Balloon guy, on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, 4:28 PM, said:
El Guapo, you are wise and speak truth.
Thank You Baloon Guy. I have read some of your posts on hear over the past few months since I have been frequenting this site, and I usually agree with what you have to say.We live in difficult times, (btw, we have always lived in difficult times; depresion, cold war WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War) I think that statement is used too much. Anyway, this global war, that we are in is unprecidented. It is a war against idealism. In the past wars have been against single countires, or this group of countires vs. another group. We are waging a global war against a semi-organized gorup of individuals who span many countries and continents. USA is not the only country that has been affected, pretty much most of European nations have had some for of terrorism waged against them and the non-muslim countries in the midle east.They HATE us, they HATE Isreal, they HATE Britain, etc. They are willing to die for an idea, a religion, we are not, at least not in that fashion. I was talking to a buddy about this a couple years ago, and until we as a military (and the Cheif Exec) decide to use tactics against that go outside of conventional military, we cannot win. We need to attack their religious ideas, not because we are anti "muslim", far from it, we are anti militant "jihaidst" muslims who use that as a battle cry vs. us. They hit us where it hurts, our economy our transportation, because we are a nation, they are a multi nationalist group, we cannot just blow up a country, unless we blow up the entire middle east, and you all shouldn't rule that out in out lifetime. Even if we did that, these people that hate us aren't just persian anymore, they are black, white, asian, the pacific over the past 30 years has become more muslim than anything else, it is the worlds largest religion, and as long as we have the Bin Ladins of the world, twisting a peacful religion and preying weak minded men; who are not fighting for land or power, but to try and opress what the western world has built then we are going to keep fighting an uphill battle.I re-read this before I posted this and it almost sound like I am some anti muslim, christian fanatic. I am not, I am probably close to being an Agnostic and have nothing against one religion or another, except Mormons (they are just wierd
, I have a lot of Mormon friends, so don't get too ofended, their religion is just odd when you get into the inter working, anyway back on topic). It just happens that the people who threaten the existence of our country right now are Muslim extremest and we have to acknowledge that and not shy away from it. Once we acknowledge it and understand the mindset, then we can figure out ways to combat them.