View Poll Results: Which should we focus on weakening?

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    Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    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.
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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    First AlQ, it's easier. Then the Iranian regime, to also bring down Assad, Hez and Hamas.

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    It's like fighting a hydra.

    There are so many heads to the beast, selecting just one has little effect.

    As to where to start, my first choice for a battlefield would actually be Europe were it up to me. London and Malmo would be good places to begin the real fight.
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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    One cannot 'combat terrorism' while prevailing global conditions absolutely guarantee its survival. To claim to be invested thus is only to write oneself another blank cheque. Iran is no more a threat to the established order than anyone other nation. Is anyone seriously still waiting for the flashpoint in North Korea? Any state will 'contravene' international statute where its interests dictate it must. We are awash with precedent to this effect.

    Our immediate problems lie within our own borders. Such as education, health and the economy are many times more immediately pressing than ghosts and ghoulies from foreign lands.

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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.
    Today, Al Queda are our friends and allies. We supply and train them .. and we send them lots of American taxpayer cash.

    Iran will acquire a nuke just like everybody else who has them has.

    How about taking on the MIC and the corporatists who own both American political parties and run this country?

    At what point will 'warriors' find the courage to do that?
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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    As to where to start, my first choice for a battlefield would actually be Europe were it up to me. London and Malmo would be good places to begin the real fight.
    When I was in those cities, 2001-3, 05, they were nice. I lived in Lund and Helsingborg. I think the problem with Malmo (and Helsingborg) is this unfortunate idea of muliculturalism. Interculturalism (a melting pot) is what really provides integration. Unfortunately, the immigrants (fine people, all that I met) are segregated by Sweden culturally, socially and economically. The segregation results in poverty and alienation.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 12-31-13 at 02:01 PM.

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Well Iran will probably take care of itself, when you have so many unemployed youth something is bound to happen.

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    When I was in those cities, 2001-3, 05, they were nice. I lived in Lund and Helsingborg. I think the problem with Malmo (and Helsingborg) is this unfortunate idea of muliculturalism. Interculturalism (a melting pot) is what really provides integration. Unfortunately, the immigrants (fine people, all that I met) are segregated by Sweden culturally, socially and economically. The segregation results in poverty and alienation.
    Multiculturalism does work but the rest of the population needs to be accepting, multiculturalism works and has worked for decades here in Canada. Our culture is multiculturalism.

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Multiculturalism does work but the rest of the population needs to be accepting, multiculturalism works and has worked for decades here in Canada. Our culture is multiculturalism.
    Integration requires the end of segregation. French Canadians are yucky.

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    Re: Iran vs. al-Qaeda

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Integration requires the end of segregation. French Canadians are yucky.
    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.

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