koop - 2/26/2005 12:26 AM
Botnst - 2/25/2005 11:58 PM
Learn about Lebanon.
Take the time to look at something greater than the most recent century. The region that Lebanon now occupies has one of the longest written histories on the planet. When you understand that, then advise a solution.
While I'm thrilled with your newfound love of history I don't have to go back a thousand years to come up with a solution. It's real simple.
STOP BLOWING SHIT UP
Stop harboring terrorist. Stop housing them, feeding them, supporting them, hiding them. Stop providing logistical support for some jag off that wants to take a brick of C4, wrap it in nails, strap it to himself, walk into a resturant and kill as many jews as he can.
Real freaking simple.
and BTW where was this insightful cultural sensitivity when a bunch of Arabs slammed a couple planes into the world trade center?
I like this argument, "STOP BLOWING SHIT UP!" Can't argue with that.
You use the term 'Arabs' like they're all alike. Are white people all alike? Are white Americans in Chattanooga all alike? How about all black people? In other words, despite their pan-Arab pretensions, Arabs haven't been all of one mind in a thousand years, at least. But if we push them hard enough, they will find a brotherhood they haven't acknowledged in a thousand years.
Kind of like the Belgians and Americans around WWII. Ask a Belgian what he thinks of America now. But recall that we (the USA) was willing to risk nuclear annhilation of our own country, as members of NATO, to protect them from the USSR. When pushed, we will stand with Europe. In a similar manner, when pushed, Arabs will stand together.
The best thing we can do for Arabs is to help and encourage them to liberal democracy. Don't dismiss them out of hand. All I'm saying is to take the time to learn the motivations and figure it out.
So, you think I recently discovered history. What else do you think you know about me?