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Old 08-16-2006, 04:40 PM
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We need to make them a U.S. Colony.
Why, what good would that do?
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:42 PM
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Why, what good would that do?
We'd have more oil...
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That might be the... dumbest idea I have heard in a while
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:39 PM
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That might be the... dumbest idea I have heard in a while
Well, Brazil won't fork up and we can't drill in Alaska or off the coast of Florida. V_V At least we got Texas. Texas ftmfw!

Someone today asked me if there were more than 9 states...in the United States...:|
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:51 PM
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So... we... colonize. Wow, jee willickers, We should just Invade more middle east countries and annex them while we're at it! Nothing would paint us a invaders more. Christ, it would be like the ignorant marine who hung a flag over Suddam's statue.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:34 PM
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Yes ! they can't fight us on an equal footing .So they resort to an Insurgency .

Iraq is a manufactured country that is and has been fractured along ethnic and religious lines for a long time . They needed a sadddam to keep it together
Syria and Iran doesn't have that problem to my knowledge .The only tribe I'm aware of that causes **** in those countrys is the Kurds . Do you know of any others ?
Good point Tex, ts strewn accross the Middle East. My time there had free time which I got into its history. Its bloody, conquest filled, and borders are redrawn every 100 years or so. To fully understand the reasons for ethnic teasons between rival regiona rival Islamic religons, clans, etc you must first at the origans of Islam and the culture in which it first flurished. It was the bedowan who had a clan type deal with a leader, followers, harsh laws and brutal living habits... The Mecca mount was pagan originally and the local tribes who were always warring, used to make peace to worship their gods at this place. Thats where Mohammad started his journey for social justice and religon of one god, not many and to live by a set of peaceful rules for the time. The term "la illah illa la Allah"... means, "there is only one god but god" came fromMohammad in an attempt to unify the tribes behind Islam and it worked. His pilgramages from Mecca were legand amongst the tribes and before long it started to become the salvation of despirate people living in a inhospitable and despirate terrain with Mohammad turning the one pagan place of common interest into Islam that all tribes subscribed to, and if nothing else they were the children of Allah!...

Bear this backdrop inmind, tribal past, bound by Religon and faith.... loving their land and their history, and you will see as I did that the WHOLE region is based on Tribes, similiar to the Celts in British Isles and Ireland. We call them Arabs, we were called Celts... Its a common term. They are all tribal with Sunni Strongholds holding the majority numbers in Syria, and the Shia in Iran. You must remember that their are sub-sects who fight with each others....... Arabs are into powerful and charasmatic leaders.... get one to start a rebellion and you have a partner in a leader..... be careful not to treat him as a patsy, as then you will have another Saddam... Sorry to not have better news Tex, but tribal legacy is the fact that they are all about localisation...... bigger unions are religious and whist they coexist under the govts in place, thats due to clan support for them, and remove the govt, its every clan for itself.... From within, make sure you know your bedfellow, cos thats what governs the regions politics, (when we dont directly interfere in their business of course, if so, then there all united against the common enemy, us!)
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, it would be like the ignorant marine who hung a flag over Suddam's statue.

That was a silly mistake.....but if it was the only one, no real harm would have being done!... Unfortunately, mistakes in that theatre directly translate into lives lost.....
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So... we... colonize. Wow, jee willickers, We should just Invade more middle east countries and annex them while we're at it! Nothing would paint us a invaders more. Christ, it would be like the ignorant marine who hung a flag over Suddam's statue.
That's the whole point. To recolonize the Middle East. Like it was back when I was -60 years old.
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That was a silly mistake.....but if it was the only one, no real harm would have being done!... Unfortunately, mistakes in that theatre directly translate into lives lost.....
Granted...
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That's the whole point. To recolonize the Middle East. Like it was back when I was -60 years old.
That is the worst foreign policy I have heard in a long while sir.
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