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  •  "Fight terror" should not be in (0+ / 0-)


    Or are you a Taliban supporter?

    This should have been a good diary. The potential problems in Bangladesh from a sea level rise are real.

    But you could not restrain yourself.

    And you don't seem to know much about the region. Did you miss that Pakistan just had a free election, and may about to have the first democratic transfer of power in its history? And India is not "in the hands of Hindu nationalists": The current ruling party is the secular Congress Party. West Bengal, which is where most refugees from Bangladesh would flee, had been ruled by Communists for 34 years until the Congress won the 2011 election.

    •  Am I a "Taliban supporter"?!?! (0+ / 0-)

      Charlie, you are a never ending source of delight.  Don't ever change.

      A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

      by MrJayTee on Mon May 13, 2013 at 06:58:15 AM PDT

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      •  Your kind of attitude (0+ / 0-)

        is precisely why Democrats have trouble in a lot of America. The terror threats are real. The Taliban make Michelle Bachmann look normal!

        •  Even the Taliban are not that powerful. (0+ / 0-)

          Cheers, my friend, and thanks for spicing things up on a dull Monday morning.

          A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

          by MrJayTee on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:10:57 AM PDT

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        •  I'm afraid of Michelle Bachmann, not the Taliban (0+ / 0-)

          I'm afraid of Christian religious extremists, not Muslim ones.  I'm afraid of my own government and its military with a truly global reach, not a bunch of AK wielding savages and their Third World "failed state" patrons on the other side of the planet.  I'm afraid of what white bread American culture is capable of, not what Arab, Iranian, or Pashtun culture is capable of.

          If we withdrew from the Middle East and Central Asia, these people would go right back to feuding with each other like they've been doing since forever.  They could care less about the world outside their villages; trouble happens when alien infidels come in with money and guns looking to play "Risk" and end up accelerating the endless cycle of feuding as well as making ourselves a target.  The only reason groups like Al Qaeda and the Taliban exist is because of our meddling.

          As to your real point, Israel has nothing to worry about either.  They're a tight-knit, thoroughly militarized, and devoutly religious society that is not inclined to accommodate those it views as aliens or appease those it views as threats, and unlike all its enemies is first in line to buy US arms and really does have nuclear weapons.

    •  And BTW, this is a *projection* (1+ / 0-)
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      Not an analysis of current Indian politics.  You misunderstood.

      But thanks for (mostly) reading.

      A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

      by MrJayTee on Mon May 13, 2013 at 06:59:28 AM PDT

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