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Friday, July 11, 2014

Quote of the Day


Notice how most of Iran and Eastern Iraq is dark green (Shia) and how the territory held by ISIS is light green (Sunni). Also note that Saudi Arabia has got bits of both divided by Wahhabism in the middle.
The basic problem is very clear. It is that millions of people in the Islamic world do not believe in free speech, freedom of religion, democracy, a secular state, free enterprise and human rights. Millions of Muslims also have a hatred for Israel and America that has no rational basis. - Mark Humphrys
He goes on at some length about what must be done, and he might be right, except for the "must" part. The only thing anyone "must" do is die, eventually. 


1 comment:

AndrewP said...

Mideast violence solution. Follow the money. The trail leads back to our local gas pumps. Unimaginable wealth is being pumped into some of the most undeveloped parts of the world. Through years of work by lawyers legal wrangling, a small percentage(yet enough) ends up in the hands of the ever-present sociopaths, the result being what we see in the news.
Simple Solutions: have the world boycott mideast petroleum products (yeah right, but that would send a message, eh?) ..... or just stop watching the news.