posted on 09/05/2002 7:40:10 AM PDT
"Complexity" makes the this world-war "worth fighting?" What kind of nonsense is that? The complexity and nuances of this mess actually provide an argument for concentrating on American national defense rather than world social engineering, especially in the Islamic hell-hole. Hitchens is attempting newspeak here as a means to defend his utopian and futile "reform" crusade.
To: dighton; Orual; general_re
In confronting such people, the crucial thing is to be willing and able, if not in fact eager, to kill them without pity before they can get started.
posted on 09/05/2002 7:59:29 AM PDT
Many thanks for the post.
Hitchens has always recognized the dangers to the world posed by religious fundamentalists whether they be Christian, Judaic, or Islamic. Which makes it so strangely curious that he fails to see the more dangerous global-corporate-socialist statists.
It makes one wonder what it will take for Chris to see the value of ethical-capitalism?
posted on 09/05/2002 8:00:43 AM PDT
>>"However, the two regimes that did most to incubate and protect al Qaeda and the Taliban - the Saudi feudalists and the Pakistani military - were and still are on the official "friends and allies" list of the American establishment. "
One year later, the bankruptness of our Pakistan/Saudi strategy is evident.
But the lure of Saudi money is apparently enough to over ride what ever feelings of patriotism the elites of this country have as they are more than willing to suck on the teat of Saudi money.
to ban and to erase music and art ...
Interesting that everytime nutballs take over a country (Cambodia, anyone?), they turn it into something from Ayn Rand's "Anthem". Has any anti-utopian novel ever been so prophetic?
posted on 09/05/2002 11:33:13 AM PDT
what a moron. Islam is the enemy all of it is.
posted on 09/05/2002 11:33:49 AM PDT
So what you are saying is that Al Quaeda is to Islam as those "Christian Identity" nuts are to Christianity?
One would hope, one would wish that it were so. However, I see a great deal of support for Al Quaeda among the muslim masses. This is truly a holy war between Islam and everybody else. If not all Muslims agree with that philosophy, they bear the burden for identifying themselves from the rest.
posted on 09/05/2002 11:38:02 AM PDT
To: aculeus; monkeyshine; ipaq2000; Lent; veronica; Sabramerican; beowolf; Nachum; BenF; angelo; ...
posted on 09/05/2002 3:17:44 PM PDT
posted on 09/05/2002 6:11:44 PM PDT
by Bob J
"Do the religious authorities propose to inflict this code only on members of their own congregation, who share the supposed values and taboos? No they do not. They wish to have it imposed also on Christians and unbelievers."
Standard Operating Procedure in the looney cult world of fundamentalist Islam.
It totally amazes me that the same people who were so horrified by the Serbian persecution of the Islamic Albanians, apartheid in South Africa, the military government in Haiti, etc., etc. have demostrated such a selective degree of morality that they totally ignore the continuing brutality, viciousness, violence, and inhumanity of the Islamic world cult which treats its women like chattels, seeks to forcibly impose itself on non-Muslims, imposes Medieval forms of justice on religious dissenters, practises slavery and forced prostitution, coddles and condones and supports world terrorism, and seeks to expand the mindless violence of Islamic "paradises" like Afgahnistan, the Sudan and Somalia to the western world and other non-Islamic area.
Truly amazing - selective morality.
posted on 09/06/2002 6:12:54 AM PDT
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