Iraq violence falls to 4-year low! - Page 7 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #61 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 12:05 PM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Multipurpose View Post
Fouad Ajami American political writer of Lebanese descent, was born in Lebanon in 1945 from an ancestry of the votes in the United States that supported the occupation of Iraq and is supportive of a large U.S. government has defended the human rights violations by the U.S. army in Iraq, especially in prison Abu Ghraib
Horrible translation, who your Sensei? You need to ask for a refund
DP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
Jayhawk's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: S500/W220/2000
Location: Lawrence, KS (USA)
Posts: 21,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Saudi King Calls for End to Islamic Extremism

A rare voice of reason for that part of the world...



RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Islam must do away with the dangers of extremism and present the religion's positive message, Saudi King Abdullah said Wednesday as he opened a conference of Muslim figures aimed at launching a dialogue with Christians and Jews

Newsmax.com - Saudi King Calls for End to Islamic Extremism

Don't believe everything you think
Jayhawk is offline  
post #63 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 12:30 PM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post
A rare voice of reason for that part of the world...



RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Islam must do away with the dangers of extremism and present the religion's positive message, Saudi King Abdullah said Wednesday as he opened a conference of Muslim figures aimed at launching a dialogue with Christians and Jews

Newsmax.com - Saudi King Calls for End to Islamic Extremism
Good for them , now if they can all take their religions and shove it, America will thank them for it
DP is offline  
post #64 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 09:41 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
Posts: 36,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 392 Post(s)
KSA royalty calling for religious reform is like Marie Antoinette calling for innovative cake recipes.

B

The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.

~ Senator Barack H. Obama
Botnst is offline  
post #65 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 09:44 PM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Botnst View Post
KSA royalty calling for religious reform is like Marie Antoinette calling for innovative cake recipes.

B
bingo, you got that right
DP is offline  
post #66 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 04:30 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Tahloube's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 1990 500 SEL, 2003 Range Rover HSE
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Religious reform is one thing and extremism control is another. Saudi royalty don't have the right to call for the former but definitely want the latter. Misinterpretation of Islam resulted in several terrorist attacks towards civilians in Saudi Arabia too as you must have heard.

The 'conference aimed at launching a dialogue with Christians and Jews' Jayhawk referred to shouldn't mean 'reform' of Islam, else no Muslim scholar worth his salt should attend. Reform that could result in change of the Quran is totally unacceptable. Shia did it and the result was terrible as you can (or will eventually) see. Reform in the form of deep understanding of Islam as a whole set (not a bit on jihad here and a bit on hijab there) is what Muslims need to convince themselves (first and later the world) that their religion is a noble way of life for mankind even today.
Tahloube is offline  
post #67 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
Jayhawk's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: S500/W220/2000
Location: Lawrence, KS (USA)
Posts: 21,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
"A military and strategic victory are now likely, if we stay."

Iraq and the Election


June 6, 2008; Page A14


This spring, the Iraqi army routed insurgents in three of their most important urban strongholds. These gains follow the success of the surge in crushing al Qaeda in the Sunni triangle, meaning that we are at last on the verge of winning in Iraq and securing a strategic victory in the Middle East. Question: Is this emerging victory ‚Äď achieved at a cost of more than 4,000 American lives ‚Äď something we are prepared to abandon after November?...

Iraq and the Election - WSJ.com

Don't believe everything you think
Jayhawk is offline  
post #68 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
Jayhawk's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: S500/W220/2000
Location: Lawrence, KS (USA)
Posts: 21,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
New Iraq report: 15 of 18 benchmarks satisfactory...

New Iraq report: 15 of 18 benchmarks satisfactory

Don't believe everything you think
Jayhawk is offline  
post #69 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 05:06 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
Posts: 36,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 392 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tahloube View Post
Religious reform is one thing and extremism control is another. Saudi royalty don't have the right to call for the former but definitely want the latter. Misinterpretation of Islam resulted in several terrorist attacks towards civilians in Saudi Arabia too as you must have heard.

The 'conference aimed at launching a dialogue with Christians and Jews' Jayhawk referred to shouldn't mean 'reform' of Islam, else no Muslim scholar worth his salt should attend. Reform that could result in change of the Quran is totally unacceptable. Shia did it and the result was terrible as you can (or will eventually) see. Reform in the form of deep understanding of Islam as a whole set (not a bit on jihad here and a bit on hijab there) is what Muslims need to convince themselves (first and later the world) that their religion is a noble way of life for mankind even today.
If only everybody would learn about how Islam is there would be no problem.

Got it.

B

The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.

~ Senator Barack H. Obama
Botnst is offline  
post #70 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 05:07 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
Posts: 36,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 392 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post
I missed that report in the newspapers and on TV.

B

The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.

~ Senator Barack H. Obama
Botnst is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    WHAT COSTS MORE PER YEAR THAN THE IRAQ WAR??? 2000 SLK230 Copper Off-Topic 11 02-24-2008 08:20 PM
    Violence Targeting Women & Children in Iraq...Democrats Begin to Waffle Qubes Off-Topic 9 02-28-2007 12:08 PM
    Reunited with my ML after 1 year in Iraq..... jarhead83 W163 M-Class 16 01-09-2007 10:40 AM
    Pentagon Cooks Iraq Violence Books?? mcbear Off-Topic 9 12-07-2006 02:00 PM
    Bush's Approval Rating Falls to New Low Check Codes Off-Topic 5 03-10-2006 04:30 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome