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Debate Topic: War on Terror (Little Upsilon)

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FarmerBob (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 10:20 pm Click here to edit this post
The fact of the matter is Kieth, that from the terrs that we capture, the overwhelming number are not the "you killed my family" sort. Rather, these are reasonably well educated sons of relatively prosperous families.
They, themselves, are in a sense not the real issue, but rather, the populations who support and sympathize with them are.
One need not read too much history to discover that the cultural conflict raging between the West and Middle Eastern societies has in fact been in existence for millenia.
Since the adoption of Islam, however, those societies have fallen further and further behind the rest of the world. Espousing a belief system that is even more regressive only exacerbates their situation.
I'm afraid, Kieth, that is they who must change their cultures to adapt, not us.
As a side note, you might like to do a little research into the nature of their political rhetoric and propaganda. The similarities to what they are saying and how they are saying it is frightenly similar to NAZI Germany.

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