#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 19th, 2013 05:30
#2 By: Peregrinus Phoenix, December 19th, 2013 05:50
... as opposed to advocating the removal of foreign forces from regions hostile to their presence, which is the primary reason people get cross with the USA.
I love how it's all spun into a story of "they're jealous of our wealth! our freedoms! they want to rule the world with their religion - it's embedded in their scriptures!". It's so transparent, but so easy to blind and confuse the public at large.
But they love it too - each bored worker on a train is also secretly a Daring Watchman, keeping an eye open for "suspicious people". Perchance they dream at night of that one big catch, that involvement in the capture of the World's Single Most Dangerous Terrorist.
If I were the group pushing for people to vacation in the USA, I'd certainly be exaggerating the dangers of overseas travel.
It's so easy, so simple, and so many people fall totally for it.
#3 By: hungryjoe, December 19th, 2013 08:54
I guess this is a nice endorsement and all, but Putin is no Kim Jong Un. Set your sights high, Obama!
#4 By: RPM, December 19th, 2013 09:12
#5 By: Andrew Singleton, December 19th, 2013 09:13
Was I the only person that thought there might have been a slim outside one in a billion that Kim Jong Un would try slowly introducing reforms to nOrth Korea to make it less.... North Korea?
#6 By: Ben Ehlers, December 19th, 2013 09:57
There will always be terrorism. Civil liberties, however, are becoming a thing of the past.
#7 By: hungryjoe, December 19th, 2013 16:50
No, I thought that too. In fact, I kept thinking it right up until the point that he had his ex-girlfriend machine-gunned. That was a dick move.
#8 By: Cory Doctorow, December 24th, 2013 05:30
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