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(CBS News)   Twenty years ago, Pan Am Flight 103 was blown-up and the world, as we knew it, began to change   (cbsnews.com ) divider line
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2008-12-21 09:47:15 PM  
(Airplane quote)
 
2008-12-21 09:47:52 PM  
rip
 
2008-12-21 09:48:13 PM  
Fake. I saw them on a TV show on an island. In some kind of time warp or other dimension.
 
2008-12-21 09:48:15 PM  
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2008-12-21 09:50:08 PM  
Yeah, I bet nobody even took notice of this (new window), three years earlier.
 
2008-12-21 09:50:18 PM  
The world began changing long before that.

See: Munich Olympics 1972
 
2008-12-21 09:50:55 PM  
No. The U.S. was introduced to how the rest of the world experienced reality on a daily basis. Sucks to have to grasp the world reality has come home to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
 
2008-12-21 09:51:03 PM  
This is sure to spark calm and rational discussion that will enlighten all involved.
 
2008-12-21 09:51:41 PM  
I remember it well. A friend of mine was returning from England that day, and I didn't know for hours if that was her flight. Luckily, it wasn't.
 
2008-12-21 09:51:59 PM  
Flight 103 was an inside job!
 
2008-12-21 09:52:32 PM  
his is a big deal in Syracuse. So yeah, we've been hearing aout it.

The flight was full of SU students.
 
2008-12-21 09:53:15 PM  

ZipSplat: Flight 103 was an inside job!


O RLY? (^)
 
Cog
2008-12-21 09:53:58 PM  
dot.kelder.net
 
2008-12-21 09:54:13 PM  
Don't worry. We shot down more than enough planes full of civilians to make up for it.
 
2008-12-21 09:54:29 PM  

BigWoodenSpoon: Yeah, I bet nobody even took notice of this (new window), three years earlier.


It was huge news for about a month when it happened, but the passengers (except the one) eventually got home. Not to diminish what they went through, but the Lockerby bombing was a greater act of terrorism because it didn't give the innocent people on board any chance.
 
2008-12-21 09:55:06 PM  
Terrorists did the Burning of Rome!!!!

64AD NEVER FORGET
 
2008-12-21 09:55:14 PM  

libbynomore2: The world began changing long before that.

See: Munich Olympics 1972


See: Sayyid Qutb 1949 in Greeley, Colorado
 
2008-12-21 09:56:31 PM  

Pope George Ringo: ZipSplat: Flight 103 was an inside job!

O RLY? (^)


Huh... seems I can't even make gross satire without appearing "enlightened" to some pale fat lunatic somewhere.
 
2008-12-21 09:57:05 PM  
The world changed long before that.

See: French Revolution
 
2008-12-21 09:58:59 PM  
Did it have a top-secret alien nuclear reactor on-board, with the radioactive material dispersed in such a way as to contribute significantly towards global warming? If it did, then maybe the world as we knew it was about to change. Otherwise, this incident was pretty inconsequential...
 
2008-12-21 10:00:43 PM  
False flag operations have been around for more than twenty years.

/remember the Maine
 
2008-12-21 10:01:28 PM  

libbynomore2: The world began changing long before that.

See: Munich Olympics 1972



heck, earlier. way earlier.


Terrorism predates Islam. Terrorism even predates Judaism.

remarkable, I know.
 
2008-12-21 10:02:07 PM  

dbaggins: libbynomore2: The world began changing long before that.

See: Munich Olympics 1972


heck, earlier. way earlier.


Terrorism predates Islam. Terrorism even predates Judaism.

remarkable, I know.


Terrorism started when Krud smashed Thunk.
 
2008-12-21 10:02:37 PM  
See: Jericho (new window) for some real brutality
 
2008-12-21 10:03:32 PM  
it started changing waaaay before then, try the 3rd age, when it seemed nobody had the power to fight the forces of Sauron and Sauromon.
 
2008-12-21 10:03:44 PM  

thatguyfred: The world changed long before that.

See: French Revolution Ice Age


Who could even comprehend the Mammoth changes that were coming...
 
2008-12-21 10:06:18 PM  

ZipSplat: Pope George Ringo: ZipSplat: Flight 103 was an inside job!

O RLY? (^)

Huh... seems I can't even make take gross satire without appearing "enlightened" ridiculous to some pale fat lunatic somewhere everyone.


FIFY
 
2008-12-21 10:07:33 PM  
Heck, Moses (with his back up, God) was clearly a terrorist. He unleashed various biological and weather attacks on Egypt to terrorize the Pharaoh into giving in to his political demands. He did not seek change through peaceful discourse, or all out warfare, but planned terrorist attacks.


...except that none of that actually happened.
 
2008-12-21 10:07:38 PM  
I love a good "when terrorism began" pissing match on Fark. Everyone is a winner!
 
2008-12-21 10:08:03 PM  
ZipSplat [TotalFark] Quote 2008-12-21 09:55:14 PM
libbynomore2: The world began changing long before that.

See: Munich Olympics 1972

See: Sayyid Qutb 1949 in Greeley, Colorado


I agree that he was probably one who planted the seeds, but it was really just rhetoric without the outrageous overt acts. Kidnappings and bombings and murders began to happen in the name of Allah, that's when the world actually changed.
 
2008-12-21 10:08:07 PM  
How about when we shot down Flight 800?

Good times, noodle salad.
 
2008-12-21 10:09:07 PM  
The Big Bang was very violent.
 
2008-12-21 10:09:58 PM  

HowAboutNo: I love a good "when terrorism began" pissing match on Fark. Everyone is a winner!


Obviously the terrorists have already won.
 
2008-12-21 10:10:10 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2008-12-21 10:10:46 PM  
What the hell? Another Islamic Terror Greenlight? Why the hell can't we get a good atheism or creation science thread instead?
 
2008-12-21 10:10:48 PM  

jebusfreak: Did it have a top-secret alien nuclear reactor on-board, with the radioactive material dispersed in such a way as to contribute significantly towards global warming? If it did, then maybe the world as we knew it was about to change. Otherwise, this incident was pretty inconsequential...


The families of 270 passengers would like a word with you.
 
2008-12-21 10:11:34 PM  

wildsnowllama: thatguyfred: The world changed long before that.
See: French Revolution Ice Age
Who could even comprehend the Mammoth changes that were coming...


The world began changing long before that.

lunafutura.com
 
2008-12-21 10:11:42 PM  
I blame Bush.

(When will the libtards change the mantra to "I blame Obama!"?
 
2008-12-21 10:11:49 PM  

GoodasGold: The Big Bang was very violent.


Violence is not synonymous with terrorism.

It would be difficult to label anything "terrorism" until there existed centralize hierarchical governance that could be swayed by the acts of terrorism. War is not terrorism either.
 
2008-12-21 10:12:40 PM  
It's a hard choice, but I think, we, think, it's worth it."
Madeline Albright response to a May 11, 1996 60 Minutes question about the over half a million children killed by the [Iraqi] sanctions Death of 500,000 Children 'Worth It'
 
2008-12-21 10:13:14 PM  

bookman: I blame Bush.

(When will the libtards change the mantra to "I blame Obama!"?


It would be the conservatards that do that.
 
2008-12-21 10:17:21 PM  

HowAboutNo: I love a good "when terrorism began" pissing match on Fark. Everyone is a winner!


www.dailygalaxy.com

I WIN!
 
2008-12-21 10:18:23 PM  

GoodasGold: The Big Bang was very violent.


I don't know, G-d's arm wrestling match with Chuggs seemed intense...
 
2008-12-21 10:18:27 PM  
nevermind..so close
 
2008-12-21 10:19:11 PM  
dbaggins Quote 2008-12-21 10:01:28 PM
libbynomore2: The world began changing long before that.

See: Munich Olympics 1972


heck, earlier. way earlier.


Terrorism predates Islam. Terrorism even predates Judaism.

remarkable, I know.



I was responding to the headline.....

In case you missed it.

Twenty years ago, Pan Am Flight 103 was blown-up and the world, as we knew it, began to change


You see, the key phrase is in bold text. Pre Islam, pre Judaism, pre Christianity are not worlds we know. For that matter, everything pre 20th Century is not a world we know let alone be able to relate to on any level. In other words, your comment while possibly accurate isn't relevant to the headline OR my response to it.
 
2008-12-21 10:19:12 PM  

Samsaran: What the hell? Another Islamic Terror Greenlight?


To be fair, that is the only kind.
 
2008-12-21 10:19:18 PM  
After the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo, the country should have gone to a war footing on energy independence, and used full national assets to launch a "Manhattan Project" for battery technology that would make electric vehicles practical and affordable.

We should have gone with nation-wide high-speed electric rail, instead of relying on the kerosene-fueled jet engine.

We should have met with all of the Middle Eastern rulers and said "we're done with your oil. We're done with your Islamic insanity. We're pulling our armies out, we're handing back our bases, and if you can't work out peace with your neighbors, that's your problem and not ours."

We should have pulled inward. Dealt with the Cold War, but also focused on education, national health insurance, and quality housing for every citizen.


We can still do these things today.
 
2008-12-21 10:19:54 PM  
I remember that. I had just dropped out of college and moved into a shiathole apartment where I got free cable, but the only channel that would tune in on my crappy TV was CNN Headline News. The Lockerbie story and the news of Salvador Dali's death ran over and over again. It was right after my 20th birthday...half my life ago now.

I suddenly feel old.
 
2008-12-21 10:20:02 PM  
Um yeah, Flight 103 was about socio-political issues, religion had nothing to do with it. The thinking behind this bombing is far different from the thinking of the al Qaeda crowd.
 
2008-12-21 10:20:49 PM  
 
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