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Against Terrorism -- But for What?

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 9:13 AM
Pat poses a serious question: What does America and the West offer the Middle East Muslim world if the idea of democracy and individual freedom is not attractive or even viable? It is clear that where democratic reform (as we understand it) has been attempted, e.g., Egypt, it has been deceptively used as a means rather than an end. The fact of the matter is that Islamic nations (and enclaves) are generally intolerant of Western secularization let alone other religions, e.g., Christianity, within their midsts, which has given rise to Islamic terrorism. In the end, we must come to grips with the realities as they exist if we are to shape a foreign policy they truly protects our national security interests. This is not to suggest that we should abandon Israel which is the target of Islamists for other reasons.
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Selma, 50 Years On

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 20, 2015 9:57 AM
Look closely at the race baiters and the politicians who prey on the poor and minorities! What do you see: self-anointed "protectors of the downtrodden and disadvantaged" who have done precious little for those they purport to serve while lining their own pockets and careers in the process?? If you don't see this, you are not taking a close look and allowing yourself to be a perpetual victim and slave to others....a backward step by any measure to what MLK and the true reformers envisioned.
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The Three Amigos of GOP Defeat in 2016

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 18, 2015 9:18 AM
The GOP would do well to advance new & fresh faces who can present and clearly articulate a common sense agenda and vision for the country, someone not tainted by their past and narrow ideology. The country yearns for such a person and the GOP would do itself a great service if it would listen to the "silent majority" again.
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The Paralysis of Europe

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 09, 2015 11:50 AM
Agree. Cultural diversity is only good where it strengthens society. Elements of any society that breed and foment discord and unrest must be recognized for what they are and be dealt with accordingly. Progressivism should not be allowed to devolve into stupidity, as we are all too often witnessing!
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The Paralysis of Europe

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 09, 2015 11:43 AM
Jay, Agree; a very good post!
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The Paralysis of Europe

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 09, 2015 8:40 AM
There is little doubt that our PC politicos on both sides of the Atlantic are burying their heads in the proverbial sand of illusion and delusion. They are simply ignoring reality. As to assimilation and the melding into western societies of Muslims, it is not the sole fault of the western states but the lack of desire and intention of immigrant Muslims to have themselves assimilated into western secular culture. While Christian dominated cultures have made the accommodation, Islamic dominated cultures and societies have not. This is as clear as it can possibly be! The evidence is also consistent in that there is pitifully little outrage expressed among Islamic political and sectarian leaders of violent Jihad toward Westerners and "nonbelievers" despite protests to the contrary. The challenge....the need...is for honest recognition of the problem, i.e., threat, by all that Islamic Jihad is a growing and insidious threat to the national security and welfare of the entire world. NO MORE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! WE NEED TO CALL IT FOR WHAT IT IS AND TAKE THE NECESSARY MEASURES TO DEFEAT IT. THOSE WHO GIVE AID AND COMFORT TO THE ISLAMIC JIHADISTS NEED TO BE SHUNNED AND BOYCOTTED! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
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A Party at War with Itself

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 9:19 AM
Obama, Holder, de Blasio, Sharpton, Jackson, et al., have stoked the fires of racism pure and simple. They have not evidenced responsible leadership in any sense of the word. They continue to appeal to their base of leftist progressives and irresponsible radicals instead of bringing people together and properly dealing with difficult issues.
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A Party at War with Itself

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 9:16 AM
Kent, 1) You will always have disagreements, and the Tea Party Conservatives will continue to protest, etc. The Speaker will stay. 2) The demise of the GOP? C'mon!
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A Party at War with Itself

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 8:24 AM
It will be interesting to see if the leftist progressives continue to tear the Democratic Party apart with their strident ideology and behavior, which has been stoked by Obama, Holder, de Blasio, et al. What will be Obama's legacy in all of this?
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Is War in the Cards for 2015?

Jim3912 Wrote: Jan 02, 2015 1:19 PM
Corbett, While we may have an "aggressive" foreign policy, I think our mistakes have been that we have been too prone to intervene militarily, not that we have a militaristic foreign policy per se. In so doing, we have emboldened our enemies and also have come up short in attaining our objectives. We seem to repeat the same errors time and again. As for Putin and Russia, we should be able to find much more common ground, e.g., vis a vis the Islamic radicals and those factors that influence them. That said, Putin should find it in his and Russia's interests to seek better relations with those countries who should be friends and not waste time and resources in fighting them. Yes, we can do better too in not unnecessarily antagonizing "the Bear".
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