posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 10:31 PM
reply to post by Jameela
If you all got out, we would manage by ourselves, but profit matters to the US;
you completely missed the point of the conversation, didn't you? The discussion was about a U.N. sanctioned operation to place military forces in
the U.S. for some obscure objective or another that wasn't really worded into a coherent mission statement.
reply to post by Avalessa
That's pretty offensive that you're assuming that all Arabs are bad.
I really don't care too much whether you find something offensive or not.
What I am curious about, however, is how you interpret that I am implying all Arabs are bad. Within a few months, I'll be interacting with Arabs on
a regular basis, and I won't start to think they are 'bad' unless they show up outside the ECP wearing a heavy jacket when it's 120 degrees
outside. That is called pucker-factor.
If someone steps out into your blatantly obvious convoy and gets hit... chances are, they are looking to do one of two things (not mutually
exclusive): Die, or get the convoy to stop. The convoy keeps moving for security reasons, and stopping is a very unwise maneuver... if someone is
trying to get you to stop, they are trying to make you vulnerable.
It's as simple as that. Does that mean this woman was a "bad Arab?" Hell if I know. But it's a bad decision to stop the convoy in either case;
particularly since normal people don't walk into moving vehicles. Kind of like what your mother always used to tell you about wild animals...
"Something is wrong with it if it comes this close to people."
I know that particular analogy is going to probably be found somewhat distasteful... but, it works.
Like I said - I have no problem interacting in a normal and pleasant manner with normal people. It's when they get abnormal and start spontaneously
exploding, spawning steel blades out of their pants, and other types of activity that I no longer enjoy their company. That's not cool.