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  •  Or that the embassy closings was to divert (7+ / 0-)

    attention from the NSA.

    •  I still wonder about that one (0+ / 0-)

      Why do we assume the NSA was innocent on that one?  We never have any evidence that they're telling us the truth on anything.   We know they don't mind lying to Congress.  If I'm supposed to base my judgments on facts, then they can start presenting some facts.

      •  The thing is that we know the Bush administration (1+ / 0-)
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        manipulated "security warning levels" for political ends. Their own officials said so (later).

        Once something like that is done, it becomes a "back of mind exercise" every time a big security warning is issued. It's like the boy who called wolf.  "Is it real this time? Or a fake-out like before?"  

        Do we really need duct tape and plastic sheets, plus plastic tubs of extra non-perishable food and water? Lots of people out there with duct tape and plastic sheets, plus maybe some old food....

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 08:47:55 PM PDT

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