reply to post by ollncasino
One example can disprove a conviction, no matter how strongly held.
I suppose it can ,always consider the source IMO.
Think about this. If I wanted to recruit people to a new thing, it would be much easier if I pretened to be part of some already popular and
established group right?
Name dropping is common all over the world.
You have previously implied that the Jordanian I spoke of knows not the true nature of groups claiming (falsely according to you) to be
And I would say the same of anybody who claimed such things who didn't have direct ties to said group.
Yet lots of your Middle Eastern friends appear to have a much deep knowledge of the internal funding of groups carrying out terrorist
activities (be it from the US, Israel, ISI, CSIS, Russia, China) which originate from the Middle East?
I've had these friends for decades, and I trust their convictions. I dont' believe that they have any higher knowledge than your average person
living in the country as they aren't government officials or anything. They've been saying the same thing for years though. I've found no reason
to think they were being dishonest.
Could it just be that your Middle Eastern friends are either (i) in denial that Middle Eastern people do indeed carry out terrorist attacks or
(ii) simply lying to you in the hope that you believe them?
They certainly aren't in denial about Middle Eastern folk carrying out terrorist attacks. Do you think I mean that Americans as part of the CIA were
the only ones in terrorist organizations? If so, then you misunderstand. I said supported, and propped up, certainly not in most cases operated by
in the "in charge" sense.
As for lying to me, I highly doubt that. Again these are friend I've had for decades, professional collegues and close friends.
They are just as convicted in their beliefs as your Jordanian friend is of his.