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Is the First Balkan War Really Over?

doc, aka Rich Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:06 AM
Why does your history of this conflict begin in only 1912? As a student of history this particular recurring struggle has been going on since the 700's AD. The same struggle continues today after nearly 1,400 years. If it wasn't so tragic it'd be funny that on 9/11 our country has been in a state of war while simultaneously unwilling to publicly state who we're at war with.
NullifyNow Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 7:37 AM
Didn't you read the article? The author goes back to 1453 A.D.

And would (allegedly) be in "state of war" only because we started it around 1947 when we began tampering in the internal affairs of Middle East countries. Your alleged interest in history is not so good.

We really heated things up (the CIA did) overseas in 1953 when we deposed the elected leader of Iran (who died in captivity because of the USA) and set up a brutal puppet regime--the Shah of Iran. Those who suffered under that happen to be the people now in control of Iran! Whose fault is that?

It is stupid, if not simply anachronistic to suggest that Islam has been at war with the USA for 1400 years when the US per se has only been in existence since 1787.

NullifyNow Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 7:43 AM
It doesn't matter if the Muslims want to take over the world as long as we are powerful enough to defend ourselves. Our job as a people allegedly dedicated to justice and morality is to make sure we do not behave as badly as they behave

We need to keep Muslims out of the US. No Muslim students. No Muslim visitors. No Muslim immigrants. And we need to spread the word around the globe that Islam is a fraud because god would not pick an unrepentant pedophile and sex crimes advocate to be the founder of a religion

The Muslim scourge threatens the US only because Americans have become a decadent and depraved civilization. God marches such a people into slavery or destroys them outright. And if we are in this peril it is because of OUR sins
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:08 PM
"It doesn't matter if the Muslims want to take over the world as long as we are powerful enough to defend ourselves." ? ?

you're crazy,not rational. very short-sighted,too.
Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:59 PM
We did not put the last Shah of Iran in power, the British and Russians did. YOU are the one who needs to learn some history.
Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:59 PM
He's also not a good student of history if he thinks we put the Shah on the throne in Iran when we didn't.
Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:03 PM
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was elevated to Shah after his father, Reza Shah Pahlavi, was forced to abdicate the throne after the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran on Sept. 16 1941. There's the real history of how the shah came to power, read it, remember it, and stop posting your lies about the US having anything to do with it.
Charles the Hammer Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:36 PM
Had an argument with a friend about this kind of nonsensical isolationism some time ago. This is the kind of person who would do nothing until the chemical/nuclear attack actually happened on our soil. THEN we'd have the "moral" authority to attack someone. Never you mind whether or not we know it's coming, or that someone openly declares they want to attack us and openly declares they are developing nuclear/biological/chemical weapons. Sheesh . . .
Charles the Hammer Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:41 PM
The idea this only started in 1947 is ludicrous, and ignores nearly 1300 years of history. Just because the US didn't exist then doesn't mean the roots of the conflict can't go any further back than 1787. Your understanding of both history and Islam is thoroughly misguided.
Montenegro's Oct. 8, 1912, declaration of war on the Ottoman Turkish Empire and its Oct. 9 attack on neighboring Albania, an Ottoman protectorate, stunned Europe. Montenegro, a military midget, attacking Albania, another poor and backwater Balkan nowhere? Can a tiny statelet like Montenegro spark great havoc?

When the spark strikes a powder keg of ethnic, sectarian and nationalist conflict, the tragic answer is yes. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First Balkan War (October 1912 to May 1913). It was the second in a series of three wars that led to the great and not quite...