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Operation Sibyl: the Plaza Hotel

August 30, 2004 10:52 AM

Don Hazen tells the story of how this sign was seen everywhere yesterday.

The highly organized activists -- including compatriots Cesar Maxit and Rebecca Johnson -- started their stealth effort at 5am from a cozy room inside the Plaza Hotel. At 6:15am they began rappelling down the face of the opulent building, a symbol of New York aristocracy and a favorite City landmark anchoring the Southeast corner of Central Park. Finally at 9:30am -- more than three excruciating hours later -- the banner was unfurled.

If you would like to help with the ensuing legal bills, you can make non-tax-deductible contributions to: Operation Sybil c/o Gerald Lefcourt, 148 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10021.

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On the Today Show, Bush said this

When asked "Can we win?" the war on terror, Bush said, "I don't think you can win it.


Richard Clarke

On the WoT itself, General Clark and many others have outlined detailed plan on a Global War on Terror which are necessarily based on strong alliances, Bush implicitly accepts that - 'making terrorism less acceptable' - you do that through strong alliances - the very thing Bush rejects.

Mon Aug 30 2004 12:53 PM


And who do you propose to have these strong alliances with? Spain and France who roll over and cave to terrorist demands? Or with our allies like Britain, Italy and Australia who know that caving to terrorist demands only embolden them to make more?

Mon Aug 30 2004 1:37 PM


what do u think about that clip ?

Mon Aug 30 2004 4:56 PM


Mon Aug 30 2004 4:57 PM

Pinko Scum:

Zone defence,dhermesc?

Too many on the the left and it's beginning to frighten the right... Is this why you continually visit and flame a site that expresses opinions contrary to yours, whilst claiming to defend the American way of life?
Indeed freedom of speach is your right, but why don't you go wave your facist flag at people who want to hear your opinions...
Are you paid to do this?and by whom?

Tue Aug 31 2004 7:39 PM


I pay myself, I guess I'm one of those evil "rich" people who provide jobs to 70+ employees and pay for another 30 or so who are on the government dole. Does it frighten Pinko Scum so much that an average person has ideas to express rather then leaving the thinking to liberal elite?

Wed Sep 1 2004 6:00 AM

Right Wing Robby:


Wow, you employ 70+ people. You probably make a decent living, which means you need to pay more taxes. This way, you will not be able to afford to employ as many people and be forced to lay some off. The people you lay off will then have free time to go protest the unemployment rates.

Wed Sep 1 2004 1:57 PM


I am genuinely confused about this. Without taxes how are we going to fund the war in Iraq or the fight against terrorism? Perhaps we could amend the constitution abolishing all taxes and finance these things with donations? Would the war in Iraq be less popular with Republicans if the Bush administration actually raised taxes to pay for it? Would the tax cuts be less popular if it meant retreating from the war?

With their record-setting profits and their tax breaks corporations are NOT hiring and if fact they are outsourcing American jobs abroad in ever increasing numbers (along with our industrial infrastructure, technology, and jobs of the future). "Outsourcing is good for America"? It is as though those corporate tax breaks were on a swift boat to China.

Mon Sep 6 2004 1:45 PM

Right Wing Robby:

I agree. You are confused.

We just had our 13th month of job growth in a row. Unemployment is at 5.4%, which matches the Clinton administration during his re-election bid, and we actually have more Americans working in this country then ever before(raw numbers).

Check your facts.

Wed Sep 8 2004 5:24 AM

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