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Has anyone located a nation named TERROR?!

Post by Ninerism » 10-11-2005 02:32 PM

Readers and Pirates, from the beginning of the Department of WAR's, ah, Department of Defense's oddly named and poorly conceived WAR ON TERROR, I have been so very hard pressed to find any single nation that is named TERROR.

Please, can anyone tell me where the LAND OF TERROR exists?

Other than our very own Homeland's Insecurities, I don't know any nation that is more in fear of TERROR...... than the bombings we implemented, and the civil war we might unleash, in order to save any people from themselves. I am trying to understand these important matters of conscience, too. PLEASE HELP ME.

Where is that nation upon whom we declared our war interests? Where is that one nation known as TERROR?
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Post by Ninerism » 10-11-2005 02:36 PM

Readers, just now, I went to my EB's, hoping to find some old reference, perhaps, to any nation named TERROR. Then I went to my geographical sources, too, and still, I come up empty handed.

PLEASE HELP ME. I am seeking to find the land, the nation, the one called TERROR on planet Earth, in our solar system, of course.
Is this too much to ask?

Oh, I did find reference in the Bible to Armageddon, but still, no nation is known by that name, either. Maybe, since we are so powerfully armed as a peace-loving people, we could rename our Department of War, Department of ARMageddon, just so no-one dares mess with us, y'know?

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Post by Corvid » 10-11-2005 03:29 PM

Niner,

As close as I can come is "Terra" (as the lil blowmonkey pronounces it) and that might indicate a relation to "Tara" which is either a mythical plantation in Georgia or the spiritual seat of Kings in Ireland.;)

Still checking on the Scrooge McDuck references to "Terras" and "Firmas" circa 1955. :)

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Post by Jon-Marcus » 10-11-2005 04:17 PM

While we're looking for the nations of Terror and Armageddon, let's also look for a nation called Drugs. IE; The war on Drugs

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Post by Bellisima » 10-11-2005 04:42 PM

Check Poverty while you're at it. That's another place we're making war on. Hear it's going about as well as the War On Iraq.
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Post by spiritme » 10-11-2005 06:06 PM

Look at Goerge Bush's brain under a scanning unit....down below the skull....ah..hem.....you will find the land of "terror"....it is written in Texan script....."terra"............

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Post by Fred_Vobbe » 10-11-2005 06:29 PM

Terror: Wide classification to fit all subjects. Aka: catch phrase. As long as it remains wide, and undefined, you can use it to cut like a knife. Example:

"You do support the war on terror, or don't you care."

"You support all military actions in the war on terror, or are you some tree hugging peace freak."

No matter how you answer, your throat is slit.

It would be interesting to be in a pool of reporters and ask, "Can you define each specific terror, and what YOUR response would be to each situation?" :)
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Post by Bellisima » 10-11-2005 08:14 PM

End of levity.
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Post by Ninerism » 10-12-2005 01:49 AM

Corvid wrote: Niner,

As close as I can come is "Terra" (as the lil blowmonkey pronounces it) and that might indicate a relation to "Tara" which is either a mythical plantation in Georgia or the spiritual seat of Kings in Ireland.;)

Still checking on the Scrooge McDuck references to "Terras" and "Firmas" circa 1955. :)


Corivd, and Spiritme, you got me chuckling again to myself!

And then the flip side, serious as hell, too, kudos to Jon-Marcus and Bellisima, for further insights on the high-strangeness of the Department of WAR's, er ah, Department of DEFENSE's peculiar way of naming things.

We've had more WARS since the DEPARTMENT OF WAR was renamed the DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, so I guess that about sums up the high-strangeness of it all. As long as Americans believe they are DEFENDING something, y'know, defending our lands, our territories, our Empire Building, well, God will continue to bless us eternally, and no evil will ever befall us.

Hell, probably that means the next manufactured ideological war will be the WAR ON EVIL, and Satan and Lucifer will be hounded by Colonel what's his face, ED JAMES who is the remote viewer. I don't want to give him full recognition here, since to me he represents a disinfo agent for the DEPARTMENT OF WAR MAKING; but then, since he already went to Satan's lair and survived, we can use his expertise on all-things EVIL! He can show us His Way, quite literally his way.

I mean, HELL WITH, if we can have a CRUSADES with trumped-up and manufactured information, and LET's HAVE OURSELVES A WAR ON EVIL, and announce we are a new Christo-Techncracy-Cryptocracy and and bless our Theocratic ways. It would all fall under the sanctity of Dominion Theology, too.

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Post by Gotrox » 10-12-2005 04:14 AM

Sure---in goes by the alphabet agency lettering scheme----USA

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Post by Cherry Kelly » 10-12-2005 11:56 AM

Well we've had a lot of WARS - war on diseases (for which pharmacies obtain a lot of grant monies to fight these wars), and yes war on porn, war on (fill in blank).... oh ya and WAR ON AGING -- that ole fountain of youth they've all been looking for...

As Fred noted -- its catchall phrasing.

Some WARS (fact is a whole LOT of them) are not connected to any "land" -- even the World Wars -- oh you had a specified enemy - but not really-- war with Germany - was it against ALL Germans -- not really. Against Japan - but not all Japanese. Nor were all the skirmishes and battles limited to any singular area, but scattered all over several places.

Even the Civil War - certainly wasn't civil - pitted brother against brother - son against father - and "evil" actions against a lot of very innocent people on both sides (north and south).

War on Terror - just what IS terror and who defines it? Is it the TERRible two's (most parents can relate to the terror of that!). Is it minority against majority terror in the verbiage? Is it physical? Is it discriminatory type terror of bullies to those less able? Just WHAT is Terror -- not nation or land or people --

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Post by Bellisima » 10-12-2005 12:18 PM

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Post by spiritme » 10-12-2005 12:25 PM

From Iraq, soldier seeks war's end
By EVAN LEHMANN, Sun Washington Bureau





Nicholas Pulliam ... “save our soldiers’ futures”

WASHINGTON -- The flatbed gun truck failed in the desert night, leaving Sgt. Nicholas Pulliam and his freight of cut vehicle armor easing to the Iraq roadside.

The Chelmsford resident was near the end of a 25-truck convoy, following a “slacker” full of fuel, whose tail lights didn't work. The green chemical glow sticks taped to the rig as replacements slowly faded before the whole convoy rumbled to a stop.

“I was not in a safe place and I knew it,” Pulliam wrote in an e-mail received by his parents on Saturday.

The convoy, now towing Pulliam's truck, finally reached the restive city of Ramadi, a 35-mile trip that lasted more than three hours. It was received by insurgent gunshots; all seemed to miss, trailing bright tracers.

But Pulliam, a 43-year-old engineer with a law degree, had a bigger breakdown on his mind than an engine mishap: the United States' policy in Iraq.

Yesterday, he called for a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops before September 2006, titling his proposal “Rational Disengagement.” He posted it on an Internet blog, an online journal operated by Bedford activist Brian Hart, whose 20-year-old son, Army Pvt. First Class John Hart, was killed nearly two years ago in Iraq during an ambush near Kirkuk.

“I am just an American citizen-soldier who wants to see an end to this hemorrhaging and get back to my life away from Iraq,” writes Pulliam, who resides on Main Street with his wife, Awilda, and their two children, ages 8 and 10.

“Iraq will have some very hard times to follow our disengagement, but I see this as inevitable anyway so why should we (Americans) continue to bleed only to prolong the pain that is coming,” Pulliam writes. “I don't view this as defeatism, I view it as rationalism.”

In an age where soldiers are increasingly using the Internet to relay instant information about their experiences to spouses, family members and the public, some are going too far, says Lt. Col. Steven Bloyan, an Army communications director in Baghdad who tries to track soldiers' commentary on blogs (Web logs) and newspaper editorials.

Soldiers sometimes are admonished for violating operational security, such as discussing troop movements, or when and how convoys are attacked. The enemy can intercept such information and use it against coalition forces, he said.

But Bloyan and an Army spokeswoman in Washington said they'd never encountered an active-duty soldier proposing troop withdrawals. It could violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which prohibits soldiers from engaging in political discourse while in uniform.

“Most soldiers at the unit level don't have the information at hand to make decisions on policy,” Bloyan said in a telephone interview. “We implement the policy of elected leadership.”

Maj. Elizabeth Robbins in Washington said: “A blog is not significantly different than writing an editorial.

It's not a private communication with one's family members. Blogs are a form of publishing.”

In July, Spc. Leonard A. Clark of the Arizona National Guard was punished for criticizing the war on his blog. He was demoted one rank to private first class, fined $1,640 and sentenced to 45 days restriction and 45 days extra duty.

Robbins described those steps as administrative and nonjudicial punishments. She added that soldiers could face a court-martial in the most severe cases.

But high-profile disciplinary action of troops could be politically tenuous.

“There's a whole new generation of troops deeply concerned about the administration's policy in Iraq, and their voices must not be ignored,” said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. “Is the White House going to try and silence them?”

Next month, Pulliam will complete his second eight-year commitment in the military, first in the National Guard, then the Army Reserve. He joined in the early 1980s as a way to pay for college, said his parents, Brown and Lois Pulliam of Bedford. He has been serving in Iraq for about a year and his parents expect him to be discharged by early December.

A machinist at Al Taqaddum Air Base near Falluja, Pulliam harbors deep distrust of President Bush and vehemently opposes the war, his father said.

“He thinks it's a crime,” Brown Pulliam said of the war, “and that Bush ought to be impeached.”

His parents are unconcerned about possible disciplinary action, saying such possibilities are friendly compared to the threats of war.

“I don't see how that would be more dangerous,” Lois Pulliam said of military discipline.

She and her husband twice traveled to Washington during the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War.

“We thought we were helping to make sure nothing like that happened again,” Lois Pulliam said of that conflict. “Here it is happening again.”

Three months after the Oct. 15 referendum to approve Iraq's new constitution, the United States should designate Iraq security forces “competent,” Nicholas Pulliam says in his plan.

“American troop withdrawals would begin rapidly and be complete before September, 2006,” he said, noting that civil war is likely to occur.

“This result is nothing to fear or regret,” Pulliam said, pointing to the Vietnam War as an example of a sudden American withdrawal.

He also said the overthrow of Saddam Hussein could hasten democracy in Iraq, “even if anarchy, civil war and national partition is the ultimate cost for their better future.”

Brian Hart created the blog -- [url]http://www.minstrelboy.-blogspot.com[/url] -- as an alternative to the deluge of e-mails he received following the death of his son. He's become a vocal critic of the war and an advocate for increased supply of body and vehicle armor.

He doesn't track the number of people who visit the blog, but hopes an intelligent discussion on an exit strategy will fuel a grassroots uprising. Pulliam is the first soldier he's aware of to call for a withdrawal.

“We're going to start a parade, and then let the politicians jump in front of it,” Hart said in an interview yesterday.

Pulliam, too, hopes his words cause a stir, saying too many soldiers have died.

“We need to start somewhere,” he writes in the blog posting. “We need to save our soldier's futures.”

Evan Lehmann's e-mail address is elehmann@lowellsun.com.


Trying to find more on how our guys and gals over in Iraq feel!

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