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To: joesnuffy

I would like to see the Wahabbists kept (and thrown) out of the US as seditious, but that doesn't invalidate what I said.

Open borders is idiocy, CAFTA would find a defender in Adam Smith, while divide-and-conqueror is how successful empires throughout history have dealt with large but disorganized threats. Islam is such a threat. I'm sorry to say post-9/11 through no choice of our own, we have to think and behave like an empire or we will soon cease to be a constitutional republic.


52 posted on 06/07/2005 9:48:41 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! Khristos Voskrese! Al-Masih Qam! Hristos a Inviat!)
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To: The_Reader_David
BTW, Rome dealt with most external threats by co-opting the threatening people. They offered Roman citizenship, trade, culture, etc.

Sometimes they'd have trouble and have to disperse the population of course.

I think that's what you are talking about with "divide and conquer" ~ this dispersal business ~ but with Rome it was rare.

60 posted on 06/09/2005 4:55:00 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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