> a strong Orthodox control of the Middle East is anyday
> better than a Moslem controlled one...
I vigorously disagree, Cronos. Vigorously.
Moslem hegemony, wherever it is manifest, is the most violent, most oppressive, most retrograde religious force that ever emerged on the planet, and that by orders of magnitude.
While the totalitarian statists have shown brutality and senseless disregard for life on an almost unimaginable scale, with an almost religious zeal, the Moslems have surpassed even them, and they have been doing it for 1400 years.
Consider Moslem brutality, just for the month of May, taken from http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
Monthly Jihad Report
Jihad Attacks: 277
Dead Bodies: 1423
Critically Injured: 2667
This goes on month after month, year after year, and has been going on for centuries.
What I said was that an Eastern Orthodox (i.e. Russian) controlled Middle East is preferable to a Moslem one -- this was due to T's post slamming our Orthodox Christian brethren.