If you look at the culture that the Islamic extremists put into place when they gain control of an area, it's Sharia based, with stoning and such, no music allowed, etc. as well as 'Morality Squads' which enforce these laws with public beatings.
When an area is exposed to western culture, much of it bleeds in. Jeans for example, were a US / Western invention, and have since been exported to the rest of the world. Same could be said for music, movies, and many other cultural aspects, all of which are antithetical to Wahhabi and Islamic fundamentalism.
Cultural tension in spades, that's for sure.
Further, the west is more centered around the seperation of church and state, religion and laws / legal. Again, an instance where fundamental Islamic norms are antithetical.
So I'm not sure their hate of the west can be 100% attributable to the mere holding of individuals. I'm sure the western people this would be a reason, hate another country, and it may be that we are imposing that view point or cultural framework, but I don't think it's the one that drives the Islamic fundamentals crazy, as much as the cultural aspects.
Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008
- There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
- Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
- Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
That being said, had you messed up and got captured by those assholes, I would still support cleaning out Guantanamo to get you back.
The truth will eventually come out about this one way or the other. What makes me furious is that some immediately made this political because they hate some stupid political figure. Fox will probably spend months ripping this dude. I wonder if they've turned comments back on yet.
Anyway, this whole ****ing thing just really rubbed me the wrong way. I see that the dude is getting out, feel relief, and say as much in the thread. Then I get swarmed by pissed off Republicans.
Maybe this will help : **** both sides. It's one of the most piss poor choices every time I get to vote, and now one half of the duopoly has almost completely eliminated itself from consideration via its behavior.
We need some people who want to help the country more than to promote some stupid political party label. Washington was right on when he warned about both political parties and foreign entanglements.
Either way, I had better start making my way out of the thread. I go between annoyed and furious, and **** that.
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."