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2009-06-25 Home Front: Politix
The Adolescent Angst of Barack Obama
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-06-25 02:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 I'm curious, how does this pic get posted so often?
Posted by JohnQC 2009-06-25 09:47||   2009-06-25 09:47|| Front Page Top

#2 It probably masks the desire of the mods to say something really emphatic about the selected individuals. Especially the trolls we've had the last few days.
Posted by tipover 2009-06-25 11:02||   2009-06-25 11:02|| Front Page Top

#3 The reason President Obama was so eager to embrace the Dennis Ross policy towards Iran comes down to a single word – appearance. So along comes a script with the leading actor as the true Anti-Bush hero. One that is willing to engage our adversaries in meaningful dialogue - all for the greater good of the world. It was simply to rich of a role to pass up. Keep in mind; this production was released with only marginal expectations of changing Iranian opinions. And with the exception of scoring political points it really wasn’t for domestic consumption either. The real target audience of this drama was Europe. (And to some extent Russia and China) It’s a simple plot really…if he gets some traction with Tehran – great but in the end he gets to deliver his historic “We gave them every opportunity” speech. Excluding some minor edits his epic presentation has already been written.
Posted by DepotGuy 2009-06-25 13:19||   2009-06-25 13:19|| Front Page Top

#4 Message for Barry-

The Islamic world view is perhaps best illustrated by the following extract from the book Jihad in Islam, written by Abu Ala Mawdudi, founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan:

Islam is not a normal religion like the other religions in the world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations. Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world. Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man. Islam doesn't look for a nation to be in better condition than another nation. Islam doesn't care about land or who owns the land. The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power in this world that tries to get in the way of that goal Islam will fight and destroy. In order for Islam to fulfil that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is jihad.

In summary, the Islamist struggle is not motivated by grievances or a sense of oppression but rather by an ideology that seeks to dominate. Grievances are viewed as opportunities because they can be exploited and manipulated for the sake of furthering the cause. The grievance argument also gives Islamists the chance to cloud their political agenda in public and use it as something to hide behind when they feel the heat. Therefore, to suggest that grievances cause radicalisation plays into Islamist hands and allows them to present a more acceptable version of their position in public discourse. In either case it doesn't help those who are looking to sincerely address bad foreign policy decisions or those who may have suffered as a result of them.


Posted by paul2 2009-06-25 13:58||   2009-06-25 13:58|| Front Page Top

#5 Good find, paul2! Would you happen to have a link to that?
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-06-25 20:34||   2009-06-25 20:34|| Front Page Top

#6 Here's one, tw - scroll to the bottom of the page.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-06-25 21:38||   2009-06-25 21:38|| Front Page Top

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