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Manchurian Candidate a real possibility?

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Submitted by Gail Jordan (United States), Jan 6, 2005 at 19:41

Have we forgotten (or did many never know) that years ago Communists were brought to this country as children and raised as normal Americans so that they would be good spies for the Soviet Union when grown? I saw the original movie of "The Manchurian Candidate" and when the remake appeared it caused me to ponder: Could something like this happen today with the Islamic terriorists? Could they program young Americans to kill without their even knowing what is happening to them?

My consolation is two-fold: 1) Writers like you and conservative media are beginning to make the public aware of the evil, and
2) Scripture says "where sin abounds grace abounds more." I don't have the exact quotation but as a Christian it is what I believe. I'm trusting God to help us!
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