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Response to johnq45 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:07 AM

10. If Canadians or Mexicans refused to recognize our right to national

sovereignty, you had better believe I would be furious and support my government's efforts, whatever they were, to gain the respect of those countries.

A lot of DUers are totally unaware of the history of the Middle East. They know what happened in 1948 but are unaware of the aggressions and wars that have occurred there, completely unaware of the intolerance and aggressions of Muslims.

So many people are so upset about the Crusades, but do not know that the Crusades were a response to Muslim aggression in Europe. It is a blind spot in the education of Americans and some Europeans.

Did you know that Constantinople, now Istanbul, was once the center of Christendom and that it was taken, its Christian population brutally massacred and that the Turkish Muslim armies got as far as Vienna?

Yet we hear so much about the Crusades.

Do I feel sorry for Palestinians? Yes. The answer for them is to make peace. If they show a genuine willingness to make peace and punish Palestinians who throw rocks or other things at Israel, there will be enough Israelis who will vote for peace. Israel, after all, is a true democracy. The Israeli people will force their government to choose peace or will choose a government that is peaceful if the Israeli people feel they can be safe within reasonable borders. That is the way of democracies.

Hopefully, Palestine will develop stronger democratic institutions and also choose peace.

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