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  •  Wikipedia is of course only a starting point ... (2+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III, bobdevo

    but here's your start:

    The Pathan tribes are always engaged in private or public war. Every man is a warrior, a politician and a theologian. Every large house is a real feudal fortress....Every family cultivates its vendetta; every clan, its feud.... Nothing is ever forgotten and very few debts are left unpaid.
    Winston Churchill (My Early Life - Chapter 11: The Mahmund Valley)
    More at the link. http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    I personally know one Muslim family who uses the word "Islam" to mean "Peace" when they meet and when they part so one needs to be careful not to paint with too broad a brush.

    But it seems pretty darn obvious that many more Muslims have been radicalized to the point of violence (some with good justification) than Buddhists. That's the point I'm trying to make about blowback. It's coming, I'm afraid.

    What we need is a United States Peace and Justice Academy to siphon off some of the millions we spend on West Point, Annapolis, and USAFA.

    Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government is bad, that it can increase revenue by decreasing revenue, and unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources.

    by FrY10cK on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:36:17 AM PDT

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    •  You aren't aware of what is going on in Myanmar (0+ / 0-)

      apparently:

      many more Muslims have been radicalized to the point of violence (some with good justification) than Buddhists

      "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:17:05 AM PDT

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      •  No, I'm not. (2+ / 0-)
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        Horace Boothroyd III, bobdevo

        I'll try to keep up.

        But I'm guessing that violence isn't directed at the U.S.

        Again, my point is that Southeast Asians have forgiven us. Iraq, Pashtun tribal areas, and much of the Arab world may never forgive us unless we can make some amends and stop with the drone attacks. How that will happen I have no idea.

        A Marshall Plan for Iraq and Afghanistan?

        Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government is bad, that it can increase revenue by decreasing revenue, and unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources.

        by FrY10cK on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:57:31 AM PDT

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