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Infantile Conservatism

Bob602 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:13 PM
Pat, It is a matter of religious fanatics who want the return of the 12TH AMON. They intend to speed-up the process by causing chaos and destroying Israel. They do not care about their own lives.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 8:58 PM
Imam, not Amon. "Imam" means something like, well, "community organizer", ironically enough—"Umma" is the Arabic for "community", and Imam has the same root (Semitic languages rearrange the vowels around consonents to form a whole passel of related words, e.g. "salaam" peace, "islam" subdual, "muslim" one who is subdued).
Just_aJoe Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 7:06 PM
THAT is a key point to remember. Unlike the Russians who are wise enough not to want to be destroyed, the Iranian government mindset is very different

That said, like North Korea, their a one trick pony with limited resources and even less capability. Once we move away from the boogie man hysteria, their actual damage capability is limited.

Anonymous908 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 6:20 PM
That may play a part in their willingness to kill themselves while taking out Jewish or American folk, however, it certainly does not explain what initiated their hatred towards us. We worked along side Osama Bin Laden not all that long ago. We were we on good terms then? Why don't they target any other non-muslim country that is closer to them?

A better explanation looks to sanctions (imposed by US or NATO) which cause poverty or almost constant US military action on muslim soil as reasons why they don't like us. Lets not bury our head in the sand and pretend they hate us because we have women in the workplace or some stupid reason like that.
christiancon Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 8:06 PM
They hate the west? Why because they have always hated the west. Because radical Islam wants to be world dominant. Its as simple as that. They care about the big dog- US. They want to destroy us from within and they are winning. A standing army thats large, nuclear weapons, vast resources mean nothing without a will. They would as soon kill a liberal as a conservative, a gay as a straight, a balck as a white a democrat as a republican. Why? Because America is the Great Satan. Then Israel is the Lesser Satan. They want the tow dead and buried. They hate France and GB and others- its just that we are the big enchilada. JEWS are their mortal enemies. CHRISTIANS are their mortal enemies. America and Israel represent those groups. Its simple for
christiancon Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 8:07 PM
..those willing to see. For haters of Jews and Christians it will always be because we did something wrong. Anything to justify evil.
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:38 PM
Ms. Rubin or her husband might be Jewish or at least very pro-Israel, that is why she said what she did about Iran. Bibi and Israel want to be the tail that wags the dog. Israel should take care of Iran on her own if they are so afraid of Iran. All Muslim countries can be as dangerous as they think Iran is to us. North Korea and Iran's dictators may want to wipe the US off the earth, but as Mr; Buchanan says, it would mean their own destruction in a war with nuclear weapons.
Regularly now, The Washington Post, as always concerned with fairness and balance, runs a blog called "Right Turn: Jennifer Rubin's Take From a Conservative Perspective."

The blog tells us what the Post regards as conservatism.

On Monday, Rubin declared that America's "greatest national security threat is Iran." Do conservatives really believe this?

How is America, with thousands of strategic and tactical nuclear weapons, scores of warships in the Med, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, bombers and nuclear subs and land-based missiles able to strike and incinerate Iran within half an hour, threatened by Iran?

Iran has no missile that...