War In The World  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
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8/8/2005 5:35 am

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War In The World


According to historian Thomas F. Madden the Muslims were not at all aware of the true history of the medieval crusades until the Europeans began teaching about it in the Middle East in 1899.

For this reason the Muslims now see a very old history in modern eyes and thus it still seems like yesterday to them. They see America as a Crusader state and I agree with them. America has committed many religious crimes against various countries and denies that they are responsible for their actions. They use weapons of mass destruction against civilizations that do not even own very many guns and actually own more pitchforks then they do any other weapons at all.

I believe that the Muslims are correct, the USA is trying to take over the world just like Hitler did. Hitler used military force and the United States is using diplomacy. Either way, world domination is intolerable and should be fought against. I would like to see the USA fight an honorable fight using the same technology that the opposite army has. Only a coward would use bombs against someone who does not posses them as well.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
8/9/2005 3:14 pm

That I know of it is mainly American history in high school.

The only European stuff I got taught was in 7th grade and that was not history, just geography.


Priapeo 46M

8/9/2005 9:24 am

Oh, and btw, I was forgetting: during the II World War some Middle East governments did not hesitate in taking contacts with the Nazi to get rid of the British and the French. Looks like the muslim too, like USA, have used different scales when coping with different issues.

Never argue with an idiot. He brings you down to his level then beats you with experience


Priapeo 46M

8/9/2005 9:20 am

Mmm, I can agree in general, but then you must agree with me that "honorable fights" have existed only for small periods of time and at a local level. Every country has fought at least a coward war. I don't know if you are British but being a scholar you surely knows that British colonialism hasn't been just tea and polo. And if you are a US citizen then you must know that your country has always had, since the very start, a general paranoid outlook about defending your style of life from "the others", were they foreigners, native americans or the masses of your own poor people moving westward during the Great Depression. I think that, save for muslim countries, yours is the only western country that still retains in his nationalist repertoire divine invocations like "God bless <insert name of country here>" (Actually the British too would like God to have a special care for the Queen, but nowadays it's just folk lore). All this to say that, in my opinion, there's still a remarkable difference between some illiberal US attitudes and the ruthless hitlerian tiranny. I don't believe the Muslims are correct: they are juxtaposing an antiquated interpretive model on a reality which is by far more complex because this is helpful to pilot public opinion inside their countries. What's happening now is just an interlude between an old balance and a new one. As for the rest it's an inevitable law: the strongest one is generally a bit bas-tard.

P.S. Just a curiosity, do you know how do they teach history in US high-schools? How many years? World history or mainly american history? And is it compulsory?

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