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(Telegraph)   Is al Qaeda setting forest fires in Europe?   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, al-Qaeda, Europe, Federal Security Service, wildfires  
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2012-10-04 06:36:15 PM  
5 votes:
al Queda stole the hand towel out of my kitchen.
2012-10-05 12:10:12 PM  
4 votes:

m1ke: They hate us for our forests.


They hate us for our treedom!
2012-10-05 02:03:16 AM  
3 votes:

nrdgrl: MaudlinMutantMollusk: That would more likely be Al's cousin, Arson

/Arson Qaeda

Mork calling Arson. Come in Arson.

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/yeah. I don't know why, either.

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Arson Wells?
2012-10-04 10:29:26 PM  
3 votes:
Yeah they strap on incendiary bombs and sneak into unsuspecting thickets.
2012-10-04 05:26:08 PM  
2 votes:
That would more likely be Al's cousin, Arson

/Arson Qaeda
2012-10-05 11:47:55 AM  
1 vote:
They hate us for our forests.
2012-10-05 10:41:43 AM  
1 vote:
I met a guy this summer who told me, in all seriousness, that "Muslim sleeper cells" were setting all the big forest fires in the U.S.
2012-10-05 09:34:41 AM  
1 vote:
Europe still has forests? I thought it would be wall-to-wall farms and villages and commons and whatnot by now.
2012-10-05 08:02:34 AM  
1 vote:
I can't wait to see the TSA manning entrances to the National Parks of America.

/I think Al Qaeda keeps hiding my car keys
2012-10-05 07:55:43 AM  
1 vote:
So the CIA backed Al Qaeda needs more attention. Stay afraid.
2012-10-05 02:47:24 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-05 02:04:11 AM  
1 vote:
Those f*ckers! Let's go burn their desert to the ground!
2012-10-05 01:46:18 AM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: That would more likely be Al's cousin, Arson

/Arson Qaeda

Mork calling Arson. Come in Arson.

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/yeah. I don't know why, either.
2012-10-05 01:07:54 AM  
1 vote:
No. Lightening has been doing this since the beginning of time.

Run, forest, run!
2012-10-05 12:55:20 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-05 12:34:50 AM  
1 vote:
We need to start the War on Fire and invade Europe immediately.
2012-10-05 12:32:55 AM  
1 vote:
Honestly, if you bother to understand what it is that terrorist organizations are trying to do, what they're attempting to achieve, the base they're playing to, who they're attempting to influence--you would realize they have NOTHING to gain by setting wildfires in random areas. Terrorist groups have no real desire to, nor can they, inflict serious economic damage on a large scale to major nations. And even if they could, forest fires aren't the way to do it.

Terrorist groups that want to become major players have a strategy, honed by Mao and to a lesser extent the Viet Minh: first create a solid base among your target nation, then establish a shadow government among the base, then destabilize the local government in the target nation(the place where most insurgencies collapse), THEN destabilize the national government. Almost nobody ever gets beyond step three, for obvious reasons. Setting big fires in a region, unless that area is solely dependent on timber exports, isn't going to do much more than annoy the local residents and probably kill your base.

Just another example of the local politicians trying to use terrorists as a means to tighten their own grip on the populace, I'd imagine.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-04 09:50:05 PM  
1 vote:
Has Europe, like America, suppressed natural forest fires over wide areas? Could Al Qaeda be doing the ecology a favor by restoring fire to its natural place?
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