View Poll Results: Which should we focus on weakening?

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  • We should fight al-Qaeda

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  • We should weaken Iran

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  • We should focus equally on both of them

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  • We should not fight either of them

    2 20.00%
  • Other

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Thread: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It is rather hard to have integration when there is nothing for them to integrate into. Our only requirement for integration into Canadian society is language and acceptance of social values. Quebeckers will accept you as long as you speak French and eat poutine.
    I think it's funny how Canadians, with no more claim to European heritage than the US, gets all snooty about being Brit or French. And who, in the world, wants to speak French (except perhaps the hotel industry, because even French people cannot stand to be there).

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I think it's funny how Canadians, with no more claim to European heritage than the US, gets all snooty about being Brit or French. And who, in the world, wants to speak French (except perhaps the hotel industry, because even French people cannot stand to be there).
    It is a rather long history lesson about why lines were drawn. A quick summary is: Quebec used to be ruled by Anglophones until the Quiet Revolution (60s) which brought the Quebec identity to the forefront (and very secular Liberal politics) and Francophones finally ruled the province and they wanted to ensure that primarily their unique language (within North America anyways) remained. Anglophones are still rather wealthy and a political force in Quebec (mainly through the Quebec Liberal party) though they do not rule it. French is a very nice language especially if you like literature it is a must as France produced a lot of great authors and playwrights. French is an very culturally rich language. I would rather speak French than Spanish because it sounds better and is more culturally rich.

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    My point was, in Florida there is more integration, with a higher percentage of foreign (non-EU, in the case of Europe) born immigrants.

    Regarding language. Texas and CA are about the size of France with about 1/3 and 1/2 the population, respectively. What if either wanted to speak a different language. Absurd. Sweden is 10m people. Separate language as a state in the US? Absurd.

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    When pursuing our foreign policy objectives, which malevolent entity should we focus most on weakening? Al-Qaeda has been pursuing a campaign of terror against the United States for almost two decades, and although it has been severely crippled in its strongholds, it shows no signs of relenting. Iran, on the other hand, appears to be developing a nuclear weapon in contravention of international law, and it supports anti-US and anti-Israel dictators and death squads across the Arab World - but it has been decades since it last was openly hostile to the US. So when it comes down to fighting one or the other, who should we choose?

    NOTE: this is not an implicit reference to the conflict in Syria or anywhere else, I'm just curious to see what the opinion will be.
    Even this establishment's tralalaika knows who created Al Qaeda:


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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsi View Post
    Even this establishment's tralalaika knows who created Al Qaeda:

    The "people we're fighting" refers to the Taliban, not al-Qaeda. There is little evidence to support the notion that we supported Arab mujahideen (who compose al-Qaeda), but we did fund the Afghan mujahideen, some of which broke of to become al-Qaeda (those that didn't fought the Taliban and al-Qaeda as the Northern Alliance). Besides, the Pakistanis share the largest responsibility in the matter, as they openly aligned themselves with al-Qaeda right up until 9/11.

    There's a whole forum for conspiracy theories like this. Take this stuff there, I want legitimate opinions on how we should align our foreign policy.
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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I think it's funny how Canadians, with no more claim to European heritage than the US, gets all snooty about being Brit or French. And who, in the world, wants to speak French (except perhaps the hotel industry, because even French people cannot stand to be there).
    lulz

    +1

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    We should stand against the illuminati.
    We should stand against most of what our respective governments do, but we don't.

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