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  •  I'm just hoping... (4.00)
    I've known some "feds" along the way and the ones I knew were truly decent, hard-working people.  But how will they treat an Arab kid, U.S. citizen or no, especially if they believe he tried to plot to assassinate Bush?  Even if they believe all that, and detest him, they'd be smart not to touch him.  

    I also wonder how in the hell the U.S. government got from accusing him of aiding rebels in Kashmir to plotting against Bush?  What is the real purpose of this?  (Tin-foil speculation, I admit, but...)

    And, thank you for your thoughtful comments.

    Susan in Port Angeles (my cat)

    by SusanHu on Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 11:12:36 AM PST

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    •  Thinking the same question (none)
      why this, why now? Could it be the beginning of a change of subject from SS back to National Security? I've seen comments here and elsewhere that it's only a matter of time before the fear factor creeps back into daily talking points. The scary thing is that every time this cycle comes around to fear, the rhetoric of hate gets a bit more discernable. The Fascists seem to be showing more fang in their snarl.
      •  Yep (none)
        This is quite clearly timed to distract. I predict several more big "revelations" the worse doo-doo Bush gets into on social security.
        •  and, just me or (none)
          is it getting very coincidental that just about the time the media gets a handle on reality it's time for a TERRA'LERT, or time for a BIG BIG ARREST...or whatever?   It seems to me that not too long ago the New Yorker had an article about the US hanky-panky in Iran, and lo and behold the administration started trotting out reasons we should all fear the Iranians right down to and including today's incredibly silly "no attack on Iran but all the cards are still on the table," message.

          Now, if I remember my last issue of the New Yorker correctly there was an article about how torture and extraordinary renditions don't work...and surprise: A Big Arrest (that won't last twenty minutes in front of a real judge). And then of course there's the doo doo about the French sending one officer to Iraq, college republicans chanting "Social Security has to go," and a budget no one likes.

    •  My guess (4.00)
      Aiding rebels in Kasmir is a much tougher sell than plotting against Bush, both for PR and legalistic purposes.  This administration needs to keep terrorism front and center and claim some victories along the way.  Charges of plotting against the president achieves both.  

      I suspect that any one of us could be charged with plotting against the president, especially when the government holds the keys to the evidence, legal representation and legal theories. The common link between all recent Bush nominees is the demonstrated ability to lie - to the public and to congress.  Manufacturing evidence is certainly something they are quite skilled in as well. Yellow cake or aluminum tubes anyone?

      •  i'm wondering how (4.00)
        i'd feel, locked up far from home, handcuffed to a wooden chair in the dark for days.
        or with  my arms strapped down and my fingernails pulled from my fingers...
        or electrodes hooked up to my genitals and fingertips.

        this is all under the watch of the great liberators, too...the people who told us they want to spread freedom and democracy.
        apparently, only to those who agree with them.

        ...i wonder how i'd feel...i'm not brown-skinned, i don't worship a god they dislike, so I may not ever know, if I keep my mouth shut...

        that's what they want to get across, huh?

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