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Old 08-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #196
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not a good time to go see the pyramids, horrible whats going on over there. We shouldnt support this

Talk about a weird time , even the New President of Iran is telling them to calm down .
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #197
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Egypt in terms of importance/influence within the region is maybe just behind Saudi Arabia. Not a good situation now. Probably should stop writing checks
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #198
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I just wish we could free ourselves from the Great Oil Dependency so that we could let these backwaters of civilization go their own way and extinguish themselves through their own shortsighted pride.
You can thank those greedy ****s for that. They lobby to kill any type of energy/fuel type improvements so they can continue bilking in the cash from oil.


That said, we only get a small supply from the middle east so why in the hell do we continue to **** around over there is beyond me.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:58 AM   #199
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Egypt turmoil deepens; militants kill 25 policemen

Real ugly over there.



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not a good time to go see the pyramids, horrible whats going on over there. We shouldnt support this
Hate to say it but our military would do the same to us if we revolted. Don't believe so, just look at history to see how wrong of a assumption that would be. People in power will do anything to stay in power.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #200
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Egypt turmoil deepens; militants kill 25 policemen

Real ugly over there.





Hate to say it but our military would do the same to us if we revolted. Don't believe so, just look at history to see how wrong of a assumption that would be. People in power will do anything to stay in power.
You think our military would fire on protestors? Or basically that incident could happen here...I really dont think so.

I dont know, think someone turned the lights off on you in the assumption room and locked the door.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #201
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You think our military would fire on protestors? Or basically that incident could happen here...I really dont think so.

I dont know, think someone turned the lights off on you in the assumption room and locked the door.
Really? I suggest you look up Kent State shooting and see the results. Military personnel firing on protestors.

May 4, 1970: The Kent State University shootings told through pictures (PHOTOS).


Why do people act as if that it won't happen here? Sure, there are many military men that would refuse that order, but there are many that would not. Especially when you have your superior officers telling you that they are "terrorists" or the "bad guys". We've seen our military men blasting away civilians at ease and being quite casual about it.




To think our own military would not fire on us is laughable at best. History and current events show otherwise.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #202
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Kent St is a good example, but Im pretty positive Kent St doesnt happen today. just an opinion. History is just that history, it can mos def repeat itself in some instances, I just dont think we would see that today. I think Kent St military acted independently of government direction, where in Egypt I think both were in on this plan of violence. Both acts equally disturbing.
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Next time someone says "You should respect peoples views on religion", show them this:

AQ affiliates on the rebel side against Assad murder suspected Sunni truck drivers

Terrorists from the group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – a merger of Al-Qaeda fighters in Iraq and Syria – can be seen stopping trucks in Iraq that were headed to Syria. The drivers are forced to exit their trucks and subsequently grilled by a Sunni jihadist on whether they are Sunnis or Shi’ites.

After failing to answer the religious questions correctly to prove that they are Sunnis, they are executed amid cries of "Allahu Akbar!" (God is great).

The video ends with a threat to the "Armies of the Cross in Dabiq," saying they will be burned by the “fire who spark ignited Iraq.” Dabiq is a town near Aleppo where, in the sixteenth century, the Ottoman Empire defeated the Mamluks.


The link above contains a video showing just how revolting these religious thugs are.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #204
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THE BABY AND THE BAATH WATER

Could also be titled 'Leave Syria Alone'

What is happening in Syria feels like one of the last gasps of the age of the military dictators. An old way of running the world is still desperately trying to cling to power, but the underlying feeling in the west is that somehow Assad's archaic and cruel military rule will inevitably collapse and Syrians will move forward into a democratic age.

That may, or may not, happen, but what is extraordinary is that we have been here before. Between 1947 and 1949 an odd group of idealists and hard realists in the American government set out to intervene in Syria. Their aim was to liberate the Syrian people from a corrupt autocratic elite - and allow true democracy to flourish. They did this because they were convinced that "the Syrian people are naturally democratic" and that all that was neccessary was to get rid of the elites - and a new world of "peace and progress" would inevitably emerge.

What resulted was a disaster, and the consequences of that disaster then led, through a weird series of bloody twists and turns, to the rise to power of the Assad family and the widescale repression in Syria today.


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Old 09-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #205
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Stephen's Science Project & Chemical Weapons in Syria - The Colbert Report - 2013-03-09 - Video Clip | Comedy Central


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"The United States has no choice but to attack Syria because dictator Bashar Al Asad is killing his own people with chemical weapons. Before he was just killing them with bullets, but if America cared about shooting people, we'd be invading Chicago." - Stephen Colbert

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Iranian president's surprising message to Jews – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Wow, thats good to see.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #207
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When is Colbert not spot on?
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #208
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If it were true:

On Thursday, however, Mohammadreza Sadegh, an adviser to Rouhani, told Iran's Fars News Agency that the Rosh Hashanah tweet did not come from Rouhani. The tweet came from former campaign aides, rather, who run the Twitter account, Sadegh said.
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Oh, and:

Russia says it's compiled 100-page report blaming Syrian rebels for a chemical weapons attack

Russia says it has compiled a 100-page report detailing what it says is evidence that Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, were behind a deadly sarin gas attack in an Aleppo suburb earlier this year.

In a statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website late Wednesday. Russia said the report had been delivered to the United Nations in July and includes detailed scientific analysis of samples that Russian technicians collected at the site of the alleged attack, Khan al Asal.

Russia said its investigation of the March 19 incident was conducted under strict protocols established by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency that governs adherence to treaties prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. It said samples that Russian technicians had collected had been sent to OPCW-certified laboratories in Russia.


They also have their fleet chugging into the theater. <SIGH>
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #210
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well, syria provides the only major military port in the area for the russians (tartus), so they have a vested interest to keep their friendly deal going.
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