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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 04:56 AM
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5. so RAND Corp didn't mention anything about how Arabs are oppressed in the equation?
It's all the fault of Al-Qaida's ideology. The fact that the West (with the full support of the neo-cons) has been backing dictators and denying democracy to huge swathes of the Middle-East for decades has nothing to do with it. The same folk probably think that the Vietnam war was 'winnable' right up until Saigon was overrun.

They are idiots, they can't come up with anything better than that. No wonder the fundie ideologues in Al Qaida are running rings round them. They assume that as soon the rest of the world is spoon fed the same propaganda as they swallow credulously that everything with be peachy.

The Arab and wider muslim world has noted repeated subversions of democratically elected regimes by the west and their factors in the Middle East. It is happening today. They aren't dumb, they can see right through this bullshit. The RAND Corp will need to do a lot better than this if they want to nullify extremist groups.
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  -Ideology is al Qaeda's Achilles' heel: study (Reuters) Up2Late  Nov-16-06 11:35 PM   #0 
  - Bush should preach non-violence.  Eric J in MN   Nov-16-06 11:38 PM   #1 
  - Here's a link to the RAND Corp. Press Release and links to this Unbelievably Stupid report!  Up2Late   Nov-17-06 12:25 AM   #2 
  - Five words: "funded by the Air Force"  wtmusic   Nov-17-06 01:05 AM   #3 
  - yep, probably co-sponsored by Lockhead-Martin...  Up2Late   Nov-17-06 04:09 AM   #4 
     - Now you've confused me  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-17-06 05:31 AM   #6 
        - Yes but when this is the level of their "thinking" ...  Nihil   Nov-17-06 07:46 AM   #7 
        - "Expanding decapitation strategies" takes lots of money  wtmusic   Nov-17-06 09:57 AM   #8 
        - No, what this report is saying is that RAND and our current "leaders" have learned nothing...  Up2Late   Nov-17-06 02:25 PM   #10 
           - Wow. That's a very good point about the word Jihad.  denverbill   Nov-17-06 04:06 PM   #13 
              - I just found a link to the paper that was referred to in the NPR story...  Up2Late   Nov-17-06 06:21 PM   #14 
  - so RAND Corp didn't mention anything about how Arabs are oppressed in the equation?  TheBaldyMan   Nov-17-06 04:56 AM   #5 
  - Yes, and funny you mention Vietnam...  Up2Late   Nov-17-06 02:51 PM   #11 
  - Frankly, I agree with the study.  denverbill   Nov-17-06 10:54 AM   #9 
  - All that might be true, if they had a clue what they were talking about...  Up2Late   Nov-17-06 02:54 PM   #12 
  - Oh Boy! I don't like the sound of this! Part 2 Chapter 6! Antiglobalization Movements  Up2Late   Nov-17-06 07:19 PM   #15 
  - kick n/t  Up2Late   Nov-18-06 03:34 AM   #16 
  - We should definitely discredit violence as part of an ideology. (nt)  w4rma   Nov-18-06 03:44 AM   #17 
     - I agree, but it should be done carefully, with the correct language. Not like this.  Up2Late   Nov-22-06 12:59 PM   #18 

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