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Message from a Time Traveler
Dan Simmons - Official Web Site ^ | April 1, 2006 | Dan Simmons

Posted on 04/06/2006 4:33:24 AM PDT by Mr170IQ

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To: Cold Heat

The historical solution is to militarily destroy the military capability of the principal Moslem entity, not defeat it, not re-educate it- destroy it. Right now that entity is probably Iran. Knowing that the educated Iranians areactually pro American or at least pro western does not change the necessity. Then Islamic states and groups must be deprived of resources. There oil producing areas should be colonized and the oil taken without recompense. Resources sufficient to wage Jihad must come from outside the Isloamic areas of the world because Moslem societies produce nothing beyond sufficient to keep a tiny elite in splendour and everyone else just above starvation. There is no incentive to produce because the Sultan or Emir or Kalif or Dey or Bey takes everything produced above that bare subsistence level. That characteristic of Moslem societies also produces hordes of young men for desperate and fanatic jihad. Death in jihad and the subsequent transportation to Paradise is really the only perceived opportunity to better one’s life.


881 posted on 08/14/2014 11:57:21 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Mr170IQ

Century War time travel bump.


882 posted on 08/14/2014 11:58:15 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus

LOL......Thanks for the bump....again....lol


883 posted on 08/14/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Mr170IQ

For later..


884 posted on 08/14/2014 1:54:56 PM PDT by Envisioning (My desire to be well informed is at odds with my desire to remain sane....)
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To: Envisioning

Marked


885 posted on 08/14/2014 2:12:32 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: E Rocc

Idiot.


886 posted on 08/14/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT by wjr123 (Silly paranoid misinformation.)
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To: tonycavanagh

Time traveler bump for retrospection...where does the world stand now Mr. Cavanagh?


887 posted on 03/31/2015 10:38:38 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Clique

OK, I give up. What are the three words?

His grandchildren’s names.


888 posted on 09/01/2015 4:53:47 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: KC_Lion

Bump and ping!


889 posted on 05/27/2016 9:46:43 AM PDT by MeganC (The Republic of The United States of America: 7/4/1776 to 6/26/2015 R.I.P.)
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To: MeganC

Thank You Megan! Will Read :)


890 posted on 05/27/2016 9:49:33 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Never Killary!)
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To: narses

Population to surge will ‘change the face of England forever’
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 May 2016 |

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3434494/posts


891 posted on 05/27/2016 10:10:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SZonian; All

The author of this cautionary story was incredibly prescient considering that this was published in 2006 during a relatively stable political period (B.O. Before Obama).
He accurately predicts Islamic, Chinese and Russian geo-political trends and events ten years in the future.

Notable 2006 passages and 2016 onservations:

“If the murders were done under the auspices of Universal Compulsive Jihad, which will be sanctioned by sharia as of *2019 Common Era, all blood money fines are waived.”

(*2015 ISIS -Turkish governments push for world-wide Calipate, Islamic jhiad campaign spreads rapidly, gaining new territory each year. Additionally, non Muslim European and Americans join ISIS terrorists)

“I give you an Asian world in chaos, a Pacific rim *ruled by China after the vacuum of America’s withdrawal.”

(*2015 Chinese dominates the S. Pacific sea constructing new military island bases, and threatens it’s Asian neighbors. Taiwan submits to “One China” policy)

“*resurgent Russian Empire that has *reclaimed its old dominated republics”

(*in 2006 Russian subs were at their docks rusting away.
Russia successfully invaded Ukraine in 2014 and seized Crimea without any resistance from NATO forces. Sanctions have not affected Russia’s military modernization and effectiveness, ie: Russian success in Syria, and regular aggressive confrontations with our US Navy ships and planes)

“Eurabia and the *New Khalifate is growing, absorbing what was left of the old, *weak cultures there that once dreamt of a *European Union.”

(*ISIS - Turkish gov’t call for global Caliphate in 2015. Millions of Muslim Syrians & Africans have invaded europe, and weak EU gov’t leaders do nothing to punish Islamic terrorists, murderers and rapists. The EU is collapsing both economically and politically)

I wonder if the author has additional geo-political insight into events over the next ten years?


892 posted on 05/27/2016 10:45:54 AM PDT by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: marktwain

Three words that would cause sleepless nights: President Hillary Clinton


893 posted on 05/28/2016 12:40:32 PM PDT by Starrling
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To: MarchonDC09122009

It’s been a year and a half since this story has been bumped.

Every one should read this.


894 posted on 01/01/2018 1:20:13 PM PST by jan in Colorado (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. --George Orwell.)
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