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  1. Is your post a reply to mine?yesOK.Doubling the debt and "Obamacare" is an internal, political discussion. What does that have to do with national security? not much if anything.Yep, not much.
  2. Is your post a reply to mine? yesOK. Doubling the debt and "Obamacare" is an internal, political discussion. What does that have to do with national security?
  3. Terrorists are capable of obtaining automatic weapons. The "law" is moot. Are AK-47s legal in France? Nope.
  4. I think we should take the Syrian refugees in after an intestive vetting process. My grandparents on my father's side came from a totalitarian, communist country. Their descendants have yet to wage a terrorist attack against the United States.
  5. My brother served 2 tours in Afghanistan and 2 tours in Iraq. He isn't the same person. I'm sure that applies to many who have served in each and every one our military conflicts.
  6. I think that might even make it worse, but those dogs and cats will likely never get along. That argument goes back 14 centuries. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation and they probably have the least issues with Islamists. I think the eastern and Hindu influences in the Islam practiced makes a difference, and their existence as an island nation also insulates them from powerful external forces that are easily spread in the ME and Central Asia. The governments willingness to not only tolerate but recognize other faiths is also helpful. How would it make it worse? Protestant and Catholic Christians eventually worked "things" out, for lack of a better term. Impossible in this case?Well because a united Islam might not be the best thing for the West. The whole Huntington theory, clash of civilizations and the like.Also Protestants and Catholics still have their issues, and they were killing each other over them in my lifetime. Fortunately religion is dying almost everywhere in Europe, and slowly dying in America. Less religion the better. Need to spread that love to Qatar and Kuwait next. Give up on God people! Maybe. Sure, I understand that Protestant and Catholic Christians have killed each other in our lifetimes. It seems, to me, that those sects have negotiated a solution sans violence. Can Islam do the same?Not in my lifetime. So what is the solution? I've read the "nuke it from orbit" option (ridiculous), and the "let them sort it out" option. Where/how does it end? People will fight over religion, territory, water, beads, whatever. It never ends as long as we are only using a small portion of our brains. Cannot argue with that. Sad...
  7. I think that might even make it worse, but those dogs and cats will likely never get along. That argument goes back 14 centuries. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation and they probably have the least issues with Islamists. I think the eastern and Hindu influences in the Islam practiced makes a difference, and their existence as an island nation also insulates them from powerful external forces that are easily spread in the ME and Central Asia. The governments willingness to not only tolerate but recognize other faiths is also helpful. How would it make it worse? Protestant and Catholic Christians eventually worked "things" out, for lack of a better term. Impossible in this case?Well because a united Islam might not be the best thing for the West. The whole Huntington theory, clash of civilizations and the like.Also Protestants and Catholics still have their issues, and they were killing each other over them in my lifetime. Fortunately religion is dying almost everywhere in Europe, and slowly dying in America. Less religion the better. Need to spread that love to Qatar and Kuwait next. Give up on God people! Maybe. Sure, I understand that Protestant and Catholic Christians have killed each other in our lifetimes. It seems, to me, that those sects have negotiated a solution sans violence. Can Islam do the same? Not in my lifetime. So what is the solution? I've read the "nuke it from orbit" option (ridiculous), and the "let them sort it out" option. Where/how does it end?
  8. I think that might even make it worse, but those dogs and cats will likely never get along. That argument goes back 14 centuries. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation and they probably have the least issues with Islamists. I think the eastern and Hindu influences in the Islam practiced makes a difference, and their existence as an island nation also insulates them from powerful external forces that are easily spread in the ME and Central Asia. The governments willingness to not only tolerate but recognize other faiths is also helpful. How would it make it worse? Protestant and Catholic Christians eventually worked "things" out, for lack of a better term. Impossible in this case? Well because a united Islam might not be the best thing for the West. The whole Huntington theory, clash of civilizations and the like.Also Protestants and Catholics still have their issues, and they were killing each other over them in my lifetime. Fortunately religion is dying almost everywhere in Europe, and slowly dying in America. Less religion the better. Need to spread that love to Qatar and Kuwait next. Give up on God people! Maybe. Sure, I understand that Protestant and Catholic Christians have killed each other in our lifetimes. It seems, to me, that those sects have negotiated a solution sans violence. Can Islam do the same?
  9. I would actually argue that, in terms of fighting terrorism (and ESPECIALLY in terms of fighting ISIS), that rift has worked to our benefit.How, exactly, do you come to that conclusion? Iran is opposed to iSIS, mainly because ISIS is made up of Sunnis and Iran is made up of Shias. The Shiite government in Baghdad is also opposed to ISIS, mainly for the same reason. If all extremist Muslims were either only Sunni or only Shia, it seems to me that the threat to us would be much greater. You know the old saying, the enemy or our enemy...Sunnis hit the World Trade Center with airliners. Shias bombed the Khobar towers. Sayin'.
  10. I think that might even make it worse, but those dogs and cats will likely never get along. That argument goes back 14 centuries. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation and they probably have the least issues with Islamists. I think the eastern and Hindu influences in the Islam practiced makes a difference, and their existence as an island nation also insulates them from powerful external forces that are easily spread in the ME and Central Asia. The governments willingness to not only tolerate but recognize other faiths is also helpful. How would it make it worse? Protestant and Catholic Christians eventually worked "things" out, for lack of a better term. Impossible in this case?
  11. I've thought about it and it occurs to me the shiite are right. You can't just hijack a religion and not expect there to be millennial long repercussions. Huge can of worms there. Picking "sides" doesn't seem like a practical solution.
  12. I would actually argue that, in terms of fighting terrorism (and ESPECIALLY in terms of fighting ISIS), that rift has worked to our benefit. How, exactly, do you come to that conclusion?
  13. The solution is ending the rift between the Sunni and Shia Muslims. Easier said than done.
  14. Anyone catch the opening credits? They show Rick's revolver with the name Andrew Lincoln. They show Daryl's jacket with the name Norman Reedus. They show Carol's knife with the name Melissa McBride. When they show Glenn's watch, the name Steven Yeun wasn't there.