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Illusions Exposed: Islamic Turmoil Shows Nice Words Won't Heal Old Conflicts

So, are YOU going to explain why we shouldn't accept that the jihadists actually do mean it when they call for our destruction?
Wendy60 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 9:25 PM
Peyta, the Islamists attacked the Swiss embassy last week. It's not about politics and geostrategic considerations. They do not care that Switzerland is neutral. Switzerland is a Western country, and the Islamists have stated over many decades that Western nations must eventually be destroyed because our system, with its basis in the rights and freedom of the individual, goes against Allah's will. Our system must be replaced with a worldwide caliphate under sharia law because that is Allah's will. They have had anti-American sentiment for about a century - long before we meddled in Arab affairs. It's simply a militant ideology, like many others in history.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 8:17 PM
You missed that the Moose are muscling into Norway as you speak?

The Chinese have stiffer backbones. They will torture Moose that get out of line. They don't dare cross the Chinese.

The Swiss have indeed indulged in neutrality at the expense of major world issues. If they didn't have an umbrella to live under, they might rethink that.

As for your pet Obama, he has pulled a big Jimmy Carter and was thanked for it, like Jimmy, not with "oh we're so glad that dictator is gone, now we can bow down on our prayer rugs in peace" but with a vengeful attack whose sheer and utter unreasoning hate you and your ilk love to play down.
A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

The explosion of anti-American unrest in the Islamic world will damage the Obama campaign in its drive for reelection for two reasons.

First, the turmoil undermines the administration’s claims for transformative success in producing a more peaceful and stable world.

And second, the lurid displays of violent fanaticism dramatically discredit the underlying world view promoted by Barack Obama since the earliest days of his candidacy—negating the notion that concession and conciliation toward hostile, backward societies can bring an end to stubborn conflicts....