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Boogie

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Originally posted by Golden Key:
Not sure where's the best place for this, but:

"Saudi Arabia creates Islamic bloc to fight terror groups" (Yahoo). It's a long article, and I've only skimmed it, but might be worth discussion.

This simply adds to the mess, as do our warplanes.

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Alan Cresswell

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In theory, a military alliance of islmaic nations to counter islamic terrorists makes a lot of sense. But, whether it works in practice is another question. And, since I can't see how conventional military action can counter terrorism another conventional military force on the table will make very little difference.

What is needed is non-military (or, minimal military) actions - intelligence sharing, identifying and closing funding routes and arms supplies, an ideological offensive. This alliance should allow improved intelligence sharing. But, whether other aspects of the required actions will be forthcoming is questionable.

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Martin60
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It's just sectarianism. A clash of fundamentalisms, of eschatologies.

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Golden Key
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Re eschatologies (from whatever religion), apocalypses, and possibilities that go bump in the night:

Maybe we can just skip them? As Joshua, the computer, said in "War Games": "Strange game. The only winning move is not to play."

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Martin60
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[Overused]

The reality is, we have to play nicely with those who don't. Starting with the majority of Christian, who don't.

Christianity was a puritanical doomsday cult for its first century after all. Whence the Crusades. Including our current one.

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Doublethink.
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Vladimir Putin professes himself to be a Christian.

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All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell

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Martin60
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But like the vast majority of those who do, he fundamentally, definitively, isn't.

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no prophet's flag is set so...

Proceed to see sea
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Depending on the formula you accept, he definitely is. All you do is ask, and you get your ticket to heaven.
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Martin60
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And bomb who you please.

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