“""pattern of violence in the Muslim causes to achieve their objectives""
wow man you got it. you are bale to connect the dots. please send me a link to your phd research paper. wow you have solved the age old mystry. we american are lucky to have people like you with moral clarity and judgement. great. I can sleep better at night now....wow”
“What are we really talking about here
Supportors of one leader (Mousavi) protesting against the winning of incumbent (AhmadiNajad)
so what is the big deal. Let me burst your bubble Nothing is going to happen.
Tweeting does not and will not bring any change if any....
What media is trying to tell us that Iranians found out a way to achieve revolution, i.e., tweeting
In america, only Shaq tweets and nobody else......
It is Iran internal matter and we should stay away from it......”
“The beauty of being the sole superpower is that you can start the history from where-ever you want to start and nobody will question.
Are US and Nato forces fighting the war on terr---ism or local people are fighting to fend off imperialist occupations in countries like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.....
US forces are present in almost 170 out of 200 countries.. why
Why it is so hard to understand that local people are trying to force US and foreign occupiers to leave their countries. We are trying to solve other people problems or to bring selective democracy in Mid-east whereas we can NOT even run one country (US and its economic mess)...”
“I do not understand this logic that they are so dangerous that we do not want them in US.
We build jail specifically for this purpose. These jail have housed Daumer, Bundy, Noriaga, etc..
What if we get OBL some day?
I think they all should be tried in US courts under US law.”
Malamati on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:15:22
“"What if we get OBL some day?"
Nothing, that's what. Get rid of him and there are seven more ready to take his place. It's like cutting the head off of a Hydra. The "war" on "t.e.r.r.o.r.i.s.m" can never be "won". You can never get the last one, and even if you do, how will you know?”
AnnfromCA on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:05:52
“Because they will then be given all protections under our laws. What would be the charge, for example, for the 9/11 architect?
Mass murder? Terrorism?
Imagine if he walked free.”
sarimn00 on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:03:06
“Yeah, Bundy and Daumer weren't exactly the boys next door.”
“Turkey threw out a female parliament member because she wanted to cover herself with a veil. Actually she has to leave her country. My point is that secularism can be oppressive as well as religion. Covering oneself is an individual decision, which should not be mixed with oppression. I have seen many educated female doctors and teachers who wears veil in US. If Obama wants to understand "so called Muslim world", I would suggest he includes a progressive minded Muslim in his cabinet.”
“Obama spent more time with his mother, so I would assume that he learned more from his mother.
She was a wise, brave and open minded lady.”
conniedogs on Jan 19, 2009 at 19:55:26
“So many people have played a role in shaping PEO. No doubt his Mom was instrumental but she was absent from his life for several yrs, his grandparents helped him through those awkward yrs. Believe it or not, Rev Wright made a huge contribution to his life assuming the role of a much needed Father. But in my opinion, I'd say Michelle has contributed the most....he often calls her his ROCK!”
“I think spirituality is opposite to being materialistic. A religous person can be spirtual or materialistic. An atheist can be totally spirtual or materialistic. There are doctors who are working in US and you can call them materialistic. On the other hand, there are doctors, who are helping sick and poor in Africa, and acting in a very spiritual manner. My point is that you do not have to be religous to be a spirtual person.”
“Dear Mr. Chopra and Mr. Stewart,
I hope and wish that you are right about Principles, Obama and his administration needs to follow. My fear is that US foreign policy, especially in the last couple of decades, is run to primarily demonstrate that US is the sole superpower of the world. US has presence in more than 75% of the world countries. Weapon companies are producing lethal weapons, which have been tried at places like Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the sad episode of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, US has been in wars such as Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and not counting the proxy wars. I hope that these policies would change, but by keeping Robert Gates from the previous regime leaves me with less hope. Obama has stressed the need for a good war in Afghanistan because George Bush was running a bad war in Iraq. I thought war is never good. Obama and his team rhetoric about Iran and Venezuela is pretty much the same as of the old administration. I understand that it is too early to say how US foreign policies would change in next couple of years but I am less hopeful for any material change. Thank you.”
rockne on Jan 19, 2009 at 20:33:00
“Hiroshima and Nagasaki were sad. The alternative would have been much sadder.”
“Rather than waging a controversial war on civilians, is there any way for Israeli government to destroy these homemade rockets. During the first Iraq war in 91, Israel had Patriot missile technology that could destroy Scud missile or any other kind of missile fired from Iraq. I also heard that when a rocket is fired from Gaza, usually people have 10 seconds to go into a bunker after they hear a siren. Isn't 10 second are enough to destroy these home made rockets.”
“We should be receptive to other cultures. There are people in this world who eat dogs; so what should be our response as a dog-loving nation; start hating those people or just accept that this is way of life for some people.
One thing is sure that there is nothing absolute in this world. So why we at this moment judge people becuase we can not apprehend their behavior or culture. In US, we have gone from hanging to electic chair to lethal injection as a form of capital punishment. Maybe, countires where there is no capital punishment might consider lethal injection as a cruel method.”
southwindow on Jan 13, 2009 at 21:28:07
MagisterLudi on Jan 13, 2009 at 14:24:22
“Ha-ha-ha. We should be receptive to cultures where offing people for dating is considered a cool thing???
Here's an answer: STUFF IT, w.an.ker.”
williamina on Jan 13, 2009 at 14:04:16
“It is not the method it is the crime. let me see if this is correct. Person a fukcs person b, person c gets to throw stones.
Yeah it is going to be some time before I, "apprehend," that.
Pakistan is moving its troops to border in response to what?
Has India moved their troops close to border or is it just an agression shown by Pak Army?”
rasit on Dec 27, 2008 at 17:40:20
“Pakistan is moving its troops from the Afghan-Pakistan border, where they were "supposedly" fighting terrorism. to help out the US and NATO forces. (US paid $10 billion dollars to the Musharaff govt. for this).
Simply put. this movement is a ploy by Pakistan to put pressure on US, to ease off our leaning on the Pakistani govt. to cooperate with India in finding the perperators behind the Mumbai attack. It's just gamesmanship, to deflect the issue...they are experts in it.....and they seemed to have succeeded again!!”
“""....If this had happened under Saddam, al-Zaidi's would have failed to exist, let alone his Wikipedia page or Facebook groups..."
Not so fast buddy. this guy might get 15 years for throwing the shoe.
The invasion of Iraq, where at least 4 Millioin people displaced or killed, allowed Zaidi to throw the shoe. We all should feel happy and satisfied.
""....Iraqis were beating pictures of Saddam, not Bush, with their shoes..."".
Over simplification of the facts, who know who were those people (kurds or shiates).”
hp blogger Faisal Abbas on Dec 16, 2008 at 18:50:51
“Hi 'buddy' !
True, he may have very well received 15 years in prison under Saddam, but it would have really depended on how the former Iraqi President was feeling.. history tells us he was often in a bad mood, you know wiping out whole villages, using mustard gas on his own people... that kind of stuff !
On your other point, you should really tell that to Mr. Bush and Condi, they keep on saying that what happened is the price of freedom...
On your last point, please do enlighten me if you have the facts.... the fact is you are you saying you don't know if those who were beating the picture of Saddam were Kurds or Shiites, however... aren't both of these 'groups' of people, errrr ummm... Iraqi?
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment...”
“why can't we hold elections on the vacant seat rather than a governor selection or nominating a person. The us election system is good but it can be made better.”
Hawka on Dec 9, 2008 at 19:46:42
“It's kind of hard to time given a seat could be made vacant at any moment though. I think the Founding Fathers were also concerned about promoting some state interests when they added that clause in regards to the constitution.”