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  1. (emphasis mine) Don't EVER expect the fruitcakes to acknowledge this.
  2. That is a very dangerous way to do things, and preventing territorial gains by conquest was the prime reason for the creation of the UN. Basically, 'Balls to the wall anarchy' (as someone here previously said). The United Nations lost what effectiveness it had when it allowed membership to every variety of brutal, thuggish, banana replubic dictatorship from around the world. There are 192 members of the United Nations. How many are responsible nations whose people have a say in their government? A few dozen, perhaps. You cannot expect an organization largely made up of murderers and crimina
  3. What? Do you mean that people don't think about the future?Then why do they have children, plan for retirement, consider the resale value of a house? Why are we even having this discussion? People sell things for many reasons but in general, they will sell something now if they think the price will go down. They will wait if they think the price will go up. Incidentally, the price of a light sweet crude futures contract on NYMEX for delivery in December 2012 is $68.57. This fact alone should lay to rest any idea of "peak oil". The people who trade in oil futures have alot more interest
  4. Abide by standing UN resolutions and leave the Occupied Territories. This is the #1 recruiting tool of Islamic fundamentalists worldwide - and ESPECIALLY in Lebanon.
  5. This is absolutely known! Wow, my scholarly friend, a cite would help! I know you're not usually asked to actually back up your sweeping declarations with any evidence, but this isn't high school debate class and I won't prove a negative to you. Other than your staunch and seemingly unthinking blather in Israel's defense, do you have any actual facts? An unbiased, non-Israeli source, if you please.
  6. Thats funny - I read that quote to mean the Occupied Territories - since that is what he is clearly talking about. I like how you attribute other meanings to it - when we have a black and white quote. This has been the rallying cry of the sycophants - Israel is defending itself! Hezbollah wants to destroy Israel! No, Hamas and Hezbollah wants Israel to give up the Occupied Territories, land they have illegally occupied since 1967 - and a fact you conveniently gloss over. If this destroys the 'greater' Israel - then yes, I guess they are calling for it's destruction. But really they are ask
  7. Sorry, been working alot lately. I think my assertion that Iraq is plunging headalong into the abyss of sectarian civil war - and that our 'intervention' caused it - is the one I am referring to. It is obvious at this point to any who care to look the experiment in exporting democracy to Iraq was a collossal failure. No wonder, considering how unrealistic their expectations were - 'we'll be greeted with flowers!'. As I understand it, prior to the invasion, they had no real reconstruction plan. Also stupid was the decision to disband the entire Iraqi army and to pass out no-bid contracts to c
  8. This is what terrifies me the most. People like you are religious extremists, no different from jihadis. I dont care if your invisible superman wears pink ponytails or dances the macarena. I dont care if you think once you have 'Greater' Israel you're all going to grow crops 10 feet tall and you'll live extraordinary long lives. I simply do not care what superstitions drive your irrational belief and value systems. Do all of us goyim not matter? You suggest that Israel has 'no room' to hold the people that live on it already - and then further go on to speculate that Arabs should not want to
  9. Ha. The Germans WERE a military goliath. Most advanced tanks in the world at the time - most advanced tactics. Highly coordinated lighting strikes with airstrikes followed by a ground blitz. However, you are completely wrong in your second assertion. Israel has the fourth most powerful military in the world, placing it behind the United States, Russia and China. It also has nuclear weapons. Canada, by comparaison, is somewhere in the 100's. Edit: Poor troll bait title, btw.
  10. From your link, maybe you missed it: This sounds to me as an ultimatum that does not call for the destruction of Israel. Rather, like the rest of the international community, it is asking Israel to abide by standing UN resolutions and leave the Occupied Territories. Much of Hezbollah is displaced Palestianian nationals, for your information. Get it?
  11. jbg, I think you're setting the bar pretty high. There are examples of skirmishes and conflicts that they've stopped, but perhaps the visibility hasn't been high enough. Does that mean they should be dismantled ? Seeing how internation relations have been put in the hands of relatively inexperienced statesmen, of late, I think it would be negligent to eliminate one line of security altogether. One line of security, at what cost to taxpayers of corruption? More importantly, it creates a bogus "world opinion" that is shared by the chattering classes of diplomats. All I can sa
  12. August1991, dont take this personally, but that is incredibly naive. A 'training camp' can be your basement. Think creatively. More importantly, it seems none of you have mentioned it was a US-backed alliance of warlords - well known for their cruelty - who were defeated by the Islamic militias. In Mogasdishu it was well known that the warlords were receiving financing from the US - it was also widely reported in the Western media. This does no good for Americas image and I would imagine emboldens extremists. America needs to pick its "friends" more carefully. Remember the Northern Alliance?
  13. Any evidence that there were Hezbollah sheltering in those two ambulances mentioned in the report I cited? How about the UN post Israel bombed and then continued to shell during the rescue operation? You know, the one the Canadian soldier is now buried under, they can't recover the body. Were there some homemade rockets there? Any evidence? Or are you an apologist for Israel talking out your butt-hole again? You're sheer rhetoric, no fact. I'll tell you whats cowardly - shelling population centers with artillery and warplanes. That is the DEFINITION of cowardly.
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