Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Strike one for the Stryker

Riders of the storm has something to say about the value of these vehicles
But the other day a Stryker was targeted for an attack and its the kind we all feared. Some dumb ass decided to pack a car full of explosives and driveit into a Stryker.

resistance IS futile
Beam me up scotty


Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

South Fla. huh? Did a year in Dade. Played soccer for Cutler Ridge. Come to think of it, what ridge?

Aren't Shirin and Abbas a hoot? Makes me think there is no hope. That kind of logic is flawed and dangerous. But they seem so educated....

12:55 AM  
Blogger madtom said...

Did a year in Dade, How did you ever make it out alive?
This place is over run with crazy Cubans. I'm a bit north of that in central dade county.

yea They make quite a pair, but you know it takes all kind to make the world go round, I don't find them so out there as to be completely unreasonable, they are just very partisan, and I'm so used to that around here so I don't mind them at all, and I find the debates there stimulating.


8:32 AM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

The thing that makes Shirin and Abbas and Not so dangerous, to me, is the fact that they are all three Westernized (somewhat) Iraqis, very bright and articulate, who have refused for over a year to delve into ANY hardcore truths about Iraq. The danger is 'personified' by them, and not necessarily 'them'. How can a country 'evolve' into 'the West's' idea of evolution for them, if they wade in denial on a moment to moment basis? I've been banging on them for a year, trying to get them to acknowledge basic truths that seem evident, and they have banged back, with their 1/2 truths. The danger seems to be this way of looking at the world, and its prevalent nature in Iraq.

1:00 AM  
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2:23 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

"The thing that makes Shirin and Abbas and Not so dangerous, to me, is the fact that they are all three Westernized (somewhat) Iraqis,".

They posses a wealth of knowledge on Iraq. And they seem to have good connections to the inside. Their views are their views.
There's an old saying, new theories are never accepted by the establishment, it's the old established views that eventually die out.

As long as we are talking about people we should link to those people so that any people that are reading all this for the first time can look up the context. I think I'm going to make this the new rule...


2:26 PM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

A wealth of knowledge that they won't share. They are conditioned to not express the truth. 34 children die for obvious reasons and Abbas wants to post about Afghanistan's current situation. I've been watching and commenting there since Abbas first started. You will not get him to admit the truth, only 1/2 of it...

4:12 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

"You will not get him to admit the truth, only 1/2 of it...scott

Well since it was never my intention to get anyone to admit to anything, chances are I won't get disappointed, by my failure.... I like the debate, and they are masters of the arts. I am there to learn, even what they won't tell me teaches me something. And abbas's posting stile is actually new to me, I cant remember the last blog I read that all the good conversation live in the comments.
He seems to excel at the less in more, doctrine


7:32 PM  

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