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John Gauger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-24-07 10:52 AM
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4. Well, that's almost possible.
It's true that Osama bin Laden wants to create a pan-Arab state with himself as Caliph, so he can control all of the oil wealth. I can only assume that that would be a totalitarian state. But nobody else is really interested in that. The major problem with that statement is that al Qaeda has almost no presence in Iraq and are just about universally hated. There is no way that al Qaeda will control Iraq after we leave. "Impose their will"? Yeah, if there's one thing that's true about Iraqis, it's that they'll peacefully tolerate meddling by a hated foreign power. No chance that al Qaeda might get blown up or killed execution style if they come to Iraq.
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  -How does a stateless criminal organization spread "totalitarianism"? Unperson  Jan-24-07 10:34 AM   #0 
  - Well, it's working on us, isn't it?  Warpy   Jan-24-07 10:36 AM   #1 
  - We have seen the enemy and it is us.  Unperson   Jan-24-07 10:41 AM   #3 
  - See, that's why I should read the thread before I respond.  impeachdubya   Jan-24-07 11:26 AM   #12 
  - Thank you!  Marie26   Jan-24-07 10:37 AM   #2 
  - Well, that's almost possible.  John Gauger   Jan-24-07 10:52 AM   #4 
  - Source?  Unperson   Jan-24-07 10:55 AM   #7 
     - I read that in Greg Palast's latest book.  John Gauger   Jan-24-07 11:11 AM   #8 
  - It doesn't, it can't. * was banking on people not knowing what the word means.  Justitia   Jan-24-07 10:54 AM   #5 
  - Through the imagination of the bush administration.  mmonk   Jan-24-07 10:55 AM   #6 
  - Yes, I agree, if anything it's just plain old tyranny...  originalpckelly   Jan-24-07 11:13 AM   #9 
  - "A stateless criminal organization?"  LongTomH   Jan-24-07 11:21 AM   #10 
  - Lets see- by playing the role of an ill-defined boogeyman, said alleged nebulous stateless  impeachdubya   Jan-24-07 11:25 AM   #11 
  - Easy: they get the Supreme Court to select their representative as President.  damntexdem   Jan-24-07 12:54 PM   #13 

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