The Spectre of Math

October 28, 2008

Syria

Filed under: Politics — jlebl @ 2:41 pm

Hmmm … this must be a conspiracy theory, but: Military (and the president) probably mostly support McCain. It seems generally agreed that international crisis (especially one requiring the military) is good for McCain (in terms of the electorate). So why are we attacking things inside Syria one week before the election sparking a possible shooting confrontation? Why now?

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2 Comments »

  1. Ron Paul Receives More Military Donations Than All Other Republicans

    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS65766+03-Feb-2008+BW20080203

    Obama comes in second with most active military personnel donations

    Comment by Jesse — November 4, 2008 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  2. I did preface this with “this must be a conspiracy theory.” It takes only one highly placed person (bush) to order an attack like this. And I would hope that an action such as this was at least cleared with (if not ordered by) the president. Now I’m not saying anything.

    What I was alluding to is that polls indicate the electorate trusts McCain more with this kind of crisis.

    Now, I am not saying that it is so. It is entirely possible this is circumstantial. But these kind of attacks and crises have happened close to elections and during presidential scandals before. For example Clinton did something like this. If he did it on purpose or if it was completely circumstantial … I don’t know. There are too few events such as this to really draw any hard conclusions. But it’s an interesting question.

    Comment by jlebl — November 4, 2008 @ 10:40 pm | Reply


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