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Turtle

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The root cause of the problem is twofold: religion, and the US meddling in other countries' business.
 

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I don't think Obama really has a plan at this point.

Obama does not even have a clue at this point, let alone a plan. That is the result of hiring a totally inexperienced, immature, person with an entry level resume.
 

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And equally too bad that you are as far from him, if not farther.
Not really (too bad) ... given that he was a usurper and violator of the Constitution ...

But you are likely correct: I am probably farther from that than you (much farther in fact) ...

Good call.
 

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That's okay, live in your little sound bite world and believe that the administration thinks that if we go over to the middle east and create jobs that will solve the terrorist problem, that's it, that's all we have to do and we can win this fight against extremism.

Way to go man!
Yup ... pretty hilarious ...

Clearly the Faux News article he linked got it right: it's way too nuanced for some ...

LMAO ...
 

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You probably need to pay closer attention ...

I don't think it's a matter of paying attention, it's more like selective perception: anything that doesn't involve "unleashing our military might" [bet that caused a tingle or two!] it doesn't count as a plan. Because killing people and breaking stuff [like entire villages & cities] is all they know how to do, and when all you've got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
 

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War ends, and real peace endures, once an enemy's will to fight is destroyed. We defeated the fanatical German Army and the fanatical Japanese war machine simultaneously to end WWII. Of course, political correctness hadn't taken root in this country at that time.

Savages cutting off the heads of innocent people aren't interested in a jobs program. These are bloodthirsty killers, not disgruntled AFL-CIO types. The Middle East isn't going to blossom into a paragon of free enterprise. They lack abundant natural resources. Climate is often harsh. The religious and cultural backwardness stifles human progress. Life for Muslims in the Middle East is primarily one of subjugation and fear. Their clerics largely refuse to embrace modernity. Females are treated in the most horrible ways. Their children face a bleak future. Perhaps, born out of this frustration comes the predisposition to violence.

Maybe the Muslim world is humiliated by their insignificance. What can they point to with pride? Has shame driven them into fanatical madness?
 

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Houston, we have a problem: There is no leadership in the United States Of America at this moment. We the people may not be here by Nov. 2016...think about it.
 

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Houston, we have a problem: There is no leadership in the United States Of America at this moment. We the people may not be here by Nov. 2016...think about it.

THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!


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It would be wise for the American public and their elected representatives to follow Winston Churchill's advice to "study history".
Anyone who has actually studied the period that led up to World War II knows that the Western democracies followed feckless policies remarkably similar to those that we are following today. And anyone who studies that war itself knows that the West came dangerously close to losing it before finally getting their act together and turning things around.

In a nuclear age, we may not have time to let reality finally sink in on our leaders and wake up the public to the dangers.

There was lots of "happy talk" in the West while Hitler was building up his Nazi war machine during the 1930s, as the Western intelligentsia were urging the democracies to disarm.

The dangers of Hitler's sudden rise to power in Germany during the early 1930s were played down, and even ridiculed, by politicians, journalists and the intelligentsia in both Britain and France.

A temporary political setback for the Nazis in 1933 was hailed by a French newspaper as "the piteous end of Hitlerism" and a British newspaper said even earlier that Hitler was "done for." Prominent British intellectual Harold Laski opined that Hitler was "a cheap conspirator rather than an inspired revolutionary, the creature of circumstances rather than the maker of destiny."
In other words, Hitler and the Nazis were the "junior varsity" of their day, in the eyes of the know-it-alls.

Even after Hitler consolidated his political power in Germany, imposed a dictatorship and began building up a massive war machine, the Western democracies continued to believe that they could reach a peaceful understanding with him.

There was euphoria in the West when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from a conference in Munich, waving an agreement signed by Hitler, and declaring that it meant "peace for our time." Our time turned out to be less than one year before the biggest and most ghastly war in history broke out in 1939.

Glib 'Happy Talk' - Thomas Sowell - Page full
 
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