 times:
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I'd say Halliburton.

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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21463 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1293 times:

There is only a comparatively small war part within the global fight against terrorism. And ignoring the 95% that are not militarily fought will surely lead to a military defeat as well, in the long run.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1290 times:

I'll second the Halliburton comment

User currently offlineSwissA330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 613 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1284 times:

neutral countries!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Why don't they make a big football (soccer) championship against each other, and find outh that way.

Possible teams:
Al Kaida
Bush-Americans
Anti-bush-Americans
Blair&friends
FRance, Germany and other europeans anti-warists
Arabs
Israelis
Palestinians
axe of terror-nations
etc etc

that would be a friendlier world...

well... lets keep on dreaming... :-(



swissair/+/ we care
User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Of course, to hear CNN, the evil American Empire is losing.

Try asking the soldiers.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21463 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

BoingGoingGone: Of course, to hear CNN, the evil American Empire is losing.
Try asking the soldiers.


I´ve watched too many interviews with US soldiers deployed in Iraq saying "Screw this nonsense! Get us out of here!!" to still believe it´s a coincidence.

Considering they´re threatened with a court martial for openly dissenting with their civilian leadership, they´ve got guts to speak up that way.


By the way: It´s not the USA that´s an evil empire, it´s the neocon occupation of the White House. And seeing them crumble does indeed warm my heart. America deserves much, much better than that!


User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

I have friends over there. The only thing that pisses them off is the heat.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21463 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

BoingGoingGone: I have friends over there. The only thing that pisses them off is the heat.

The journalists seem to have missed your particular friends, apparently.


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
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Read the Patriot Act -- the terrorists won.


Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6858 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Well, the winners are CNN, BBC, Fox ! LOL

Arrow, as much as we don't want the terrorists to win... the Patriot Act does look like a war disaster coverup...

"Or has the war on terror been wrongly focused? Has the aim been more to deal with the current terrorism situation instead of working more on the depth of the issue, preventing terrorism?"

You got it !

What confusing times...

mandala499



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Can you tell me about when the war is over at Iraq or something else into these countries.

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