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posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by Ezekiel

Yes but when was the last time they told a Christian to strap a bomb to themselves and detonate it in a crowded public area?

It just doesnt happen. They might have extreme views on gays, Islam and other religions - however I have never heard of any cases of them advocating violence against them.

Cant say the same thing about (some) Islamic Clerics.


You raise a point that I never get tired of hearing. There are Palestinian and Lebanese Christians, no? They live under the same opression as the Palestinian and Lebanese Muslims, no? So why then are there no Palestinian or Lebaneses Christian suicide bombers?




posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by Ezekiel
I have just ordered a copy off the net, so as soon as I get it I will - at this stage I have to go off what I find on the net, and I have looked at sites that are FOR, AGAINST and INDIFFERENT to Islam.

The big difference is the 'For' sites try to 'interperet' the words like kill, maim and slaughter into something less sinister and violent. The middle of the line sites just put the words out there and say "hey make up your own mind" and the against sites make ludicrous connections and try to spin every mundane sentence into a declaration of war against Christians.


Thanks for taking the first step into understanding Islam. Next time you read the Quran, let's discuss the surrahs again and have a logical discussion on them.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by hogtie
You raise a point that I never get tired of hearing. There are Palestinian and Lebanese Christians, no? They live under the same opression as the Palestinian and Lebanese Muslims, no? So why then are there no Palestinian or Lebaneses Christian suicide bombers?


Look up the 'Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine' (PFLP). It's led by a Christian leader.

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posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by Souljah
What about all those ACCIDENTAL Killings?

Shooting at Roadblocks?
Raping 14-year old Girls?
Dropping bombs on Houses full of Families?
Well I guess in your eyes that is "Rooting Out the Extremits", correct?


No, not correct.

Shooting at roadblocks is something the neither you or I - who are not in a volatile situation like Iraq can understand nor criticise.

If you were in the soldiers shoes, trying to get to your goal and there was a roadblock in the way that could have explosives, or armed insurgents hidden - what would you do?

Ask them nicely to move, then stand around patiently waiting for them to comply?

Raping ANYBODY let alone 14 year old girls is disgusting behaviour and I do not condone it in any way.

The problem here is you are doing what you accuse me of doing - generalising the entire group based on the actions of the bad few. Not all of the soldiers in Iraq rape little girls - just like not all Muslims are terrorists.

As for bombing houses, that is a tragedy. However the US led forces also recognise this as a tragedy and do not intentionally try to do this.



Apparently anything that the Noble Western Soldiers DO, while Standing on OCCUPIED LAND, is called Liberatng, or Defending, or Peacekeeping - or some other oxymoronic word similar to those.


Just like anything the noble civilian targeting, glory seeking, suicide bombing terrorists call anything THEY do Liberating or defending (their religion of course). Its all about perception and belief. The US believes its doing the right thing. Just like the terrorists believe they are doing the right thing.


url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Body_Count_project]Iray-Body Count[/url]


Amatuers relying on news sources for the count? Come on man - BOTH sides of politics has criticised those guys.



They did? How come? There were IDF soldiers captured OVER the border with Israel and Lebanon on LEBANESE SIDE - meaning, that the IDF was already breaing international laws (like usually).


Yes they were captured - by a NON STATE, TERRORIST orgisation. Its not like the Lebanese government and military captured the soldier - which would have been one Sovereign nation at war with another. It was A TERRORIST group that was not sanctioned by the nation it was operating from, kidnapping a member of the armed forces from a SOVEREIGN NATION!

It was not up to Hezbollah to deal with the Israeli military, it was up to the Lebanese Government and their dimplomats and their soldiers.



And have you ever heard about this "Kidnapped Soldiers" again? Or about Private Gilad, who was supposed to be captured by Palestinian militants in Gaza?


I did actually, The Australian had a news bite saying something like the Israeli and Palestinian government had nearly worked out a deal.



Well lets start at the beginning shall we?

Firstly, the terrible 9-11 attacks on WTC happened Correct?

Who was found to be responsible?

Osama Bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network of Terrorists.

He was supposed to be hiding in Afganistan - so the Noble Christian Armies removed the Taliban regime, by all means neccessary and installed their own little puppet goverment. Problem Solved?


Ok so we both agree that was necessary.



And has Terrorism Stopped since then?


If only it were that simple - what are we supposed to do, give up?



OK, lets move on - IRAQ;

First there were Weapons of Mass Destruction - but none were found.

Then there was the Connection between Saddam & Al-Qaeda - but none were found.

Then Bush himself said, that Saddam had NOTHING to do with the terrorist attacks on WTC on 9-11 - so why the hell was Iraqi attacked then, if all the MAJORTY points for invason turned out to be completly and utter CRAP?


Ok so we both agree that the reason for going to war in Iraq was BS.

hey we agree on more than I thought




So, is Iraq at least SAFER today? Well judging by the constant news reports about killings, massacres and dead bodies found, I can call Iraq the most dangerous place on earth - thanks to the Noble Christian Armies, who have come here to Liberate the people of Iraq; but as it looks to me, they really do not give a crap about them, as General Tommy Franks of the US central command prudly says:

"We don’t do body counts"

So, how come the US is DEFENDING itself from the terrorists, when they are standing on foreign land, occupying another country?


As I said, I dont agree with going to war in Iraq - however I have nothing but 100% support for our soldiers that are there, who are simply doing what they are told.



One of the most dangerous ideas of the 20th century was that "people like us" could not commit atrocities agaisnt civilians


Well, Im an aussie - and we havent started any wars or had any genocides yet. And for that, Im glad.

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[edit on 18-9-2006 by Ezekiel]



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by half_minded
I am from India but I lived all my life in Kuwait. I was 7 yrs old when Iraq attacked Kuwait. I lived in a small apartment with my parents and my 2 older brothers and an elder sister. We woke up on the morning of 2nd august to the sound of an explosion. We thought it could have been a thunder but it was just too loud and sounded too close. We woke up our parents. My dad assured us it was nothing and went off to work as usual. Half way to his workplace he was sent back home.

There were iraqi soldiers everywhere, people shooting, tanks going off, bombs being dropped. Iraq had attacked Kuwait and had pretty much taken control over it. My dad came home and told us of what we saw. We started panicking and my dad tried to contact his friends to see how we could get out of the country. Airport was closed off. We were scared to leave the apartment. We had heard on the news that Iraqi soldiers were taking yound males prisoners. Esp. young kuwait males. They were randomly going to people's houses and apartments and either just killing them or taking them prisoners.

One day an Iraqi soldier came to our house. He wanted to take my dad and elder bro prisoner. He wanted to take them away. My mom pleaded and begged him not too. She cried a lot and so did the rest of us. Somehow through some miracle he did felt pity or since we were not kuwaiti, he spared my dad and bro and assured us that no other soldier would come to our place. I wonder what would have happened if he had taken them prisoner that day. My life wudnt be the same.


My dad and his friend formed a convoy of cars and we left everything to leave the country by road. At first we were stopped at different borders but finally we were allowed to leave. We had to drive through different countries and live in tents. We were refugess for months. We stayed in small size tents and we slept on a thin cloth through which we wud feel the rocks poking all over our bodies. Occassionally the aid truck wud come by to drop off food for us.

My dad came back to kuwait couple of years later. He was a volunteer for the fire fighting team which was still trying to extinguish burning oil wells. My dad had to drive with his headlights on during the day because the smoke had filled the skies completely. The trees were black. He had to dodge land mines and dead bodies that were all over the place. Even to this day we get reports of people dying or getting injured because of land mines left over since the attack.


In short, think about the people US kills everyday. Bush and Israel have wiped out entire cities. Ppl cry abt 9/11 abut what abt the people being killed everyday. Entire cities getting wiped out. Americans should #ing stop supporting Bush. And ya US does not need to poke its nose in other countries business. People were much happier in afghanistan, iraq, and lebanon before US attacked them. Atleast they were alive, they had homes, and they could go out in the streets. Im so pissed off i cant even right anymore



Half minded, what you went through, the terror, the uncertainty of yours and your loved ones survival. What you experienced, was what it was like to be an Iraqi. You suffered for it for a few weeks, they lived it, or died it, 24/7. Granted things could be better, but the Iraqis were always going to have to fight for thier freedom. Thats just the way it works, "from time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots" As long as we keep our comittment however, they will be able to come out the other end. As bad as things are, or seem to be, Progress is being made. And most of those dying in Iraq, are dieing from IED's, not JDAM's. The people as ever are caught in the middle, and must decide, as individuals the fate of thier nation. WHile they do so, we will continue to support them.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by DJMessiah

Originally posted by hogtie
You raise a point that I never get tired of hearing. There are Palestinian and Lebanese Christians, no? They live under the same opression as the Palestinian and Lebanese Muslims, no? So why then are there no Palestinian or Lebaneses Christian suicide bombers?


Look up the 'Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine' (PFLP). It's led by a Christian leader.

[edit on 18-9-2006 by DJMessiah]


The PFLP is Marxist-Leninist, not Christian. I'm fairly certain that Marxism is not a big advocate for religion, let alone Christianity.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 12:27 PM
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The group was being led by a Christian named George Habash.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by DJMessiah
The group was being led by a Christian named George Habash.


I managed to find out that his parents were Greek Orthodox.

Still, thats ONE organisation thats led by (not totally consisting of) a christian vs. the many led by (and consisting solely of) muslims.

It seems the group had more political and social goals in mind from what I can find.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 12:45 PM
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Yup. Absolutely no Christian agenda. I bet once Habash became a Marxist he never stepped foot in a church again.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by Ezekiel
No, not correct.

Shooting at roadblocks is something the neither you or I - who are not in a volatile situation like Iraq can understand nor criticise.

If you were in the soldiers shoes, trying to get to your goal and there was a roadblock in the way that could have explosives, or armed insurgents hidden - what would you do?

Ask them nicely to move, then stand around patiently waiting for them to comply?

See the problem arises, when you check out the situation in Iraq and you see, as we established later and agreed upon - that the reasons for Invasion of Iraq were completly FALSE and actually the real weapons of mass deception against the public of this Planet, as they all turned out to be a complete bag of crap. So, we have US and other Coalition soldiers in Iraq, which was torn apart by an Illegal Invasion, which means they are also ILLEGALLY occupying a foreign country and are treated as enemies by one or many sides there.

So a soldier standing at a checkpoint is doing what? Defending Freedom? Defending Demoracy? What is he doing there? He was sent to war based on a pack of Lies and Deceptions, and now he has to react a sheety situation, like a suspecious car approaching the checkpoint, based on his training; which ofcourse is a very warrior-like code, which soldiers dare not to break and always obey to follow orders. But that is not their fault, but the blame is on the Greedy and utter Corrupt politicians who sent them there to Hell, to stand and try to get out alive, and not kill so many innocent bystanders, which is a tough job to do.



Raping ANYBODY let alone 14 year old girls is disgusting behaviour and I do not condone it in any way.

The problem here is you are doing what you accuse me of doing - generalising the entire group based on the actions of the bad few. Not all of the soldiers in Iraq rape little girls - just like not all Muslims are terrorists.

Yes not all soldiers rape, but how are they being Punished then later? How is the US Military helping them, to escape their convictions? All I see is, a Above the Law Country, marching in a complete Law-Less country, and none of the things they do, which counts as a violation of International Laws, Geneva Conventions and Basic Human Rights, will NOT be presented in a Court of Law as Evidence. The Noble US Army will never been seen as the Enemy or as the Bad Guy - why is that?



Just like anything the noble civilian targeting, glory seeking, suicide bombing terrorists call anything THEY do Liberating or defending (their religion of course). Its all about perception and belief. The US believes its doing the right thing. Just like the terrorists believe they are doing the right thing.

What do you mean by he US believes its doing the right thing?

You mean the current US Goverment?

Or the People of United States?

Well, how come Bush Ratings are At All-Time Low?



Amatuers relying on news sources for the count? Come on man - BOTH sides of politics has criticised those guys.

Care to show me any other Example of a Group of people, who devoted their time to give People of Iraq something that US Military did not do. You know how that looks like? As if Iraqi people are not Human, since we do not care how many of them die each and every day, since we do not do bodycounts on their casualties. So basicly, the US Army does not care at all for the Wellbeing and Security of Iraqi People. Imagine your Cops in the neighbourhood doing the same? How would that make you feel, if a situation broke out and Cops would come around your home and say; We Shall Only Do Bodycounts for our MEN!



Yes they were captured - by a NON STATE, TERRORIST orgisation. Its not like the Lebanese government and military captured the soldier - which would have been one Sovereign nation at war with another. It was A TERRORIST group that was not sanctioned by the nation it was operating from, kidnapping a member of the armed forces from a SOVEREIGN NATION!

I am sorry, but Hizb'allah was, DEMOCRATICLY ELECTED in Southern Lebanon and earned 23 seats in Parlament? Well they are ofcourse treated as a TERRORIST group by almost all the Western agencies and goverments. The real problem is, that Terrorism is actually not a tool of the Weak and Powerless - but of the STRONG and POWERFULL. Israeli is a Supreme Terrorist State, conducting acts of Terror and breaking International Law for decades, but nobody actually does anything to stop them. They are ofcoures - DEFENDING themselves; but you can not defend yourself while occupying another mans land. That is a contradiction.

Remember Gaza Strip? A piece of Land which was taken in 1967 from the people of Palestine, given back (kindof)? You know who is the power there? Hamas - which was also DEMOCRATICLY Elected by the people of Palestine.

And I thought US wants DEMOCRACY in Middle East - well there you have it.

It was not up to Hezbollah to deal with the Israeli military, it was up to the Lebanese Government and their dimplomats and their soldiers.




And has Terrorism Stopped since then?

If only it were that simple - what are we supposed to do, give up?

Can't you see that War on Terrorism is just a BIG smoke screen, behind which Global Elite is hiding their sinister plans to further divide and conquer Middle East and also the general public and to inject More and MORE Fear among the general population of this planet, with Anti-Terrorist Legistaltions, which are supposed to be for Our Safety, but are instead pillars of a Fascist Police State, and a creepy evocation of George Orwells 1984.



Well, Im an aussie - and we havent started any wars or had any genocides yet. And for that, Im glad.

I am sorry - I thought you were an American.

My Humble Appologies.

True - you haven't started any wars - but Geoncide is another story...

But we have sailed far away from the Topic of this Thread.

I can't see da Pope anymore.




posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 02:25 PM
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I am sorry, but Hizb'allah was, DEMOCRATICLY ELECTED in Southern Lebanon and earned 23 seats in Parlament? Well they are ofcourse treated as a TERRORIST group by almost all the Western agencies and goverments.


Just because a political party has won seats in parliament, does not mean they can arm their followers and create a pseudo army that goes around capturing foreign soldiers!

The only recognized Military Force a country has is its Armed forces, which does not owe allegiance to any one political party. (unless your talking about a dictatorship like Sadaams Iraq pre invasion) it owes allegiance to the government and the people.

NOw those soldiers werent captured by the Lebanese Armed Forces, they were captured by the Military Wing of the HEzbollah Political Party who did it to further their own political agenda!



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Ezekiel
Just because a political party has won seats in parliament, does not mean they can arm their followers and create a pseudo army that goes around capturing foreign soldiers!

Didn't you want Demoracy in Middle East?

A Military Wing has won seats in Parlament - what does that tell you?

That the People of Southern Lebanon are With them - you know why?

If you want to find out the roots of Hizb'Allah, you should check out what happened back in 1982 in Southern Lebanon - under the Brave and Valiant Military Intervention by the IDF, which was ofcourse yet again Defending itself?

Israel Creates their Own Enemies by doing what they are doing for decades.

And you know what? The people are supporting this Terrorists.

Why is that?



The only recognized Military Force a country has is its Armed forces, which does not owe allegiance to any one political party. (unless your talking about a dictatorship like Sadaams Iraq pre invasion) it owes allegiance to the government and the people.

What if Armed Forces can not Protect you and your Family?

Who would you trust?

As you can see - if you follow the Crisis in Middle East - the oeople here more according to the Tribal Law then to any other Law; as you see, in some places in Iraq people trust local Militias for protection, since the Iraqi Defence Forces or any Coalition troops can not provide them safety.

So you think in Lebanon it is any different?



NOw those soldiers werent captured by the Lebanese Armed Forces, they were captured by the Military Wing of the HEzbollah Political Party who did it to further their own political agenda!

Exactly.

You want to know how many Lebanese Prisoners are in Israeli Prisons?

A little bit more then Two or Three members.

But yet again - if IDF soldiers were Kidnapped by Hizb'Allah - a military wing in control of Southern Lebanon, why the the IDF waged war against an Entire Country and its Infrastructure and above all, its CIVILIANS?

Let's not even start to list all the International Laws and Geneva Convetions and Human Rights broken here by the IDF, which was ofcourse Defending itself from the Running Lebanese Civilians and littered some places with Cluster Bombs for decades to come.

Who's Political Agenda was shown here?

A little bit of Scouting the Territory before the Next Phase of the War in Middle East.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 02:43 PM
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i didnt realize that the aussies had asked the tasmanian people to politly move to some other unknown location or maybe it was genocide??i cant remember



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 03:35 PM
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I would just like to point out there is a big difference between someones relgious affiliation and what they do. Just becasue someone is a christian does not mean that everything they do refelcts christanity.

For example in teh catholic church they Confession is there to fogrive the sins of the penatant. Sins do not go in line with catholic teachings but catholics commit them daily. That does not mean that the acts are thoes that reflect the church. Somone commiting the sin of pre maratail sex as a catholic does not show catholic values but their relgious affiliation may be catholic.

The issues at hand are if someone commits some heinous act in the name of relgion.

For example. Bush is a christian but the awr in Iraq is not a "christian war"

If I was to commit some act of violence and I am a catholic that does not mean my catholisim has made me commit the violence. However if I say I am murdering this person in the name of Jesus Christ because they have done such and such.. then that reflects my personal catholic stance. (this is an example again and in no way reflects the teachings of the Catholic Church)

If I was to start a political movement I would not consider it a christian movement and if anyone did label it that simply becasue I was a christian then I would say tehy got it wrong.

Dont blame something someone does on their relgion unless they actively state it is for the relgion. For most people relgion is not something that makes their every decision and move.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Mizar:
The issues at hand are if someone commits some heinous act in the name of relgion.

Like puting down the seeds of hatred.


For example. Bush is a christian but the awr in Iraq is not a "christian war"

No, but it sure helps him to justify what he does.


If I was to commit some act of violence and I am a catholic that does not mean my catholisim has made me commit the violence. However if I say I am murdering this person in the name of Jesus Christ because they have done such and such.. then that reflects my personal catholic stance. (this is an example again and in no way reflects the teachings of the Catholic Church)

What about The Inquisition?


Dont blame something someone does on their relgion unless they actively state it is for the relgion. For most people relgion is not something that makes their every decision and move.

No, but it makes up far most of their excuses.

R e l i g i o n - is the excuse par exellence for most atrocities commited throughout the History of Man.
In these times of havoc a new crusade might come handy for some people. See the following link to BBC.


Ayatollah Khamenei said the remarks by Pope Benedict XVI last Tuesday were the "latest link" in "the chain of a conspiracy to set in train a crusade".

Other links, he added, included the cartoon satirising Muhammad and "the insulting remarks of some American and European politicians and newspapers about Islam".



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posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by Souljah
Didn't you want Demoracy in Middle East?


Yes I think democracy is important anywhere.



A Military Wing has won seats in Parlament - what does that tell you?


No, A POLITICAL PARTY has won seats in Parliament. That does not give them the right to form their own Militia! I can not see how you justify that - could you imagine if the Republicans decided that because they had a few Senators and Congressmen, they would Arm their followers and form a Pseudo Militia that went around commiting violent acts to further their agenda?

Say for example they decided to go and capture the border guards from Mexico because they wanted to stop illegal immigrants coming over the border and they felt the Mexican guards werent doing enough to stop it.

Now this isnt the American Armed forces doing it - ITS MEMBERS OF A POLITICAL PARTY who have guns, and are doing it to further their own agenda. How would all of the Democrats, and the Greens and the other minor party supporters feel about this? How would the Average American citizen feel about this?

See my point?



That the People of Southern Lebanon are With them - you know why?


Yes they support them POLITICALLY, there is a Political wing of Hezbollah and a Militant wing of hezbollah - the Political Wing is the one who runs candidates for seats of Parliament.

What about the people who dont support Hezbollah? Is it fair that a political party and its followers get to make decisions that impact on the entire country independently frmo the government when they dont have a majority? Hell no!



Israel Creates their Own Enemies by doing what they are doing for decades.
And you know what? The people are supporting this Terrorists.


Some people are supporting them - it does not justify them having a NON STATE militant group that carries out attacks against a SOVERIGN STATE's armed forces that lead to the destruction of their country. LIke I've said before - Hezbollah is NOT THE LEBANESE MILITARY - they are armed followers of a political party.

And do you ever stop to think how many people REALLY support these Machine gun wielding maniacs? How safe would you feel supporting another candidate (if they are brave enough to run for parliament) when you are surrounded by fanatical political party members with guns?

It makes a big differnece when you are handed a 'How to Vote' card by someone holding a machine gun....



What if Armed Forces can not Protect you and your Family?


Protect them from what? Were Israel and Lebanon even bothering each other before those Hezbollah terrorists captured the soldiers? Sure in the past there has been problems - but tell me - was Israel shelling Lebanon before it happened?



Who would you trust?


NOT fanatical members of a POLITICAL PARTY (because like or not thats what Hezbollah is now) that have decided to arm themselves and cause trouble!



You want to know how many Lebanese Prisoners are in Israeli Prisons?


SO WHAT - they were captured by the ISRAELI ARMED FORCES!!! Not a few a members of a political party with guns!



But yet again - if IDF soldiers were Kidnapped by Hizb'Allah - a military wing in control of Southern Lebanon, why the the IDF waged war against an Entire Country and its Infrastructure and above all, its CIVILIANS?


Because it is WRONG for the militant terrorist wing of a political party to control ANY part of a country (Imagine the Republicans blockading Texas??) so they can attack a sovereign state. And I'm sorry but as soon as those 'civilians' picked up guns or supported Hezbollah in doing what they were doing, they were not 'civilians' they were terrorists.



Let's not even start to list all the International Laws and Geneva Convetions and Human Rights broken here by the IDF, which was ofcourse Defending itself from the Running Lebanese Civilians and littered some places with Cluster Bombs for decades to come.


No please, list a few for me. I would love to know what Geneva Conventions were broken here.



Who's Political Agenda was shown here?


Hezbollahs - they attacked Israel so Israel would attack back, knowing they could rely on doctored photos (it has been proven) and staged scenarios to increase their support base in the South of Lebanon.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 01:24 AM
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Democracy is not the better system, it's not working, look at our government, the governments of the west... corrupt! Do you really want to export that? And of course, it's not democracy we export, it's puppetry under democracy.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 01:36 AM
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Off the trail again, Ezekiel! (and others)
Re-read the name of this thread, and move your discussions to the forum of the Middle East Conflict.

...and by the way, re-read the Geneva Convention - if you ever read it.

Interesting point, Vitchilo.


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posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by RedGolem
And I dont think Christions use the term infidel, I think they use hethen


I know that the athiests still call themselves infidels. Christians still use the terms:
infidel, heathen, pagan, neopagan, hedonist, witch, unbeliever, Freethinker, Deist, Atheist, Sceptic, Agnostic, and a whole host of other descriptive terms. It depends on the subject, really.


Originally posted by Knights
I have to admit i'm not quite up to scratch with religious violence but i'm sure Christians are still active in killings/ bombings etc.

Of course there are. You've got crazies in every place on this plannet. A lot of times the Irish conflict is the Catholic Irish agaisnt the Protestant Irish....but no one wants to think about that. But, in thier case, they are only after one nation, not after a whole world.

Originally posted by FlyersFan
The tolerant Pakistani muslim response?


"Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said....She said Muslims had a long history of tolerance,


Yes, they were tolerant. They didn't proclain jihad on the whole world until recently.



Originally posted by zerotime
When aren't the muslims raging over something. Seems like they out in the streets in a rage about something new every couple of days and everyone babies them until they are happy again. These fanatics are like 2 year old kids. It is starting to get old.

Then it is time to "spank the child and beat the boy", no?


Originally posted by xmotex
And if we want to survive, as a species, not just a nation, it's people like you we need to be rid of.
That wasn't a nice comment. This type of comment is an extremist comment, and puts you in the same class as well. You know you aren't an extremeist, so one or two comments in an extreme manner doesn't make you an extremist. I personally believe that the only way to get rid of this fighting is to get rid of the Musslims entirely, but I'm not going to do it, or even pretend to think about it.

Originally posted by Souljah
And How would You People feel, if a Supreme Islamic Cleric would declare, that Christianity and Judaism is based on Violence and that they preach death and war?

I'd make a simple statement with lots of scripture pointing out how wrong that statement is, and them be told by the whole world that I'm a whining 2 year old.


And here comes a crapper full of ignorance:

Originally posted by Souljah
And Brother Killing Brother is OKEY? (Cain & Abel)
He was banished from his family, and cursed, with a mark upon his forehead, so that way others would not kill him. This is also a part of the Bible accepted by the Musslim faith.


And Parents Killing their own Children is OKEY? (Abraham & Isaac)
Taken out of context. The child was never killed. He was the child of the promise, and God was seeing (making a point about something) if Abraham would still believe in the promise when this was the only thing God had ever given him as a direct sign of that fulfilment was taken away. In fact, throughout much of the Bible, when you come upon child killing as sacrifice, it's condemned, and the people left to hell. Again, a part accepted by the musslims.


And Crucifixion is OKEY?
No, it wasn't. You act as if something is reported in scripture, that it automatically meant it was good. The Bible never really makes an apology for evil people. It pointed out what they did, and left it at that, no justification. The only applause in Christendom over the crucifix is the empty tomb that was there, 3 days later. It was a fulfilment to prophecy. Killed on a tree, his bones wern't broken (traditionally, you break the leg bones after about 6 hours to speed up the death), his side was pierced and flowed blood and water (since the blood was seperated, he had to have been dead for a bit, and couldn't have fainted), and a whole host of other prophecies, that have to do with niggling litle points that you know nothing about unless you go through a whole crucifixion, historically.


And Moses Murdering an Egyptian after making sure that no one is looking is OKEY?
It wasn't. His own people turned on him, and that's why he fled.


PLENTY of Cruely And Violence can be found in Holy Bible.

But the problem is, that that is OKEY, correct?
Of course violence is throughout the scriptures. Violence, in and of itself is not evil, it is the direction it's applied. At the same time, much of the violence in the scripture was not condoned...nor was it condemned. Some of the volence that you caused could be the reason to put you to death...and sometimes, you were rewarded for it. Context is everything.

To top this off, there were times when the violence was not condoned, but the one who committed the volence was forgiven. (Saul/Paul).


Only Bible readers who wear the thickest rose-colored glasses can fail to notice all the blood and violence that fill its pages.
Only those with death tinted glasses don't get the context of most of the violence. Pointing out any violence in any religion without a benefit of why the violence is happening, is dangerous. Violence, in and of itself, isn't the issue. Otherwise, I'd not be able to tolerate any sport...like Rugby, Football, Ice Hockey.....

I give the Musslims that much room. If the violence, when wrong, is labled as wrong, then I don't care that you can read about it.

Dinah, the daugher of Israel was raped by a local man, and her brothers killed the man, not her. Those two brothers were cursed by Israel, to boot. Dinah wasn't condemned.

Look at the long line of immoral women in Jesus' lineage.
Look at the woman at the well.
Look at the woman in the situation we get the quote "Let those among you without sin cast the first stone."
Immoral women who wern't killed.

So, what is up with honor killings?

There's an even bigger point that I'll make if you IM me, butI'm not going to do that here.


Originally posted by xmotex
It's interesting what's happening here.
There are fanatics on both sides looking to provoke a general cultural conflict, one that 90% of those on either side have no interest in and nothing to gain from.
That's every issue in life. The majority don't care until someone they know stirrs them up to a mob mentality.


Originally posted by Odium
As per-normal, Souljah raises a good point. Where is the War on Terrorism? Every so called terrorist group that they have gone after have been Islamic. I’ve yet to see them go after those in parts of Africa who are Christian. Why is it Islamic Nation’s are being attacked?

How about they are the only groups(s) that caught our attention on our soil and on our allies' soil?
America shouldn't be fighting a religion if ther is a "seperation of church and state" unless they brought themselves to our attention.
And it's not like "christian groups" haven't been attacked by our governemnt in MY LIFETIME. I don't like the Waco incident, but it was a fringe "christian" group, as was the militia up in Idaho, what, a year later, was it? WITH LESS PROVOCATION than the muslim gropus. Don't tell me that extremist Christians who are American Citizens don't get attacked by our government. (And I believe Waco needed to happen, don't get me wrong. The other one I don't agree with.) I was a child watching this. I'm not that old. How can we forget what happened in our own lifetime?


Originally posted by Odium
President George W. Bush is a Christian. Do I really need to point out how many people have died in Iraq because of his actions? If all Muslims are responsible for all of their actions, all Christians are too. As per-normal, more death at present is on the hands of Non-Muslims than Muslims.
I don't think of him a s aChristians...any time you see me put the word Christian in quotes, I'm thinking of a pseudo-christian, and Bush is a "christian" The issue is he doing this FOR the cause of Christ or for the cause of America. Yes, we are a "christian" nation. Most of our people don't fight this for a "christian"cause, for all our relgious quoting.


Originally posted by doggmann
hasnt anyone noticed that the catholic church and the pope were slammed for not intervening nor speaking out against hitler and the nazi party, but now let him say that violence is wrong and everyone jumps up and down.why wouldnt a leader of a church have the right to speak against war? in light of tolerance, if we areto tolerate others beliefs and cultures then one must accept that not everyones opinion is to be the same. should no one say anything at all? will that make the problem go away?
VERY IMPORTANT: We don't want to remember Hitler. When we forget, hisotry repeats itslef, and it gets worse every time it repeats.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 04:05 AM
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There is a lot of news about this. But hear is one in particuler that I came across.


Sister Leonella, 65, a nun who devoted her life to helping ill people in Africa, used to joke there was a bullet with her name engraved on it in Somalia. When the bullet came, she used her last breaths to forgive those responsible.

"I forgive, I forgive," she whispered in her native Italian just before she died Sunday in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, the Rev. Maloba Wesonga told the Associated Press at the nun's memorial mass Monday in Nairobi, Kenya.

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So to show there rage over a statment quoted from a figuer some five hundred years ago or so, saying that Islam is violent and spred by the sword, they go and kill a sixty five year old nun who had devoted her life to helping people in Africa.

Yes that will really show how wrong the Pope was in his remark.

Does any one else see the hypocrisy in this?



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