The weird thing is how we've made enemies of the more moderate (relatively speaking) Shi'a while cozying up the most hardcore fundamentalists in Saudi Arabia.While there are no mosques within 75 miles of my house there is a place on the 7th day Adventist campuses for a prayer room that is used by members of the Islamic faiths.
Note: I said Islamic faiths because there are many different faiths that fall under that "umbrella" just as there are many different faiths that fall under the Christian "umbrella".
Who did American oil companies have contracts with?The weird thing is how we've made enemies of the more moderate (relatively speaking) Shi'a while cozying up the most hardcore fundamentalists in Saudi Arabia.
I remember when the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan and the regime in Kabul fought on for quite some time, desperate not to lose to the tribal people. And I realized that for the people in Afghanistan, communism was a significant step up from what awaited them.
Check out these pictures from before the country went to hell.
I don't know all the answers, but Afghanistan's problems seem to come from a multiple sources: legacies of the Great Game between Russia and Britain, communism's legacy, the tribal division of the country, lack of education, radical Islam, opium, the scramble for resources, etc. All I know is that we sure as hell aren't going to sort it out. We never should have gone there in the first place except to rampage through until we defeated our enemies. After that, keeping out of their business and keeping them out of our business seems to be the obvious path for us.Who did American oil companies have contracts with?
Tax free government loans are great for muslims and the rest of foreigners that receive them too... As for the Mexicans. I have been in the agriculture industry for many years now. The majority of them that have ever worked for me were some of the hardest working people I have ever seen. We would be working 110hr weeks and they would ask if they could stay on a cleanup crew to get even more hours. When I just left my job right before I came here to Montana, there were about 6-8 of them that wanted to come with me. When I left the company, there were more than a dozen that left to go work somewhere else... Now, with that said. The ones I am talking about are in small towns with not much crime going on.. When you start getting into the cities where crime is prevalent, you will see more minorities getting into trouble with the law..Really. The only Muslim I know personally came here from Turkey with nothin' and now has five Subways worth $2,000,000. Did you notice that the U.S. prison population is about 25% Mexican?
Palmetto,This forum is supposed to be about survival. However when the truth about Islam, Obama and terrorism is posted it is removed. Yet you people will go on and on about imaginary risk.
Actually, I live close enough to the submarine base that I'd be a mere shadow left on a wall. And when I look out of my back window, I can see the shipyard, so I would literally be part of the hole. All depends on which hits first. Double dipped right there. So there is nothing for me to prepare for, nor worry about in that arena. Except making peace with my maker.bigdogbuc, my friend, you are camped out at what has to be one of the top 5 nuke strike targets on the planet. While an unlikely event, you can count on glowing for quite for some time if it ever happens.