With the Russians we would sit down and push pawn to King four - they would respond with pawn to King four... While seeming different, both sides were chess players. With Iraq, we push pawn to king four, and they piss in the corner, then hit the chess board with an ax. Please share your insight.>>
FundaMental Muslims have one attribute the Russians did not. And they have a glaring weakness.
What deterred the Soviets was that they were ATHEISTS. Start a major war, and die, and go to the Big Inky. No 72 virgins for THEM; they die, they're dead, end of story. While the Russians et al could fight like tigers and even suicidally, they fought that way in defense of RODINA-MAT ('the Motherland,' Russia) and not of Soviet Socialism. Not so, alas, islamonazis. BUT....
Their weakness, one we must exploit, is their belief that EVERYTHING IS FIXED AND YOU CAN'T CHANGE IT (to quote a line from Jesus Christ Superstar, a show that would give your friendly neighborhood Islamonut a case of the hives). They--by whom I mean fundamentalists, NOT, say, Sufi muslims--are trapped in the amber of "Inshall'ah": Everything that happens, down to the smallest dropping of a pencil off of the edge of a table, is God's Will.
We are not so bound by Fate. We, being Western and both Christian and Scientific, believe in free will, that what occurrs is the result of decisions made by us, even down to the smallest (like putting a pencil too close to the edge of a table). Furthermore, as Christians, we believe, not in Fate, but in Providence, in a loving and personal God who gives a little nudge for those whom He favors (although that 'nudge' can sometimes feel like a kick in the ass!).
Accordingly, we have greater imagination and are freer to do the unexpected because we are not locked into a Fate that will determine everything.
This also means that, when Muslims get their asses kicked, in Combat or elsewhere, they are trapped in the amber of inshall'ah. We can use that very intelligently in our favor when the time comes to govern these folks. They are very, very, very submissive to overwhelming firepower. As we will discover.
"The German is either at your throat or at your feet," said Churchill. So the Arabs.
One thing about the amber of inshall'ah, however. It makes them submissive, but gives them great strength and endurance in the face of deprivation and suffering. Considering that the vast majority of their history has been spent in desert and abject poverty, this should be no surprise.
posted on 03/27/2003 4:19:57 AM PST
by homeagain balkansvet
(Sayyed Qutb imagined a world in which I would die rather than live. Victory Now.)
To: homeagain balkansvet
You're saying they're determinists ala BF Skinner...except they think EVERYTHING that happens is God's will? Wouldn't that tend to kill personal ambition and correction. I mean, do they take personal responsibility for anything, or is it just "God's will" when things go awry. Does free will exist in Islam??
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