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  1. Vlad should have sent them a Caucasian Ovcharka. They could probably eat a terrorist in a couple of bites.
  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? not much if anything.Yep, not much.
  3. 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?
  4. Terrorists are capable of obtaining automatic weapons. The "law" is moot. Are AK-47s legal in France? Nope.
  5. 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.
  6. No reason to believe this. I would guess that an ISIS attack in the United States is less likely than another mass shooting at a movie theater or a college. Keep in mind Europe has a lot of assimilation and immigration problems we don't. Do you live in the Detroit area Doctor Detroit? DC My experience living just outside of Dearborn, they do not assimilate. Almost every shop sign driving down Warren Rd. is written in Arabic, they stick to there own group, rarely leave Dearborn and if you see them its an all Arab group. Indians try to assimilate with much more effort than the Arab-Muslims. Have you been to the suburbs of France like Saint Denis? There are ghettos, just like you find in Baltimore or Detroit. Part of it is France not wanting them to assimilate and part of it is the frustration of the 40% unemployment rates and the ethnocentrism of the French people. I had a long post about the Paris ghettos in here a few years ago (think during London bombings) warning of what happened on Friday. It was destined to happen, with or without ISIS. It is sooooooooooooo much different than metro Detroit, it would be like comparing great ice cream with a fudgesicle. I grew up a mile from Dearborn and had two aunts that lived there. Muslims are mixed into the neighborhoods, the schools, etc. In Paris they aren't, they live in ghettos and go to schools with each other. Two of the friends I keep up with from junior high who were Arabs, both married honkey chicks. If that's not assimilation then I'm not sure what is. As far as the "Indians" even though they haven't assimilated as well as the "Orientals" or the "Negroes", there might be a reason for that. It might be because white Christians came to America and stole their land, forced them into Christianity, rounded them up like criminals, purposely passed on diseases, made sure to keep them at bay with booze, and slaughtered them. I'm not sure they should have to assimilate, pretty sure they can do whatever the #### they want for the genocide they endured as a people. I think he meant dot Indian not feather. I wasn't sure so I went for it. It was a good chance to slip in the genocide by Americans IMO. Don't forget Dresden, Munchen, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Good times!
  7. With soft targets everywhere, I can't believe it hasn't happened yet. Europe is an easier target. The Russian plane and the Paris attacks were only a few weeks apart. I expect there will be more. Thank goodness for the Atlantic. The Atlantic Ocean is a non factor at this point. It hasn't been for quite some time.
  8. 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.
  9. It's only a matter of time before it happens here in the United States.
  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?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...
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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'.
  14. 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?