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7th Feb '16 8:07:53 PM nombretomado
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* Comedies like ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' like to dig joke material out of it, but that's as far as it goes.
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* Comedies like ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' like to dig joke material out of it, but that's as far as it goes.
1st Feb '16 11:11:44 AM FF32
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** The later episode "I'm a Little Bit Country..." sees the town divided between those who support the war and those against it. Cartman, to ease his way out of a school assignment on the FoundingFathers, [[InvokedTrope tries to]] {{flashback}} to 1776, and learns there was a divide between pro-war and anti-war sentiments then as well. BenjaminFranklin decides that the two opposing opinions both help America by giving it a MartialPacifist appearance; those against war show that America strives for peace, while those for it show America is willing to be strong and fight if need be. (Though being the show it is, they refer to it as "saying one thing and doing another" and "having your cake and eating it too".)
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** The later episode "I'm a Little Bit Country..." sees the town divided between those who support the war and those against it. Cartman, to ease his way out of a school assignment on the FoundingFathers, [[InvokedTrope tries to]] {{flashback}} to 1776, and learns there was a divide between pro-war and anti-war sentiments then as well. BenjaminFranklin Creator/BenjaminFranklin decides that the two opposing opinions both help America by giving it a MartialPacifist appearance; those against war show that America strives for peace, while those for it show America is willing to be strong and fight if need be. (Though being the show it is, they refer to it as "saying one thing and doing another" and "having your cake and eating it too".)
27th Jan '16 2:12:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* AussiesWithArtillery

* IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles

* TheUKArmedForces

* YanksWithTanks
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* YanksWithTanks
25th Jan '16 5:55:17 AM Gillan1220
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Added the film Jurassic World to the Terror Alert Level: Blue
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* Mentioned indirectly in ''Film/JurassicWorld'': **Hoskins wonders how Owen Grady's raptors would have done better in Tora Bora. He is referring to the bombing of the Tora Bora caves in December 2001 in Afghanistan in which the United States dropped several bunker buster bombs on the cave system believed to be hiding Osama Bin Laden. Despite the amount of ordnance dropped, the coalition forces failed to kill/capture Osama Bin Laden. **The ACU trooper beside Masrani states he served in Afghanistan before joining the ACU.
20th Jan '16 6:45:49 AM JamesAustin
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* In John Birmingham's ''Without Warning'' and ''After America'' the war on terror takes a bizarre turn in [[AlternateHistory 2003]] when an energy field of unknown origin and composition wipes out about three-quarters of the population of North America. An energized UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein takes the offensive against a demoralized US military just before they were going to invade and drives them out then allies with Iran to declare a universal jihad against Israel. [[spoiler: This leads Israel to nuke all its Islamic neighbors except Lebanon (too close) in what becomes called the Second Holocaust]]. Other ripples from this include the French Intifada and the United Kingdom deporting or interning all of its Muslims while parts of Germany, especially Cologne become functionally converted to sharia. ** ''Saddam'' allies with '''Iran'''?!?! *** CriticalResearchFailure: The Novel.
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* In John Birmingham's ''Without Warning'' and ''After America'' the war on terror takes a bizarre turn in [[AlternateHistory 2003]] when an energy field of unknown origin and composition wipes out about three-quarters of the population of North America. An energized UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein takes the offensive against a demoralized US military just before they were going to invade and drives them out then allies with Iran Iran[[note]]Yes, ''Saddam'' allies with '''Iran''' Consider this CriticalResearchFailure: The Novel.[[/note]] to declare a universal jihad against Israel. [[spoiler: This leads Israel to nuke all its Islamic neighbors except Lebanon (too close) in what becomes called the Second Holocaust]]. Other ripples from this include the French Intifada and the United Kingdom deporting or interning all of its Muslims while parts of Germany, especially Cologne become functionally converted to sharia. ** ''Saddam'' allies with '''Iran'''?!?! *** CriticalResearchFailure: The Novel.sharia.
20th Jan '16 6:42:59 AM JamesAustin
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** On a related note, many movies about treacherous regimes and war, such as ''Film/HarryPotter'', ''Film/VForVendetta'', and ''StarWars'' couldn't help but [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical slip in allegory of varying subtlety (or lack thereof) about The War On Terror]].
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** On a related note, many movies about treacherous regimes and war, such as ''Film/HarryPotter'', ''Film/VForVendetta'', and ''StarWars'' ''Film/VForVendetta'' couldn't help but [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical slip in allegory of varying subtlety (or lack thereof) about The War On Terror]].

* ''StarWars Episode III.'' "If you're not with me, you're my enemy!" Whether that was meant as a reference to UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical or not]] is debated, though [[WordOfGod Lucas]] says it is unintentional. Or rather, that people are getting the wrong period: He says it was inspired by the Vietnam War (which was happening at the time the originals were envisioned), not the War on Terror.
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* ''StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III.'' III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' "If you're not with me, you're my enemy!" Whether that was meant as a reference to UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical or not]] is debated, though [[WordOfGod Lucas]] says it is unintentional. Or rather, that people are getting the wrong period: He says it was inspired by the Vietnam War (which was happening at the time the originals were envisioned), not the War on Terror.
16th Jan '16 3:52:26 AM Anddrix
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* ''CSINewYork'' has the main character's wife dead in 9/11, and it gets painfully reminded [[ViewersAreGoldfish every other episode]] like it was some new (to be fair, to the irregular watchers, it is new... until they stop being irregulars) heartbreaking thing that ''[[ViewersAreMorons didn't happen soon-to-be over 10 years ago]]''. Milked for all it's got, but that's usually as far as it goes, except rare random terrorist involving plots.
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* ''CSINewYork'' has the main character's wife dead in 9/11, and it gets painfully reminded [[ViewersAreGoldfish every other episode]] like it was some new (to be fair, to the irregular watchers, it is new... until they stop being irregulars) heartbreaking thing that ''[[ViewersAreMorons didn't ''didn't happen soon-to-be over 10 years ago]]''.ago''. Milked for all it's got, but that's usually as far as it goes, except rare random terrorist involving plots.
15th Jan '16 6:25:02 AM Morgenthaler
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Added collapsible folders.
''There are multiple levels:'' !!''Terror Alert Level '''Green''': It's not really there''
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''There !There are multiple levels:'' !!''Terror levels: [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:''Terror Alert Level '''Green''': It's not really there'' there'']]

!!''Terror Alert Level '''Blue''': It gets cursory mentions''
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\n!!''Terror [[/folder]] [[folder:''Terror Alert Level '''Blue''': It gets cursory mentions'' mentions'']]

!!''Terror Alert Level '''Yellow''': It turns up in a few plots''
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!!''Terror [[/folder]] [[folder:''Terror Alert Level '''Yellow''': It turns up in a few plots'' plots'']]

!!''Terror Alert Level '''Orange''': It turns up a lot''
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!!''Terror [[/folder]] [[folder:''Terror Alert Level '''Orange''': It turns up a lot'' lot'']]

!!''Terror Alert Level '''Red:''' It's the entire point of the work''
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!!''Terror [[/folder]] [[folder:''Terror Alert Level '''Red:''' It's the entire point of the work'' work'']]

!!''Terror Alert Level '''Red:''' It's the entire point of the work'' [[/folder]]

!!Afghanistan
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!!Afghanistan [[folder:Afghanistan]]

* ''OutlawPlatoon'', a non-fiction account of a young officer's sixteen-month deployment to Afghanistan. AC:Live Action TV
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* ''OutlawPlatoon'', ''Literature/OutlawPlatoon'', a non-fiction account of a young officer's sixteen-month deployment to Afghanistan. AC:Live [[AC:Live Action TV TV]]

!!Iraq
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!!Iraq [[/folder]] [[folder:Iraq]]

!!Iran
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!!Iran [[/folder]] [[folder:Iran]]

!!Smaller Scale Conflicts (Those that do not usually involve the US, at least not directly)
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!!Smaller [[/folder]] [[folder:Smaller Scale Conflicts (Those that do not usually involve the US, at least not directly) directly)]]

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!!Smaller Scale Conflicts (Those that do not usually involve the US, at least not directly) [[/folder]]
15th Jan '16 6:14:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[=WinSP:MBT=]'', a FanRemake of ''SteelPanthers II'', includes a number of scenarios set in this. The majority are based on actual events in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there's a few hypothetical scenarios as well, including a campaign where Al-Quaeda tries to run operations in the Netherlands and the player has to root them out.
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* ''[=WinSP:MBT=]'', a FanRemake of ''SteelPanthers ''VideoGame/SteelPanthers II'', includes a number of scenarios set in this. The majority are based on actual events in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there's a few hypothetical scenarios as well, including a campaign where Al-Quaeda tries to run operations in the Netherlands and the player has to root them out.
27th Nov '15 10:01:11 AM StarSword
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** "Catch and Release" has an [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed American-born ISIS propaganda hero dubbed "Jihadi Judd"]] as the MonsterOfTheWeek.
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** "Catch and Release" has an [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed American-born ISIS propaganda hero dubbed "Jihadi Judd"]] as the MonsterOfTheWeek. MonsterOfTheWeek. Also, Liz's brother is a Doctors Without Borders surgeon working in refugee camps around Syria.
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