Burn Baby, Burn

Been thinking about this Koran-burning story.  I understand the fear expressed by Military leaders of violence turned toward our troops, and the potential that such an event in podunk USA could have on millions of Muslims around the world.  Just the possibility of a Koran-burning party seems to have incited Muslims in many nations to hit the streets, burn American flags and threaten to kill us all. 

Seems to me that this event has exposed the myth of the peace-loving Muslim that has been fed to us by Obama and the news media.  From where I sit, the massive reaction of Muslims to an event that has not even happened, proves to me that the only way to placate members of this religion is to submit to their way.

Would the publisher of the Log Cabin print a front-page photo of me, with a headline that says "The smartest man in the world!" above my photo.... if I threatened to burn down their building with everyone inside if they didn't give in to my demand?  Somehow, I don't think so.  What if I burned down a different building ahead of time, just to prove I was a credible threat?  Still... I doubt they would give-in to my demand.  How is the reaction of our government and news media, who are demanding cancellation of the Koran-burning event any different?

I truly don't know the right answer, but somehow giving-in to these horrible people seems wrong.

 

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Reaganesque
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Reaganesque 09/11/10 - 08:46 am
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Well.........

They will not be placated is right on. 50% of Americans are aware. Burn this, burn that or burn nothing and the result is the same.

It matters not............... as you said........"From where I sit, the massive reaction of Muslims to an event that has not even happened, proves to me that the only way to placate members of this religion is to submit to their way".

I expect Muslim men may start wearing burkas to hide their snickering from naive Americans.

Reaganesque
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Reaganesque 09/12/10 - 10:04 am
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Well..........

Oh that freedom of Religion was the real issue.

"The spread of Islam was military. There is a tendency to
apologize for this and we should not. It is one of the
injunctions of the Qur'an that you must fight to spread Islam."
Dr. Ali Issa Othman, Islamic Scholar

And some Americans not only support you but assist you.

Fast Eddie
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Fast Eddie 09/12/10 - 11:45 am
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A few extremists

Funny but almost every image we get from the middle east is hordes of "protestors" and "students" burning flags and screaming for our murder and beheading. Not a few misguided zealots but thousands and thousands. It doesn't matter which country you chose, it it's Muslim then they're quick to assemble and advocate commiting murder. You virtually NEVER hear from the "moderates" neither condeming or preaching tolerance. Now I hear how we're suppose to be tolerant to the least tolerant religion ever conceived. I hear how it's "only a few extremists" even though evidence is quite contrary. For us a guy threatening to burn a few Qurans invites a media circus and near complete condemnation. For them I'm certain if it were possible they would murder everyone of us and every Jew on this planet.....and yet we're supposed to be tolerant. I'm sorry Mr. President but this war IS against Islam and the sooner we quit kidding ourselves the sooner this conflict will end.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 09/12/10 - 11:48 am
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Anti Muslim Bigotry BAD! Reagan es que...

Reagan es que, Islamophobia..."fear."

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”-- FDR

"This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days."
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"Recognition of the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success goes hand in hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are to be valued only by the standards of pride of place and personal profit; and there must be an end to a conduct in banking and in business which too often has given to a sacred trust the likeness of callous and selfish wrongdoing. Small wonder that confidence languishes, for it thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, on unselfish performance; without them it cannot live." http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5057/

Feel sorry for Reagan es que, and humbly ask the blessing of God.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 09/12/10 - 11:56 am
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"Only a fool or a fraud

"Only a fool or a fraud sentimentalizes the merciless reality of war. However heady the appeal of a call to arms, however just the cause, we should still shed a tear for all that is lost when war claims its wages from us." --John McCain

Reaganesque
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Reaganesque 09/12/10 - 12:16 pm
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Well........

Yes its true eddie and we can only hope the other 50% can shed the ignorance.

"Denial ain't a river in Egypt." Dr. Red Duke

Fast Eddie
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Fast Eddie 09/12/10 - 01:05 pm
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Only one problem Quill

It's nice to quote FDR completely out of context...FDR was talking about surviving the depression in his first inaugural address NOT surviving a bunch of whack jobs hell bent on murdering us....... When he was faced with those kinds of people he authorized their complete destruction and even made possible the designing and building of nuclear weapons to finish the job properly. The only reason we have had relative peace for the last 65 years is because FDR made sure that we completely destroyed a generation of young men who we would otherwise fight in another 20 or 30 years just like every previous generation had done going back 4000 years.

I'm sorry but Carter proved that there was no reasoning with these clowns. It took the fear of Reagan's response to make the Iranians release our citizens. Since then everytime we try to reason with them or let our guard down they commit murder. Subject, convert or murder it's that simple. They only understand force.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 09/12/10 - 01:52 pm
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"relative peace for the last 65 years" Maybe...

...Harry Truman was faced with the decision. He drop the first atomic bombs on Imperial Japan. The two bombs ultimately killed more than 200,000 people and ended World War II.

The Truman Doctrine,
"American support for free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures".

(Containment of Communism)
The first major battle waged in the name of containment... The Korean War. Truman's Korean War angered Congress and they began to threaten impeachment proceedings against him.

The "Journey of Death" has continued to claim victims.
"The United States alone has spent more than $7.5 trillion on nuclear weapons over the span of the Nuclear Age. The world currently spends more than $1.5 trillion annually on weapons, war and the preparation for war, while spending only a small portion of this on efforts to meet human needs and achieve social justice. Clearly, change is needed. Bringing about this change could begin by joining together to eliminate the nuclear weapons threat to the human future."

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arkansasobserver 09/12/10 - 02:28 pm
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A vaguely-familiar scene

Why does Mr. Obama's pronouncement, marking the attack on our country by Muslim extremists in the name of Islam by blaming a "small band of murderers" ring as hollow as his pronouncements on health care, the economy, and social re-structuring? If the followers of Islam are a peace-loving group, as our naive-president continues to portray them, then where are the voices of the majority he speaks about that do not share the extremist interpretations of the Koran? Perhaps the peaceful Muslims are really a small minority who fear the extremist threats as much as our current administration. Does anybody else remember the scene from the movie Independence Day, where the naive people gathered on a rooftop to welcome the alien spaceship with good will and love... and were utterly destroyed by those they welcomed with open arms? A little suspicion is not always a bad thing.

Good movie.

Fast Eddie
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Fast Eddie 09/12/10 - 03:48 pm
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Not even close

As for money spent on weapons...So? That's because people don't care about social justice or meeting human needs. Compared to the string of continuous European wars going back 1000 years it's been relatively peaceful. Will there ever be perfect peace? Of course not not as long as Kim Jong Il and Islamic murderers are still around.

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