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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I think this is a fabulous idea. Make it plain and simple. Promulgate that fact in every medium worldwide. Be nice or no Mecca.
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
You guys keep using words/phrases like 'justified' and 'muslim backlash'....
Are we all joking? Whether or not something is justified in this war has become meaningless. Above all else Osama reveres the kabaa -- the site of the holy stone the pre-muslim arabs worshipped -- and so he will do anything to protect it. It doesn't matter if the us is justified in killing the people of mecca or not, what matters is that osama is afraid that we will actually do that.
To be frank, talk about how the world would be mad at us just encourages him to think that we would never do such a thing... which, to be frank, is bad. Whether or not Bush would really go through with it is almost immaterial... Osama has to THINK that Bush would do it and that the American people would support him.
As for the Arab backlash... I can't figure out all this talk about winning over the muslims. They already hate us and always will. If they could form an army and attack us en masse, with any chance of success, they already would have done that.