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Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:14 AM

No one can "give" democracy to another country

anymore than give a couple a happy marriage if the two people have grown to loathe each other.

The US has wasted so much money and blood trying to create democracies around the world.

The Middle East has NEVER had true democracies, and probably never will, because they are (and have been for thousands of years) a society of factions. Long ago they decided to stick to "their own kind", and chose to marginalize others whenever possible, and to do so in brutal ways.

I am so saddened every time we try to democratize others, when our own democracy barely functions anymore.

ISIS is a problem that Middle Easterners have to solve..or not. We have no business meddling anymore.

What probably needs to happen is for there to be a serious conference held, where any and all Middle Eastern countries send envoys who will get some "tough love"...namely.. "Get your act together, or perish".

Either have a mass "sorting" of population and move people into their own regions or have a massive knock down drag-out battle and settle this once and for all. Westerners have wasted too much time, energy, money and blood trying to sort things out.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014, 07:19 AM

1. ........If nothing else, you can't "Give" what you don't, yourself, "Have".............


And then I went back to bed.

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