I reject your entire perspectiveMay 12 2004 at 10:36 AM
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Response to No, you don't have to be like me...
There are two problems that I have with every one of your arguments.
1. You believe - like many Canadians falsely believe - that people in the US are easily misled, bloodthirsty and vengeful. My opinion on that couldn't be more clear, and it's often heard in the school playground, "Takes one to know one".
As I've said several times already, you are trying to superimpose your limited perspective onto those of us who vehemently disagree with you. But if deferring national security issues to the UN is widely considered a "smart" move to most Canadians, then don't for a moment insult those of us in the US who not only have the intelligence to see through the crap of our own politicians, but through the crap of your politicians, who have apparently hoodwinked the majority of Canadians into believing they have a "progressive" world view.
2. You clearly believe that your status as a soldier gives you the "moral" edge in discussing military and political matters. Once again, as I've said many times in the past, your presumptions have been shattered by those on this board who once took up arms in shooting wars, and those of us who have immediate family members who did. Your only ally in that regard is smike, and he's Canadian. Again, your perspective is the issue, and it's a perspective largely due to the fact that the US carries the bulk of Canada's military load.
For three decades I've watched my nation's politicians screw around with the fuucking Islamic crazies, and sat back and watched as the Israelis grew more and more dependent on the US to mitigate West Europe's damning indifference toward the Arab world, who have used the Palestinian "cause" as a tool in its long stated desire to destroy Israel.
And when a US president finally takes the initiative, lights a fire under the asses of the "indifferent" Europeans, and leads the West out of the growing shadow of medeival Islam - a shadow grown longer by the "liberal" immigration policies of France and Germany - what does Canada do? It aligns itself politically with the two nations whose own inept politicians have allowed anti-Semitic hatred to grow at an alarming rate, and whose failed immigration policies have ushered in millions of low wage Muslim workes, and unprecedented levels of unemployment. Yet somehow you and smike blame the US for creating all of this. You also blamed the US for waiting too late to get involved in Bosnia. So, according to you, it's okay for the US to indiscriminately kill thousands of innocent Serbians from 8 miles in the air in order to protect good Muslims in Europe, but it's wrong to remove the threat of radical terrorist Muslims and their client governments at the source? Like I said before, with friends like you, who needs enemies?
You and I will never share the same perspective on the Middle East. And, unlike you, I don't care what some culturally backward, misogynist Arabs and their sympathizers think about the US. Canada isn't paying off Egypt at the tune of $2.4 billion/year to keep the peace with Israel. But Canada is enjoying the benefits of a US that carries the bulk of their military load. It would be nice if your nation would put its "good fortune" into proper perspective, for once.
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