November 3, 2002
Well, let's be honest about this. Whatever
the source of "Islamic" rage and murder, it
cannot possibly be because the "Islamists"
are feeling oppressed by authoritarian
As Islamic apologists are so fond of telling us,
theirs was an advanced, powerful and
expanding polity when my ancestors were
living in wattle huts and sacrificing cats in
thanks for a meagre harvest of tares. Were
the advanced Islamist governments of the time
authoritarian? Does the pope shit in the
"...and America's failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
WTF??? I keep reading this over and over again, but I've never seen anybody ask one question:
Why the heck is it our
responsibility to "resolve" this conflict??? Aren't these countries run by adults? (Yes, Pal is de-facto a country, even though not de-jure a state.) Can't they resolve their own issues?
Isn't everybody in the world bitching at the US for sticking our noses into other people's business? Now we are shitheads because we don't
stick our nose in?
Ray, you have to remember that "resolve" in this case is code for "destroy Israel". And then we have the Aceh-Indonesia issue, the Kashmir-India issue, the Grenada-Spain issue...
Ray's reaction & mine are the same.
Heck, I would argue the third point another way: The Israeli/Palestinian situation has failed to resolve because
"authoritarian governments  have spawned extremist movements by failing to develop a civil society that permits dissent [and because of] the inability of modern interpretations of Islam to prevail over outdated, orthodox versions."
No profanity please.