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T-Ball War in the Middle East

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:00 PM
NUCLEAR T-BALL... AND THE FRIGHTFUL FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST On one side are 'believers' and on the other is another type 'believer'... both disbelieve in Christ and the Holy Trinity. These 'believer-disbelievers' are termed Islamics and Jews. The two belief systems... Judaism and Islam... are too different to ever put aside their difference and unite. They are too different also as a people and in opposing styles of culture. They are too different in religion with one (Islam) demanding destruction of all non 'believers'. The result will be nuclear Armageddon centered in the Middle East... by mid century.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:32 PM
That is almost exactly what Abraham Lincoln said about whites and blacks when he was president. He viewed them as being so different that they could never live together, govern together, go to school together. He had plans to send all blacks back to Africa if slavery was prohibited.

He didn't know how quickly things can change as the years go by. It is easy to get caught up in the drama of current events and forget how different things will be in just a few years.
HermanBB Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:12 PM
To Anonymous

I have not seen Spielberg's lastest movie, the one about Lincoln.

But I have a hunch Lincoln is a sacrosanct figure.
Edges Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 8:58 AM
BB Brains

Do you comment on EVERY post? What's your problem?

Classical explanations of conventional wars run something like this: An aggressor state seeks political advantage through military force. It has a hunch that the threatened target will likely either make concessions to avoid losing a war, or, if war breaks out, the resulting political gains will be worth the military costs to achieve victory.

Wars then are prevented only by a balance of power and military deterrence: aggressors have to be warned that it would be stupid to start a war they will likely lose. If there are miscalculations or if emotions run high and logic is ignored, then the...