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  •  That would be a fantastic argument (2+ / 0-)
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    leftynyc, Eric S

    If it was even remotely on topic.

    Looks to me like every bit of your investigative work has occured on the internet. That's. Not. Investigative. Journalism.

    by USArmyParatrooper on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 01:23:10 PM PDT

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    •  It's precisely on target: (4+ / 0-)

      it's called blowback.  Why do you think there was an Islamic revolution in Iran?  Because we overthrew their democracy in 1953, installed a very brutal dictatorship, and trained their secret police (SAVAK) in torture techniques.  That's a great way to win friends.  We didn't do that because a democratic Iran  - a country which hadn't attacked anyone for 200 years - was any kind of threat to the US.  We did it for oil and cold war politics.  And it took religious fundamentalism to finally expel the US.

      That religious component is true whether it's occupied Iran, occupied Ireland, occupied Iraq, or occupied Palestine.

      The same comment about blowback could be said about many of our brilliant foreign policy blunders - be it Nicaragua, Cuba, Guatemala, Chile, Vietnam, Israel, Lebanon...the list goes on & on.

      Sounds like you've been watching way too much Faux News.

      •  Oh, so you're admitting (1+ / 0-)
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        that Muslim extremism is a problem. You just think it's justified?

        Sounds like you've been watching way too much Faux News.

        But thank you for falling back on tired, weak minded arguments such as this. What's next? Calling me a straw man? Accusing me of being a Republican? Troll maybe?

        And how about Muslim extremists killing EACH OTHER. I'm going to use my psychic powers to determine you'll say that's our fault, too.

        Looks to me like every bit of your investigative work has occured on the internet. That's. Not. Investigative. Journalism.

        by USArmyParatrooper on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 03:08:16 PM PDT

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    •  in other words... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...you completely disbelieve that there is a concept named blowback?

      or, are you suggesting that there is, but, it is irrational because it is based on islam, or what???

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