View Poll Results: Is "Islamic Terrorism" Dependent on or Independent of U.S. Foreign Policy?

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  • Dependent. Such terrorism would likely not exist if U.S. foreign policy were different.

    25 49.02%
  • Independent. Islamic terrorism would exist at current levels regardless.

    26 50.98%
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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Nah. Arguments might help, though.
    Why argue?
    Let's be friends.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Why argue?
    Let's be friends.
    Careful, you know that kind of flamboyant display gets you stoned in Saudi.

    Now, let's try the argument process again...

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    That's decidedly incorrect, but your words make it clear that you realize that at least some degree of interventionism is to blame regardless. Thanks.
    "Decidedly" incorrect? How so?

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    "Decidedly" incorrect? How so?
    decided - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?



    You know what I meant.

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post


    You know what I meant.
    I'm afraid not, but it apparently involved a misconception of one kind or another.

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    I'm afraid not, but it apparently involved a misconception of one kind or another.
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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    I'm afraid not, but it apparently involved a misconception of one kind or another.
    Then pretend I never put the word "decidedly" in quotes. Why is what I said incorrect?

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Thanks for the confirmation, comrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Then pretend I never put the word "decidedly" in quotes. Why is what I said incorrect?
    The allegations regarding non-interventionism are incorrect, inasmuch as there's no legitimate basis for the CIA's long legacy of suppression of democracy that jump to mind. Thank you for your cooperation.

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    Re: "Islamic Terrorism" - Dependent or Independent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I have no preferred US foreign policy.
    The US is not expressing unconditional support for Israel (Objection to settlements).

    Now that we've separated the right from wrong:
    Terrorism is not rational.
    Terrorists are not rational people.
    Islamic Terrorists, specifically, do not embrace rationality.

    If one expects them to react to specific moves and policies in a predicted way, he is taking in mind that they are rational.

    Islamic terrorists might "react" to anything.
    Whether it's the US alliance with Israel or the US involvement in Iraq or simply one individual offending their prophet.
    That is unpredicted, that is irrational, that is independent.
    Everything not only might, but DOES react to anything and everything else. And if you consider rationality in terms of predictability, then I simply don't know what to say other than this line of thought is obviously false. One not being able to predict another's reaction in no way makes the other's reaction irrational.
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