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2012-10-04 Europe
Al-Qaeda Blamed For Europe-Wide Forest Fires
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Posted by trailing wife 2012-10-04 05:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6513 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in Europe 

#1 Meanwhile, your home country's economies are collapsing, so soon you'll be running a seventh-century roof-less, wall-less outhouse.
Posted by Bobby 2012-10-04 06:52||   2012-10-04 06:52|| Front Page Top

#2 Are Russia behind AlQ?
Posted by Jack Gonque5772 2012-10-04 12:27||   2012-10-04 12:27|| Front Page Top

#3 Considering the Russians fought Al Qaeda predecessor elements in Afghanistan, and Al Qaeda has been backing Chechen and other Islamists that the Russians are currently fighting, I'd go with a 'no'.
Posted by Pappy 2012-10-04 12:55||   2012-10-04 12:55|| Front Page Top

#4 Funny thing about fires -- they are a big jolt to local and state economies in terms of job creation. Firefighters wages are recycled into the economy and buildings are rebuilt.

Speaking of my local area, fires also instill a sense of civic responsibility ("we're all in this together") and hone inter-agency cooperation.
Posted by Shinter Javirong9154 2012-10-04 15:44||   2012-10-04 15:44|| Front Page Top

#5 Are forest fires better than broken windows that way?
Posted by Shipman 2012-10-04 16:20||   2012-10-04 16:20|| Front Page Top

#6 Point was (as you well know), the "thousand cuts strategy" is counterproductive. Here in the Golden Brown State, fires and firebug onanists are OLD news. As with our other three seasons (earthquake, drought and flood), we deal with it.

"Been there. Done That. That all you got? Oh, and thanks for pointing out a couple of things we missed and for keeping us sharp."
Posted by Shinter Javirong9154 2012-10-04 17:24||   2012-10-04 17:24|| Front Page Top

#7 Not their style---not impressive in their view.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-04 17:32||   2012-10-04 17:32|| Front Page Top

#8 Forest fires cost lives, property, wildlife, and a half-dozen other things. Any fool that thinks wildfires are a good way to "stimulate" an economy has never lived through one. The Hayman fire ten years ago, and the Waldo Canyon fire this summer, devastated over 100,000 acres of timber each, killed several thousand deer, at least 20 people, and destroyed hundreds of homes with all their owners' personal possessions. Anyone deliberately starting a wildfire should be punished by being chained to the Pikes Peak Cog Railway tracks. From November to May. In their birthday suit. At the summit. The survivors will be compensated.
Posted by Old Patriot 2012-10-04 21:37||   2012-10-04 21:37|| Front Page Top

#9 Shinter Javirong9154
You are Ben Bernanke and I claim my 5 hyperinflated to nothingness dollars.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-04 21:45||   2012-10-04 21:45|| Front Page Top

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