I've seen a slew of threads talking about this crisis, and several well thought out theories about what could happen, so I decided to make a thread
that talks about this very story line. Instead of talking about individual attacks, this thread is more so designed to talk about how far this entire
ordeal can go, and will it possibly go "all the way" (re: World War)
Now, the recent Islamic backed attacks on various Western Eebassies. What to make of all this? Here's my take..
What alarms me in all this is not the individual reasons behind these riots, or whose right and whose right, its moreso the indication that these
coordinated attacks are happening all over the world right now on various countries doorsteps.
An embassy is a very serious governmental foothold on foreign soils. It's like a place of operations in that particular region. Fighting a battle
against extremists attacking an embassy is a big no-no. Thats why so many of these embassies are either not fighting hard enough or they're
allowing themselves to be burned. They have the power and influence of local police and paramilitary, but they just aren't using them, or they're
being several overwhelmed by power.
See the Pakistan Standoff for proper use of force
And see the Libya standoff for improper use of force (or overwhelmed)
I'm not sure if these embassy are duck-tale and running, or if they're being seriously out fought. That's up for determination if you want to
really look into those stories.
My goal here isn't necessarily about the individual attacks and/or their location. My discussion is more about the sudden increase in the violence
that this entire ordeal has caused. Being flamed by both ignorant media selling T-Shirts to a poorly thought out "taking sides" approach to Freedom
Yeah, we have the national rights to put any damn cartoon out we want. But I do believe that right should have a limit. Instead of backing down and
apologizing for the uproar we've created, we embraced it, joked about it on our late shows, splattered it all over the Internet tagged with ignorant
political implications, all the while making the very people we pissed off in the first place even more upset. If you guys don't think that the
media over there isn't picking up on our every reaction, then perhaps you need to be doing some more reading. They're pissed, and all we're doing
is snubbing our noses at them and laughing about it; and fueling the anger.
Is that Democracy? Telling the rest of the world, no matter how rudely we do it, that we just don't give a damn? That's pretty much what we're
doing.. and quite successfully if you ask me. They're
even more pissed off now and willing to maim themselves to get that thought through to
us. And if the attacks on the Embassies doesn't get the Reaction of a "Cease and Desist" analogy/request understood, then they
probably start flying more planes around our country; or blowing up our buses and subways soon.
Now my personal take on all this is that these people (the ones rioting) believe so badly in what they practice that they'll do anything in order to
get their point across. Now, granted, some of these believers overdo it, and play with the strings of global implications *Iran, but most of these
protesters are being lead by a bigger Islamic leadership; which is in turn lead by a bigger Islamic group. How big that 'group' is, is also up
for debate if you care to research how deep the ties go...
Good starting points would be here:
One thing is for sure, is that these attacks seem to be getting more deadly, and more vicious, and if these guys get some guns, the body counts are
going to soar! And it's just a manner of time before some illegal (or legal) weapons trader spots this sudden increase in attacks on the West, and
cashes in on some fancy deals that will probably spark the next Cold War. This time, not against a country, but a cold war against an entire
Wee the future looks so bleak!
Now how this goes up in the higher religious chains are unknown, I'm not even sure if Ayatollah Mahmoud Mohammadi Araghi supports this. But if he
does, we're about to see one helluva perspective shift in Islamic actions of belief.
Feel free to add to the discussion however minute.
This one is for you kit!
[edit on 2/20/2006 by QuietSoul]