[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
This is in response to many people on those board who attempt to group all islamic extremism together as if it is some type of regime or movement, it is not.
It’s a symptom of geo-sociopolitical struggles throughout the Middle East, each group has different goals and are a result of political and social conditions.
Not every Islamic extremist group is a threat to the US in most cases they could care less about the US, they are fighting in response to a local political issue.
There is no Global Jihad against the west and by lumping every terrorist group into “islamo-fascists” and deciding they are all after us, we will fail to fight the people who are really after us and create more enemies than we originally had.
Your attempts to inspire critical thinking will not be tolerated. Now let me get back to staying the course of my xenophobic, isolationist belief system.
This is not critical thinking. It is merely stating the blindingly obvious.
There is no unity in the Muslim world. The fact that there is no Globally unified Jihad against the West does not mean that there are not many, many factions of Islam that indeed have Jihad against the West.
You guys have to think a much deeper thoughts than this if you hope to understand the situation.
Unfortunately many of the anti-war types stop thinking at this point and figure if we just give them what they want they will leave us alone.
Sometimes the most obvious things are the hardest to see. I never stated this was critical thinking. I referred to this post as an attempt to inspire critical thinking. I was being completely, absolutely, one hundred percent sarcastic. I couldn’t have laid it on any thicker. Alas, this did not come across well in my post. If these thoughts are so obvious, then why are we becoming more isolationist? Why do most people in this country think this situation is black & white, muslim vs. non muslim, pro-freedom vs. anti-war? For the record, I’m far from anti-war and far from liberal, but this “war” is impossible to win, and I’ll give you one guess who the Borg really is. Ask someone who resides outside of these borders, or look at our history from, say, Teddy Roosevelt to present day. I’m resigned to this fact, and I’m not going to deny it, nor am I going to accuse others of it.