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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Some might argue that it was intellectualism that made Nazism possible, and wisdom/hindsight that defeated it.
    That someone would fail to understand what intellectualism means.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Certainly you are not suggesting that Syrians will ever become staunch allies of the United States, right? Or Iran. Or Iraq. Or Afghanastan. Those Islamaniacs hate our guts. Nothing is going to change that. Especially blowing up their children into tiny pieces.
    Not every Islamic nation hates our guts. Take turkey for example.

    But I am arguing that giving in to our blind rage and kill everyone only makes people join the terrorists side. If we act rationally and come with a understanding of the culture and show that we are not evil, then the people will be more open to reason and not so willing to join the terrorists who commit suicide bombings and indiscriminately kill their own people.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    We did not have to invade Japan because even fanatics have limits.
    We didn't have to invade them, because we nuked their asses...LOL!!!

    But, you're absolutely right: fanatics do have their limits and until you take them to that breaking point, they will not cease to be a dangerous enemy. Give them a coke and a smile as much as you want and they're still going to hate you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That someone would fail to understand what intellectualism means.
    Not really...

    in•tel•lec•tu•al•ism
    3. excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, esp. with a lack of proper consideration for emotions.
    intellectualism: meaning and definitions | Infoplease.com

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by WWGWD View Post
    I get that it was someone elses words, but you seem to agree, which is why I commented on it. The way you phrased your comment, it sounded like you believed, which definitely scared me. It also wasn't an attempt at outrage, I am actually outraged at how we handled the invasion. Thank you for the further explanation of your comment though. I'm slightly less frightened, lol.
    No one should be frightened by me, a lowly Canadian, a stray voice in the wilderness, although resident in the third largest city in North America.

    I'm not big on war, being older I'm not able to participate unless something goes truly catastrophic, so it's not for me to be encouraging others to fight. My comments were simply to reflect that in my view Iran may be a lot like Iraq - all talk, not much to back it up - and a force as strong as America's, with allies like those in NATO, would likely make quick work of them as they did in Iraq - and the aftermath would likely be far less chaotic due to the highly educated and in many respects "westernized" younger population.

    But like Iraq and Iran, I'm all talk too, just enjoying the give and take of life in DP land.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Not every Islamic nation hates our guts. Take turkey for example.

    But I am arguing that giving in to our blind rage and kill everyone only makes people join the terrorists side. If we act rationally and come with a understanding of the culture and show that we are not evil, then the people will be more open to reason and not so willing to join the terrorists who commit suicide bombings and indiscriminately kill their own people.
    Naw, just most of them...LOL!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Naw, just most of them...LOL!!!
    But it was not a muslim country that attacked us.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Not really...

    in•tel•lec•tu•al•ism
    3. excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, esp. with a lack of proper consideration for emotions.
    intellectualism: meaning and definitions | Infoplease.com
    Racism is neither abstract nor intellectual. I recall Hitler had a rather apt consideration for emotions.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    being older I'm not able to participate unless something goes truly catastrophic, so it's not for me to be encouraging others to fight.
    I disagree with that. Even someone who never served has the right to be a hawk.

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    Re: Poison gas missile strike in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I disagree with that. Even someone who never served has the right to be a hawk.
    I would agree, the right exists. I, however, feel it shouldn't be exercised too strenuously.

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