reply to post by mattpryor
Matt rest assured I will be quoting some of these choice statements you have made here in your future posts should by chance you deviate from your
contentions that you are drawing distinctions between terrorists and Muslims.
The Afghani people though do not recognize the Karzai government as legitimate nor do they believe the recent hotly contested elections where
allegations of fraud are wide spread including from the opposition candidate were honestly or fairly run ones either.
What great work are the British troops doing in Afghanistan where a ressurgent Taliban is capitalizing off of the people's discontent and unhappiness
with eight long years of war that has yielded far more civilian cassualties and colateral damage than Taliban ones?
Protecting Royal Dutch Shells newly built Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline originating out of Kaskiksthan, or protecting the Chinese companies that were
awarded the lucrative copper contracts, or is it helping the drug smugglers to increase the opium crop 90 fold from the start of the war?
Or is it the great work of killing more civilians than actual Taliban combatants you feel is great and important work?
Clearly the only Afghanis who want either England or the U.S. in Afghanistan are those corrupt officials of a government we have installed that is not
seen as ligitimate by the Afghani people and is almost entirely funded not by Afghani citizens but by American Tax Payers.
Your statements all sound great to the sound bite news crowd that doesn't trouble them selves with actual indepth detail of the real situation on the
ground over there.
As far as tunneling underneath the Temple Mount we know from History that the Knights Templar excavated a series of tunnels underneath the Temple.
They did so looking for religious Icons and Text and Scriptures, as well as legendary items like the Ark of the Covenant.
It has long been a matter of conjecture as to what if anything they found and who might posses it.
That Israel would not be using technology in at the very least an archeological pursuit to access those previous excavations to further determine what
historically significant artifacts might be in the long burried ruins of two historically and culturally important Temples is almost beyond belief to
imagine that they would not be.
The cultural and religious significance to those long ago ruined and burried edifices is of paramount importance not just to Israel but Hebrews all
over the world.
While treaties might not allow for such excavations (I do not know if this is true or not) I can't imagine personally such excavations would defile
the Islamic Mosque built above, though I can imagine that Muslims might fear that the tunnels would either accidently cause the Mosque to collapse or
deliberately cause the Mosque to collapse.
I do not personally believe Israel would purposefully cause the Mosque to collapse because of the cultural and historical significance of what lays
below the Mosque to Israel and the Jews and the possibility such a collapse could damage or destroy those things.
Jerusalem by Contract and Treaty was to be ruled in perpituity by the Vatican and the Holy See. Israel is in violation of that.
The Mufti of Jerusalem, the former Ottoman Empire authority responsible for Jerusalem during the long period of Ottoman rule was in fact famous for
his fairness in allowing all religions to have access to the Temple Mount.
The well known term 'Status Quo' was coined by the Mufti to describe how each sect of Christians and Muslims was granted a certain portion of the
area to maintain as their own religious feifdom while at the same time ensuring pilgrims from all sects and religions would have access to all these
seperately secular maintained areas.
The long and short of it is Matt Pryor I support Israel's right to exist but only within the original area assigned to them by the British Mandate of
Palestine that the Zionists waged a terror campaign against to cause them to flee their governance and administration of the region.
I support all treaties be honored to the letter inculding the one that cedes the Temple Mount and Jerusalem to the Holy See.
Not because I am a Catholic, not because I am a Christian, not because I am anti-Semitic because I am none of those things, but BECAUSE IT WAS AGREED
UPON and placed in a signed treaty by all parties.
That should answer all your questions Matt. Thanks for asking!
[edit on 26/10/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]