To: Doc Savage
to your points 2 -- Israel won't be surrounded by Moslem nutjobs unless Obama and McCain succeed in arming the Syrian Alqaeda jihadis
a. Won't happen -- the Saudis and Qataris and Emiratis as well as the Turks fear a nuclear Iran infinitely more than they want Israel wiped out
a2. a unified Middle East controlled by Iran and Saudi Arabia.
-- err.. no, the Saudis HATE the Iranis. The Arabs as a whole hate and fear the Indo-European Iranis and the feeling is reciprocated. They also despise the Turks and the Turks hate the Iranis as well. Iran will expand it's Shia influence from Lebanon to Tajikistan but will be surrounded by Sunnis in the form of the Turks, Turkmen, Punjabi/Sindhi Pakis and the Arabs (Egyptians, Saudis, Qataris, Emiratis). They have NEVER unified and will never unify. Saddam called the Iranis "Persian flies" and wanted to destroy them. The Semitic-Iranic war has been continuous since 1700 BC with the Hittites taking on the Akkadians, then the Assyrians pushing back them and then the Medes followed by the Persians taking over Semitic lands, then Nejdi Arabs taking over Iran, then the Irani push back
b. Not going to happen due to point a
c. Russia won't -- Russia looks out for itself and it's aim is to get Constantinople and also to crush it's Sunni jihadi opponents in the north-Caucasus. It will support the Shias but not the Sunnis as we see in Syria. Also Russia sees Israel as a good balancing force against the Saudis, so it will not want to see it removed, for purely geo-political reasons
d. The Chinese are already investing elsewhere -- in Africa and South America. They won't sit back
e. The Dems won't win 2016 or others. What the GoP needs is either a Herman Cain or Bobby Jindal. Yes, a conservative who happens to be non-white. It may be "marketing", but its needed. "destroyed most of the Anglo-Saxons left living" -- most "white" people in the US are not Anglo-Saxon but Germanic or Scandanavian or Italic or Slavic. The "anglo-saxons" among us are heavily Democrat (think the NOrth-East)
g. h, i, j Not going to happen -- but we should not be complacent
k&l not going to havppen
posted on 07/01/2013 12:03:24 AM PDT
(Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
While somewhat off-topic, you seem to be the right person to ask: how did Christianity fail to make significant inroads among the Persians (modern day Iranians) even as it was embraced by many of her neighbors (notably Armenia) in the first three or four centuries after Christ?
I mean, it seems a natural, yet, they went from paganism to Islam even as Christianity was "available" to them.
posted on 07/01/2013 7:13:08 AM PDT
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