Speak No Silence...

Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by pbel, Sep 1, 2012.

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    “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
    ― Dante Alighieri, Inferno
     
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    Pbel -

    Doesn't that depend on the issue?

    Given the tone of debate on this forum, I'd suggest hell is more likely to be full of extremists than those who sat on the fence.
     
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    I agree with Dante and Virgil The world is very guilty regarding the sudanese, biafran, east pakistan etc etc genocides Every murder of a christian in egypt is a huge SIN for "the west" as is every murder of a christian or hindu in Kenya or Indonesia I have no idea who is guilty of the sunni/shiite feud ----but no one seems to have addressed it for 1400 years
     
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    I agree with you Rosie, and I'd add to that list Rwanda, DR Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and a dozen other conflicts the west could well have stopped, given the political will.

    The problem is, some conflicts are preventable (Rwanda, Biafra) and others not (Somalia, Sudan) and it is very easy for external actors to know the reality on the ground until after the events have already taken place.

    I don't see the value in sending an army into country X to make sure no member of any minority race is ever killed, though. Ultimately, people also have to make informed choices about where they live, and sometimes they'll just be better off to leave.
     
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    I would agree with both of you, however, Israel has dragged America into unwinable conflicts in Asia.

    My concern for us takes precedence.

     
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    Really...which ones?
     
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    so when a soldier from the USA or Israel kill without reason, it's okay?
     
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    I think pee pee belle's anus still hurts from what his mosque buddies did to him after Friday's prayers. It's Israel's fault! Ha ha ha!
     
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    Guns or butter?
    For every American who believes we have the right and even the obligation to "interfere" in the internal calamities that beset others countries and peoples, there is one who thinks we should mind our own business. I've made the case that we are the planet's policeman because we can and because the world knows only America has the moral compass to do so. Of course, some see only our missteps and insist that America and Americans are evil by nature.
     
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    Roudy ---keep in mind----peeballs was taught as a child that THE ZIONISTS DRAGGED THE USA INTO WORLD WAR II and----forebears did consider the world war I a zionist plot too.
     

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