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Possible reason behind the War in Iraq

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posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 09:14 PM
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Alpha,

Any part of any book could be seen as bad, and really is that any different than the Bible and what he did to poor Job? LOL!!

I also agree that putting faith into a book is beyond my reasoning, but if you are going to be in an area that the people hold these things as true, it is probably good info to have I would think.




posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 09:37 PM
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Certainly, Passer by, it is good info to have, but there are people everywhere that hold any view that want to take their views militantly... But Islam is not a valid enemy, nor is Christianity. I view a belief in a supreme being seriously, but I don't believe that violence against those that don't agree with me is a good thing. Be you Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jew, whatever... I really don't think all this is against a religion. Some books "hint" (some more and moreso than others) at killing others, but in the end those peoples need to be viewed as "Nations" perhaps, not as states, nation-states, or whatever the popular term of the time is. The big problem these days is that some are integrated, and, well, it makes it easy for extremists on any side to wage a "holy war."



posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by Passer By
I think it is a matter of historical fact that while Europe was in the dark ages, that the middle east was the hieght of political, philosophical and scientific world.



Yes, absolutely correct. The middle east was incredibly advanced in comparison to Europe of the time....

...and then they stopped right there. Arab culture and life is still, basically, in the middle ages. They forgot to use their knowledge to advance their lives and culture. Sure, they have cars, but they use them in the same way they would a donkey cart. Brand new John Deere tractors only plow that land that has been plowed by ox/donkey plow for centuries, with no intention or will to expand their land, or even combine with their neighbors to increase acreage of seperate fields.

Medically, they pioneered many procedures hundreds of years ago, that are still in use by the west today.....but no longer use them themselves, and have simply not learned anything new. Birth rates and overall health has always been very poor in the Arab world.

I think the difference between the first two Crusades and this one, is today the west is the intellectually and physically superior force, and have the skills and knowledge learned from the past to prevail.



posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 11:45 PM
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What a wonderful enemy, huh? After all, they have been attacking us for years, declaring war on us all the time. Heck, the U.S. didn't have to make them the enemy, they declared war on us so many times and have attacked so many times, we have been foolish to ignore it.

One might say that we have been extremely patient, but to say that we have been patient is absurd. Why give us credit, as everyone knows we are the villian of today.



posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 11:45 PM
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Actually, whats-his-name in the Mummy was pretty bad ass. The guy who was the leader of the group assigned to protect the secret of the Mummy.

He was pretty badass, he was middle-eastern and I think Muslim.

heh..

I don't buy this theory at all. Stupid. Fighting an enemy for the sake of fighting? Proof?

-wD



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 06:43 AM
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Anyone remember the 'peace dividend' the end of the cold war was supposed to create?

Instead of saving, the militaries have invested in high tech expensive flexible forces to meet this new 'threat'. The arms companies seem to have survived the demise of the main threat with remarkably little loss of trade.

US does seem to need a bogyman enemy - even better if it's a one word enemy - saddam, gadafi, castro, osama etc etc



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 03:49 AM
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Alex Tribeck, "Now on to Final Jepordy"

Alex, "Answer: Haliburton."

*do dah, do dah, . . do dah, do dah*
*do, . dah do, . dah, do dah do*

Alex, "Times Up"

Contestant: "What was the ONLY reason for war in Iraq?"

Alex, "Correct! And how much did you wager?"

Contestant: "All of it, this was a no-brainer"
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