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Qtec
05-01-2010, 05:46 PM
link (http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0430/glenn-beck-kids-hall/)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Glenn Beck's show on the Fox News Channel may be a joke to a lot of Americans, but it turns out that joke may not be original. A 1994 comedy sketch by Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley <span style='font-size: 14pt'>bears a remarkable resemblance to the Fox News host.</span>

In the prescient bit, Foley acts the part of a conservative television host warning of the danger of communist Russians. The Soviet Union had been dismantled by that time but Foley's character feared a plot by Russians to destroy America.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>The sketch began in classic Glenn Beck style. "Let sleeping gods lie. I say, no! And you know what sleeping dogs I'm referring to, don't you? No? Well let me refresh your memory. Russians. That's right. Russians. Ruskies. Communists!"</span>

"Remember a few years ago all we ever talked about was how the Russians were going to take over the world and how every household would be run by communists and their filthy communism. Oh yeah, we feared the Russians back in them days and for good reason, too. But now all I ever hear, 'Poor little Russia. They've got no money. Poor little Russia. They've gone broke. Poor little Russia this, and poor little Russia that," said Foley in the character of a right wing television host.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>"Don't you get it? Am I the only one that get it? It's a trick. Communism never dies, communism is a cancer. A cancer sleeping, awaiting the moment to devour our freedom, to devour democracy," </span>he continued. </div></div>

LOL.

http://rawstory.com/rs/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/msnbc_foley_beck_100429c.jpg

hondo
05-01-2010, 08:26 PM
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LWW
05-01-2010, 10:50 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOS ANGELES – Stanislav Lunev, the highest-ranking Soviet spy ever to defect, warned members of Congress Monday a pre-emptive nuclear strike by Russia on American soil is a real possibility.

At a House Committee on Government Reform hearing here, the one-time colonel in Soviet and then Russian Federation military intelligence, gave a chilling presentation of his country’s Cold War plans to defeat the United States. ...

Lunev testified Soviet generals had designed a special plan for the future war against America and its allies in which special-operation forces commanders would come to the United States and other NATO countries a few days – maybe even a few hours – before actual war.

Using weapons systems that had already been hidden at strategic points throughout the United States, he said, the Soviet generals would have demolished the country’s political infrastructure by destroying strategic facilities and assassinating top military leaders such as the president and vice president just hours or minutes before a nuclear missile strike.

Lunev said one of his espionage assignments had been to scout "drop sites" for weapons caches.

He said he believes Russian military weapons are currently hidden in strategic points all across the United States and Europe for just such a purpose.

Those hidden stockpiles of weapons would include portable nuclear devices, chemical and biological weapons, conventional weapons and incendiary devices, he said. ...

Concerning the possibility of a first strike by Russian forces against the United States, Pry, formerly with the CIA, said the opportunity had presented itself numerous times during the 1980s and 1990s.

For example, in 1995, he said, the West and Russia experienced a missile crisis "more dangerous than the 1962 Cuban missile crisis."

Pry said that in January 1995, NASA and Norway, in a joint project, launched a meteorological rocket to study the aurora borealis, but the Russian Foreign Ministry never received notice of the launch due to a clerical error by an inexperienced staffer.

As a result, Pry said, Russia almost launched its nuclear missiles aimed at the United States.

Only then-President Boris Yeltsin, not believing the West would attack, held off the launch and waited to find out if the missile did, in fact, veer off course over the Russian mainland, Pry said.

"Despite administration claims that our Russian policy is a success, many of us have watched and worried and warned for years that the Russian policy has careened toward failure," he said.

"The administration's Russian policy has been more of a public-relations campaign to persuade the American people all is well rather than a hardheaded, bulleted program to really advance free enterprise and democracy in Russia and to protect U.S. vital national interests."

Weldon said the Clinton administration has had a consistent pattern of not wanting anything to surface that might give the perception of a potential or real problem in the relationship between the United States and Russia, including the theft of International Monetary Fund dollars, abuse in insider trading in Russia and arms-control treaty violations. ...

Weldon said that in November of last year he introduced House Resolution 380, expressing concern over the location and removal of weapon caches placed in the United States by the Russian or Soviet governments.

Sixteen Republicans and 16 Democrats signed the resolution. Even so, the administration has not asked the Russians for the specific location of the weapon stashes in the United States.

Do these stashes pose a threat to Americans domestically?

Campbell, speaking for his constituents in California, seems to think so. He said although he doesn’t think the United States should back Russia into a corner, he believes the administration should ask Russia the tougher questions concerning the whereabouts of the weapon stashes. ...</div></div>

&gt;&gt;&gt;OH DEAR&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://archive.newsmax.com/articles/?a=2000/1/25/70247)

LWW

Qtec
05-02-2010, 04:10 AM
The point of the post went over your head...nevermind......anyway, <u>this is just absurd</u>.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Those hidden stockpiles of weapons would include portable <u>nuclear devices,</u> chemical and biological weapons, conventional weapons and incendiary devices, he said. </div></div>

LMAO. Are you really saying there are nukes buried in the USA and the Govt is not interested?

Newsmax..........total crap and YOU believe it......LOL

Q

Qtec
05-02-2010, 04:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>Reagan admin <u>‘hyped </u>Soviet failures into threats,’ documents show

n its efforts to keep Congress funding huge military budgets in the 1980s, the Reagan administration exaggerated the threat from the Soviet Union's military projects, newly published documents show.

Documents posted online Thursday at the National Security Archives chronicle a Soviet physicist's efforts to dispel claims about the USSR's secretive weapons programs by bringing US officials to Russia to examine top-secret weapons sites </span></div></div>

link (http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0429/reagan-hyped-soviet-failures-threats/)



Q

LWW
05-02-2010, 06:25 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The point of the post went over your head...nevermind......anyway, <u>this is just absurd</u>.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Those hidden stockpiles of weapons would include portable <u>nuclear devices,</u> chemical and biological weapons, conventional weapons and incendiary devices, he said. </div></div>

LMAO. Are you really saying there are nukes buried in the USA and the Govt is not interested?

Newsmax..........total crap and YOU believe it......LOL

Q </div></div>

You simply dismiss whatever news doesn't agree with your POV ... hard for one to learn with that approach I'd think.

In any event, what about when UPI carried the story <span style='font-size: 14pt'>HERE (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2001/12/21/FBI-focusing-on-portable-nuke-threat/UPI-90071008968550/)</span>?

LWW

LWW
05-02-2010, 06:36 AM
Did you even read the rest of your own link?

Let's read some more of it together shall we:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Those tours, which took place around 1987, "showed that the Reagan administration had exaggerated Soviet capabilities and also that the Soviet military machine was not as technologically advanced as had been thought," the National Security Archives stated in a press release. ...

<u><span style='font-size: 26pt'>AND ...</span></u>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Many historians argue that the Reagan administration's hyping of the Soviet threat and its efforts to build the space-based Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars") amounted to a "bluff" that was nonetheless successful in pushing the Soviet Union into backing off from the Cold War.</span>

The newly-released documents show just how truly incapable the Soviet Union was of matching US military power, despite its ambitious projects.

The documents show that Soviet physicist Yevgeny Velikhov, who had brought US officials to a number of Soviet military sites, had tried to persuade the central committee of the Communist Party to allow Americans to tour the testing facility at Saryshagan, which was at the heart of US claims about a Soviet space missile plan.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The documents show the Soviet government rejected the request</span>, but not because it was trying to hide a major new military capability.

Rather, "the American visitors would quickly realize the Soviet equipment was really quite old," the National Security Archives state. "The only thing to hide at Sary Shagan was the painful truth: Soviet technology was way behind." </div></div>

LWW

Qtec
05-02-2010, 08:24 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 26pt'>LMAO. Are you really saying there are nukes buried in the USA and the Govt is not interested?</span> </div></div>

Yes or No?

Q

Qtec
05-02-2010, 08:31 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In <span style='font-size: 20pt'>1997</span>, Weldon brought former Russian security chief Gen. Alexander Lebed before his committee. Lebed testified that perhaps 100 small nuclear devices were missing from inventories under his control. Lebed said the devices were a "perfect terrorist weapon," made to look like suitcases, "and could be detonated by one person with less than 30 minutes of preparation," according to committee documents. </div></div>

So Where TF are they then? LOL

When was this?

Answer....Published: Dec. 21, 2001

6 weeks after the TT attack!

Don't you think its a bit irresponsible to inform Al Q that there are 100,s of nukes buried in the USA?

Just askin.

Q...........NUTJOB

LWW
05-03-2010, 12:38 AM
I'm saying what's been reported.

You are making your usual absurd claim that the Soviets were never a risk to peace. I doubt that the people of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan, and many other nations would agree with that sentiment.

LWW

Gayle in MD
05-04-2010, 10:09 AM
A Republican named Beck screams, "The sky is falling!!! The sky is falling!!!!

A Democratic says,
"yeah, yeah, yeah, get on with you sonny." /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

A Republican named Palin screams, "The sky is falling!! The sky is falling!!!

A Democratic answers, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, get on with you girley."

A Republican named Bachmann screams, "the sky is falling!!! they saky is falling!!!

A Democratic answers, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, get on with you girley.

A Republican screams, Dick Cheney is hunting with a shotgun!!!!

Democratics scream...Lemme outta here!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Does anyone really take Glen Beck seriously???? Hard to imagine.
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G.

LWW
05-04-2010, 10:34 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A Republican named Beck

G. </div></div>

Beck isn't a republican.

Perhaps if you used your mind to listen to an opinion, as opposed to having an "opinion" given to you, you might just learn a few things.

LWW