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thanks ummabdulla . Actually I did some checking. Weapons markings are done in western calender and the code should tell what plant manufactured the round. Haven't been able to verify if the code is an Iranian factory. I have found out that Iran does in fact manufacture these rounds. Of course even if the number turns out to be Iranian, I personally take it with a pinch of salt considering it is the US administration claiming it. They have a track record at best being wrong, at worst falsifying data. Bush wants a war with Iran, anything that helps that is going to be touted.
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Someone correct me if I am wrong but doesn't Iran have their own year system and don't use the Western method? So that date would be very different?
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Should he be celebrating a pagan holiday?
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2006 on Your Turn: Bush In Sugar Land at BAGnewsNotes
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"I've never criticized President Bush, and I don't think it is useful." Clinton has the right idea (all be it with the wrong person) and he points it out in the interview. Being president is about many things. Looking after the minority voice for example. It is less about Right/Left and doing what is best for Americans and the world as a whole. This is what made him a great president (despite his dodgy history). Compare that to Bush, I recall someone on Fox news around the time of the second election where someone asked "Now that the totals were so close do you think Bush will look after both sides (left and right)". The response was "Why should he? He won". That has been the whole attitude all along. Not about looking after the country but about "Winning".
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2006 on Bill Clinton: Sleeping Giant at BAGnewsNotes
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Maybe its just me and my eyes playing tricks on me. Whatever they are photographed (the blurring) is making the pictures look fake. What I mean is like in the old movies where it switches to a model of boat/plane/building that is about blowup/etc. The car for example to me looks like a matchbox car buried in a sandpit. The fridges in the front don't seem to sync in depth to the rest of the picture and the building likes like it could of easily of been photoshopped into a beach scene. Not saying they are fake, just how they are shot is triggering my brain that way (don't know why).
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I watched the destruction of the place on EuroNews. While they had outside shots of the area, I don't recall seeing any soliders in any of the shots standing in a line or otherwise. The UN building was also long since abandoned before the rioters had gotten there. The picture reminds me of the time the Chinese embassy was bombed by the US. Riots broke out in China on the Embassy street over it and the cops stood back and let the riots continue but it was a bit more civil (only brick throwing and general chanting).
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2006 on Feet To The Fire at BAGnewsNotes
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The second picture was saturated because it came from GeoEye looks like. Nice link there readytoblowagasket, if you look at other areas of the map you can clearly see that the attacks where mainly to disable Beruit. For example take a look at the airport. Every runway is bombed, there is a structure to the right of the main building looks like its been bombed too. I doubt very much there were mobile missile launchers from these locations and Hezbollah don't have an airforce.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2006 on Political Maps at BAGnewsNotes
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Any chance you get the pictures of the airports hit? The Dams? We can draw lines around them too. Incidently your not going to see any more damage to Beruit. Lebanon said they would turn Tel Aviv into a car park if Israel attack Beruit again. This breakdown of pictures is annoying tbh. I keep seeing posts from various people trying to prove that people aren't dying because they can prove that a picture may or may not be fake or 1-2 people get caught trying to play up to the press. I see on the TV now that Hezbollah have said they will honour the ceasefire at the deadline posted while Israel have said "aahh, we will think about it'.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2006 on Political Maps at BAGnewsNotes
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I have to agree with Stiffmittens on this one. The picture he was caught out on is horribly photoshopped. My 5 year old niece could do a better job. But oddly enough this story has been spammed to a numerous organisations by GIYUS.ORG. A program set up by the Israeli foriegn office (using over 5,000 trainee diplomats) to push pro-Israeli agendas across. This article was annouced for spamming yesterday. It is even on Slashdot, which is a tech site by nature. Yes the pictures are faked, but it should not distract people from the fact of the number innocent people dead and displaced in Lebanon.
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It's a breast people. What are you living in? Iran?
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2006 on Any Boob Can Tell You at BAGnewsNotes
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The picture is strange. He is supposed to be a rocket but his posture would suggest he isn't moving (despite the motion blur added). As for the rocketman bit, it reminded me of this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3MGN899yE Hard to take anyone serious after Shatner crucified the song.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2006 on Thrust In The Spotlight at BAGnewsNotes
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