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22nd-Jul-2006 04:33 pm
Muhommad Caraciture
We drove to Phoenix today to look at Ikea. Wow. I could furnish an entire home there... right down to the pictures on the walls and the forks in the kitchen.

We stopped by Cracker Barrel on the way home. I ordered fried chicken livers, fried okra, and turnip greens. I am a child of The South. DO NOT QUESTION MY FOOD CHOICE!!

There was a small piece of fried shrimp mixed in with my okra. Good thing I am not allergic to shellfish. That got me to thinking about The Old Testament. The majority of TOT is geneology and living guidelines. Jews are not allowed to eat shellfish such as shrimp and other filter-feeders. There are many rituals that deal with food and cleanliness thereof. So I wonder if we traced the geneology of those allergic to shellfish, if we would find they came from that ancient region of the country.

On the drive hokme I got into a discussion with scribe_ari about the current situation in the Middle East and Israel.

The whiney bleeding heaerts want Israel to restrain. Watching the news (and it matters not what channel) you'd think that Israel was deliberately targeting civilians. Everyone is screaming for Israel to exercise "restraint". I have yet to hear anyone make the same demand of Hezbollah. They are the ones deliberately targeting civilians. They are the ones that are a UN recognized terrorist organization. They exist in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1559. And what the heck is Kofi Anan doing giving the leader, Shiek Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, of the illegal organization, Hezbollah, a photo op? That only serves to give legitimacy to a group of international terrorists!!

But the UN is doing what it always does: talk and talk and write letters and resolutions, until on of the groups has be shot, blown-up, exploded, and maimed into irrelevance. Then the UN comes in and say they are keeping the peace. Right... and I'd like to see how UN operated internet pedophile ring and drug filled sex parties are effectively keeping the peace. It appears the the UN is just there to serve the people that run it.

The Middle East has been a hotbed of hate for ther better part of three thousand years. I think it is time to stop. Nowhere else in the world, is such violence and hate perpetrated on a daily basis. I frankly hope that Israel pushes Hezbollah into the ocean along with ALL those that support it.

Now on the US point of view, the terrorists think they have angered the USA. No. They have not. Not in the least. We are merely annoyed with them. They blew up some buildings and that certainly put us off. Angry? No.

Do you want anger? Go visit Dresden, Germany. Oh, that's right. It no longer exists (bombed to oblivion). Maybe you should instead visit Nagasaki or Hiroshima. Japan has lovely museums of what happens when the sleeping giant awakes.
23rd-Jul-2006 01:01 am (UTC)
I don't know that we dare do anything about Hezbollah. They make al-Quaida look like amateurs. Well, unless we want more terrorist attacks on US soil.
23rd-Jul-2006 03:47 am (UTC) - Seriously
Do I need to beat you with a clue stick? We did NOTHING to provoke Al Qaeda and then they blow up two buildings in New York. That was their SECOND try at the same target.

Kid, we either get them or they WILL KEEP COMING BACK.

Pretending that there is no elephant in your kitchen does not protect you from getting footprints in your food.
23rd-Jul-2006 03:51 am (UTC) - Re: Seriously
Trying to get rid of them is like whack-a-mole. We 'get them', another pops up in it's place. There's no either/or. It's we get them AND they keep coming back.
23rd-Jul-2006 04:32 am (UTC) - Re: Seriously
And... letting the rodents breed, multiply, and undermine your garden, yard, and house is a good plan?

Based on your argument, I should never lock my car or my house. The criminals are there and they keep coming back. Let's just ignore the Crips, Bloods, Black Gangster Disciple Nation, Vice Lords, Almighty Latin Kings, Mara Salvatrucha, La Eme, the 18th Street Gang, Jamaican Posses, Mexican Mafia, Russian Mafia, and Italian Mafias. They'll just keep coming back. Lets not bother searching for the serial kllers in Phoenix. There will just be more eventually.

Mary, if laws are not enforced, criminals are the ones empowered.

There are international laws against terrorism. It is time to clean house. It is time to enforce the law. This problem has been brewing for a long time and is only going to get worse unless we attack the roots of this tree of evil. The reason why the problem of terrorism is so bad right now is because of implementing philosophies similar to yours.

Quit feeding the elephant in your kitchen peanuts and turn that beast into dog chow.
23rd-Jul-2006 05:42 am (UTC) - Re: Seriously
And acting as the world's bully works any better than live and let live? No. Aggression breeds agression. As they said in The Untouchables, you bring a knife, they bring a gun. If we attack them, they will simply escalate it.

There's a big hole in your logic here. There's a difference between locking your car and house and going out and preemptively looking for someone who might break in to your car or house. This is what you're suggesting - we should 'get them' because they MIGHT break an International Law. (And I won't even go into the issue of whether or not they're citizens or residents of countries that recognizes thoes laws.) Besides, by preemptively going after them, we break those same International Laws we're claiming they broke. You can't have those laws selectively enforced.

Serial Killers are an internal problem. It is right that we police our own. It is NOT right that we police others. If we start policing the world, eventually we will get so thinkly spread and worn down that some other International power will be able to police US.

I'm not going to turn the beast into dog chow when there are 500 other beasts out there looking for an excuse to trample me and mine.
23rd-Jul-2006 01:41 pm (UTC) - Re: Seriously
Again, you are wrong in your understanding. A bully actively seeks innocent people out to intimdate and coerce. This is what the terrorists are doing. The United States is DEFENDING itself. There is no "might" about the terrorists breaking an international law, they are, and have been, doing so.

My point about serial killers and street gangs was completely missed by you. I will state again, if you do not start locking up those that break the law, then you are empowering those that do. I lock my doors, not because it will make the criminals go away (it won't), but because I am DEFENDING myself at a very basic level. The police are the ones that are activly attacking the root of the tree of evil in this sense. They can even do this preemptively - it is called "conspiracy to commit a crime", and it is illegal. International law, treaties, and coalitions have placed us in a position of being the "world police". It is right, lawful, and just, that we continue what we are doing, and it is to the benefit of all.

So you will ignore the beast in your kitchen and find one where? We are attacking the beast that is the greatest threat (the one in our kitchen - al Qaeda) to us. Which elephant were you thinking of TALKING to in hopes it would go away?

The terrorists have no intent on "live and let live". They want to kill, and intimidate to force their view and policies on the rest of the world. They don't want a world that has a different viewpoint or that they cannot subjugate.

I'll tell you what, the next time a murderer comes into your home and prepares to kill you, just tell him "live and let live" and see if he cares.
23rd-Jul-2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Actually, concerning Dresden, I spent a couple weeks there last year. It was quite nice, and to a large degree, restored. People who live there are pretty aware that Germany's role in WWII was not well received. Probably the thing you'd be most interested in is that during the Soviet occupation, the churches there were all dormant, but now they are being used again, by people who are trying to figure out what the old rituals were.
23rd-Jul-2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yes. One may visit Dresden. One may also visit Pompeii.
23rd-Jul-2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
I wasn't trying to undermine your point about the brilliance of poking a snoozing giant with a sharp stick. Big parts of Dresden were levelled, and that was part of an angry act. We have tools to express our anger that we didn't have 60 years ago. We won't be using nukes because the new enemy is intermixed with people who aren't our enemy, but we have other terrible things we could do. Personally, I can't tell if you are advocating doing these terrible things, or simply aluding to them as a terrorizing threat out of frustration.
23rd-Jul-2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
The point is that the terrorists seek to provoke us. They have a long ways to go before we express true anger.

The new tools we have now are more suited to this new style of warefare they have engaged us in. They are far more prescise and in some ways more devestating. But the warning is not just for the terrorists, it is also to those states that would seek to take advantage of our distraction.

We will never never never use a nuclear weapon as a first strike. But that does not mean that we would *never* use it at all.
24th-Jul-2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
This conservative republican household all says
Go! Isreal!

What we need in this country is education, and require celebreties to actually learn to read and study for themselves before they are allowed to open their mouths and speak on politics in public, but hey....you know how I am :P

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