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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

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    The cause(s) of the shift in liberalism in the United States "between 1877 and 1937...from laissez-faire constitutionalism to New Deal statism, from classical liberalism to democratic social-welfarism" has been a subject of study among scholars.[42]
    Some attribute this shift to the greed and envy of the working class, who resented the wealth and power of the captains of industry. They point to the extension of the voting franchise in most democracies in the 19th century, and claimed these newly enfranchised citizens often voted to benefit themselves, instead of voting to benefit the upper class. Rising literacy rates and the spread of knowledge led to social activism in a variety of forms. Social liberals called for laws against child labor, laws requiring minimum standards of worker safety, a [[minimum wage|a living wage, and old age pensions. The laissez faire economic liberals considered such measures to be an unjust imposition upon liberty, as well as a hindrance to economic development.
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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    you and i recall "aq in iraq" which existed so separately from whatever kinda central organization could ever hypothetically exist amongst a collection of cells
    al-Qa'ida in Iraq (well now they've shifted toward Syria to regroup) is actually more like Qa'ida al-Jihad in Iraq (the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, side of the organization). It was set up by Usama and al-Zawahiri to use the thug known as Zarqawi to collapse on the US troops-- It was an intelligent move because it was able to absorb the radical elements of the Sunni insurgency who were absolutely pissed at the US invasion; little did Usama know US forces are much stronger and much more likeable than the thug, Zarqawi (may he burn in hell).

    A.Q. in Iraq was formerly known as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (the group of "unity/oneness" in Jihad -- roughly). This is interesting because it reminds me of "Muwahiddun" which means "Unity/Monotheism" and is a euphemism for Wahabism.

    aq seems, in the big picture, so amateur

    but amateurs can be so terribly deadly when all they do is target little girls and their grammas
    For a while, after the Soviet-Union's loss in Afghanistan, the A.Q. and E.I.J elements tried to dethrone the autocratic regimes in the Middle East (Algeria, is a good study of this, and funny because they speak French). Yet they failed, and they failed miserably. They didn't take into consideration that the chaos they would cause by killing innocent would unite the alienated (neither radical, nor stately) against them.
    Following their failure in the Middle-East the A.Q. E.I.J unity took place (to form al-Qa'ida al-Jihad, or Qa'ida al-Jihad) and realized that they could not unite Sunni Muslims without a P.R. person. Then they changed their policy from the "near enemy" (autocracies in the Middle-East) to "far enemies" (the United States and the Western paradigm).
    It was much easier for the network to create these "cells" throughout the Middle-East when their target was an evil across the seas. Just have to find the youthful who are influenced by the evils they've seen come from United States' influence on the M.E. (whether it's true or not is another issue).

    you and i recall "aq in iraq" was marginalized by the almost miraculous sunni flip in troubled anbar

    that is, aq in iraq killed so many innocents they pushed mainstream sunnis into OUR camp
    You'll get nowhere with a policy of killing innocents. That is why Qa'ida al-Jihad will fail wherever it is.

    and i learned a lot i did not know

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    I just have to ask just where the foundation of trust is, when the Taliban's religion, (which they adhere to probably more than any other sect in that particular religion,) preaches that is is acceptable to lie and decieve the "infidels" if it advances their causes. The very core of their ideology teaches them it is acceptable to be deceptive and murderous to people like us.
    Grouping the "Taliban" into one kettle is a horrible mistake. The Taliban elements that plowed into Afghanistan in 1997ish, basically Mullah Umar, was possessed by a horrible lie from Bin-Ladens lips, this lie was that he could run a Government.
    The horrendous decrees that came from the Taliban regime, as rulers of Afghanistan, were because they had very little capability to actually rule and had to find every avenue to keep their rule-- They banned kite-flying and Tennis for Christ's sake. Their foreign policy was weak. It's of interest to note that when the Umar took power in Afghanistan he started to apply treatment to the women in Afghanistan, probably because they were non-Pashtuns, that doesn't resemble anything like his home (or Pashtun areas of Afghanistan, including the South)
    Mullah Umar is, more than likely, on the move and I have little trust in sources that say he is still in the F.A.T.A. I think that his enclave of Taliban, who trusted the foreigners (al-Qa'ida) and who brought suffering to the taliban and the Taliban are beginning to lose influence within the FATA.

    A group like Hizb'Allah was able to provoke a stronger Nation-State and get away with it (as far as public support is concerned) because they have the resources to do it. Mullah Umar could not provide the infrastructure to the ailing tribal elements within FATA and on the fringes of both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    The Taliban and the Taliban ideology must be erradicated. There is no place in mankind for such a dangerous cancer.
    It's hard to pin-point what the ideology is.
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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    Thanks for that most informative post Arch Enemy.

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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I can agree to a point. However, that being said, I would put the neo-conservative movement, the Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Palin types in our society, on the same level of corruption, as an entity, as the liberals you speak of. Whacko is whacko no matter what team they claim they play for.

    And when you address some one as a "liberal" with all the connotations you infer, it is just about as fair, to use the same "corrupt entity" inference when you refer to someone as "conservative." Which is not fair at all.

    To me, a REAL conservative, is much like Barry Goldwater and by today's standards, according to the "conservative right" he is VERY liberal.

    To me, the form of the word "liberal" is "liberty" (or something like that. ) There is nothing wrong with liberty. I sure do love mine (God bless the USA!) Although I live my life pretty conservatively, I have no desire to deny liberty to anyone else. If one finds themself on the side of dictating morals and pushing their OWN definition of liberty, denying others their right to THEIR definition of liberty, then they join the side of the Limbaughnuts and are far worse to our nation than any tree-hugging liberal I have ever met.

    One more thing, from one progressive conservative to another, welcome to Debate Politics.
    This is where you are so wrong!! As a Progressive I watched those Conservatives you mentioned, and I rarely, very rarely seen them expressing "lies and hatred". They expressed an anger at the "lies and Hatred" of the Liberal movement, and this can be annoying at times. Are they supposed to just except Liberalism, or fight back? Because Conservatives fight for moratity, freedom and law of the land, does not make them nuts.

    It amazes me how utterly illogical all you said in this post. I could write a 1,000 word post on how many things you misrepresented here. The bottom line is Progressives want to advance the human condition, and Conservatives say we must watch our step because it is the human condition to get out of control. This is what has made America Great. This is what the "Progressive Conservative" founding fathers had in mind in the beginning.

    Liberals only support corrupt thinking, for that is what they are.

    Liberty is Liberty. Liberal mind is a mind with out a sense of morality or decency.

    Wow! I just can not get over how Libertarian minds can think that Laws and Moral thinking that says we are humans and have faults, that must be kept in check, is a bad thing expressed by Nuts.
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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    Quote Originally Posted by PeopleforFreedom View Post
    This is where you are so wrong!! As a Progressive I watched those Conservatives you mentioned, and I rarely, very rarely seen them expressing "lies and hatred". They expressed an anger at the "lies and Hatred" of the Liberal movement, and this can be annoying at times. Are they supposed to just except Liberalism, or fight back? Because Conservatives fight for moratity, freedom and law of the land, does not make them nuts.

    It amazes me how utterly illogical all you said in this post. I could write a 1,000 word post on how many things you misrepresented here. The bottom line is Progressives want to advance the human condition, and Conservatives say we must watch our step because it is the human condition to get out of control. This is what has made America Great. This is what the "Progressive Conservative" founding fathers had in mind in the beginning.

    Liberals only support corrupt thinking, for that is what they are.

    Liberty is Liberty. Liberal mind is a mind with out a sense of morality or decency.

    Wow! I just can not get over how Libertarian minds can think that Laws and Moral thinking that says we are humans and have faults, that must be kept in check, is a bad thing expressed by Nuts.
    Whatever dude. You can call yourself progressive all you want. But I think I can already tell from whence ye came.

    Have a great day.

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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    That is very nice. But it has nothing to do with the movement of "lies and hatred" that makes up Liberalism today. Progressives are those that fight for the advancement of the human condition. Liberals are those that use Progressive ideals for power and money. There is a big difference between those that truly care about the human condition and those who just use causes for Power and Money.

    Big government will lead to tyranny, this is an absolute fact. It is through big government that the Liberal movement seeks absolute power, and they will achieve this by using the Ideals of Progressives. The only hope left is for Progressives to stand up and join Conservatives in dismantling the Liberal movement before it can create a second class China.
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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

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    Whatever dude. You can call yourself progressive all you want. But I think I can already tell from whence ye came.

    Have a great day.
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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    That's quite a bit of wishful thinking mixed in with a heavy dose of pixie dust. Most of the current fighting is political in nature. Religious extremists, Iraqi nationalists, Shia Sunnis, kurds, etc; all those factions have one thing keeping them in check, our military. Iraq is in sixth place on the "Failed States Index" above even Afghanistan.

    And as hopeful as we'd all like to be, no one has any idea what will happen once we pull our finger out of the dike.
    Fact: Violence has steadily declined.

    Fact: The Iraqis have had multiple elections.

    Fact: The Iraqis are assuming more of their security responsibilities.

    If these trends continue then it's mathematically impossible for Iraq not to meet my definition of a model country, i.e., a functional democracy that is friendly towards civilized nations.

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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    Quote Originally Posted by 75Greeno View Post
    it is not the west we are conserned with it is there
    Im not the least bit concerned about "there".
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    Re: Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Fact: Violence has steadily declined.

    Fact: The Iraqis have had multiple elections.

    Fact: The Iraqis are assuming more of their security responsibilities.

    If these trends continue then it's mathematically impossible for Iraq not to meet my definition of a model country, i.e., a functional democracy that is friendly towards civilized nations.
    Those are some very encouraging facts you mention.

    But I have a hunch that as soon as we are gone, Iraq will implode upon itself and a long overdue Iraqi civil war will soon follow.

    We can lead a horse to water.....

    Myself, I am so convinced this will come to pass, (unless the US decides to stay there forever,) that I see no reason for postponing the inevitable with American lives and treasures.

    But that's just me.

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