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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    LOL. You are going to point to a book (excuse me two books)? Awesome. I have already pointed to at least a dozen volumes. Nice try though.
    Ummm...nothing you pointed to was actually an analysis on why Europe ruled the world.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Mainly because everyone else would say America is now bombing mosques which could possibly kill innocent people and they hate Muslims. This would spark even more protests and violence against the U.S and all the Muslims that before had no problem with America and weren't participating will now.
    That sounds, um, status quo to me. How does it make it worse?

    So what if we hate Muslims? Shouldn't we hate the people who attack us? Or do you prefer Kum-ba-yah?


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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Ummm...nothing you pointed to was actually an analysis on why Europe ruled the world.
    They did for a while. My answer to that question is actually a subset of my first answer. Free market capitalism existed before Adam Smith observed and described it. I would say the subset going all the way back to Greece was comparative freedom. Those places that were more free were also more prosperous and more inventive. It is a simple concept really.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    This crap is sounding more and more like something Himmler would say.Seriously man,the last thing I want to do is compare a fellow conservative to a Nazi....But damn this is getting absurd.
    First, it is okay to criticize me.
    Why do you believe that Himmler would want to destroy the holy places in Mecca? What have I said?

    The Islamofascists are a different sort of enemy than we have fought in the past. They transcend nations. The laws of land warfare say we are to protect cultural and religious landmarks unless military necessity requires that we damage or destroy them. In this case Mecca is a center of gravity for the war effort. Without their god defending the holy places what do they have? They have nothing. At the very least the destruction of the Meccan holy places shows that Allah is a weak, pathetic, impotent god. The best result is that it provides evidence that Allah is a fable.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    They did for a while. My answer to that question is actually a subset of my first answer. Free market capitalism existed before Adam Smith observed and described it. I would say the subset going all the way back to Greece was comparative freedom. Those places that were more free were also more prosperous and more inventive. It is a simple concept really.
    Okay, well research says other facts are at play. But your opinion is worth...well, it's worth something to you, so that's cool.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Okay, well research says other facts are at play. But your opinion is worth...well, it's worth something to you, so that's cool.
    LOL. And vice versa. Try not to overthink simple concepts.

    My masters degree was in a soft and squishy technical field. But it helped me get to where I am today.

    How is yours working out for you? Well I hope.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    LOL. And vice versa. Try not to overthink simple concepts.

    My masters degree was in a soft and squishy technical field. But it helped me get to where I am today.

    How is yours working out for you? Well I hope.
    Again, the anti-intellectual thing. Nothing you pointed to talks about why the West dominated the East.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    First, it is okay to criticize me.
    Why do you believe that Himmler would want to destroy the holy places in Mecca? What have I said?

    The Islamofascists are a different sort of enemy than we have fought in the past. They transcend nations. The laws of land warfare say we are to protect cultural and religious landmarks unless military necessity requires that we damage or destroy them. In this case Mecca is a center of gravity for the war effort. Without their god defending the holy places what do they have? They have nothing. At the very least the destruction of the Meccan holy places shows that Allah is a weak, pathetic, impotent god. The best result is that it provides evidence that Allah is a fable.
    Mecca is a sacred place for millions of faithful Muslims who are not Islamofacists or Wahhabi anymore than Fred Phelps and his evil spawn represent Christianity. Why invite their enmity? If the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem were destroyed by those who oppose Christians and Jews, this would earn my enmity.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    First, it is okay to criticize me.
    Why do you believe that Himmler would want to destroy the holy places in Mecca? What have I said?

    The Islamofascists are a different sort of enemy than we have fought in the past. They transcend nations. The laws of land warfare say we are to protect cultural and religious landmarks unless military necessity requires that we damage or destroy them. In this case Mecca is a center of gravity for the war effort. Without their god defending the holy places what do they have? They have nothing. At the very least the destruction of the Meccan holy places shows that Allah is a weak, pathetic, impotent god. The best result is that it provides evidence that Allah is a fable.
    I only thank that you do not represent any important government office.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Again, the anti-intellectual thing. Nothing you pointed to talks about why the West dominated the East.
    This does not require very much explanation. It is a very simple concept. Those places that were relatively free from government interference with their lives tended to experiment more in every facet of their lives than places that were less free. Everything else is window dressing.

    Do the hard thinking once. I have.

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