owen at permafrost.net
Sat Jan 10 17:55:50 PST 2004
R. A. Hettinga wrote:
>At 10:35 PM +0100 1/10/04, Dr. Robert J. Harley wrote:
>>The Bush Administration began laying plans for an invasion of Iraq,
>>including the use of American troops, within days of President Bush's
>>inauguration in January of 2001 -- not eight months later after the
>>9/11 attacks as has been previously reported.
>One should hope so.
>Besides the obvious need for same, given our strategic relationship with
>Mr. Hussein at the time, remember that we have contingency war plans for
>everything, including, IIRC, the invasion of Canada in the event of a war
>with the UK, which were only shelved sometime before WWII.
>Hell, I bet they're still valid.
Its probably on the agenda for soon after the next election. After all
the people in charge seeem to like realpolitik. And the current currency
depreciation can be seen as a important first step - having the 2
currencies trade at par will make the Anschluss as frictionless as
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