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    Quote Originally Posted by Krag View Post
    Yes it's a great place, unless you are a woman, gay, hindu, christian, black, or basically any kind of a minority (including shia in a sunni area, or vice versa).

    I would say maintain the status quo, pax americana to keep the oil flowing and beat up anyone who tries to disrupt it (like Saddam). Meanwhile work on discovering oil in other places, or new energy tech, so that backwards ass part of the world with their medieval cultures slides into irrelevance.
    How it is today is a direct result of over 60 years of us interventionist foreign policy. That's the point.

    Maintaining the status quo is ridiculous.
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    no, it's been pretty much the same for the past 1300 years, long before USA was around. Why do you insist on making excuses for 3rd rate loser countries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krag View Post
    no, it's been pretty much the same for the past 1300 years, long before USA was around. Why do you insist on making excuses for 3rd rate loser countries?
    Wow, I knew you misinformed but never realized to what extent.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Golden_Age

    Some very light reading for you. I apologize in advance for overwhelming your prejudice w/ fact.
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    Fine, even accepting that, that still leaves 700 years of complete shit, still a long time before the USA came around and ruined everything.

    That "golden period" has really been juiced up to mythical proportions, it was hardly shangri-la in islamic lands, they were just marginally better than western lands of the period. Also let's not forget that these lands did not exactly willingly join the Caliphate, they were acquired via bloody conquest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krag View Post
    This should be good. Please tell me what Palestinian land claims have to do with 9/11 and other global islamofascist campaigns.
    Why nothing at all....

    Reseach moar.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1bm2GPoFfg

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    You're gonna have to do better than linking a youtube video. Does anyone here even click those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krag View Post
    You're gonna have to do better than linking a youtube video. Does anyone here even click those?
    Pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krag View Post
    Fine, even accepting that, that still leaves 700 years of complete shit, still a long time before the USA came around and ruined everything.

    That "golden period" has really been juiced up to mythical proportions, it was hardly shangri-la in islamic lands, they were just marginally better than western lands of the period. Also let's not forget that these lands did not exactly willingly join the Caliphate, they were acquired via bloody conquest.
    Marginally better? lol

    The Roman Empire was formed via bloody conquest also. Doesn't change its 'value-added'. Same goes for the US.
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    Hahah seriously comparing the Roman Empire's contributions' to civilization to the Caliphate's??? Thanks for adding to that mythology.

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