Sorry to have been away dudes. We don't have a TV at home, so I went over to a neighbors house to watch.
Bunch of stuff I want to comment on:
Originally posted by Eternal One:
I think this is Bin Laden's doing....too organized and way too arrogant to be a Palestinian faction.
That's pretty much the consensus here, too. He's the only one with the ability to organize things this well.
Originally posted by jonskowitz:
Hey Kazan, If they start the draft I'll likely be there with you. After all, a former Army Sergeant with combat experience is probably pretty high on the 'recall' list as well young, strapping boys with a reason to fight.
...And I'm a former IDF Staff Sgt. in Combat Engineering. If there's an Israeli/some-nation war, I'm in the very front lines. :-/
Originally posted by joek:
I've been trying to think about what starts all this... bear with me...
Terrorists attack the US...
... because they hate Americans... (why?)
... because America's military involvement in the Middle East... (why?)
... because America wants to make sure the oil keeps flowing.
Is that it? All because of oil we shove our might around over there making these people hate us and then terrorist attack us? Is that it?
Or is it something else... I don't understand.
Lemme put some things straight, and consider yourself forewarned, this gets kinda spiritual (Kazan, you are perfectly free to think whatever you want, but don't dare to put down anyone
for their religious beliefs!) :
Islamic nations are called such because they have a predominant religon: Islam. Islam teaches that it is OK to lie in order to further Allah's purposes (from the Koran). Graffiti in Bethlehem states: "First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people!" Saturday being the Jewish holy day, the Sabbath, and Sunday being the Christian equivalent. Make your own conclusions.
Now, I am Jewish. I am also Christian. I hate Islam, but I do not hate Muslims. How can this be? Islam is the spirit behind the hatred of the majority of the Arab nations towards the Jews and Christians. I believe the driving "force" behind Islam to be the devil. He has decieved millions of people with his lies, and now you all can plainly see the results. Muslims are decieved people; had you or I been born to a muslim family, we would undoubtably have followed the path of Islam. I thank God that I wasn't.
Originally posted by PhReAk:
Afghanistan has done this for the past three years even though we know they're lying.
As I said above, Islam teaches that to lie is not only perfectly acceptable, but even to be desired, if it furthers Allah's cause.
I hope now that the US and the world will wake up and see, among many other things, the position Israel has been forced into. Surrounded on all sides, under attack from within and without. If the world had it's way, our hands would be tied. We would absorb the bombings and the shootings, and sit down and talk to murderers and killers.
Can anyone right now imagine in his wildest dreams the US sending a message to the perpretrators (sp?) of these attacks
on the US: "Come, sit down and let us negotiate our problems."?!?
For those of you who don't know, I live in a southern neighborhood of Jerusalem called Gilo. Heard of it, have you? Anyway, my father came up with an "interesting" bumpersticker for distribution in the US: "I'd rather live in Gilo!"
feel a bit hesitant about posting that bumpersticker idea, as it can be seen as quite insensitve, but I think that I can "get away" with it, considering where I live. :-/
For my last statement, I shall say this:
"America, stand assured that we in Israel truly understand
what you are going through."
"He who laughs last thinks slowest."
"Just becase you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you."
"To err is human; to really screw up you need a computer."
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