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Sven
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posted 09 October 2007 07:56 PM      Profile for Sven     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"If she was the CEO of Heineken or the president of Royal Dutch Shell, and was subject to death threats while on U.S. soil, I have the distinct feeling that the forces of law and order would require no prompting to consider her safety a high priority."
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Coyote
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posted 09 October 2007 08:23 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
First, if Ms Ali is indeed under threat of death then protection should be afforded her as it should be for anyone in that situation.

Second, Hitchens has become such a self-righteous knob; perhaps he was ever thus. What's with the gratuitous Srebinicia jab? What possible connection is there, or could there be, between these two cases . . . other than to remind us of Hitch's moral superiority, I mean?

The protection that should be afforded Ms Ali stands regardless of her status as a right-wing panderer . . . and Hitchens', for that matter.


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Sven
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posted 09 October 2007 08:29 PM      Profile for Sven     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can see why people view Hitchens as a right-wing panderer...but her? Why should she be so labeled??
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unionist
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posted 09 October 2007 08:33 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Sven:
I can see why people view Hitchens as a right-wing panderer...but her? Why should she be so labeled??

IIRC she is a fervent supporter of the U.S.-led war against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, besides spouting Islamophobic propaganda. Just like Mr. Hitchens. Only worse, because she had some political power.

I could be wrong, of course.


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Sven
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posted 09 October 2007 08:35 PM      Profile for Sven     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by unionist:
I could be wrong, of course.

You?


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unionist
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posted 09 October 2007 08:46 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, sorry, what was I thinking?
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Coyote
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posted 09 October 2007 08:47 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've been wrong twice. And the one time I was only wrong because I thought i was wrong.
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unionist
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posted 09 October 2007 08:48 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think you're right.
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posted 09 October 2007 08:51 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I knew you would.
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unionist
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posted 09 October 2007 08:54 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How right you were!

Ok, enough. Back to the thread:

How right she is! (To Sven's question.)


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posted 09 October 2007 09:04 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The people paying her bills.
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