Quote of the day  

barbiebunny 38F
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9/11/2006 3:32 am

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Quote of the day

By Carlos Mencia

"so what U took 2 buildings down....did you happen to notice we took TWO OF YOUR COUNTRIES???!!"

yeah. take that bitches.


Its good to be...ME

ZZ_Todd 61M

9/11/2006 6:39 am

keithcancook 61M
18138 posts
9/11/2006 4:23 pm

Sounds like a game of Risk...

barbiebunny replies on 9/11/2006 4:46 pm:
pretty much and that cheney comment was priceless on your blog... but yanno.. Im tired of all these people here FEARING and attack from the muslims and we as americans arent nutting up. getting mad and kicking these guys asses!

norprin5 56M

9/11/2006 5:23 pm

...but where does it end?

King Nor XVIII

barbiebunny replies on 9/11/2006 6:00 pm:
the core issue is humanity. As countries founded upon the chrisitian faith, we all value our own lives, and others. However as muslims, that faith sees your life and others as expendable, and has no earthly value.

Therein lies the rub. You cant negotiate, you cant appease, you really have no other option but to protect yourself. Look at the microcosm over in the gaza strip for example. The holy wars back in the mideval times.

Its a sad thing that 2 cultures cannot live in harmony, but they do not value or see us percieved in our values.

38 posts
9/17/2006 1:36 pm

You got it right.To understand that they hate your guts and would murder children.Then tell you it is within their rights.That you are less than human.Have we seen this before.

Transblucency 46M

9/18/2006 11:59 am

Hmmm. Yeah, dunno about that as an argument for 3 reasons:

1) Capturing land is representative of an old way of thinking that's not really all that suitable a paradigm for fighting terrorism. Although I supported (and continue to support - although I think it's getting screwed up because of diverted resources to Iraq) the invasion of Afghanistan, I thought the Iraqi venture was a bad idea. The outcome appears to be one where a country that had previously had little to do with terrorism is now a giant jihadi training camp, as well as a reason that is touted to radicalize more. Hearts and minds are 1000 times more important to win than land in counter insurgency, and we have failed miserably to do that.

2) Iraq had nothing to do with the 9-11 attack on the US. Lumping in a secular state with a radical Islamic terrorist splinter group is representative of a dangerous generalization that is part of the damage we do to our international reputation which allows jihadi recruiters to say "see - this is how they are."

It just doesn't seem to be sensible winning strategy, and that's worrying.

3) The cost of both wars is propelling the US budget into record deficit levels. Osama Bin Laden isn't fighting a war about territory - he was alleged to have predicted the US invasion of Afghanistan before his attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. He is fighting a war intended to attack the West economically and to inflame Islamic nations with symbolic actions of resistence. So far, I'd say he was winning the former, and we're doing his work for him in the latter.

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