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2006-02-17 Terror Networks
Al-Qaeda run like a corporation, complete with vacation benefits and personality conflicts
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-02-17 00:36|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [456 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 interesting DD. Glad they don't use Fedex. The savings would free up additional attacks
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-17 00:46||   2006-02-17 00:46|| Front Page Top

The History of Valentine's Day
Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? The history of Valentine's Day -- and its patron saint -- is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

Posted by Mukhtiar Chachar">Mukhtiar Chachar  2006-02-17 04:43|| Mukhtiar Chachar]">[Mukhtiar Chachar]  2006-02-17 04:43|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Mukhtiar Chachar">Mukhtiar Chachar  2006-02-17 04:44|| Mukhtiar Chachar]">[Mukhtiar Chachar]  2006-02-17 04:44|| Front Page Top

#4 Fascinating.
Fuck off.
Posted by .com 2006-02-17 04:54||   2006-02-17 04:54|| Front Page Top

#5 Really no surprise here. When we took down AQ and taliban in Afganistan, there were many documented pissing matches over really trival shit.

"I wanted that bomb" "No, I want it"...tick..tick.tick BOOM!

The fact is that when scum is joined with scum, you end up with scum squared.
Posted by Captain America 2006-02-17 07:25||   2006-02-17 07:25|| Front Page Top

#6 "According to the study, the United States should counter these efforts by "establishing a think tank staffed with highly trained experts on the Middle East and counterinsurgency whose sole purpose would be to identify the major jihadi thinkers and analyze their works."

Wonder if RB could get the contract?
Posted by TomAnon 2006-02-17 08:50||   2006-02-17 08:50|| Front Page Top

#7 identify the major jihadi thinkers and analyze their works

The RB report that said: "His name is Abu X. He wants to kill Joooos" would be too short for those week-long conference thingies.

Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-02-17 08:53||   2006-02-17 08:53|| Front Page Top

#8 Their use of proxies is what most analysts have missed. They have allied with gangs, the Mafia, and other arms merchants to achieve the goals of draining American resources and causing division. The liberal agenda seems to even coincide with Al Qaeda's. However, Christians and Jews have their own play Book and subtle psy-ops they have no knowledge of, "darkened in their understanding" as they are;)
Posted by Danielle 2006-02-17 10:19||   2006-02-17 10:19|| Front Page Top

#9 Danielle, you are a gem. :-D
Posted by trailing wife 2006-02-17 11:06||   2006-02-17 11:06|| Front Page Top

#10 Looove letters from Pakistan again, I see.
Posted by Pappy 2006-02-17 11:19||   2006-02-17 11:19|| Front Page Top

#11 It also looks at al Qaeda as a business, with the same inherent personality conflicts, intra-organizational disputes and arguments over allocating resources of any corporation.

Fine. Send them Donald Trump and they'll be bankrupt in a few weeks. We'll have them doing cheesey reality shows to make ends meet. I can see it now, "You're Boomed!"

The United States "should very carefully and unobtrusively support Muslim religious leaders and movements" that counter the movement, even if the leaders are not friendly with the West," the study says.

We've already tried that sh!t. His name was Osama bin Laden.
Posted by Zenster 2006-02-17 14:39||   2006-02-17 14:39|| Front Page Top

#12 If al-Qaeda renounces terror and choses the democratic process which has handed several recnt victories to really noble faith bearers of Islam, then we will negotiate with al-Qaeda, with the end of paying compensation to the families of the misunderstood 19 individuals who gave their lives for the noble faith of Islam on September 11, 2001. Our apology for making al-Qaeda members angry enough to martyr themselves to the faith that gives comfort to over 1 billion people, will follow. If the American Constitution does not conform to the will of al-Qaeda, then the Constitution will be written to accomodate those friends.
Posted by State Department 2006-02-17 18:13||   2006-02-17 18:13|| Front Page Top

#13 with the end of paying compensation to the families of the misunderstood 19 individuals who gave their lives for the noble faith of Islam on September 11, 2001.

Whoever you are, State Department, I advise you to avoid spewing this sort of deranged bile anywhere within the borders of the United States of America. You just might get your @ss handed to you on a plate. Personally, I'd like some time alone with you for prolonged discussion of the immense value that extensive parking lot therapy can have for individuals of your belief set. I rarely do this, but you richly deserve a polite FOAD & HAND.

Moderators, please sinktrap the previous post.
Posted by Zenster 2006-02-17 20:41||   2006-02-17 20:41|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Mukhtiar Chachar 2006-02-17 04:44|| Mukhtiar Chachar]">[Mukhtiar Chachar]  2006-02-17 04:44|| Front Page Top

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