Re: US Tragedy

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    > I wouldn't want to get into a relative loss of life debate in WWII.
    > We all know the Russians would win that hands down. There is a difference
    > though between the loss of life amongst armed forces and civilians, say
    > between Arnhem and the Blitz, the Dresden bombings, or the bombings in
    > Japan.

    I heard that Churchill actually OKed the terror bombing to goad Hitler
    into doing the same, thereby cutting German bombing of our military
    targets, allowing us to win the Battle of Britain (amongst other

    BTW anyone hear about the short selling (millions of dollars worth of
    stocks) on the day before the atrocity? And about how these people
    weren't the most devout fanatics out there (drinking etc. - could be
    inaccurate though). And factoring in the CIA background of Bin Lid
    here's my conspiracy theory...

    OK. Bin Lid (or whatever corporate [small c] body he represents) stages
    this to (a) make money for the organisation, (b) gain mega kudos amongst
    his middle eastern audience, elevating him above other regional
    authorities. Outcomes: *someone* (...) has a single known guy with power
    throughout the arab world to deal with (control?); Bin Lid gets some
    fame (how many now know that guy's name - hardly the religious super
    ascetic). The only question left is how he got those people to do that,
    but I just don't buy the fanatic stuff anymore.

     Chris Taylor ( »people»chris

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