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Is the First Balkan War Really Over?

MariansMusings Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 11:32 AM
The loss of Iran to the Ayatollah was still fresh in the minds of the American people when I interviewed an Arab professor to write an article for my college newspaper. Basically he told me that that Muslim men in the Middle East are born, bred and reared primarily for the purpose of conducting war. He could not see that changing in the foreseeable future. Now it is more than 30 years later and not only has the situation not changed, it now has a name. That name is jihad.
Petya Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:05 PM
If that so, then how come it's the US that starts most of the Wars - while Iran hasn't started any in over 200 years?
Joe 145 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:03 PM
Iran is not acting in Iran's interest. Iran is acting to enforce Islamic sovereignty. Islamic nationalism has started many more wars than all other countries combined. It has been around 1400 years. And please don't try to tell me that the U.S. fought the Tripoli pirates because we attacked first. (The pirates were expecting payment of Tribute, which is money paid to Muslim authorities for living in Muslim land. The argument was extended to Muslim 'waters' a classic example of Islamic sovereignty.)

You can't tell me that the U.S. started World War I or World War II which is what this article is referring to.

Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 3:01 PM
Which wars did the US start, exactly?
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...