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Friday, September 19, 2014

Breaking My Silence

I'm not yet ready to return to full-time blogging. This nasty cough still grinds on (What a virus!), and my workload isn't quite under control.  I should assign less work to my students, I suppose.

The above said, with the United States now embarking upon a non-war (What is this thing, exactly?), here's something to discuss for the next few days (not my "typical blogging style"):


The ugly truth is this, and all the wishing otherwise will not change the truth....

The problem is Islam.

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  1. When Hillary klintoon was the Secretary of State she spent most of her time flying anywhere in the world, anywhere so that she wouldn’t be seen with Obama too much, but when the Benghazi consulate was attacked on September 11, 2012, killing our ambassador and three security personnel, what we learned was that she had previously paid little or no attention to the question of its protection at a time when other embassies in Libya were closing their doors to avoid attacks....Like Barack Obama, she can't figure out where she stands on anything until she figures out who is asking the question and who is the room listening (in other words, she will lie like her husband and her last boss to trick people into voting for her).
    Frankly, I wish Hillary Clinton would simply go away, far, far away and let a real serious candidate enter the race.

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  2. .

    God is not the problem! God's fan clubs are the problem.

    "The problem is Islam."

    Oh Ben Gazi ...

    Don't be afraid. USA has the capabilities to handle the potential threats of actions of people out to do harm. Islam is no more a problem in USA than Christianity or Judaism. All of the major religious groups have writings that allow alleged followers to kill non-followers.

    Ema Nymton
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    1. Ema,
      A few points for you:

      1. Allah is not the Christian God -- although the word Allah means God (Supreme Being) to Muslims. Look it up for yourself via a Google search. For example, the Christian God is triune; Allah is not.

      2. Read the Quran for yourself. CAIR will give you a free copy in English. I got my free Quran from CAIR -- not kidding, either.

      3. I am not afraid. I'm angry. Big difference.

      4. All of the major religious groups have writings that allow alleged followers to kill non-followers. False! Tell me which religion's followers are presently doing beheadings?

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    AOW,

    A few points for you:

    1. There is only one god. Cultural difference in the way people follow their supreme being is quaint.

    2. Ema Nymton has read the Quran, and the Bible, and the Torah, and the Book of Mormon.

    3. "I'm angry." No reason to be angry. Beheadings have been going on since the beginning of time. The only difference is that the videos are on line.

    4. All of the major religious groups have writings that allow alleged followers to kill non-followers. Fact. Read any of the major religious groups' "holy" books.

    Ema Nymton
    ~@:o?
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    1. Ema,
      We are not going to find common ground for your points 1, 3, and 4.

      Interesting that you haven't asked why I'm angry.

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    2. It's even more interesting to consider that there are some Americans who are not angry.
      Seeing Foley and Sotlov would, I suppose, make most normal Americans real angry. But, maybe not?

      It would be wise if Ema watched the top video before responding; lots of answers there. Sometimes I think answers isn't what some people are looking for..?

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    3. Z,
      I am convinced that many commenters often don't read or watch anything in the body of blog posts. Go figure.

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    4. I'm having folks 'add things' to my posts in the commentary that WERE in the post, too! And my posts aren't usually very lengthy...but..
      I agree with you!
      I know there are liberals who don't even bother to read the post before blathering on and on....not smart. they can't learn.

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  4. Ema:

    How many heads has Phil Roberson severed? How many homosexual sodomites has he gutted? How many adulteresses has he stoned?

    Show me a group of Christians anywhere on the planet today that burning, bombing, beheading and committing wholesale slaughter the way the ululating Mohammedans are doing on several continents.

    You gross ignorance is a danger to you and those around you.

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    1. Major Dick @ Ema:

      You gross ignorance is a danger to you and those around you.

      Exactly!

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    2. Always:

      That surprises me not one whit.

      I had the misfortune to serve in moslem lands, and the homosexuality and bestiality was rampant.

      You couldn't leave two hajis alone on guard duty at night without the guard shack smelling like a toilet the next day.

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    "Show me a group of Christians anywhere on the planet today that burning, bombing, beheading and committing wholesale slaughter the way the ululating Mohammedans are doing on several continents."

    KKK?


    Ema Nymton
    ~@:o?
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    1. Ema,
      The KKK as a whole is not killing people because those people are not Christians. I know of no significant numbers of Christians supporting the KKK.

      Furthermore, the KKK is not a nation state, and the numbers killed don't begin to approach what Mohammedans do now and over the past 14 centuries.

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    2. Ema:

      The KKK does invoke the Christian God for their un-Christian acts, but as Always on Watch says, they gain scant support from Christians.

      Now, Madam, since you were good enough to engage us in debate, please provide us a box score of beheadings, bombings, murders and invasions of the mohamadans and the KKK so we may compare.

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  6. Is there a reason that those on the left go out of there way to defend Islam?
    A religion that kills women and gays for sport?

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  7. Ema seems to support the "What? Me worry?" attitude. Alfred E. Neuman would be proud.

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  8. What many Westerners do not understand is that these are primitive tribal societies who are able to attract misfits from the West to join them. A little reading of Anthropology and one would understand that cultures with any luck go throw a evolutionary process. Christianity has helped many societies evolve with our doctrine. Too bad the Muslims can't get the hang of it.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      And there is also this: ...Philippines: Islamic jihad group Abu Sayyaf pledges allegiance to the Islamic State.

      I expect much more of the above. Global caliphate -- or the attempt to establish one.

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    2. ASG was one of the original Asian jihadist groups, but ti give the cliff notes version, fell from their calling and devolved to more of a criminal enterprise. Their pledge of allegiance is more self serving than a desire of global jihad. They're attempting to reestablish their street creed in light of the more fervent Islamic groups in the Philippines, such as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and Khalifa Islamiyah Mindanao.

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    3. Hence we call them the Dark Ages.

      Be thankful for the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.

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    4. I can glory in the advances and accomplishments of the Renaissance. But the 'dark ages' were only so named by people who considered themselves 'enlightened' without God. Nothing really 'dark' about them (except, maybe, the arrival of Islam on the scene). There was nothing enlightening about the 'Enlightenment' except the ability to be able to investigate your navel because the wealth of the re-birth's commercial enterprises gave many people more free time.

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  9. I will cast fear into the hearts of the unbelievers. Therefore behead them and cut off all their fingertips." =Qur'an 8:12

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  10. "You can't say that Islam is a religion of peace, because Islam does not mean peace. Islam means submission. So the Muslim is one who submits. There is a place for violence in Islam. There is a place for jihad in Islam." —Imam Anjem Choudary

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  11. The besetting sin of modern Western politicians, church leaders, and multiculturalists is their ready acceptance of ignorance and, beyond this, the promotion of their own ignorance to the rank of expertise. This would appear to be the primary problem with many of your commenters here. If Ema is actually a scholar of the world’s religions, if in fact she has read the Qur’an, and then continues to maintain that Islamic terrorism is merely the by-product of sadly misinformed sharpshooters and butchers, then she makes a fine argument for being one of the most incoherent people on the planet. If the Islamacists intend on taking heads, let us hope that Ema is one of the first to donate hers.

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    1. Sam,
      let us hope that Ema is one of the first to donate hers

      If so, she won't believe it until it happens. That is, if a brain really does stay alive long enough to process what just happened a moment before.

      Islamacists don't differentiate much as to whose head they take. As long as the head doesn't belong to one their adherents, that head can be chopped off. Age doesn't matter.

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  12. Yes, the problem is Islam. Islam is at war with the non-Islamic world and always has been. That's why it has long been called "the religion of the sword." The first step in solving a problem is to accurately define it.

    Get well, AOW.

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    1. Stogie,
      I'm creeping ever so slowly up on getting well.

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  13. It appears Ema Nymton has gone AWOL!

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  14. I just posted this at Infidel Bloggers Alliance (from today's essay by Daniel Greenfield):

    The real mission of the “Do Something” coalition isn’t to destroy ISIS; it is to protect the reputation of Islam. Kerry’s real mission in the Senate wasn’t to lay out a strategy for defeating ISIS, but to protect the reputation of Obama. If the strategy is out to lunch and the mission seems vague, it’s because the real action isn’t taking place in Iraq, but in Washington. It’s not about defeating ISIS. It’s about perpetuating the disastrous policies that allowed it to become so big and so powerful.

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  15. GREAT VIDEO! I have just shared it with many.

    ADDENDUM:

    Once again Enema's blather affirms the discombobulated state of (oxymoron) Liberal thinking.

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    1. JonBerg,
      I don't often watch Zonation, but this particular video is the best I've seen from him.

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  16. Is that you Ema? Or is it Forest Gump?

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    1. The straw conversation is getting old Texas Stomp, Ema Nyton , Major Dick Peckerwood, Adrienne etc.

      Now yesterday as Crabby Old Man you said you would stop posting. What happened?

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  17. Another "moderate" Muslim bites the dust: Pakistani academic accused of blasphemy shot dead in Karachi.

    Excerpt:

    A Pakistani academic known for promoting liberal views on Islam has been shot dead by gunmen – two years after being accused of committing blasphemy in a speech he made in the US.

    Dr Muhammad Shakil Auj, Dean of the faculty of Islamic Studies at the University of Karachi, was attacked by two gunmen on a motorbike as he was making his way in his car to a function at the city’s Iranian cultural centre. A junior teaching colleague was also hit and suffered an injury to her arm.

    “A bullet pierced through his head, proving fatal,” senior police officer Pir Mohammad Shah told the Associated Press. “We are investigating the killing. It would be premature to state the motive at the moment.”

    The 54-year academic was known as someone who had spoken out on many issues in Islam and written several articles. One of the articles had suggested Muslim women should be allowed to marry non-Muslim men. He had also said Muslim women did not need to remove lipstick or make-up before going to prayer....

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  18. The religion of hate will not be defeated by overt displays of deference. Only the willfully blind can not see that.

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  19. Dear Mr. Taz Me Bro. I wish I could speak as clearly about this as you have. But, I do get your drift. More than just your drift, actually, I firmly agree with just about everything that you have written. .
    In any event, this is not gong to end well, I'm sure. .

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    1. Taz Be Bro's comment was deleted because it was drive-by spam copied and pasted at another blog site which I frequent.

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    2. So what?

      Am i not allowed to post the same thing on 2 different blogs when the subject calls for it?

      What is the difference? Sorry but i just don't get it...
      I didn't meant to break any rules just to voice my opinion.

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    3. "Drive-by boilerplate" has become a plague in this election year. I'm attempting to rid this blog of such comments.

      So, I have reviewed your comment, which does pertain. Here it is:

      Telling the enemy, “we have NO strategy” is just about the most reticules thing that I have ever heard !. Telling the enemy what you won't do proves you're not serious about what you claim you will do, either that or it shows that you are totally inept.
      Also in his speech, he proclaimed that he “could not be prouder of our men and women in uniform”, this is a President who has engaged in dramatically reducing the size of our military to pre-World War II levels. He has cut our fighting pow to an all time low. And now we see him playing golf after a two-star general, (Major General Harold J. Green), was killed in Afghanistan in April ans NOT ONE SINGLE MEMBER OF THE WHITE HOUSE ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL. Obama was playing golf. But he did send a delegation to the funeral of the “THUG” or as they say (“the unarmed teen-giant”) killed in Ferguson.

      America MUST survive this man who many have come to believe is “the worst President” in our history. A President who has displayed a lack of leadership, a lack of judgment, ignorance of history, a weak, and cowardly approach to the threats we face in our battle against the violent extremists of the Islamic State, and who has demonstrated over and over again that he is a liar. His administration is likely to be judged the most corrupt in the history of the nation. The man who retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps said about Obama: “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,”

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  20. There is only one God. But "Far be it from Allah to have begotten a son." Muslims will tell you that Allah is not the God of the Christians.

    Christians today? They go to Liberia and end up with Ebola. They go to Central and South America and assist the poor. They dig wells in Asia, build orphanages, take care of widows and are humanitarian. Those who point back to witch hunts, the KKK, stoning children, and whatever.... point back to a past which does not represent the present day embrace of Jesus Christ and his message. His message has never changed. Finally, we are conforming to the tenets of our faith. It is a beautiful thing to see.

    Muslims are also conforming to the tenets of their faith with a particular and unnerving gravitational pull to the doctrine of jihad. In and of itself, the corpus juris of jihad is complex and multi-faceted. Christianity has no such doctrine. We are to *turn the other cheek *walk a second mile *give our cloak and *bless those who revile us.

    Problematic is that self-preservation has no religion. At the point any individual feels threatened, religiosity takes a back seat and the deep psychology of survival of a species emerges. Yes, I want to love my neighbor. But if that neighbor threatens me, my children or actively seeks to destroy my blessed American way of life - deep psychology rules.

    Tammy

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    1. Christians today? They go to Liberia and end up with Ebola.
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      Yes, to their credit they do.

      However, Médecins Sans Frontières is carrying a huge portion of the load and they are not a religious organization.

      As for Christians turning the other cheek? Well, it's pretty to think so.

      There is a kernel of truth in what you say, Tammy but trying to make this a black/ white, Christian/Muslim issue is hopelessly naive and we will be in this cycle for a long long time.

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    2. Duck @ Tammy,
      trying to make this a black/ white, Christian/Muslim issue is hopelessly naive and we will be in this cycle for a long long time

      I know Tammy personally, Duck. I guarantee you that she doesn't have any such naive attitude. I also know what her Christian walk is.

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  21. The problem with Islam is that it requires a conquerer to beat the cultural ignorance out of them. And Christians have no stomach for the job.

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  22. I find it ironic that all you Liberal and Progressive Idiots keep sending your MORONS back to office in the House and in Congress, and yes even to the Presidency, while mocking those you think are dumb like George Bush and Sarah Palin.
    My advice is to look at the IDIOTS who are there right now and war wearing the Liberal and Progressive labels. And who are Dumber than dirt.. From the Dumbest of all Presidents like Obama and now you want a bigger idiot if that's at all possible but to even think of anyone like Hillary Clinton is INSANE! To the Vice President to the Idiots like Reid, Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Elizabeth Warren,
    etc etc. and etc...

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  23. Mankind has time and again proven itself incapable of sustained righteousness. Therfore it should be evident that no man made religion is capable of leading mankind to it.

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  24. Very effective tune on that video. Both great videos. "Ya'll are straight up allergic to reality." Amen!

    I don't know where you find these, AOW.

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    1. Baysider,
      I have my sources. ;)

      I've known about that second video for a few years and remembered that it fit the topic of this blog post.

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  25. We have a President who has displayed a lack of leadership, a lack of judgment, ignorance of history, a cowardly approach to the threats we face, and who has demonstrated over and over again that he is a liar. Yes, we are witnessing a Failed Presidency, his administration is likely to be judged the most corrupt in the history of the nation, indifferent to the Constitution and our laws. The failure to respond in a strong way to the Iranians who took U.S. diplomats hostage left Jimmy Carter with a single failed term in office. And now a President who tells our enemy that "We Don't Have a Strategy", kind of puts himself in the position of being even worse than Carter. “Hope and Change.”? We have neither.
    But there is one characteristic about Obama had become glaringly obvious, and consistent, . HE LIES ALL THE TIME!

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  26. I think obama is either supporting radical islam either intentionally or through his ignorance. (Quadaffi out, radicals in, Murburak out, radicals in, now he wants Assad out and radicals - al queda will move into control)

    As far as islam: It is not a religion it is a cult. 64% or so of the koran preaches sadistic conquest over the rest of the world. All muslims are our enemy. They are either trying to kill us or breed us out and take political control.

    It's a cancer that needs to be removed form the Earth but it won't because there are too many dumbasses running around.

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    1. Kid,
      As far as islam: It is not a religion it is a cult.

      As illustrated by this chart, which you recently posted.

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  27. All cults are not religions but all religions are cults. The difference between Islam and Christianity is found in their degree development, Christianity is several hundred years ahead of Islam.

    Mysticism, neccessary to the birth and continued existance of all religions can be both comforting for their adherents and dangerous for civilization at large.

    All religions are man made and their respective "supreme beings" are made in the image of man.

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  28. Muslims , your religion is a joke. Your "Koran" reads like a demented third-grader's psychotic ramblings. Please do not try to tell us real Americans that your "focus is pursuing our American dream just like every other American." Your sick dream is Sharia law which is the antithesis of what being American is all about. Your faith in a god of hate has deceived you into hating Americans, Jews, hating Christians, and loving no one else but those who think the same way that you demented bastards think... It’s as simple as that.. Trust me, you will not win, instead you will feel the hand of America around your ugly throat.

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  29. @ Texas Stomp,

    "Muslims , your religion is a joke"

    Yes, and within their, so called, "religion" they seem to be divided into groups that even hate each other. So it be great if they would start an extermination process from within, thus saving the rest of the World the trouble. Islam is becoming the 21st Century version of the Bubonic Plague!

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  30. TS&JB, thou has described the old testement very well indeed, in addition to the qur'an. But it bears asking, have you actually read, studied, and understand both? If not then you are merely mouthing talking points supplied you by the biased advocates of one favored man made religion, or cult.

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    1. Yes , their so called, "religion" is a JOKE! What is the point of killing someone because they don’t believe as they do? These so called people are nothing more than disgusting PIGS! You Mr. Anonymous pretend to be so damn smart in calling others names and undermining them, but underneath you are a cockroach. Or are you one of those NUTJOB LIBTARDS that will create some fictional mohammadan and claim it influenced the architects of the U.S. constitution?

      I am also not ashamed to admit that 2008 was the FIRST time I DID NOT cast my vote for the democratic nominee and last year I voted almost all republican (I refused to give my vote to the most vehement, inept, unqualified, anti American, who ever sat in the White House Oval office.

      So put that in your hooka pipe and smoke it while you're kissing all those third world arses.

      The third world Muslim savages are savages NOT because of "colonialism", or “religious beliefs” or imperialism" or "the white devils." They're savages because they CHOOSE to be savages..

      So why don’t you do us all and yourself a favor: and go live in a third world country with your savage friends that you seem to admire so much as a savage. Choose one that's governed by laws on Sharia then tell us the Bill of Rights was not in any way influenced by the Judeo/Christian laws the actual framers were familiar with

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  31. "have you actually read, studied, and understand both? "

    NO! It's only necessary to observe what's happening throughout the World; here and now. Wake-Up !

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  32. The Benghazi failure and it's ensuing coverup and coverup-coverup are beyond anything that happened at Watergate Those who defend this president on that issue , by trying to turn the Benghazi scandal into a joke are political bigots, who try to defend this cowardly president and hypocrites.

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  33. Interesting how JB and MBS found things never said. It is a knee jerk tendency of the right and easier for them to not analyze their own flawed logic.


    A honest analysis frightens those who live by someone else's talking points. Sad.


    BTW, ISIL/ISIS must, repeat, MUST be stopped. They threaten world stability. But, if the west remains trapped in its present thought process the threat will be harder to eradicate and present for a much longer time.

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  34. You Of No Identity,

    "ISIL/ISIS must, repeat, MUST be stopped."

    Then what; it's all over?

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  35. What do you think JB? Why do you think as you do?

    What is your analysis, what should be done? Who's problem is ISIL/ISIS? Should Arab states be involved in the solution? Should American boots be on the ground? How many American lives are acceptable to sacrifice? Should we nuke the bastards? Should we continue to expand the present coalition? Can we afford another prolonged military engagement?

    Some things to chew on.

    BTW, talking points are not solutions.

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  37. "BTW, talking points are not solutions."

    OK, then SHUT-UP!

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  38. Maybe the correct answer is, Can we afford not to?

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  39. DTMB, Okay, I'll bite. Why can we not afford not to?

    And JB, your response ismost definitely not making an honest attempt to answer legitimate questions. As long as people continue to buy into and hide behind talking points the solution will never be realized. But I do understand your frustration.

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  40. You Of No Identity,

    Since the problems in the ME are mercurial and interminable there is no "solution", per se. Insofar as Arab states are concerned; yes they should be involved and 100% of 'boots on the ground' should be theirs. Please see my comment of September 21, 2014 at 12:15:00 PM EDT. This is the last time that I will indulge your childish rant on this thread. You may now have the last word.

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  41. Why JB your final remarks are quite correct, my hat's tipped your way.

    As to childish behavior, well, there is this saying, "the pot shouldn't call the kettle black".

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