posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by LarryLove
Who are/were the dominant superpowers for the past century or three? Who owned colonies won through conquest in most of the world? This is not an
extremist rant , this is fact. Why is it that people don't like to face truth why is a lie so much more pleasant but truth so painful.
Before the Europeans got their house in order islam through the umayyads , moors , turks , timurids , mughals , barbary , was sweeping across the old
world through wars of conquest , taking out coptic egypt , zoroastrian persia , spain and sicily , hindu/bhudhist india and indonesia , christian
mesopotamia , north africa and the levant then culminating in their conquest of byzantium , present day turkey and greece in 1453 , the last of the
Roman Empire. After that they went on to conquer the balkans to threaten Europe but the austro-hungarian empire with a little help from russia kept
them out.Imagine how different the world would be if they had failed
Only reconquests in spain and sicily , the balkans , greece and india freed these countries from islamic rule today , likewise in china , who was
conquered by the mongols , many of which had converted to islam in their conquest of the middle east. Many of the above mentioned have large muslim
populations , except spain who expelled most jews and muslims in their inquisitions , and sicily as it was too close to the vatican to tolerate a
large muslim "minority".
My point , there will be conquered and conquerors , dominant and weak , but in the blink of an eye the weak can become strong and the strong weak , we
must be vigilant and not so trusting of the first person who tells us what we want to hear and laughs with us.