Crusade Propaganda

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    Hey gop_jeff, I found this. Kathianne, is this one of the "new" views you were speaking of in the other thread??

    Crusade Propaganda
    By Prof. Thomas F. Madden

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    You got it Free, that is the stuff of which I am speaking. Not the way it was taught, prior to 9/11. Even in Grad level courses.
     
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    In reading it, all one can say is that history - as always - is repeating itself. We are condemning ourselves instead of looking at whom the aggressor really is.
     
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    I agree. You gotta admit, it's dynamite for a thesis.
     
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    And a model for how we need to handle things this time. If we are not careful, history will repeat itself, but this time Europe will be overrun and then they will turn to us to "free" the continent. Better stop it now while we can and that is exactly what Bush is trying to do by introducing democracy and capitalism into Iraq and the whole of the ME.
     
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    Point well taken. US and its few allies are the only that seem to be getting this.
     
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    I dunno its kinda depressing that this isnt obvious to everyone. I mean all you have to do is read alittle about the Crusades and tell it was an obvious defensive response to the Muslim aggression. I mean the fact that anyone buys the argument otherwises is ridiculous.

    It probably falls alot in with the propaganda of the Inquisition which wasnt nearly as bad as everyone says. In fact, the Inquisition was very humane compared to the civil courts of the day.
     

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