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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    How about bearing this relation to reality...

    Look up how many white people have killed white people for religious, financial, or ANY other purposes right here in the US since ummm......yesterday.

    I'm more worried about "mere criminal affairs" every day in my neighborhood than about a MINOR MINOR MINOR MINORITY of people who WANT to kill us.

    reality check
    Good for you. My reality extends a bit further than your neighborhood and TV set though.

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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    Oh my lord. Did you just imply that we should be afraid that all Muslims are a threat? All 1 Billion?
    If you're a coward. Though denying a real problem between civilizations is stupid. Surely we can find a comfortable practical place in between?

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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    And we should spend every second of every day obsessing over it. And fighting country vs. country wars over it. And typing about it
    Europe sparked an entire global World War over a single assasination. We deal with the Tali-Ban and Al-Queda and some terrorists around the globe and you state we are over reacting? Perhaps it is you that should have the "reality check."

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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by ScummyD View Post
    It's unfortunate that you can't distinguish between, and determine the importance and threat level of, random acts of domestic violence committed by people with no links or ties and acts of war committed by people that do in fact share a common thread connecting their actions.
    He can distinguish them. He's just playing stupid for political reasons and placating to the "superior" BS that people pretend to be. For people like him this began on 9/11. But for people like me it began with Beirut.

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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Yeah, what was it? 212 dead or something close to that back in '83? Or that the embassies in Africa.
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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by ScummyD View Post
    Yeah, what was it? 212 dead or something close to that back in '83? Or that the embassies in Africa.
    The military has been targetted by these zealot "rogues" for two decades prior to 9/11. The response by the American people was always to take a glance and insist that it is a criminal matter. The military constantly accepted one attack after another while the White House looked away. During the 90s, when these fanatics were taking full swings, the White House refused to ackowledge it because it would mean having to criticize a religion other than Christianity. But on 9/11, Americans wanted their revenge. On 9/11, Americans wanted the military to spill blood all over the landscape. All of a sudden these zealots for God mattered.

    And now? These same people seem to think there's some international police force at work with the full and complete cooperation of Muslim governments to chase down and arrest the very few. Like I've stated before enough times, there is going to have be an orgy of blood letting across the globe for people to acknowledge that this is largely a war between civilizations. Unfortunately, 9/11 wasn't nearly enough.

    When's the last time a newspaper printed a cartoon about Islam? Didn't take much to make the almighty West submissive and obedient did it? While they pretend that this threat is only about a very few mad bombers, our civilization placates and bends our free society rules. Talk about "Islamaphobia." The entire Western media and governments fear Islam's reaction to our freedoms of expression. Just a couple hundred murders and some riots. Maybe Christians should take it as a lesson.
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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    any war on terror that failed to address saddam hussein would hardly be a war on terror

    the baathist butcher was one of the world leaders in international terrorism for a quarter century
    But Prof, you forget.... Bush lied, people died.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

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    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Normally I am all about eliminating any terrorist threat; however, Nigeria, is a third world hell hole. At best they have a weak government that has very little control over the actions of a few asorted extremist assholes that live in the sticks.

    Hitting Nigeria is a waste of time and money. Lobbing a few crusie missles at some terrorist hideouts may be justifiable; however, Obama lacks the ball-balls to make that kind of decision.

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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    It is an Islamic state. It is an Arab state. Just about 100 percent of the population is Islamic. Where's your confusion? Who wants to prevent international sympathy towards of terrorists and their supporters? If people need coerced into identifying an obvious enemy than they were always the enemy anyway. International crocodile tears don't concern me. In fact, they can do as those Sunni Msulims did over Iraq and travel to their deaths if they care that much. But something tells me that criticizing American activity of any kind is usually the goal of the international "sympathizers." If you've noticed, America has a very long history of dismissing global opinion as insignificant. Global opinion didn't lead us to European wars until we chose to intervene. Global opinion didn't keep us out of Vietnam. Global opinion didn't keep us out of Kosovo. Global opinion didn't keep us out of Afghanistan. Global opinion didn't keep us out of Iraq. Why should we start caring now?

    America is in this for America. It's only because of our sense of morality and personal national image that the rest of the world benefits. And if you truly think that America is like the rest, than consider that our power could have had us forceably and brutally dominating this world long ago. Allying with Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union or China would surely guarantee global domination over the rest instead of this "hands-across-the-western-world" illusion we allow people to believe in.

    The whole Middle East is going down. Birth rates are going up. Fresh water is exponentially a concern. And an entire region relies almost entirely upon a natural resource that is drying up. Either they "evolve" and educate properly or become a slaughter ground as they emerse deeper and deeper into Islamic fanaticism. Clock's ticking.
    Islamist state would imply a theocratic system. Yemen has a two-party, somewhat ****ed up qasi-democracy.

    "Who wants to prevent international sympathy towards of terrorists and their supporters? " You do, the more people support them the more sucessful they are going to be. You should start caring now because its in your interests to do so, the vast majority of those in the Muslim world are distrustful of both the U.S and the Islamists (For example here in Ankara the same people burning american flags are often the same people demonstrating against the AKP) do things right and people will cooperate in rooting out a shared enemy, do things wrong and you become the shared enemy. Simple as that.

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    Re: Obama considering military strikes after Christmas Day aircraft plot

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Islamist state would imply a theocratic system. Yemen has a two-party, somewhat ****ed up qasi-democracy.
    Israel is often referred to as a Jewish state, but is not a theocracy.

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